State elections

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. King is coming under fire ahead of the midterm election as top Republican officials and campaign donors balk at standing with a Republican congressman who regularly espouses extreme views on race and immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 01, 2018 - 3:16 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican congressman Steve King is rejecting accusations that he's associated with an Austrian white supremacist group. Those claims have prompted condemnation from within his own party just days before Tuesday's election. During a forum with Iowa business leaders Thursday...
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This undated photo provided by the Ford County Government Center in Dodge City, Kan., shows County Clerk Debbie Cox. Cox, who moved the only polling site in the historic Wild West town of Dodge City to a facility outside the city limits more than a mile from the nearest bus stop says it is not possible to add a second polling site for the upcoming election. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree will hear arguments on a suit from the American Civil Liberties Union whether to force Cox to open another polling site in town for the midterm election. (Ford County Government Center via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 3:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas county clerk who moved the only polling site for the historic Wild West town of Dodge City sought to reassure a federal judge that voters can take buses to get there and that people who show up in the wrong place will get help. But Ford County Clerk Deborah Cox...
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In this image made from video, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, left, speaks with media icon Oprah Winfrey, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Marina Hutchinson)
November 01, 2018 - 12:29 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election. Abrams is locked in a tight race with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:58 pm
HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is keeping a low profile in the closing days of a re-election campaign that has suddenly turned competitive. King has been engulfed in controversy for his past support of white supremacist groups and leaders in light of Saturday's massacre at a...
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October 31, 2018 - 11:38 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The four large American Indian tribes in North Dakota are providing free identification to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday's election. The effort comes in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the state to continue requiring street addresses on IDs...
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German Christian Democratic Party, CDU, chairwoman and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a party's leaders meeting at the headquarters the in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 29, 2018 - 5:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel told her conservative party on Monday that she is prepared to step down as its leader but remain Germany's chancellor following a pair of state election debacles, German media reported. Merkel, 64, had previously indicated that she planned to seek another two-year term...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams listens on during a news conference to announce her rural health care plan in Plains, Ga. Carter is wading into the final days of a Georgia governor's race that's rife with charges and countercharges of attempted voter fraud and attempted voter suppression. In a letter Carter asked Republican nominee Brian Kemp to resign from his post as Georgia secretary of state. Kemp is locked in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Carter has endorsed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 29, 2018 - 5:30 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a news conference during their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were gathering on Saturday for a talks about Syria. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 4:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German political machinations (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Angela Merkel is reportedly telling her conservative party that she is prepared to step down as its leader but remain as German chancellor. News agency dpa cited unidentified party sources in its report Monday...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:05 am
Former President Jimmy Carter, a Georgia resident, wrote on his official letterhead to his state's Republican nominee for governor, Brian Kemp, asking him to resign as Georgia secretary of state. The secretary of state oversees elections. This is the full text of the letter, obtained by The...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2015, file photo, marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn. Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes voters will approve the drug just two years after they said yes to medicinal use. But they may be in for a bummer, since deep-pocketed outside groups so far haven't put a dime into the measure, suggesting they don't see it as a good bet. Meanwhile, opposition groups have spent heavily to publicize their concerns that approval would mean big societal problems. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 28, 2018 - 11:34 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes that voters will approve the drug's use for anyone old enough to drink alcohol. But they could be in for a bummer because opponents have spent far more money against the proposal. Critics say it would mean big...
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