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How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

With the three presidential debates complete, and amid a steady stream of allegations and revelations about Donald Trump's treatment of women, the Republican nominee's poll numbers are casting doubt on his ability to win some traditionally GOP states.

Posting a ballot selfie? Better check your state laws first

In this Oct. 20, 2008, photo provided by Nikola Halycyone Jordan, Jordan poses with her election ballot in Omaha. Jordan believes the selfies are a great way not only to share her views on the issues, but also to stress the importance of voting and being civically active. A Nebraska lawmaker added a provision to state election law in 2016 to allow ballot selfies.

You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?

Ballot selfies: A look at where they are allowed or not

Hacked trove shows Clinton aides suggesting email jokes

Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show her aides considered inserting jokes about her private email server into her speeches at several events — and at least one joke made it into her remarks.

Sheriff: Drone approached helicopter near pipeline protest

Law enforcement authorities in North Dakota say a helicopter they were using to monitor a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline was approached by a drone in a "threatening manner."

Newspaper: Texas Latinos underrepresented in local politics

A newspaper analysis has found deep patterns of underrepresentation of Texas' fast-growing Hispanic population on city councils and county commissioners courts across the state.

A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good

AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced.

GOP MN Senate candidate Brad Sanford declared personal bankruptcy
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Bradley Sanford, a Republican candidate for the Senate in the northwest suburbs, declared personal bankruptcy in 2014, federal filings show.

Wikileaks: Sen. Klobuchar on list of veep considerations
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Wikileaks: Sen. Klobuchar on list of veep considerations

Paulsen distances himself from Trump as he fends off DFL blitz

Incumbent snubs nominee after latest flap, while DFL sees Bonoff as its best chance in years.

Seeking productive last 2 years, Dayton pushes for DFL-led Legislature

Governor says he wants his last two years in office to be more productive.

A few Trump die-hards, but many in GOP deplore remarks

– It seems that GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has very few comrades among Republicans in Minnesota. Two weeks after a 2005…

Outside money favors Hillary Clinton at 2-to-1 rate over Donald Trump

Six years after a Supreme Court decision opened vast new channels for money to flow into national elections, Democrats have built the largest and best-coordinated…

Most competitive U.S. Senate races

Control of the U.S. Senate is at stakeThe political math in states where tight races could determine control of the Senate:North CarolinaGay rights battle…

Debate over forced arbitration finds its second wind, with help from events like Wells Fargo scandal

– Nearly eight years after launching a legislative assault on binding arbitration clauses buried in service and employment contracts, U.S. Sen. Al Franken,…

DFL state House candidate disowned by two of his three daughters

They say Jerald Loud is a bully and not a family man.

What if it doesn't end on Nov. 8?

How Trump could challenge the results after the votes are countedStory by Philip Bump • Washington Post Photo by Jason Hoekema • Associated Press

Inboxes could be hackers' top political targets

Heading toward Election Day, hackers may target your inbox instead of the ballot box.It's difficult to alter overall ballot counts in the U.S., which doesn't…

Reversing course from Obama's races, Iowa tilts toward Trump

Iowa gave President Obama its six electoral votes in 2008 and 2012. But this year, it's been flagged as the U.S. state most likely to flip back from Democratic to Republican in the presidential vote.