State elections

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles while the crowd chants his name during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the South Carolina primary unfolds Saturday, Bernie Sanders won’t be hustling for last-minute votes in Charleston or courting party elders in the state capital of Columbia. Rather, he'll be invading Elizabeth Warren’s home turf. The Vermont senator is holding a noon rally on...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. The race to fill the vacated seat of Hunter, of California, has turned into a GOP slugfest. Hunter held one of the party's few remaining House seats in California before he pleaded guilty to a corruption charge and resigned last month. The race to replace him has been especially bitter between the Republican front-runners, former congressman Darrell Issa and San Diego radio host and political commentator Carl DeMaio. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
February 25, 2020 - 8:10 am
LAKESIDE, California (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's resignation from Congress last month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge unleashed a GOP slugfest over the vacancy in one of the party's few remaining House seats in California. Most of the action in the 50th District...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file 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. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. voters will cast ballots this year on devices that look and feel like the discredited paperless voting machines they once used, yet leave a paper record of the vote. Computer security experts are warning that these so-called ballot-marking devices pose too much of a risk. Ballot-marking machines were initially developed not as primary vote-casting tools but as “accessible” alternatives for the disabled. They print out paper records that are scanned by optical readers that tabulate the vote. They cost at least twice as much as hand-marked paper ballots, which computer scientists prefer because paper can’t be hacked. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 23, 2020 - 3:30 pm
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year’s election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems...
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign rally late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 23, 2020 - 1:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada’s caucuses and called for the state’s Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday’s caucuses. But the Nevada State...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, waves his hand during a rally in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 8:43 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a commanding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses, cementing his status as the Democrats' national front-runner but escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. Joe Biden was a distant second, followed by Pete...
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Caucus-goers listen to a precinct leader at a caucus location at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 22, 2020 - 9:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And early indications Saturday were that they succeeded. Enough preliminary results came in to allow The Associated Press and other news organizations to declare Sen. Bernie Sanders of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo sign in on tablet computers at an early voting location in the Chinatown Plaza, in Las Vegas. Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile app for caucus volunteers to report results. Democrats in Nevada were going to use the same app developer as Iowa did, but quickly sidelined those plans. They will still be relying to some extent on technology to assist in counting and reporting results, though, and like Iowa, they will have paper backups. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2020 - 11:05 pm
UNDATED (AP) — Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, people dressed as showgirls walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate, in Las Vegas. If Nevada has one job in the Democratic primary, it's to offer something different. And in many ways it has delivered. As the presidential race turned to the state this week, gone was the earnestness of Iowa and tradition of New Hampshire and in its place was racial diversity, a new unpredictability and the muscle of urban, union politics. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2020 - 7:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line in the street with union workers. And then, with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 21, 2020 - 5:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, people dressed as showgirls walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2020 - 5:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight. Seven casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip stand among 200 caucus locations statewide that will host the...
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