State elections

June 18, 2020 - 10:23 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission gave final approval to a mailing that will put absentee ballot application forms in the hands of 2.7 million registered voters ahead of the November presidential election. The commission, split evenly among Republicans and Democrats,...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2019 file photo, descendants of July Perry along with local elected officials and residents attend a ceremony unveiling a historical marker in Orlando, Fla. Perry was lynched by a white mob after helping a friend trying to vote. After Perry was lynched, the mob laid siege to the black section of Ocoee, Fla., killing dozens. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 18, 2020 - 1:12 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On Election Day a century ago, a white mob swept through a tiny Florida citrus town after a black man showed up at the polls to vote. Over two days of terror, the mob set fire to homes and drove black residents from their community. It was one of the bloodiest days in...
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In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo is Chris Janicek in Omaha, Neb. The Nebraska Democratic Party is calling on its U.S. Senate nominee, Janicek, to drop out of the race after he made sexually repugnant comments about a campaign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers. The party says its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday, June 15, 2020, to withdraw all of its resources from Janicek’s campaign. Janicek says he apologized to the staffer but doesn't intend to drop out. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 3:02 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Democratic Party called on its U.S. Senate nominee to drop out of the race Tuesday after he made sexually repugnant comments about a campaign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers. The party said its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 14, 2020, after stepping off Marine One as he returns from his golf club in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 15, 2020 - 5:23 am
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to next set of primaries (New York and Kentucky): 8 Days to general election: 141 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump makes his official return to the campaign trail...
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In this Monday, June 8, 2020, file photo, Dorothy Griffin, of Atlanta, poses for a portrait in Atlanta. Blind voters like Griffin fear a loss of control over their ability to cast a ballot as election officials across the U.S. plan a major expansion of voting by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic. Griffin requested an absentee ballot for Georgia’s primary Tuesday, but she gave up waiting for it and decided to cast a ballot in person on the last day of early voting to avoid crowds on Election Day. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 14, 2020 - 10:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Not that long ago, Ann Byington had to squeeze into a voting booth with a Republican poll watcher on one side and a Democrat on the other reading her voting choices out loud so her ballot could be marked for her and the selections verified. Blind since birth, Byington welcomed the...
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People vote at voting booths in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 13, 2020 - 12:37 pm
Faulty software or poorly calibrated vote-tabulation scanners used to count mailed-in ballots in this week's chaotic Georgia primary may have prevented thousands of votes from being counted, election officials and voting integrity activists say. The issue was identified in at least four counties,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas players sing "The Eyes of Texas" after an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. A group of University of Texas football players and athletes across several sports on Friday, June 12, 2020, urged the school to rename several campus buildings, change the traditional school song and donate a percentage of athletic department revenue to organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)
June 12, 2020 - 7:20 pm
The NCAA on Friday encouraged its 1,100 member colleges and universities to give athletes the day off from sports on election day, responding to grassroots movements of activism from players and coaches. Following nationwide protests of police brutality and racial injustice, Georgia Tech announced...
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Kasharri Blacknell, a poll worker, places tape indicators for maintaining social distancing as Gwinnett County residents cast their votes during the Georgia primary elections at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Duluth, Ga., Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 1:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — First-time poll worker Kirubel Behailu thought he'd become more familiar with Georgia's new voting machines at a quiet election site during Tuesday's primary. Instead, he found himself scrambling to sanitize equipment, clear jams in a ballot scanner and run back voter cards during a...
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Jenn McCullough, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, steps from the voting booth after casting her ballot in the Pennsylvania primary at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 12, 2020 - 12:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The chaos that plagued Georgia’s primary this week is raising concerns about a potential broader failure of the nation’s patchwork election system that could undermine the November presidential contest, political leaders and elections experts say. With less than five months to go,...
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Kelsey Luker reads as she waits in line to vote, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. Luker said she had been in line for almost two hours. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 10, 2020 - 11:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Coronavirus infections sidelined some poll workers and scared away others. New workers were trained online instead of in person. And when Election Day arrived, trouble with new voting equipment and social-distancing precautions forced voters to wait in long lines, sometimes for hours...
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