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Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black...

AP Interview: Arrested US lawyer says HK courts face choice

HONG KONG (AP) — An American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong's national security law said Friday that the courts...

In voting to impeach, SC’s Rice acknowledges political risk

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, who hid in an office as rioters overran the U.S. Capitol last week, acknowledged Thursday that...

Warnock, Biden wins give twin thrills to religious liberals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. and Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock shares more than a party with President-elect Joe Biden: Both Democrats made faith a central...

Hong Kong grants bail to arrested pro-democracy activists

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said Friday they have granted bail to most of the 55 pro-democracy activists who were arrested...

Wong questioned, US lawyer released in Hong Kong crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on a new charge under the national security law on Thursday...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by...

EXPLAINER: How Congress will count Electoral College votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional joint session to count electoral votes is generally a routine, ceremonious affair. But President Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless efforts...

Special election set to replace former California lawmaker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday set a special election in Los Angeles County to replace state Sen. Holly Mitchell,...

Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his one-time Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the...

Biden calls transportation nominee Buttigieg ‘a new voice’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden introduced onetime Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the...

How Democrats came up short in bid to expand House majority

MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats. ...

‘This is proof’: Biden’s win reveals power of Black voters

DETROIT (AP) — Power. Respect. Finally. ...

Be prepared: Biden transition team at work amid limbo

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden's transition team isn't waiting for a verdict in the presidential race before getting to work. ...

California elects 25-year-old lawmaker, youngest in 82 years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has elected its youngest state lawmaker in more than eight decades, elevating a 25-year-old progressive Democrat who already has...

Puerto Ricans in unfamiliar territory as vote count delayed

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — For the first time in decades, voters across Puerto Rico are still waiting for officials to confirm the...

Californians decide kids can’t vote, but say parolees should

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians welcomed parolees to join them at the polls, but they rejected a measure that would have granted voting rights...

Effort to revamp California property tax system trails

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ballot measure to partially dismantle California’s longtime system of tying property taxes to the last sales price trailed Wednesday...

With presidency in reach, Dems grapple with disappointment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats went into Election Day hoping to reclaim the White House and majorities in both chambers of Congress in a victory...

The Latest: California affirmative action measure trailing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the California election (all times local): ...

California passes measure allowing felons on parole to vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole was decisively passed by California voters on Tuesday....

Some California legislative incumbents fighting to survive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats were hoping to expand their supermajorities in the state Legislature as votes were tallied Tuesday. Several Republican incumbents...

Tradition: 2 New Hampshire towns cast votes after midnight

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have...

‘We need you’: GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe...

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by...

Fewer in-person polling places in California on Election Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are voting in record numbers, with more than a third of the state's 22.3 million ballots already returned to...

Voting by mail isn’t so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow...

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge...

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest...

The Latest: Biden raises record $383 million in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): ...

Dems, GOP stretch for hard-to-get districts in House races

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace...

Supreme Court asked to extend Wisconsin absentee voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and their allies asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow for absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin that...

Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days...

It’s in the mail: California sending ballots to all voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Nov. 3 election will test Californians' commitment to voting by mail as the nation's most populous state offers far...

2 California ballot measures would expand voting rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early voting in California began Monday and a pair of propositions on the Nov, 3 ballot would expand voting rights...

California voters to consider property tax overhaul

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For decades, California's system of limiting property tax increases has been deemed sacrosanct, a third rail for any politician. The...

Error leaves thousands in NYC with flawed absentee ballots

NEW YORK (AP) — Mail-in voting has gotten off to a rocky start in New York City, where election officials sent out nearly 100,000...

5 questions heading into Trump and Biden’s first debate

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday...

5 questions heading into Trump and Biden’s first debate

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday...

Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a...

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds...

Obama to join Kamala Harris for 2 Democratic fundraisers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will join Kamala Harris for a pair of fundraisers next week in support of the Democratic...

Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff 6 days post election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the...

Georgia’s Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at...

Sen Jones of Alabama calls rival Tuberville ‘Coach Clueless’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville “Coach Clueless” on Friday, stepping up attacks on the...

Voter bares arms, and more, after anti-Trump shirt is nixed

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A voter who was told she couldn’t wear an anti-Trump shirt at a polling place because it violated electioneering rules...

Another showdown set this week over Georgia voting machines

ATLANTA (AP) — Voting integrity activists will try this week to convince a federal judge that Georgia should scrap its brand new touchscreen voting...

‘Corky’ Messner wins GOP Senate primary to challenge Shaheen

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bryant “Corky” Messner won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating a fellow veteran and setting up a...

Georgia investigating ‘potential double voting’ in primary

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of “potential double voting” in the June...

In battlegrounds, absentee ballot rejections could triple

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of absentee ballots get rejected in every presidential election. This year, that problem could be much worse and potentially pivotal...

Voting in person Nov. 3? Expect drive-thrus, sports arenas

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voting will look a little different this November. States are turning to stadiums, drive-thrus and possibly even movie theaters...

Marine wins Democratic primary for Kennedy’s US House seat

Jake Auchincloss, a city councilor in suburban Boston and a former Marine, won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee in the race...

House subpoenas embattled Postal Service leader over delays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) —...

Kennedy loses Senate bid; race for his House seat is tight

BOSTON (AP) — U.S....

Coronavirus worries force election officials to get creative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

US high court denies bid to restore Greens on Montana ballot

HELENA, Mont. (AP) —...

The Latest: Scott hails progress made in America on race

WASHINGTON (AP) — South...

No turning back in the state that pioneered voting by mail

SALEM, Ore. (AP) —...

NY lets voters get absentee ballots due to virus concerns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —...

The Latest: Harris makes history in accepting VP nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala...

A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) —...

The Latest: Jill Biden makes personal case for husband Joe

Jill Biden offered a...

Democratic chair: Primaries should replace caucuses by 2024

Democratic National Committee Chair...

Q&A: What’s happening at the US Postal Service, and why?

The U.S. Postal Service...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddies facts on mail ballots, Harris

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Puerto Rico governor loses primary of pro-statehood party

LOÍZA, Puerto Rico (AP)...

Mormons cool to Trump are finding new influence in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) —...

Democrats in conservative SC now see opportunity for gains

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —...

Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden’s campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden’s campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Florida

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)...

High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don’t need witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism

ATLANTA (AP) — Political...

Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after VP announcement

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Inaction by Congress leaves states to pay for election costs

ATLANTA (AP) — Congress’...

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico...

Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard’s seat

HONOLULU (AP) — Kai...

Panel picks Fallon to run in Ratcliffe’s former district

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP)...

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe...

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Democrats sue Georgia election officials over lines at polls

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats...

Joe Arpaio clings to relevancy in what’s likely his last run

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona...

Biden campaign announces $280 million ad buy through fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe...

Inslee advances in Washington gubernatorial primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) —...

Kansas Rep. Watkins unseated after facing criminal charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) —...

Kansas GOP picks Rep. Marshall for Senate seat over Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) —...

AP VoteCast: How Black women shape Democratic politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black...

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

DETROIT (AP) — Despite...

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