Elections

In this Sept. 25, 2019 photo, shows the polling site in Hazlehurst, GA.,that was closed by county election officials in 2017. The site reopened two years later after concerned voters and civil rights organizations protested. (AP Photo/Benjamin Nadler)
December 07, 2019 - 7:27 am
HAZLEHURST, Ga. (AP) — When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history of racial disenfranchisement. So residents banded...
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December 03, 2019 - 5:07 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is holding oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county. The Shelby County Advocates for Valid Elections are hoping the appellate judges will call for a switch to handwritten ballots...
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December 02, 2019 - 12:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of North Carolina judges say the U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month will be used in elections next year. The three judges decided Monday there wasn’t enough time in the election cycle to consider detailed redistricting arguments...
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FILE- In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. Republicans have high hopes of using the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to defeat Democrats from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 30, 2019 - 7:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aim to use the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to whittle down Democrats’ majority by dislodging vulnerable incumbents from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. It could work, especially in Democratic-held districts Trump carried in 2016...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, left, and Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman speak with reporters following the concession of incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Frankfort, Ky. It's a role that seems scripted for Coleman, as an educator transitioning to the job as a "full partner" in a Democratic administration that vows to make public education a top priority. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:01 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Kentucky’s Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in a Democratic administration that vows to make public education a top priority. In the days since Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, photo, narcotics detective Paul Laurella retrieves unused medications from the police department's disposal box in Barberton, Ohio. Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the first federal trial over the nation's opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 16, 2019 - 8:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that three major drug...
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Argentina's presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez listens to a student at the end of an oral exam in his classroom at the University of Buenos Aires School of Law, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The presidential ticket headed by Fernandez and his vice presidential running mate, former President Cristina Fernández, no relation, emerged as the strongest vote-getter in Argentina’s primary elections in August, indicating conservative President Mauricio Macri will face an uphill battle going into the Oct. 27 general elections. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 16, 2019 - 7:06 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The front-runner in Argentina's presidential race says his main concern is the country's economic woes, which he blames on his main opponent, conservative President Mauricio Macri. Alberto Fernández on Wednesday also dismissed the worries of some Argentines that he...
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In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, photo Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, gestures as she speaks during an interview, in New York. Burke is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 15 on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have largely been absent from the debate stage and campaign trail. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among...
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In this Oct. 4, 2019 photo, Marty Small speaks at a swearing-in ceremony in Atlantic City, N.J. that installed him as acting mayor following the resignation of Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr.who admitted stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball team. On Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019, the City Council is expected to choose Small to be mayor until the Nov. 2020 general election. Listening is his daughter Jada, left. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 15, 2019 - 8:20 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2019 - 10:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Jim Donelon has reached a fourth term as Louisiana's insurance commissioner after a hard-fought, intraparty battle to hang on to the job. Voters on Saturday reelected the Republican incumbent to another four-...
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