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How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 26, 2020

"When we're voting, it's easy to think it's just for a candidate or party we align with, but it's so much more than that," says Drag Out the Vote's Dylan Austin. "Everything is interconnected." EDGE takes a comprehensive look at election 2020.

GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

Oct 26, 2020

About 70 LGBTQ Trump supporters and allied housewives marched for Donald Trump in heavily Democratic WEHO Friday night.

Biden, Trump Focus on Battleground States in 11th-Hour Pitch

Biden, Trump Focus on Battleground States in 11th-Hour Pitch

By Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 26, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to intensify an already breakneck travel schedule in the final full week of the presidential campaign, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House.

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

By Nicholas Riccardi and Angeliki Kastanis | Oct 25, 2020

With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 25, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of the coronavirus among his senior aides, the White House said Saturday.

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

By David Crary | Oct 25, 2020

Among transgender-rights activists, there's a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election.

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

By David Bauder | Oct 24, 2020

The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle.

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

By Andrew DeMillo | Oct 24, 2020

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring.

Trump Votes in Fla. Before Rallies; Biden Focuses on Pa.

Trump Votes in Fla. Before Rallies; Biden Focuses on Pa.

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Aamer Madhani | Oct 24, 2020

President Donald Trump said he voted Saturday "for a guy named Trump" and called it an "honor" to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three battleground states.

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

By Dan Allen | Oct 24, 2020

LGBTQ History Month is having a much broader impact in Illinois this year, thanks to a new law that mandates the teaching of LGBTQ heritage in public schools across the state.

As Trump Casts Doubt on Election, New Agency Contradicts Him

As Trump Casts Doubt on Election, New Agency Contradicts Him

By Ben Fox | Oct 24, 2020

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be "the most corrupt" in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he created offered a much different message.

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

Watch: Sen. Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' for Support from Anti-LGBTQ Group

Watch: Sen. Susan Collins 'Truly Grateful' for Support from Anti-LGBTQ Group

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has declared herself to be "truly grateful" for the endorsement of an anti-LGTBQ group in her home state.

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

By Victoria Knight | Oct 23, 2020

During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president.

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

NBC's Welker Sharp in First Turn as Debate Moderator

By David Bauder | Oct 23, 2020

Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

Celebrities Unite to Various Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 23, 2020

In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts:

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

By Jonathan Lemire, Michelle L. Price, Darlene Superville and Will Weissert | Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate.

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

Mute Buttons and Masks: Inside the Final 2020 Debate

By Steve Peoples and Pablo Martinez Monsivais | Oct 22, 2020

The mute button is among a handful of changes implemented by the nonpartisan debate commission to help ensure a better sense of safety and order following the raucous opening debate 23 days ago.

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Clip a 'Complete Fabrication,' Claiming He Did Nothing 'Inappropriate'

Rudy Giuliani Calls 'Borat' Clip a 'Complete Fabrication,' Claiming He Did Nothing 'Inappropriate'

Oct 22, 2020

In the new "Borat" satire, Rudy Giuliani is caught reaching down his pants in a hotel room with a 26-year old woman, but claims the implications of the scene are a complete 'fabrication.'

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

By Julie Rovner | Oct 22, 2020

If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.

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