Elections

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Abrams says that she has not yet decided on the next steps in her political career. Many are calling on the Georgia Democrat to run for president or to serve as another Democrat’s running mate, but Abrams says she won’t rush any decision on her political future. (AP Photo/Kali Robinson)
June 13, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women's E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the...
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Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 10:09 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost...
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Joe Morrissey, right, with his daughter Bella, 3, celebrates his Democratic primary win in 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 8:46 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Challenger Steve Descano has scored an upset victory over incumbent Ray Morrogh in the Democratic primary for commonwealth's attorney in the state's largest jurisdiction. Descano beat Morrogh in Tuesday's...
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June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief has ordered county election boards to undergo a host of security upgrades that he says will guard against cyberattacks and other threats ahead of the 2020 election. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said up to $12 million in Help America Vote...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at JLS Automation in York, Pa., Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 06, 2019 - 7:04 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence dropped in Thursday on the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, where he toured a maker of packaging robots and urged Congress to pass a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico to benefit Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector. Pence predicted the...
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June 06, 2019 - 6:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials say U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel and help on her tax returns. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar must...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks t the Democratic National Committee 22nd annual Women's Leadership Forum National Issues Conference in Washington. Chafee has a new home and has changed his political affiliation for the fourth time. He told The Boston Globe he has registered in Wyoming as a member of the Libertarian Party. It continues a political odyssey for Chafee who served one term in the U.S. Senate as a moderate Republican, and was elected governor as an independent in 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 05, 2019 - 10:24 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has a new home and has changed his political affiliation for the fourth time. Chafee tells The Boston Globe he has registered in Wyoming as a member of the Libertarian Party. It continues a political odyssey for Chafee who served one...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website. A new survey says half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing it. Differences in political affiliation are a major factor in how people...
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In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 photo, a passing bicyclist pauses to watch supporters of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as they pause for a picture during a rally for the incumbent in Denver. Hancock, who is seeking his third, four-year term as mayor, is facing Jamie Giellis in a runoff Tuesday. (AP Photo/James Anderson)
June 05, 2019 - 2:45 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock claimed victory in his bid for a third term in a runoff election Tuesday, crediting his challenger, Jamie Giellis, for running a spirited campaign that forced a feisty debate over the impacts of rapid urban development and focused attention on the city's...
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In this June 1, 2019, photo, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, right, chats with a voter during a rally for Hancock's re-election bid in Denver. Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb is chatting with a voter in back. Hancock, who is seeking his third term, is facing a runoff election Tuesday against Jamie Giellis. (AP Photo/James Anderson)
June 04, 2019 - 10:46 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Denver's runoff mayoral election (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Challenger Jamie Giellis has conceded Denver's mayoral runoff race to two-term incumbent Michael Hancock. Giellis (GILL-lis) told a campaign rally late Tuesday she'd called Hancock to congratulate him. Hancock...
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