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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announces the cancellation of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade and Road Race due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)

UMass taps lawyer to probe Alex Morse misconduct allegations

Aug. 14, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state university has hired a prominent Boston lawyer to conduct an independent review into allegations of inappropriate conduct by Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, a former adjunct professor who is running for Congress. The University of Massachusetts Amherst said Friday that...

Mississippi city schedules special mayoral election

Aug. 14, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. (AP) — Residents in a south Mississippi city will elect a new mayor next month to fill the seat left vacant when its current mayor died. The nonpartisan special election in Diamonhead will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, WLOX-TV reported. Residents who are not registered to vote can do so on...

Preliminary results show record turnout for Vermont primary

Aug. 13, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Preliminary results from Vermont's election Tuesday show a historic turnout for a primary in the state, Secretary of State Jim Condos said Wednesday. Condos said well over 155,000 Vermonters voted on or before the primary. The turnout figures will remain unofficial until all town...

Tusayan mayor seeking third two-year term apparently ousted

Aug. 12, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who has long opposed massive development in Tusayan on the outskirts of Grand Canyon National Park is the unofficial winner of the mayoral race. The Coconino County Recorder’s Office on Wednesday said Clarinda Vail won more than 61% of the vote from the Aug. 4 primary...

Gilbert mayor resigns, joins McSally's reelection campaign

Aug. 12, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of Gilbert has resigned, effective immediately. Jenn Daniels announced the move at Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting and later said she resigned for personal reasons. On Wednesday, Daniels was announced as one of four Maricopa County chairs for Republican U.S....

Volunteers Susan Phillips, left, and Donna Taylor, right, look over mail-in ballots they are counting on Primary Day, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Glastonbury, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut election workers still counting primary ballots

Aug. 12, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Local election workers on Wednesday were still counting a record number of absentee ballots from Tuesday's primary, with the outcome of numerous races across Connecticut still undecided — including the political fates of some incumbent state legislators and Republican congressional candidates in two...

CORRECTING COUNTRY IN CAPTION TO BELARUS - People with old Belarusian National flag gather in a street protesting the election results in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The demonstrators are contesting the official count showing President Alexander Lukashenko winning a sixth term with 80% of Sunday's vote, with crowds taking to the streets every night since to demand a recount. (AP Photo)

Thousands in Belarus decry president's reelection as rigged

Aug. 12, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied in Belarus’ capital and other cities for a fourth straight night Wednesday, decrying an election they say was rigged to extend the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian leader and the crackdown on subsequent demonstrations. In several parts...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald speaks to reporters, in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo by Scott Bauer, File)

Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

Aug. 12, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a giant step Tuesday toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in...

Volunteers Anthony Hall, left, and Patricia Nelson, right, prepare ballots at Rawson Elementary School, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut voters choose Trump, Biden in final 2020 primary

Aug. 11, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were working late into the night counting large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut's...

Maryland governor OKs plan for voting centers

Aug. 10, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan approved recommendations by the state elections board on Monday to reduce the number of polling places to accommodate a shortage of poll workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the governor initially directed the state to hold a traditional...