How will the 2020 election affect control of Congress?

Washington, D.C., October 20 (AP) – Q: HOW WILL THE ELECTION AFFECT CONTROL OF CONGRESS? The makeup of Congress will be determined by the general election, with both parties needing a majority to control the House or Senate. Democrats seem to have a good chance at winning a Senate majority, while their control of the […]

President Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense Sunday, with each campaigning in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election that is just over two weeks away. Trump began his day in Nevada, making a rare visit to church before a fundraiser and an […]

Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are campaigning together Thursday for the first time since the Democratic National Convention in August, converging in Arizona to lend weight to the state’s newfound battleground status. Vice President Mike Pence is in the state, as well, giving the state a rare view of […]

Postal Service halts some changes amid outcry, lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing mounting public pressure and a crush of state lawsuits, President Donald Trump’s new postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics blamed for widespread delays and warned could disrupt the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he would “suspend” several of his initiatives […]

Democrats in conservative SC now see opportunity for gains

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There’s an unusual feeling emerging among Democrats in South Carolina: energy. The party can be almost an afterthought in this deeply conservative state where Republicans control the governor’s office, both chambers of the Legislature and all but two seats in the congressional delegation. It’s been nearly 15 years since a Democrat […]

President Trump floats November election delay, but it won’t happen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and confronted by fresh evidence of an economic collapse and an escalating public health crisis, on Thursday suggested delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election as he pushed unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic will result in fraud. It was the […]

President Trump seeks political shot in the arm in vaccine push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to get credit for his administration’s aggressive push for a vaccine -– and crossing his fingers that one gets approved before Election Day. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited vaccine development sites on Monday, marking the beginning of the largest COVID-19 vaccine research trial yet. […]

Judge Bays’ recusal leaves Commissioner Noack’s election contest against democrat in hands of democrat visiting judge

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, December 19 – After 284th District Court Judge Kristin Bays recused herself in Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack’s election lawsuit against democrat Party Chairman Marc Meyer, Presiding Regional Judge Olen Underwood appointed Senior District Judge John M. Delaney, a democrat, to hear Noack’s lawsuit. Noack is complaining […]

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 642 of the 650 results declared on Friday, […]

Where Do I Vote?

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Montgomery County, November 4 – Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This election is extremely important, particularly voting “NO” on the Conroe ISD’s $677.3 Million bond package and voting “YES” on Texas Constitutional Amendment Proposition 4 which will ban a state income tax in Texas. The polls will be open […]