What to Watch in New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries This Week
2020 Elections
What to Watch in New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries This Week

Two of the nation’s final primary contests of the cycle will be decided Tuesday, in New Hampshire and Rhode Island, but one of the most interesting tests will be over the power of someone who’s not on the ballot: President... Read More

A Million More Floridians Voted by Mail in Tuesday Primaries
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A Million More Floridians Voted by Mail in Tuesday Primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Navy pilot Scott Franklin has ousted Rep. Ross Spano, making the Florida congressman dogged by ethics investigations the eighth incumbent House member to be defeated in party primaries this year. Tuesday's contests were shaped by... Read More

Philly Elections Officials Caught 40 Cases of Double-Voting in Primary
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Philly Elections Officials Caught 40 Cases of Double-Voting in Primary

PHILADELPHIA — Two days after Pennsylvania’s primary election, Philadelphia elections officials suddenly stopped counting votes. They had to make sure no one voted twice — once by mail and once in person — so they couldn’t count a stack of... Read More

After Primaries Debacle, Georgia Democrats Gearing Up For Best Election ‘In Many Generations’
2020 Elections
After Primaries Debacle, Georgia Democrats Gearing Up For Best Election ‘In Many Generations’
2020-06-11 19:14:35
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Election season got off to a rocky start in Georgia on Tuesday with voters across the state facing long lines and technical glitches with new ballot machines during the primaries, which had been delayed twice due to the... Read More

Biden Moves Closer to Formally Winning Democratic Nomination
2020 Elections
Biden Moves Closer to Formally Winning Democratic Nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could... Read More

Pennsylvania Primaries to Set Match-Ups in House Battlegrounds
2020 Elections
Pennsylvania Primaries to Set Match-Ups in House Battlegrounds

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania will be a crucial battleground in the presidential race, and the Keystone State will also host a handful of competitive House races in 2020, including some the GOP considers critical to winning back the House. Republicans need... Read More

Former Elections Judge Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Fix Primary Results
Criminal Justice
Former Elections Judge Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Fix Primary Results
2020-05-22 19:45:13
by Dan McCue

A former elections judge in Philadelphia pleaded guilty to accepting cash and "other things of value" in return for tampering with the results of city primary elections over several years, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Domenick J. Demuro pleaded guilty... Read More

Here’s How the Coronavirus Outbreak Rewrote the Presidential Primary Calendar
2020 Elections
Here’s How the Coronavirus Outbreak Rewrote the Presidential Primary Calendar

If your Democratic primary hasn’t happened yet, you might want to check the date. The coronavirus outbreak has left the presidential primary calendar in a state of flux as government officials and party leaders attempt to balance health and safety... Read More

Election Limbo as Coronavirus Outbreak Upends US Primaries
2020 Elections
Election Limbo as Coronavirus Outbreak Upends US Primaries

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place... Read More

After Ohio 'Chaos' DNC Urges Remaining Primary States to Rethink Methods
2020 Elections
After Ohio 'Chaos' DNC Urges Remaining Primary States to Rethink Methods
2020-03-18 15:48:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The head of the Democratic party asked the remaining primary states on Tuesday to embrace alternatives like voting by mail during the coronavirus crisis, rather than entertain last-minute cancellations of the vote that would only bread "more chaos... Read More

Ohio Primary Date Change Inspires Multiple Lawsuits
State News
Ohio Primary Date Change Inspires Multiple Lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State government leaders were preparing for a legal battle and they got it over the last-minute decision late Monday to postpone Ohio’s primary election over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The Ohio Democratic Party and Kiara... Read More

Primary Day a Mixed Bag in the Three States Holding Contests
2020 Elections
Primary Day a Mixed Bag in the Three States Holding Contests
2020-03-17 21:52:22
by Dan McCue

The first presidential primary day held against the backdrop of self-quarantines and widespread shortages of toilet paper and hand sanitizer was a mixed bag for the three states that opted to go ahead with the vote despite concerns over the... Read More

The Vote Must Go On: States Prep for Primaries Amid Coronavirus
2020 Elections
The Vote Must Go On: States Prep for Primaries Amid Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Despite widespread cancellations of campaign events and everyday activities across the nation amid the new coronavirus pandemic, four states with primaries next week are sending the message: Voting will go on, but with an extra dose of hand... Read More

'Odd' Quirk Raises Delegate Stakes in Tuesday's Elections
2020 Elections
'Odd' Quirk Raises Delegate Stakes in Tuesday's Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quirk in how delegates are won under Democratic Party rules is raising the stakes for Tuesday's elections, allowing a candidate to make up ground in the race quickly — or fall further behind. Five states — Michigan,... Read More

Biden and Sanders to Face Off Tuesday in 6 Primaries
2020 Elections
Biden and Sanders to Face Off Tuesday in 6 Primaries

For the first time this election cycle, there will only be two viable Democratic candidates on the ballot in a string of Tuesday primaries that carry major implications for the remainder of the race. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, the... Read More

Battle for Congress Begins As Five Super Tuesday States Hold Congressional Primaries
2020 Elections
Battle for Congress Begins As Five Super Tuesday States Hold Congressional Primaries
2020-03-03 16:36:48
by Dan McCue

While most of the attention on this Super Tuesday is focused on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters in four of the 14 states and one territory will also be casting ballots in congressional primaries. The four states... Read More

Democrats in Congress Brace for Long Primary Fight
Political News
Democrats in Congress Brace for Long Primary Fight

WASHINGTON — After divided presidential results in Iowa and New Hampshire, Democrats in Congress said Wednesday they were bracing for a lengthy primary fight, which some worried could hurt voter enthusiasm in November. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has... Read More

New Poll Finds Biden Widening Lead Over Other Dems in Florida
2020 Elections
New Poll Finds Biden Widening Lead Over Other Dems in Florida
2020-01-15 21:33:32
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden has widened his lead to 26 points among Florida voters in the race to be the Democratic party's nominee for president in 2020, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. The statewide survey was conducted... Read More

2020 Watch: Messy Primary Finally Meets Election Year
In The News
2020 Watch: Messy Primary Finally Meets Election Year

ATLANTA (AP) — The presidential politics calendar turned to 2020 nearly a year ago. This week, the actual date catches up. What we’re watching as the preseason closes and election year opens: Days to Iowa caucuses: 35 Days to general... Read More

GOP Strategy to Shield Trump By Canceling Primaries Carries Risk
2020 Elections
GOP Strategy to Shield Trump By Canceling Primaries Carries Risk

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s gambit to kill primary elections to ensure President Donald Trump’s renomination may protect the president from short-term losses but has also put the spotlight on his challengers. Republicans in four states have canceled presidential primaries... Read More

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