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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2008, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., middle, is introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio., left, and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, right, during a rally at Shawnee State University, in Portsmouth, Ohio. As Democrats bring their primary debate to Ohio Tuesday, the question is whether the Republican foothold in Appalachia and places like industrial Youngstown is irreversible, whether Ohio is a political battleground no more. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
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October 14, 2019 - 10:20 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area's coal mining and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
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October 13, 2019 - 12:09 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters in his crimson state denied him a primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The Democratic incumbent was unable to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, now former, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a press conference in his office at the Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a 2017 bipartisan effort into law: more civic participation, fewer barriers to the ballot box and modernized systems. But the state hasn't lived up to its promise with a rollout that's behind schedule and several state agencies struggling to get on board. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP File)
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October 12, 2019 - 10:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change how the state finds and signs up eligible but unregistered voters: more civic participation, fewer barriers to the ballot box and modernized systems. But...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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October 11, 2019 - 9:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to portray Louisiana's Democratic governor as too liberal for the state, urging his supporters "to vote John Bel Edwards out." Trump is trying to rally Republican...
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President Donald Trump speaks after a signing ceremony for a trade agreement with Japan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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October 10, 2019 - 3:36 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The conflict and Twitter battles arrived in Minnesota well ahead of President Donald Trump's touchdown in the state. Trump traded Twitter insults with the Minneapolis mayor over who should pay more than $500,000 in security costs for Thursday's rally at a downtown arena. He...
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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker, Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, waits for the door to be answered as he canvasses a neighborhood in Petersburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Cox is facing Democratic challenger Shelia Bynum-Coleman in the November election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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October 09, 2019 - 11:13 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox is a low-key retired school teacher who hasn't faced serious competition since the first President Bush was in office. Now he's a top target of Democrats —both in and out of state— looking to capitalize on voter antipathy toward the current...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.Retiring House and Senate Republicans are a natural group to watch for defectors as Democrats’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump builds steam. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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October 08, 2019 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections, a subject he has largely avoided, and take steps to thwart attempts by hostile nations to use social media to meddle...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Abortion rights, and protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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October 07, 2019 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began a potentially contentious election-year term Monday in seeming general agreement that juries in state criminal trials must be unanimous to convict a defendant. The justices took up a quirk of constitutional law, a 47-year-old ruling that requires unanimity...
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Democratic organizer Bill Chandler reviews his voter contact sheet while canvassing on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Whitewater, Wis. Chandler is executing the Democratic strategy to win back Wisconsin _ a block-by-block rebuilding of the infrastructure they let crumble ahead of the last presidential election. Many Democrats in Wisconsin, and across the Rust Belt states that President Donald Trump flipped Republican in 2016, believe their weak neighborhood network contributed to their defeat. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
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October 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday in late September — 200 days from Wisconsin's presidential primary, nearly 14 months from Election Day 2020— and retired orchestra teacher Bill Chandler is out talking to his neighbors about politics. Tromping from yard to yard in the small town of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, right, talks with Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, D-Encino, left, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday Oct. 3, 2019, that he signed Berman's measure banning so-called "deep fake" videos designed to manipulate a political candidate's words or actions in the lead up to elections, It's a response to fears of dirty campaigning during the upcoming presidential race, but also a proposal that raises concerns about censorship and the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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October 04, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is trying to stop people from deceptively editing videos and audio in ways that are aimed at influencing elections. Legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday bans the distribution of manipulated videos and pictures that maliciously aim to give someone...
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