Associated Press
Associated Press 26 Oct 2020

Election 2020 Facts: Counting votes election night

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How is the vote counted on election night? The Associated Press explains. (Oct. 26)


The 2020 presidential election will surely be a vote unlike the U.S. has ever seen before because of the coronavirus pandemic, a reckoning over racial injustice and massive unemployment. Amid this historic vote, the legitimacy of the election is being called into question. In the five-part video series "Election 2020 Facts," AP explains key topics that will be on the minds of many, from mail-in voting to voter suppression. (Oct 19)
Last night, protests over election ballot counting broke out in Detroit, Michigan, and Phoenix, Arizona.
We've heard a lot about voter suppression as we approach Election Day. So what is it and how does it manifest itself? The Associated Press explains. (Oct. 5)
Donald Trump has made his first public appearance since election night, speaking to media at the White House.

The president took no questions from journalists after making a number of serious allegations on voter fraud and "illegal votes". He did not provide any evidence to back up the claims.

Mr Trump said "if you count the legal votes I easily win. If you count the illegal votes they can try to steal the election from us," adding that there had been "historic election interference from big media, big money, big tech." There is no evidence to support either of these claims.

It is not "illegal votes" that are now being counted, as the president says, but legitimate mail-in ballots, which are always counted last, following the standard procedure in these states.

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