State elections

September 07, 2018 - 11:35 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Most ardent supporters know where Beto O'Rourke stands on single-payer health care (he's for it), legalizing marijuana (ditto) and a border wall (against). But anyone watching his Facebook Live feed as the Democratic Senate candidate tossed wet laundry into the dryer on a...
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Paul Huntsburger, a Denver County elections database expert, works with other local Colorado elections officials during a security exercise in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. State, county and federal elections officials held the exercise to prepare for the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Anderson)
September 06, 2018 - 4:50 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado, whose election systems are ranked among the nation's safest, held a cyber-security and disaster exercise Thursday for dozens of state, county and federal elections officials to reinforce the state's preparedness for, and public confidence in, November's midterm elections...
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, file photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. An expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences called for fundamental reforms to ensure the integrity of the U.S. election system. The report calls for replacing rickety voting machines with more-secure voting systems that use paper ballots or equivalents, and other measures such as a particular form of postelection audit aimed at spotting fraud. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
September 06, 2018 - 11:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — An expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences called for fundamental reforms to ensure the integrity of the U.S. election system, which is handicapped by antiquated technology and under stress from foreign destabilization efforts. The cautiously worded report calls for...
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September 05, 2018 - 11:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting is playing out in this year's midterm elections. A lawsuit challenging the current districts recently...
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September 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year's midterm elections. North Carolina's congressional elections were...
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FILE - This pair of file photos shows U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., left, on Feb. 1, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass., and Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley, right, on June 30, 2018 in Boston. Pressley is challenging the veteran Massachusetts congressman in the Sept. 4 state Democratic primary. If elected, she'd be the first black woman Massachusetts has sent to Congress. (AP Photos/File)
September 04, 2018 - 8:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has defeated Democratic primary challenger Tahirah Amatul-Wadud. During the campaign, Neal defended his long record, pointing to his leadership role as the ranking...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Republican Attorney General candidate Steven Bailey, speaks at a candidate debate in Sacramento, Calif. The Commission on Judicial Performance begins considering Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, whether former judge Bailey used his office to further his statewide campaign, improperly accepted gifts and steered business to a firm where his son worked. Bailey denies wrongdoing and blames political gamesmanship. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Steven Bailey, a former judge now running for California attorney general, is facing a judicial ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 02, 2018 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn't on the ballot. But President Donald Trump still loves to take his freewheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans and he's raring to go for the sprint to Nov. 6. His...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to deliver his state of the state address at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. Walker faces Democratic challenger Tony Evers in the November election. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
September 02, 2018 - 11:17 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tight race for governor is putting Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the defensive about his record on education, roads and health care. Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger Tony Evers faces accusations he mismanaged his duties as the state schools chief. Arguments in...
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Voters exit a polling station on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For all the worries about Russian hackers and other cyber-vandals, voting problems this week in Arizona served as a reminder that one of the biggest threats to fair elections is plain old human error. That appeared to be the case during Tuesday's primary, when dozens of polling...
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