State elections

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, State Rep. John Szoka of Fayetteville, looks over a redistricting map during a committee meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections — not just for the presidency, but for thousands of low-profile elections for state House and Senate seats. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File )
January 11, 2020 - 8:24 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year's elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners...
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FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo shows a polling place at Southside Elementary in Huntington, W.Va. State election officials in at least two dozen states, including West Virginia, have seen suspicious cyber activity in the first half of January 2020, although it’s unclear who was behind the efforts and no major problems were reported. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP, File)
January 10, 2020 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia reported unusual cyber activity targeting its election systems. The Texas governor said the state was encountering attempted “attacks" at the rate of “about 10,000 per minute" from Iran. Information technology staff in Las Vegas responded to an intrusion, though the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 08, 2020 - 9:46 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party's presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party's chances in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, people vote at Jamestown Town Hall in Kieler, Wis. Conservatives are asking a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt for not immediately purging more than 200,000 voters from the rolls. A judge last month ordered the purge of voters who may have moved and didn't respond within 30 days to notification sent by the elections commission in October 2019. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
January 02, 2020 - 12:21 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state. A judge...
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Amy McGrath officially files papers to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Frankfurt, Ky. Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
December 27, 2019 - 3:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 Dennis Gaddy, the co-founder of Community Success Initiative is seen in the Raleigh, N.C. office. Gaddy, 62, served time behind bars and said he was unable to vote for seven years after being released from prison because he was on probation. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 27, 2019 - 10:23 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law that prohibits convicted felons from voting until their full sentence is completed — not just their prison time — is being challenged in court with arguments that were successfully used in recent election-related litigation. Three groups that help ex-...
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File - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, speaks at a town hall with high school juniors, seniors and their parents at North High School in Des Moines. Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 27, 2019 - 8:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. Heading into 2020, the question is whether it's going to change again. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, as an overwhelmingly white state validated the candidacy of the...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Karen Brenson Bell, from North Carolina, listens during an exercise run by military and national security officials, for state and local election officials to simulate different scenarios for the 2020 elections, in Springfield, Va. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of high-stakes battlefield, one in which they are helping to defend American democracy by ensuring free and fair elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 26, 2019 - 12:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo Dixville Notch residents wait for the stroke of midnight to be the first voters for the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. The tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. The attorney general's office said the community is currently missing a required official in order to hold an election in the Feb. 11 primary. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)
December 23, 2019 - 8:55 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after the stroke of midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, has been in the spotlight for years for voting first in the state...
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December 21, 2019 - 11:13 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota voter frustrated because President Donald Trump would be the only name on the state Republican primary ballot in March is challenging the move and muddying the launch of the state's first presidential primary in decades. Jim Martin, of Lake Elmo, a small business...
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