State elections

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago. Last year the same energy helped Virginia Democrats knock out three incumbent members of Congress. McAuliffe has been actively raising money and campaigning with state Democrats this year.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 19, 2019 - 12:21 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One key question hovers over this year's closely watched Virginia legislative elections: Has the Trump effect that helped Democrats two years ago worn off? Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in 2017...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready answers a question during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election plans to propose broadly increasing national service programs to better tie the country together. McCready makes his pitch Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star general Stanley McChrystal. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 17, 2019 - 4:29 am
MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election plans to propose broadly increasing national service programs to better tie the country together. Dan McCready makes his pitch Wednesday in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star general Stanley...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready answers a question during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election plans to propose broadly increasing national service programs to better tie the country together. McCready makes his pitch Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star general Stanley McChrystal. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
July 17, 2019 - 4:27 am
MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election plans to propose broadly increasing national service programs to better tie the country together. Dan McCready makes his pitch Wednesday in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star general Stanley...
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Democratic candidate for Michigan's 3rd congressional district Hillary Scholten poses for a portrait at her Grand Rapids, Mich. campaign office on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Scholten is running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash and says she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign. Scholten, an attorney from Grand Rapids, joined the race last week, days after Amash said he was leaving the Republican Party and would seek reelection as an independent. Amash had been the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Sarah Burnett)
July 16, 2019 - 5:03 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said Tuesday she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign for what's become a crowded — and newly competitive — three-way race. Attorney Hillary Scholten of Grand Rapids joined the race last...
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July 16, 2019 - 3:33 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit challenging the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 by four black plaintiffs with backing from Eric Holder...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks during a presidential candidates forum sponsored by AARP and The Des Moines Register, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 15, 2019 - 6:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker's Iowa senior adviser is departing his 2020 presidential campaign, leaving the New Jersey senator without one of his top staffers in a key early voting state. Iowa senior adviser Joe O'Hern confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that he had stepped down from...
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In this June 13, 2019, photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. An analysis by The Associated Press has found that the vast majority of the nation’s 10,000 election jurisdictions will be managing their elections on Windows 7 or an even older operating system. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 15, 2019 - 2:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal...
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A member of the audience photographs President Donald Trump as he speaks at Derco Aerospace Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 6:17 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the United...
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In this Thursday, June 13, 2019 photo, ExpressVote XL voting machines are displayed during a demonstration at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. The machines are made by Election Systems & Software, one of three voting-machine companies that disclosed to North Carolina election officials the substantial ownership stakes held by private equity firms (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 12, 2019 - 2:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The voting-machine makers that aim to sell their systems in North Carolina are largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors. The companies didn't want the public to know even that much. North Carolina's statewide elections board demanded the machine...
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July 10, 2019 - 5:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a special U.S. House election forced by a ballot-collection scandal reports raising $1.74 million in the three months ending in June. The quarterly fundraising total means Dan McCready's campaign has nearly $1.8 million to spend for September's...
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