Your Choice 2020

RESULTS: Here is the latest on Tuesday’s election results

The results are coming in Tuesday’s election.

Election Center 2020

There a number of local, state and federal races this year that voters will decide on.

The Road to 2020: SWGA

Kemp calls special election to fill John Lewis’ congressional seat

The election will be held Sept. 29 to fill Lewis’ Fifth Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  Congressman Bishop’s campaign investigated for spending violations

The 14-term representative for all or part of 29 Southwest Georgia counties said he is cooperating with their investigation fully.

  Sanford Bishop to face Cordele pastor in November election

In November, Sanford Bishop will be the Democratic candidate for the Second Congressional Seat for the 15th time.

  Trump supporters plan Independence Day boat parade at Lake Blackshear

On Saturday, more than 100 boats are expected to be in attendance for a boat parade at Lake Blackshear to support President Donald Trump’s candidacy.

  Sylvester City Council votes to add Sunday alcohol sales to November ballot

Sunday alcohol sales could be on the way to Sylvester.

  Dougherty Co. election leaders talk absentee ballots after voter claims missing ballot

The Dougherty County and Albany elections supervisor talked with WALB News 10 about absentee ballots for those who said they didn’t get theirs.

  GA Secretary of State Office offers tips to follow to secure your vote

Many voters are asking questions about absentee ballots.

Johnson becomes first African American mayor in Donalsonville

He hopes to give back to the youth by creating a community center.

Elections official: Lee Co. Election Day server issue had no impact on votes

Lee County Election officials said they had a minor issue Tuesday night after the polls closed.

Health officials: It’s too early to tell if Election Day impacted COVID-19 cases

Southwest Georgia doctors are watching to see if Election Day had any impacts on COVID-19, however, they said it’s a little too early to tell right now.

  Voters pick Democratic candidate to face Perdue in Ga. Senate seat race

Voters have elected Jon Ossoff as the Democratic nominee for the Georgia Senate seat to face incumbent and Republican David Perdue in November, according to the AP.

  Dougherty Co. Elections Supervisor address voting concerns

Nickerson said there was confusion that caused some voters to have concerns. She said voters had issues coming to the precinct to submit their absentee ballot.

  State Senate District 13 nominees selected

Both the Republican and Democratic nominees were selected for the Georgia Senate District 13 seat during Tuesday’s election.

Voters select Democratic Ga. Senate District 12 nominee

Voters have selected the Democratic nominee for the Georgia Senate District 12 seat.

Ga. House District 152 representative elected

Two Republican candidates battled it out Tuesday for the Georgia House District 152 seat.

The Road to 2020: National

  Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the two sides set a goal of reaching an agreement by the end of the week to permit a vote next week.

  “It’s crazy,” Trump says of Nevada’s mail-in voting decision

President Trump speaks to Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro.

  ‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

Big house parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars and restaurants — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world.

  Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.

  Sidestepping Congress, Trump says he will act to deliver Americans another stimulus

The president wants to extend the $600 weekly benefit to unemployed Americans.

  Trump’s demand for US cut of a TikTok deal is unprecedented

Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok.

  Trump says coronavirus ‘under control’ in wide-ranging interview

The comments came in a wide-ranging, contentious interview with Axios that aired Monday on HBO.

  Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count’s deadlines stalls in the U.S. Senate.

Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai

A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday.

  Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.

  Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Some 23 million people nationwide at risk of being evicted, according to The Aspen Institute, as moratoriums enacted because of the coronavirus expire and courts reopen. Around 30 state moratoriums have expired since May, according to The Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

Trump claims authority to issue order on mail-in votes

President Donald Trump is claiming he has the authority to issue an executive order on mail-in ballots, though it is is unclear what he could do to curtail the practice.

  Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit

Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of U.S. states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

Both the Trump administration negotiating team and top Capitol Hill Democrats remain far apart, and talks since Saturday — when the combatants announced modest progress — have yet to lend momentum.

House panel calls new postal chief to explain mail delays

The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries.

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department’s top independent watchdog earlier this year.

Trump fires TVA chair, cites high pay, hiring of foreign workers

Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.

Prosecutor seeking Trump’s taxes cites probe of his business

A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.”

  Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Many schools are planning a hybrid approach, with students alternating between in-person classes and online instruction.

‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight

Black women have long been the heart of the Democratic Party — among the party's most reliable and loyal voters — but for decades that allegiance didn't translate to their own political rise.

Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump plans to take action on what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party.

  With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronavirus

Many restaurants that got coronavirus relief loans have spent the money and now find themselves in the same precarious position as in the pandemic’s early days.

  As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options

As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are having to choose whether to send their children for in-person classes or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final

The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said, citing the coronavirus.

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok’s US business

President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.

  Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks

The White House and its GOP allies appear to be retreating from their opposition to a $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit that has propped up both the economy and family budgets but expired Friday.

  Foreign threats loom ahead of US presidential election

Foreign entities are also aggressively spreading disinformation intended to sow voter confusion heading into the fall.

  Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate

The leading contenders include California Sen. Kamala Harris, California Rep. Karen Bass and Obama national security adviser Susan Rice.

  Trump, GOP soften on opposition to $600 jobless benefit

After late-night talks failed to produce a breakthrough, the two sides took their case to the media Friday morning, with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appearing before reporters on short notice at the exact moment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared at her weekly news conference.

Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

Friday's order means the court is not likely even to consider the substance of the issue until after the November election, while work on the wall continues.