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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court seat

By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, JOHN SANTUCCI, and KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday announced his nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The move to select Barrett sets up what promises to be…... Read More

Most say wait on Ginsburg seat, while opposing packing the court: Poll

By GARY LANGER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Americans by nearly a 20-point margin say the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court should be left to the winner of the presidential election and a Senate vote next year, contrary to GOP plans for a quick nomination by Donald Trump and vote…... Read More

Barr briefed Trump on investigation into discarded Pennsylvania ballots

By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Justice Department official told ABC News Friday that Attorney General William Barr personally briefed President Donald Trump about the DOJ's investigation into a small number of ballots in Pennsylvania that were found to be discarded, prior to the information being made public by…... Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored at US Capitol

By MEREDITH DELISO, EMILY SHAPIRO and KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.The honor, which comes a week after her death at the age of 87…... Read More

US attorney in Pennsylvania investigating 'small number of mail-in ballots' found in trash

By ALISA WIERSEMA, KENDALL KARSON and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As mail-in voting begins in many states, and President Donald Trump continues to question its validity, one of battleground Pennsylvania's three pivotal counties has been thrust into the national spotlight after a small number of mail-in ballots were found…... Read More

Candidate in Minnesota congressional race dies, forcing special election

By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) -- A third-party candidate running in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District died and now the district will have to hold a special election in February to decide the race, Secretary of State Steve Simon announced Thursday.Adam Charles Weeks, a 38-year-old organic vegetable farmer from…... Read More

Federal election fraud would be 'a major challenge for an adversary': FBI director

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI Director told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday that it would be difficult for a foreign government to change the outcome of a national election through mail-in ballot fraud."Now we have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud…... Read More

Trump booed while visiting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket at Supreme Court

By BEN GITTLESON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump was loudly booed by members of the public on Thursday while visiting the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been lying in repose outside the Supreme Court.Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stood behind the court's massive columns…... Read More

Mary Trump alleges in lawsuit her family 'fleeced' her out of millions of dollars

By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump and his siblings "fleeced" their niece out of tens of millions of dollars, Mary L. Trump alleges in a lawsuit filed on Thursday.The president's niece is suing her uncle, his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, and their late brother, Robert Trump,…... Read More

Unanimous Senate commits to peaceful transfer of power after Trump refuses

By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- In a remarkable move, the Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to a peaceful transition of power in the wake of President Donald Trump's refusal to do so if he loses the election.The measure, authored by Democratic Sen. Joe…... Read More

Bipartisan accusations fly over SCOTUS confirmation debate after death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has ignited a bare-knuckle debate over her replacement. Democrats and Republicans are exchanging accusations of hypocrisy as they sling prior statements made on Senate confirmation hearings across the aisle.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is…... Read More