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Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility
Elections
Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility
2022-05-21 15:26:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, it is that the voters in each state appear to be highly motivated and they’re looking for candidates — in... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and U.S.... Read More

2022 Elections
Trump's Clout Factors into US House Races in W.Va., Nebraska

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Roads, bridges and former President Donald Trump will be on West Virginia and Nebraska voters’ minds as they choose congressional candidates in Tuesday's Republican primary elections. Two incumbent GOP congressmen who have taken dramatically different approaches to... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

In The States
Early Voting Gets Underway in Virginia Primary
2022-05-06 18:07:52
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. — Early voting began in Virginia on Friday ahead of the commonwealth’s June 21 primaries. Early voting will continue through June 18 at 5 p.m. Those wishing to vote in person can do so at their local register’s... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Know About Ohio, Indiana Primaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm election season unfolds on Tuesday, as Ohio voters pick nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate while Indiana voters consider whether their Legislature should become even more conservative. The races,... Read More

Redistricting
Ohio Supreme Court Tosses Maps, Throws State Primary Into Chaos
2022-03-18 16:13:36
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a third set of state House and Senate maps on Wednesday, potentially throwing plans for the state’s upcoming May 3 primary election into chaos. In response to the ruling, Ohio Secretary of... Read More

Redistricting
Court Delays North Carolina Primary Election Due to Map Dispute
2021-12-09 16:08:43
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2022 primary election will be moved from March to May to allow lawsuits over the alleged gerrymandering of congressional and state legislative districts to play out in the court, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.... Read More

Elections
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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