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Poll worker Neuza Ferreira, left, checks in voter Christina Tremblay, right, both of Providence, R.I., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at a voting station, in Providence. In-person voting is being offered at a reduced number of locations for voters who missed the deadline to request a mail ballot. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Rhode Island primary tests voting by mail, not candidates

Jun. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island was holding its presidential primary Tuesday in what's become more of a logistical test of voting by mail during a pandemic than a political challenge for any particular candidate. The COVID-19 crisis prompted the state to mail out ballots to registered voters who...

Judge sides with state in legal challenge to sports betting

Jun. 2, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has denied a request by a Republican activist to halt sports betting in Rhode Island. Daniel Harrop, a former Providence mayoral candidate, in his complaint said that sports betting at the state’s two casinos and online violates the state Constitution because it was...

FILE - This file photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard

Democratic contest for Baltimore mayor tops primary race

Jun. 2, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore voters are looking for a leader who can rein in crime, address poverty and restore trust in local government in their mayoral election, the highest-profile contest on Maryland's ballots Tuesday. The winner of the city's crowded Democratic primary, featuring 20 candidates, will...

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...

This  photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary

May. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is set to take place next week, when voters will be looking for a leader who can rein in violent crime, address entrenched poverty and restore steadily eroding trust in local government. Although Tuesday's election is a...

Protesters attend a Safely Open Texas Now rally Saturday, April 25, 2020, across the street from the El Paso County Court House in El Paso, Texas, during the coronavirus outbreak. The protesters demanded elected officials safely reopen the State of Texas, the County of El Paso and the city of El Paso for business. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

May. 27, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail. The decision was unanimous by the Texas Supreme...

Bosnia postpones local elections due to lack of funding

May. 23, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Election officials in Bosnia said Saturday that they will postpone local elections scheduled for early October due to the government’s failure to secure funding for their organization. Bosnia’s election commission, or CIK, announced that nationwide...

New candidate in Poland's presidential election for the opposition Civic Coalition, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski talks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. 
The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the race earlier in the day because she lost almost all support when she called for a boycott of the election held amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Warsaw mayor is opposition candidate for Poland's president

May. 15, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the...

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayors, removes them from office

May. 15, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday detained four more elected mayors from Turkey’s mainly Kurdish populated east and southeast regions, as the government pressed ahead with its crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party it accuses of links to Kurdish militants. The mayors from the People's...