State elections

Deborah Watts votes at the Warren City Hall, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Warren, Mich. People in about 50 Michigan communities are participating in largely mail-based local elections that might be a blueprint for the presidential battleground state in November. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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May 05, 2020 - 1:25 pm
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — People in about 50 Michigan communities were voting Tuesday, participating in largely mail-based local elections that might be a blueprint for the presidential battleground state in November. In a first, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office automatically sent absentee...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary in Seattle. Washington is a vote by mail state. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats are now much more likely than Republicans to support their state conducting elections exclusively by mail, 47% to 29%. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
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May 05, 2020 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their votes through the mail during a pandemic is provoking online disinformation and conspiracy theories that could undermine trust in the results, even if there are no major problems. With social...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned states earlier this year that Russia could look to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections by covertly advising political candidates and campaigns. That's according to a law enforcement memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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May 04, 2020 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned states earlier this year that Russia could look to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections by covertly advising political candidates and campaigns, according to a law enforcement memo obtained by The Associated Press. The Feb. 3...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson poses for a photo in Columbus, Ga. Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff and Tomlinson, two of the top Georgia Democrats vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, took hard swipes at each other during a virtual debate Sunday, May 3, 2020, as criticism of the official response to the coronavirus took center stage. (Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP, File)
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May 03, 2020 - 10:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the top Georgia Democrats vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November took hard swipes at each other during a virtual debate Sunday as criticism of the official response to the coronavirus took center stage. Former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson took an opening...
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In this April 14, 2020 photo, Pam Fleming and fellow workers stuff ballots and instructions into mail-in envelopes at the Lancaster County Election Committee offices in Lincoln, Neb. Officials in Nebraska are forging ahead with plans for the state’s May 12 primary despite calls from Democrats to only offer voting by mail and concerns from public health officials that in-person voting will help the coronavirus spread. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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May 03, 2020 - 7:42 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is forging ahead with plans to hold the nation's first in-person election in more than a month, despite health concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and allegations that political motivations are fueling opposition to an all-mail approach. Barring an unexpected...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden overwhelmingly won a Democratic presidential primary in Kansas conducted exclusively by mail balloting by the state party because of the coronavirus pandemic. He had been expected to prevail in the vote Saturday, May 2 and capture a majority of the state’s delegates to the Democrats’ national nominating commission. Biden took 77% of the vote. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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May 03, 2020 - 1:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Joe Biden has overwhelmingly won a Democratic presidential primary in Kansas that the state party conducted exclusively by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president had been expected to prevail in Saturday's vote and capture a majority of the state’s...
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In this March 19, 2020, photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Garbett, right, elbow-bumps Dr. Joseph Jarvis as she introduces him as her running mate at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Social distancing rules, stay-home orders and mass gathering restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus have made the crucial signature-gathering component of American electoral politics impossible. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
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May 03, 2020 - 9:27 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Primary election day in Ohio was supposed to be big for Raise the Wage Ohio. Volunteers and activists armed with petitions were gearing up to visit packed voting locations across the state to collect signatures in support of putting a minimum wage increase on the fall ballot...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2020 file photo, voters observe social distancing guidelines as they wait in line to cast ballots in the presidential primary election in Milwaukee. More than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during Wisconsin's election earlier this month have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. But there are no plans to move or otherwise alter a special congressional election coming in less than two weeks. (AP Photo/Morry Gash File)
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April 29, 2020 - 6:59 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during Wisconsin's presidential primary this month have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest count by state health officials tracking the impact of holding the election in the middle of a pandemic. It...
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Board of elections worker Valerie Tyree cleans an election booth after a person voted in the state's primary election at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland. The first major test of an almost completely vote-by-mail election during a pandemic is unfolding Tuesday in Ohio, offering lessons to other states about how to conduct one of the most basic acts of democracy amid a health crisis. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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April 29, 2020 - 8:28 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden won Ohio’s presidential primary, clinching a contest that was less about the Democratic nomination and more about how states can conduct elections in the era of the coronavirus. Tuesday's primary was the first major test of statewide elections via mail amid an...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet each other before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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April 27, 2020 - 4:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York on Monday canceled the Democratic presidential primary election that had been scheduled for June 23, a result of the coronavirus pandemic and a move denounced by former candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign and his supporters as a blow to democracy. The Democratic members...
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