Intense court battles over voting rights and election security always promised to be part of the 2020 election cycle, but the coronavirus has added new urgency to the cases, which are multiplying nationwide.
Joe Biden is seeking to unite the Democratic party in a way it never came together four years ago.
Republicans and Democrats in Texas are locking horns over efforts to expand voting by mail, with Republicans arguing it can fuel voter fraud and Democrats warning that disallowing it could harm turnout and sway results.
Democrats are feeling more confidence and Republicans cause for some concern as they study results from a competitive state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin with an eye toward November’s presidential election.
A political battle over voting by mail is building, as Democrats push for the option to reduce public gatherings in response to the coronavirus pandemic and President Trump vocally opposes such a shift in election practices.
As the pandemic worsens, states are scrambling to find alternatives to traditional primaries and caucuses so they can avoid asking voters to gather in public places, wait in lines, touch shared equipment and interact with poll workers.
The presidential candidate faces a six-month obstacle course made exceedingly more complicated by the global coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump’s economic message in the campaign has pivoted from success story to a pitch that he can lead a comeback. His team says he is blameless for the downturn, but Democrats plan to hammer his coronavirus response.