Elections

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace thousands of outdated voting machines statewide in only a matter of months. The state is making a $106 million purchase of new voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
August 15, 2019 - 8:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to stop using its outdated voting machines after this year and to be ready with hand-marked paper ballots if its new system isn't in place for the presidential primaries. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg's 153-page ruling Thursday is not a...
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File- This July 22, 2019, file photo shows former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams addressing the 110th NAACP National Convention, in Detroit. Abrams is set to announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections. An aide familiar with the decision said she'll focus on the new program rather than run for president herself. The aide said Abrams would announce the initiative Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, during a speech before a labor union convention in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 13, 2019 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she's launching a new multistate voter protection initiative and not running for president in 2020. Abrams...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 photo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worker Ron Allen uses a GPS tool to survey the extent of damage where a levee failed along the Missouri River near Saline City, Mo. Efforts to fight rising waters may turn out to be only down payments on what is shaping up as a long-term battle against floods, which are forecast to become more frequent and destructive as global temperatures rise. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 11, 2019 - 9:12 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After devastating flooding in recent years, some U.S. states are starting to put more money into efforts to guard against rising waters. An analysis of preliminary data by The Associated Press has identified about $1.2 billion in damage to roads and bridges, utilities and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, former California State Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, displays a homemade fully automatic rifle, confiscated by the Department of Justice, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California is among a handful of states taking tough actions to limit the availability of guns including military-style assault weapons, restrict the capacity of ammunition magazines and require background checks for purchasing bullets. But those steps and future gun control laws passed by Democratic-leaning states could face an uphill battle as the federal court system becomes increasingly dominated by conservative Republican appointees.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 10, 2019 - 11:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings. How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern among gun control advocates in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace thousands of outdated voting machines statewide in only a matter of months. The state is making a $106 million purchase of new voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
August 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have no time to spare as they replace outdated voting machines ahead of the presidential primaries. The state is buying 30,000 voting machines for $106 million from Dominion Voting Systems, even as it fends off legal challenges. The new machines offer a...
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August 07, 2019 - 11:09 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A populous Southern California county long known as a GOP stronghold now has more registered Democrats than Republicans. Orange County's Registrar of Voters reports Wednesday there are 89 more Democrats than Republicans among its 1.6 million registered voters. The parties...
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A voter passes a voting kiosk as he prepares to vote at a Jackson, Miss., precinct in the party primaries, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 07, 2019 - 1:01 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi party primaries (all times local): 12:55 a.m. A longtime Republican figure will join state Treasurer Lynn Fitch in a runoff seeking the GOP nomination for Mississippi attorney general. Andy Taggart of Madison finished second in Tuesday's voting,...
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Mourners bring flowers to a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, for the slain and injured in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 06, 2019 - 6:13 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prompted to act by the bloodshed in Dayton, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine proposed a package of measures Tuesday that he says will address mass shootings, declaring, "We can come together to do these things to save lives." Yet members of DeWine's own party have repeatedly blocked gun-...
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FILE--In this April 11, 2017, file photo, Neb. state Sen. John McCollister of Omaha gestures during a debate on the Senate floor in Lincoln, Neb. McCollister, a Republican, has blasted his party for "enabling white supremacy in our country" and calling on the state's all-GOP congressional delegation to speak out against President Donald Trump's inflammatory comments about minorities. McCollister, a moderate Republican made the comments on Twitter late Sunday, in response to weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left 29 dead. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 06, 2019 - 4:52 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the Nebraska Republican Party urging a GOP state lawmaker to switch parties (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Nebraska state lawmaker is facing calls to leave the GOP after he blasted fellow Republicans for "enabling white supremacy" and staying silent after...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, Democratic candidate for Kentucky governor and state Attorney General Andy Beshear, left, responds during a debate at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., on April 24, 2019; and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks in the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., on Feb. 28, 2019. In a showdown that’s been boiling for years, Bevin and Beshear will be competing in the cauldron of Kentucky’s foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at the Fancy Farm picnic, the governor’s race already has the makings of a grudge match. (AP Photo/File)
August 02, 2019 - 7:00 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a showdown that's been boiling for years, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear will be competing in the cauldron of Kentucky's foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday at the Fancy Farm picnic,...
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