State elections

File - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, speaks at a town hall with high school juniors, seniors and their parents at North High School in Des Moines. Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 27, 2019 - 8:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. Heading into 2020, the question is whether it's going to change again. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, as an overwhelmingly white state validated the candidacy of the...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Karen Brenson Bell, from North Carolina, listens during an exercise run by military and national security officials, for state and local election officials to simulate different scenarios for the 2020 elections, in Springfield, Va. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of high-stakes battlefield, one in which they are helping to defend American democracy by ensuring free and fair elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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December 26, 2019 - 12:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines...
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In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, former Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis poses for a picture in Cheyenne, Wyo. She is so far the only major candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, of Wyoming. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, plans to announce in early 2020 whether she will run for the Senate seat. Cheney succeeded Lummis in Congress after Lummis stepped down in 2017. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
December 25, 2019 - 9:54 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While Liz Cheney considers whether to run for an open U.S. Senate seat, the race so far has only one well-known candidate: Cynthia Lummis, a fellow Republican and one of only three women to hold Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat. The 1976 Miss Frontier — who used horse-riding...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo Dixville Notch residents wait for the stroke of midnight to be the first voters for the nation's presidential election in Dixville Notch, N.H. The tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. The attorney general's office said the community is currently missing a required official in order to hold an election in the Feb. 11 primary. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)
December 23, 2019 - 8:55 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A tiny, isolated community near the Canadian border known for casting ballots just after the stroke of midnight in presidential elections may need to forfeit that tradition in 2020. Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, has been in the spotlight for years for voting first in the state...
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December 21, 2019 - 11:13 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota voter frustrated because President Donald Trump would be the only name on the state Republican primary ballot in March is challenging the move and muddying the launch of the state's first presidential primary in decades. Jim Martin, of Lake Elmo, a small business...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Attorney Justin Clark speaks in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, one of President Donald Trump's top re-election advisers is promising an aggressive effort on Election Day in battleground states. Clark told an audience of influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the GOP will go on offense in 2020 to monitor polls in key swing states like Wisconsin. The Associated Press obtained audio of Clark's comments from the November gathering. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli File)
December 20, 2019 - 9:07 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states, according to an audio recording of a private event obtained by The...
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December 19, 2019 - 9:05 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022. The Republican revealed his decision on his morning radio program in Charlotte, where he served as mayor for...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a town hall meeting, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Keokuk, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 18, 2019 - 8:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One is spending millions of dollars flooding the airwaves from Los Angeles to Sacramento, highlighting his tenure as mayor of the nation's largest city and commitment to key Democratic causes. The other has hired 80 staff members to knock on doors, organize volunteers and promote...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Sen. Collins officially launched her bid for a reelection Wednesday, Dec. 18, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle for the seat the moderate Republican from Maine has held for nearly 24 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 18, 2019 - 5:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle that's starting against the backdrop of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Collins made her formal announcement in an...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Ohio Democratic Senate candidate and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland gives his concession speech during the Ohio Democratic Party's election-night watch party in Columbus, Ohio. Strickland is endorsing Joe Biden for president. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
December 17, 2019 - 8:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has endorsed Joe Biden for president, promising important support from the state's industrial working class regions while highlighting some of the former vice president's potential challenges in the state. Strickland, who led the state from 2007...
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