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FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, ballots are prepared for counting at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore. The coronavirus has knocked presidential primaries back several weeks as officials worry about voters crowding into polling places. If the disease remains a hazard in November, Democrats say there's only one solution to preserve the November election, national voting by mail. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

Mar. 31, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule, Democrats argue the outbreak shows the country needs to move toward one of their longtime goals — widespread voting by mail — to protect the November election. But Democrats' hopes...

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., talks to reporters before leaving Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 27, 2020. The nation's fiercest fiscal conservatives are largely embracing the massive economic rescue package moving through Congress. In many cases, those conservatives who support the $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill are the very same who raged against the $800 billion economic stimulus package backed by the Obama administration after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US Rep. who sought to stall virus aid touts fundraising haul

Mar. 30, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — He drew the president's wrath for seeking to slow congressional approval of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package, and now U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is boasting of his tactic and hauling in campaign cash for his reelection bid. Massie's campaign said Monday it had raised more than...

FILEā€”In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo,Kate Schroder, Democratic candidate for Ohio's first congressional district, right, greets a woman following a question and answer session held by the Bold New Democracy Work Group, in Cincinnati. In Ohio, candidates such as Schroder and Nikki Foster nearly emptied their campaign coffers in the closing days before March 17, and now are focusing on social media and phone banks to keep up their campaigns while awaiting clarity on when the primary will end amid the coronavirus stay-home orders. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes

Mar. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or are in limbo awaiting decisions on voting plans after elections were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Candidates lacking cash and prohibited from staging rallies that are considered mass gatherings have...

Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election

Mar. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state's primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state's spreading coronavirus cases. The measure passed both chambers of the Republican-controlled state Legislature on Wednesday and Gov. Tom Wolf,...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for weeks, if not months. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Virus bill sends $400 million to help states with elections

Mar. 25, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — States could receive $400 million in federal funds to help them navigate the significant disruption to U.S. elections caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted officials in at least 20 states to push back some voting as large portions of the population have been told to stay...

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo gives and update on the coronavirus during a press conference in the State Room of the Rhode Island State House Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (Kris Craig/Providence Journal via AP, Pool)

Rhode Island pushes April presidential primary to June

Mar. 23, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is the latest state to move its presidential primary in response to the new coronavirus. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday that the state will move its April 28 election to June 2. Rhode Island joins Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio in...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, protesters besiege the offices of Abkhazia President Raul Khadzhimba in the city of Sukhumi, in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia. The breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia is holding a presidential election Sunday to replace the leader who stepped down in January under pressure from the opposition. (AP Photo, File)

Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia votes for president

Mar. 22, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia is holding a presidential election Sunday to replace the leader who stepped down in January under pressure from the opposition. Raul Khadzhimba resigned as president in January, days after demonstrators seized his office to protest alleged...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee, Wis. U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for weeks, if not months. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries

Mar. 21, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for weeks, if not months. The states that have yet to...

This is a Saturday, March 7, 2020 photograph of Brian Flowers, taken in Clinton, Miss. Flowers, a military veteran who works at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, faces two opponents in the Republican primary for Mississippi's Second Congressional District seat. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi delays a GOP primary runoff amid pandemic

Mar. 20, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state's 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus. The new date is June 23. Mississippi joins a number of other states that have postponed elections amid the...

Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Holcomb said during the news conference with the state GOP and Democratic chairmen that the Indiana primary will be held on June 2 because of concern about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat

Mar. 20, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s political leaders announced Friday that they agreed to push back the state primary by nearly a month, to June 2, and to allow all voters to cast mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said during a news conference with the state...