Local elections

In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot participates in a candidate forum sponsored by One Chicago For All Alliance at Daley College in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
April 02, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Toni Preckwinkle says she is disappointed but not disheartened after losing her bid for Chicago mayor. Preckwinkle was defeated by former federal prosecutor and political novice Lori Lightfoot in Tuesday's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County state's attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, who became the state's attorney, removed herself from the Smollett case before he was charged, saying she had discussed the case with a Smollett family member. The case was handed to First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats. Foxx defended the decision by her staff to drop charges, saying the matter was handled properly. She pointed to Smollett forfeiting his $10,000 bond and doing community service. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
April 01, 2019 - 9:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer in the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Then Foxx, who is a survivor of sexual assault as a child, grabbed...
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Andrew Dawson, heading the Council of Europe's election observation mission, speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 1, 2019, a day after local elections in Turkey. Dawson said Monday that they were "not fully convinced that Turkey currently has the free and fair electoral environment which is necessary for genuinely democratic elections in line with European values and principles." (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 01, 2019 - 9:27 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's local elections (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The Council of Europe's election observation mission to Turkey's local elections said it was "not fully convinced" that Turkey had a "free and fair electoral environment." Andrew Dawson, who was heading the mission...
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Supporters of the Republican People's Party, CHP, wave Turkish flags, and one with a portrait of Kemal Ataturk, right, as they celebrate after preliminary results of the local elections were announced in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, April 1, 2019. Erdogan's ruling party has declared victory in the race for mayor of Istanbul, even though the result in Turkey's most populous city and commercial hub is too close to call. State broadcaster TRT says former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim received 48.71 percent of the votes in Sunday's municipal elections while the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, got 48.65 percent. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 01, 2019 - 4:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition's success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party's dominance. According to unofficial results, the ruling party lost the capital, Ankara, and the head of Turkey's electoral...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaves the polling booth during local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 8:02 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party led Sunday's mayoral elections but suffered setbacks as the opposition regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads in other parts of Turkey. The elections, which the Turkish strongman had depicted as a fight...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate for Istanbul of Republican People's Party (CHP) gives a statement during a press conference after the local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party has declared victory in the race for mayor of Istanbul, even though the result in Turkey's most populous city and commercial hub is too close to call. State broadcaster TRT says former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim received 48.71 percent of the votes in Sunday's municipal elections while the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, got 48.65 percent. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 7:04 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's municipal elections (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The opposition's mayoral candidate says he has won the race in Istanbul by more than 29,000 votes. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke early Monday, hours after the candidate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party...
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In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 photo, signs posted on the doors of the Bolten Street Baptist Church are seen during a meeting coordinated to garner support for one black candidate in Savannah's mayoral race, in Savannah, Ga. Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending, unless they were African-American. (Eric Curl/Savannah Morning News via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 10:07 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending — unless they were African-American. The Wednesday meeting at a church in Savannah was held to try to unite the city's black community behind a single candidate for mayor in...
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March 28, 2019 - 7:02 am
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Unless you are a Florida State University football fan, chances are you have never heard of the newest Democratic candidate for president -- but Wayne Messam is hoping to quickly change that. The mayor of Miramar, Florida, Messam announced Thursday that he is joining the...
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Backdropped by Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum, demonstrators protest against the mosque attacks in New Zealand, in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Thousands of demonstrators have protested the New Zealand mosque shootings outside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia - a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum. The demonstrators - mostly members of Islamic-leaning civil society groups - called for the symbolic edifice to be reconverted into a mosque.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 25, 2019 - 8:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum — could be reconverted into a mosque. Erdogan spoke during a television interview Sunday ahead of Turkey's March 31 local...
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Supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, or HDP, gather to celebrate the Kurdish New Year and to attend a campaign rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 24, 2019. The HDP held the event amid the municipal office races that have become polarizing and a government crackdown on its members for alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
March 24, 2019 - 11:48 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey's March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races in Istanbul and Ankara. The Peoples'...
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