State elections

Protesters light flares as they gather at the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The protests last two were sparked by last week's vote in parliament against a proposed change to the country's electoral system to ensure that all seats in the legislature are assigned by proportional representation. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
November 25, 2019 - 12:18 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in front of parliament in the country of Georgia, demanding that the government steps down and early elections be held. Monday’s demonstration in the capital, Tbilisi, was the latest in a series of protests set off by the parliament’s...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
November 25, 2019 - 9:51 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada is endorsing Joe Biden, becoming the first sitting member of Congress from an early voting state to endorse a presidential candidate. Titus says in a statement Monday that she feels Biden is the candidate best prepared to defeat President Donald Trump...
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November 25, 2019 - 9:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has approved a plan by Nevada Democrats to offer the first-ever early voting option for presidential caucuses, a change stemming from a push to make the in-person presidential nominating meetings more accessible. State party chairman William...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to a crowd during a "Black Women's Weekend of Action" event at Benedict College, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
November 23, 2019 - 8:06 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aside a wall of 2-foot-tall letters spelling out “Black Women Lead,” behind a podium bearing a “Black Women for Kamala” sign, Kamala Harris made an appeal Saturday to black women in South Carolina, a contingency whose support she sees as crucial to the viability of her...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a rally after filing to be listed on the New Hampshire primary ballot at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. Sanders has consistently remained among the Democratic primary front runners. But perhaps no state will test his durability more than New Hampshire, where he trounced Hillary Clinton by 22-points in 2016 and now may find himself a victim of that success since repeating such a dominate performance seems unthinkable. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 23, 2019 - 1:06 pm
FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has consistently remained among the front-runners in the Democratic primary with polling that has stayed strong despite his campaign-trail heart attack last month and the rise of top rivals Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. But perhaps no state will test the...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a town hall held at Lander University on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Greenwood, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
November 22, 2019 - 4:03 pm
ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his presidential bid official in South Carolina. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary during a stop Friday at a soul food restaurant in Abbeville. Surrounded by a crush of media and lunchtime patrons...
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, speaks with a business owner during a campaign stop, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
November 19, 2019 - 8:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networking event when they were told the newest 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Deval Patrick, would be stopping by to introduce himself. When...
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In this Nov. 15, 2019, photo, former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Growth and urbanization has made Georgia’s population younger, less native to the state and less white. That, combined with President Donald Trump’s struggles among previously GOP-leaning white college graduates, has put Georgia on the cusp of presidential battleground status. The question is how close. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)
November 19, 2019 - 5:42 am
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...
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November 18, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Election results this month in three Southern states could give Democrats a greater say in redistricting for U.S. House and state legislative seats after the 2020 census. The victory this past weekend by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in Louisiana and Republicans’ inability to win a veto-proof...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas. Tennessee’s top election officials say Bloomberg has requested a petition that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot. The secretary of state’s office confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 13, that Bloomberg requested the ballot petition earlier this week. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 18, 2019 - 10:14 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before he’s officially a presidential candidate, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is picking up a key endorsement in South Carolina. Steve Benjamin, the mayor of Columbia, told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s ready to back the billionaire if he decides to seek...
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