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2020 Election Results

By embracing faith, Joe Biden and the Democrats have the potential to transform American politics

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — August 20, 2020
(RNS) — The past four days have emphasized the Democratic Party’s commitment to religious outreach and that has the potential to transform all of American politics. 

Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote

By Yonat Shimron — November 5, 2020
(RNS) — Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.

Biden’s bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives

By Elana Schor and Jack Jenkins — July 17, 2020
(RNS) — Joe Biden’s identity as ‘a very devout Catholic and person of deep faith,’ the former vice president’s deputy political director, John McCarthy, said, is ‘baked into the core messaging and core functions of the campaign.’

Biden makes bid for Muslim voters at virtual summit: ‘I want to earn your vote’

By Aysha Khan — July 20, 2020
(RNS) — In an address to Muslim voters, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to ‘earn’ their communities’ support and, if elected to the Oval Office, sign hate crime legislation, appoint Muslim staffers and immediately repeal the Muslim travel ban.

Rabbi Michael Beals was leading a prayer service. Then Joe Biden showed up.

By Yonat Shimron — August 20, 2020
(RNS) — In a video to air at the Democratic National Convention, Beals recounts the time Biden showed up unannounced at a shiva prayer service for an elderly woman who lived in a subsidized senior citizen high-rise.

Joe Biden’s acceptance speech caps off an unusually faith-filled Democratic National Convention

By Jack Jenkins — August 21, 2020
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘For Joe, faith isn't a prop or a political tool,’ said Sen. Chris Coons.

America hasn’t always been kind to Catholic presidential candidates

By A. James Rudin — August 21, 2020
(RNS) — Joe Biden is counting on his Catholicism to be a boon to his campaign — but that hasn’t always been the case for Catholic presidential hopefuls.

More than 350 faith leaders to back Biden for president, including many first-time endorsers

By Jack Jenkins — August 27, 2020
(RNS) — ‘I think progressive Christianity is a sleeping giant,’ said the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber.

How will Joe Biden deal with the abortion question?

By Mark Silk — September 4, 2020
(RNS) — For the duration of the Democratic primary season, the abortion issue was off the table. Now that the general election is here, there's something to talk about.

Biden talks faith and poverty at Poor People’s Campaign event

By Jack Jenkins — September 15, 2020
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the faith-based anti-poverty group at a virtual event on Monday evening (Sept. 14), telling its members, ‘I want to be part of your movement.’

In battleground states, American Jews prefer Biden over Trump by a wide margin

By Yonat Shimron — October 21, 2020
(RNS) — A pair of surveys of likely Jewish voters in Florida and Pennsylvania shows that former Vice President Joe Biden has a massive lead over Donald Trump.

Biden pins his argument to Latino believers on Trump’s morals

By Alejandra Molina — September 24, 2020
(RNS) — Creyentes con Biden is a subgroup of the Believers for Biden initiative led by Josh Dickson, an evangelical Christian and former Republican who oversees faith engagement for the campaign.

Biden started Election Day at church. Trump started it on Fox News.

By Jack Jenkins — November 3, 2020
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Biden attended an early Mass. Trump called in late to ‘Fox & Friends.’

Young, evangelical and voting for Biden — but how do they explain it to their parents?

By Napp Nazworth — November 3, 2020
(RNS) — Young evangelical Joe Biden voters are searching for ways to talk with their friends and relatives about their political decision — and their aversion to President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden has best showing of any Democrat in Utah since 1964

By Jana Riess — November 5, 2020
(RNS) — Even heavily Mormon Provo, once reliably red, turned purple.
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