2020 Election Live Updates: Trump and Biden head to the Midwest


Heading into the final weekend of the campaign, both President Trump and Joe Biden will be in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Mr. Trump is also heading to Michigan, while Biden will be going to Iowa.

Both their running mates are going West, with Mike Pence in Arizona and Kamala Harris in Texas, the once solid Republican state that appears to be deadlocked with little time before Election Day. Turnout in Texas is already 94% of its total turnout in 2016, meaning the state is headed toward shattering voter turnout records.

But questions still remain about when results will come in throughout the country. A U.S. appeals court in Minnesota ruled Thursday that absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to definitively be counted. The court’s opinion overruled a consent decree order that allowed absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to be counted if they are returned up to seven days after Election Day.

And two Republican-heavy Pennsylvania counties, Cumberland and Butler, will not begin counting ballots until the day after the election. County election officials said their staffs are simply too small to tally mail ballots while at the same time running Election Day operations. 

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