Elections

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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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 03, 2019 - 4:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — A campaign for Denver mayor that culminates with a runoff on Tuesday has been dominated by feisty debate over how to manage a decade-long economic and population boom that has transformed the face of the city. The officially nonpartisan election pits two-term incumbent Michael Hancock...
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June 02, 2019 - 1:25 pm
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Unofficial election results show that the Cherokee Nation's former secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr., has been elected to be the principal chief of the nation's biggest tribe, winning almost 58% of the vote. Cherokee Nation spokeswoman Julie Hubbard says the results of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, voters stand in line to cast their ballots at P.S. 22, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. An effort by Democrats to implement broad reforms to the nation’s voting process has stalled in the U.S. Senate, but some states are moving forward to expand access through early voting, same-day voter registration and other measures ahead of 2020. The biggest success for voting rights advocates so far is New York, which had been one of a dozen states not offering some form of early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 01, 2019 - 10:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both...
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June 01, 2019 - 9:01 am
The vast majority of state voting legislation introduced this year was intended to expand voting access rather than impose restrictions. Lawmakers in 45 states have been debating at least 647 bills that would expand voting access, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU's School of Law...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Secretary of State David Whitley, left, arrives for his confirmation hearing in Austin, Texas. Whitley, Texas’ embattled elections chief, is on the brink of losing his job over wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of thousands of voters. Secretary of State David Whitley on Sunday, May 26, 2019 was set to be forced from office unless the Texas Senate confirmed his nomination. But that prospect was dimming as Democrats continued blocking a vote on the eve of the Legislature adjourning until 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 31, 2019 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A newspaper reports that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given his failed and embattled choice for chief elections officer a new job on his payroll. Abbott spokesman John Wittman on Friday told The Dallas Morning News that David Whitley was returning to their office as a special...
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May 29, 2019 - 10:41 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois gun owners will be fingerprinted and will pay more for firearm owner identification cards under legislation approved by the Illinois House. The bill passed Wednesday is designed to address what Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis of Addison calls deficiencies in the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint statement prior to a meeting with the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 27, 2019 - 10:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on European elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd like to see a quick agreement on who should run the European Union's executive branch, a matter on which her own governing coalition so far is divided. In her first comments on...
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In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, Nancy St Germain, 71, right, of Warwick, R.I., leans forward to show her sign to a driver leaving a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Senate Democrats political action committee in Providence, R.I. Her sign reads, "This fight isn't over." Protesters gathered at the fundraiser to pressure legislative leaders to bring a bill seeking to protect abortion rights to the Senate floor for a vote. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
May 27, 2019 - 3:08 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers. What sounds like a legislative fight in a...
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