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West Virginia governor agrees to debate Salango in October

Jul. 2, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to debate Democratic challenger Ben Salango before they face off in the November elections, the incumbent Republican's campaign said Wednesday. The announcement comes after Justice declined to debate his GOP opponents ahead of the June...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden team putting together list of Black female court picks

Jun. 30, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden said Tuesday that his team is putting together a list of potential options for his first Supreme Court nominee, which he has already pledged will be a Black woman. “We are putting together a list of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to...

US court rejects majority Black Louisiana judicial district

Jun. 30, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has overturned a lower court ruling calling for a majority Black judgeship election district in a south Louisiana parish. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal said there was “weak evidence” of discriminatory dilution of Black votes in majority white Terrebonne...

Counties told to use new mail voting info, per court order

Jun. 29, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee election officials on Monday distributed guidance required by a judge for counties to update their absentee voting information to reflect a court-ordered voting-by-mail option for all eligible voters during the coronavirus pandemic. State Elections Coordinator Mark Goins...

Malawian President Peter Mutharika addresses the media at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Saturday, June 27, 2020. More than 6 million Malawians went to the polls in an election re-run Tuesday, June 23, 2020, after a court overturned last year's election results and ordered a fresh vote. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi's presidential vote

Jun. 27, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The opposition has won Malawi’s historic rerun of the presidential election, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has led to the defeat of an incumbent leader. Lazarus Chakwera’s victory late Saturday was a result of months of determined street protests in...

New Mexico Supreme Court chief justice postpones retirement

Jun. 27, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The top judge on the New Mexico Supreme Court is postponing her scheduled retirement from the state high court from July 31 until later in the year because of a late-emerging snag. Chief Justice Judith Nakamura said in early June she would retire July 31 but on Friday she said she'd...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Election-year retirement unlikely

Jun. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time a Supreme Court justice announced his retirement in a presidential election year, most of the current justices were too young to vote. It was 1968, and things didn't work out as planned. The nomination to replace Chief Justice Earl Warren failed in that turbulent year, and...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. McGrath, The Ex-Marine pilot who seemed to be gliding toward a primary victory in Kentucky, has come under heavy fire from both directions in the closing days of the Democratic contest to determine who challenges Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

McConnell, GOP congressmen win Kentucky primaries

Jun. 23, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Presidential primaries topped the ballot Tuesday, but there were several others races being decided in Kentucky including party nominations for a U.S. Senate seat. Other contested races on the ballot include five U.S. House seats, 11 contested legislative primaries and a Kentucky...

File -- In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 file photo U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda, leave at the end of a joint press conference, in Warsaw, Poland. Trump and Duda will meet at the White House on June 24, four days ahead of a presidential election in Poland in which Duda, a conservative, is seeking reelection. The meeting is expected to give Duda a boost, and is seen by some as election interference. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file)

LGBT groups criticize Trump for hosting Polish president

Jun. 23, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is being accused of sending a message of support to those looking to discriminate against LGBT people and other minorities by hosting Poland's president at the White House days before his visitor faces a tougher than expected fight for reelection. Trump is...

Voting stations are set up for the primary election at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. With one polling place designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who didn’t cast mail-in ballots could potentially face long lines in Kentucky’s unprecedented primary election.  (AP Photo/Piper Blackburn)

1 city, 1 voting place: Kentucky braces for lines in primary

Jun. 23, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With only one polling place designated Tuesday for Louisville, a city of 600,000 people, voters who didn’t cast mail-in ballots or show up early could face long lines in Kentucky’s primary, the latest to unfold as the pandemic triggers unprecedented election disruptions...