Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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Long lines and ballot controversies

Politics | Americans are voting early, and complications are surfacing
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/15/20, 05:25 pm

Both parties have made early and mail-in voting a major part of their campaign strategies this year. Democrats beat the drum for Americans to get to the polls or get their absentee ballots in as soon as possible. Republicans, including President Donald Trump, repeatedly warned of possible fraud and election delays from millions of mailed ballots.

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U.S. jobless claims on the rise again

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/15/20, 04:55 pm

WASHINGTON—The Labor Department’s Thursday report revealed multiple signs of a slowdown in hiring to coincide with increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. The number of initial unemployment claims rose by 53,000 last week to 898,000, which is the largest increase since August. The economy remains more than 10 million jobs short of returning to pre-pandemic levels.

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A lesson in close elections

Politics | This year’s presidential contest could put the Constitution to the test
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/15/20, 04:32 pm

With mail-in, absentee, and early voting at an all-time high, Americans are getting used to the idea of not immediately knowing the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. But what if, once each county and state have finished their final counts, the election ends in a tie?

With 538 Electoral College votes up for grabs, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden could, in theory, each get 269.

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