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NJ carries on counting after first mostly mail election

Jul. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey went on tallying votes Wednesday in a handful of primaries after COVID-19 upended the state's election by turning it into a mostly mail-in event. Results in the Republican contest for Senate, as well as a high-profile GOP House contest in southern New Jersey's 3rd District,...

A woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. New Jersey Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates for president, Senate and House on Tuesday, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they'll be doing it mostly by mail-in ballots. Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballots postmarked, put in a county drop box or dropped off in person at the county board of elections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ's mail primary gets results, though some races undecided

Jul. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s practically all-mail primary on Tuesday produced results in some of the state’s most closely watched contests despite concerns that Election Day would end in uncertainty. Though there was little suspense, former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic...

Ajaye' Brewington fills out a provisional ballot at a polling site in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Voters have until 8 p.m. to have their ballot postmarked or dropped at one of at least five boxes per county. Half of the polling places in each county must also stay open for voters to cast a ballot in person, though that means they must use a provisional ballot that will be counted once officials determine one has not been mailed to county election officials already. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Cory Booker wins N.J. Democratic Senate primary

Jul. 7, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections in New Jersey and Delaware (all times local): 9 p.m. Cory Booker has won New Jersey's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent Booker had faced Lawrence Hamm, who was running on Bernie Sanders' “Not Me. Us.” slogan. Booker arrived in...

Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey

Jul. 7, 2020 8:55 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey.

Tuesday's vote-by-mail primary poised to test New Jersey

Jul. 4, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's nearly all-mail primary on Tuesday is emerging as a test of the state's ability to deliver a drama-free election in the face of critical tweets from President Donald Trump and a GOP seeking federal election monitors. Tuesday is the deadline for Democratic and Republican...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 24, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 23 The Washington Post on the importance of wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump’s refusal to wear them: AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain, flip-flopped on the pandemic last week, first...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Q&A: Harris says Democrats need to listen to young voters

Jun. 24, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris of California says that Democrats need to listen to young voters seeking change and that she won't “be played" by Republicans when it comes to police reform legislation. She's a top contender to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. But she...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Q&A: Harris says Democrats need to listen to young voters

Jun. 23, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris of California says that Democrats need to listen to young voters seeking change and that she won't “be played" by Republicans when it comes to police reform legislation. She's a top contender to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. But she...

Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson, right, watches as Architect of the Capitol workers remove a portrait of James Orr of South Carolina that was hanging in the Speakers Lobby on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP)

Portraits of former Confederate leaders removed from Capitol

Jun. 18, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Portraits honoring four former House speakers who served in the Confederacy were removed Thursday after Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that the men "embody the violent bigotry and grotesque racism of the Confederacy.″ Pelosi directed the House clerk to oversee the immediate removal...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Treasury chief refusing to disclose recipients of virus aid

Jun. 13, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Building ramparts of secrecy around a $600 billion-plus coronavirus aid program for small businesses, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has moved from delay to denial in refusing outright to disclose the recipients of taxpayer-funded loans. Mnuchin told Congress at a hearing this week...