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FILE - This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census was another case of whiplash for the census, which has faced stops from the pandemic, natural disasters and court rulings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Citizenship data is latest rollback of Trump census efforts

Jan. 23, 2021 9:10 PM EST

The U.S. Census Bureau is suspending efforts to create neighborhood-level statistics on the citizenship and age of residents, using 2020 census data, in the latest rollback of Trump administration census-related initiatives that critics feared would be used to favor Republicans and whites during the drawing of...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Clues about post-Trump politics await in Georgia

Jan. 4, 2021 10:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — For more than four years, President Donald Trump has dominated the Republican Party and the whole of American politics. Now Georgia gets to decide what comes next. Two Senate runoffs on Tuesday, just 15 days before Trump leaves office, will not only determine which party controls the Senate...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Rita Hart answers a question during a debate with Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa officials on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, were expected to certify a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades.Republican Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Hart in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits but never be overcome. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Iowa Democrat asks House to review 6-vote race, cites errors

Dec. 22, 2020 4:40 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Rita Hart asked the U.S. House on Tuesday to investigate and overturn the race that Iowa says she lost by six votes, arguing that 22 ballots were wrongly excluded and others weren't examined during the recount. In a notice of contest, Hart argued that she would have netted...

FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., participates in a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two years earlier, California Republican leaders conceded that the party had all but collapsed after Democrats swept seven GOP-held House seats, including four all or partly in the one-time conservative holy land of Orange County. But a swift rebound this year reclaimed four of those districts for the GOP, even as President Donald Trump lost the state in a landslide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A new face to the GOP: Diverse candidates win in California

Dec. 9, 2020 12:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had been over two decades since a Republican captured a Democratic-held congressional district in California. This year, Republicans took four. The stunning victories have California GOP leaders talking about a comeback after years of teetering on the brink of irrelevance in the...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hall wins runoff to briefly fill seat of late Rep John Lewis

Dec. 2, 2020 1:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall won a special runoff election Tuesday for a brief term in Congress and will succeed the late civil rights legend John Lewis. The 49-year-old Hall defeated fellow Democrat Robert Franklin, 66, in the Atlanta area district and will only hold the...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  With three of North Carolina’s 13 U.S. House incumbents not seeking reelection, nearly 30 congressional candidates are scrambling to win Tuesday, March 4, 2020 primaries in these districts with hopes of soon filling the rare number of open seats (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Mark Walker takes early jump into N. Carolina Senate race

Dec. 1, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Outgoing North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker on Tuesday announced his bid to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr in 2022, a path the Republican indicated a year ago he'd pursue after his House district shifted to the left during an unscheduled redistricting. The quick entry of Walker,...

Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose

Dec. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose.
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Christy Smith For Congress campaign shows candidate Christy Smith. On Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, Smith conceded in a knife-edged loss to Republican Mike Garcia in the race for a California Congressional seat. (Christy Smith For Congress via AP, File)

Democrat concedes in US House race north of LA

Dec. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Christy Smith conceded Monday in a knife-edged loss to Republican rival Mike Garcia, who retained his Congressional seat in the 25th District north of Los Angeles. “With final votes counted in this race, it’s clear we will not be able to close the 339-vote...

Iowa GOP congressional candidate holds lead after recount

Nov. 28, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes...

Republican David Valadao wins election to U.S. House in California's 21st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. TJ Cox

Nov. 27, 2020 1:34 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican David Valadao wins election to U.S. House in California's 21st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. TJ Cox.