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FILE - In this file image from Feb. 4, 2020, video, Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Poll workers will attempt to space voters apart Tuesday, June 1, during South Dakota's primary election, although there's a good chance most ballots will have already been submitted ahead of in-person voting. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Rounds seeks 2nd term in virus-altered South Dakota primary

Jun. 1, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Poll workers will attempt to space voters apart Tuesday during South Dakota's primary election, although there's a good chance most ballots will have already been submitted ahead of in-person voting. The secretary of state’s office reports that more than 82,000 absentee...

Republicans sue Clark County for election-related records

Jun. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party and Republican National Committee are suing Clark County officials for public records related to the June primary election. In a lawsuit filed Monday, the state and local GOP asked a court to force the county to turn over any records related to the county's...

Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Governor moves deadline to count mail-in ballots amid unrest

Jun. 1, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Amid protests over George Floyd’s death across Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday ordered Philadelphia and five other counties to keep counting ballots in the primary election that arrive by mail for seven days after Tuesday's 8 p.m. deadline. Wolf, a Democrat, made the...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, voters packed the Vigo County Annex in Terre Haute, Ind., during the final day of early voting. Many of Indiana's voters have shifted over the past decade to casting ballots days or weeks ahead of Election Day rather than standing in line at their neighborhood polling site on that day. The coronavirus outbreak is causing what could become an even bigger shift toward mail-in ballots for Indiana's upcoming primary election that's been delayed until June 2, 2020. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP File)

Indiana's virus-delayed primary may mean lines, slow tallies

Jun. 1, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s delayed and revamped primary election is about to conclude with the final votes being cast. The coronavirus outbreak prompted state officials to push back the primary by four weeks and encourage mail-in voting. However, health concerns have morphed into worries about...

Coronavirus brings changes to polling places in Missouri

Jun. 1, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Voters who turn out for local elections across Missouri on Tuesday will find several changes made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and election officials will be watching to learn lessons for much larger and busier elections looming in August and November. Election officials...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 1, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 31, 2020. We can trust the outcome of mail voting, as Nebraska’s primary shows Let’s be clear: Voter fraud in the United States is rare. No data-supported evidence suggests that it is anything other than extremely unusual. Study after study since 2000 from a range of sources...

Kansas setting record for mail ballot requests amid pandemic

May. 30, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the year the total number from the last general election in 2016. Figures from Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office show that Kansas had processed 57,687...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., endorses Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally Monday, March 2, 2020 in Dallas. As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden begins the process of choosing a running mate amid the coronavirus crisis, managing the pandemic has become its own version of an audition. For potential picks, lobbying for the job means breaking into the national conversation, positioning themselves as leaders and executing at their day job. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

May. 30, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told reporters on...

UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic

May. 30, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of meeting in the horseshoe-shaped assembly...

FILE - In this May 19, 2020 file photo traffic moves along Interstate 10 as downtown Los Angeles is seen in the background in Los Angeles. California voters on the November ballot will decide whether to raise property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,File)

California to vote on business tax hike worth up to $12B

May. 29, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. The ballot measure contest will pit big city mayors and pro-labor...