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Democrats are dominating early voting in New Mexico

Oct. 15, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats are dominating early voting across New Mexico, including the state's two largest metropolitan areas. Voting statistics from the Secretary of State's Office on Sunday showed that Democrats account for 56 percent of early ballots, though they make up 46 percent of registered...

Georgia early voting begins with contentious governor's race

Oct. 15, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Early voting begins in Georgia, where a contentious governor's race tops the ballot. Voters in Georgia may begin voting in person Monday in the state's 159 counties. Voting is available each weekday and at least one Saturday. In-person early voters will use the same touchscreen electronic...

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting

Oct. 15, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin flew to...

Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student's phone

Oct. 14, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. Young Democratic Socialists of America's Georgia Tech chapter posted video from the phone on social...

Analysis: Temporary secretary of state treated as incumbent

Oct. 14, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's interim secretary of state has been in the job fewer than six months, not elected to the position and only ascending to it because of a scandal. Still, Kyle Ardoin is running as an incumbent. That campaign decision has put a target on Ardoin's back from the other...

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

Oct. 14, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election Sunday, a result that could cause more turbulence within the national government. The Christian Social Union took 37.2 percent of the vote,...

In Georgia, claims of vote suppression and publicity stunts

Oct. 14, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Democrat vying for the governorship of Georgia, is ratcheting up her assertion that Republican rival Brian Kemp is effectively suppressing minority and women voters in his role as secretary of state. The Kemp campaign is returning fire with charges of a "manufactured ......

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday in West Virginia

Oct. 14, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline is nearing to register to vote in next month's general election in West Virginia. Tuesday is the last day for state residents to register if they want to vote on Nov. 6. Residents can register online or in person at their county clerk's offices, the secretary of...

The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

Oct. 14, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the state election in Bavaria, Germany (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin. The ARD and ZDF public television exit polls had the...

Exit poll: Merkel's conservative allies lead in Bavarian election, but lose majority in state parliament

Oct. 14, 2018 12:03 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Exit poll: Merkel's conservative allies lead in Bavarian election, but lose majority in state parliament.