State elections

FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo shows a polling place at Southside Elementary in Huntington, W.Va. State election officials in at least two dozen states, including West Virginia, have seen suspicious cyber activity in the first half of January 2020, although it’s unclear who was behind the efforts and no major problems were reported. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP, File)
January 10, 2020 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia reported unusual cyber activity targeting its election systems. The Texas governor said the state was encountering attempted “attacks" at the rate of “about 10,000 per minute" from Iran. Information technology staff in Las Vegas responded to an intrusion, though the...
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In this Dec. 10, 2019 photo, Hispanic Federation Canvasser Ana M. Vigo, right, registers Maria Moralez, left, to vote as Ivan Baez Munoz looks on outside the Polk Coutny Tax Collectors office in Davenport, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 10, 2020 - 11:13 am
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — When Martha Santiago moved to Polk County, Florida, from Puerto Rico in 1979 to teach in one of the county's first bilingual schools, there were two certainties. One was that oranges were an economic engine in the county that is wedged between Tampa and Orlando. The other was...
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FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 08, 2020 - 10:46 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party's presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party's chances in...
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FILE- In this July 8, 2019 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach addresses the crowd as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Leavenworth, Kan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that he'll remain in his post as the country's top diplomat, forgoing a run for Senate from Kansas that many Republicans have seen as the party's best hope of retaining what should be a guaranteed GOP seat from the deep red state. Without him, Washington Republicans worry that Kobach, a polarizing conservative who lost a race for governor last year, would become the GOP's Senate candidate and lose in the general election.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
January 07, 2020 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's declaration Tuesday that he won't run for Senate in Kansas returned some Republicans to worrying that they can't block a polarizing conservative from winning the GOP nomination and putting the seat in play. Pompeo's decision to remain as nation's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump meets with Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., who is planning to switch his party affiliation, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Drew changing his party was one of the top news stories in New Jersey in 2019. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
January 06, 2020 - 8:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a campaign stop in deep-blue New Jersey later this month to reward U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew for switching parties and voting against his impeachment. Trump will travel to Wildwood, New Jersey, in Van Drew's district on Jan. 28 to hold a rally, his...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at Maquoketa Middle School in Maquoketa, Iowa, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)
January 06, 2020 - 4:27 pm
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — About 500 people packed into the basketball gym in the Fort Madison YMCA to see Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the working class Mississippi River town on the Sunday evening after Christmas. The following Sunday afternoon, Joe Biden attracted less than half to Grinnell, a similar...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gestures while taking part in an on-stage conversation with former California Gov. Jerry Brown at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco. Michael Bloomberg swung through Tennessee on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 highlighting his newly released health care plan and celebrating the opening of the Democrat's state campaign headquarters. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 02, 2020 - 2:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Democrats will not be able to caucus for Michael Bloomberg next month. The former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate did not file with the Nevada State Democratic Party by a Jan. 1 deadline, the party announced Thursday morning. Bloomberg is intending...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, people vote at Jamestown Town Hall in Kieler, Wis. Conservatives are asking a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt for not immediately purging more than 200,000 voters from the rolls. A judge last month ordered the purge of voters who may have moved and didn't respond within 30 days to notification sent by the elections commission in October 2019. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
January 02, 2020 - 1:21 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state. A judge...
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FILE - This file photo combination shows Mike Espy, left, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, on Oct. 5, 2018, and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Nov. 5, 2018, both in Jackson, Miss. If Espy and Hyde-Smith win their respective party's primaries, they will face each other in the November 2020 general election. Hyde-Smith defeated Espy in a November 2018 special election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
January 01, 2020 - 8:01 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Candidates for federal offices can start filing qualifying papers on Thursday in Mississippi. The state's longest-serving member of Congress, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is seeking another two-year term. The state's...
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December 27, 2019 - 6:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents. A federal court announced that next week U.S. District Judge...
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