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Garrett Bess, vice president of government relations and communications for the conservative activist group Heritage Action For America, leaves information at a residence in a subdivision in Milton, Ga., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Bess and a colleague were going door-to-door to encourage people to vote for the conservative candidates in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections for U.S. Senate. The two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate, and that has infused voter turnout efforts by the parties and outside groups with new urgency. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

Nov. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EST

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburban Atlanta on a recent afternoon, placing a flyer in each door, ringing the bell and stepping away to make a socially distanced pitch to vote for the conservative...

FILE-This Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo shows President Donald Trump listening as Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine speaks at a campaign rally, in Cleveland. DeWine on Monday Nov. 16, 2020 found himself on the receiving end of criticism by President Donald Trump and praise by President-Elect Joe Biden with a focus on the 2022 elections. Trump on Monday appeared to suggest in a tweet that DeWine needed a primary challenger. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Ohio Republican governor tweaked by Trump, praised by Biden

Nov. 16, 2020 5:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine found himself on the receiving end of criticism by President Donald Trump and praise by President-Elect Joe Biden on Monday, with the result being an early focus on the 2022 elections. It started when Trump appeared to suggest in a tweet that DeWine...

Pedro Pierluisi, gubernatorial candidate with the New Progressive Party (PNP), arrives at Vivo Beach Club to celebrate a slim lead of the pro-statehood party in the Puerto Rican general elections, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Pierluisi briefly served as governor following last year's massive protests that led to the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Pedro Pierluisi wins gubernatorial race in Puerto Rico

Nov. 7, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party won a majority of votes to become the U.S. territory’s next governor, according to official preliminary results released late Saturday. Pierluisi received nearly 33% of votes compared with nearly...

Pedro Pierluisi, gubernatorial candidate with the New Progressive Party (PNP), arrives at Vivo Beach Club accompanied by resident commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez to celebrate a slim lead of the pro-statehood party in the Puerto Rican general elections, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Pierluisi briefly served as governor following last year's massive protests that led to the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico awaits final result in tight gubernatorial race

Nov. 4, 2020 1:01 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People across Puerto Rico awaited final results Wednesday of elections that saw long lines of voters and produced a tight gubernatorial race in the U.S. Caribbean territory. Pedro Pierluisi of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party held a slight lead over Carlos Delgado of the...

U.S. House candidate Stephanie Bice talks to the media at the Edmond Conference Center in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, an Oklahoma City lawyer, faced Republican state Sen. Bice for the Oklahoma City-area House seat. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

House Latest: Okla. congresswoman Horn loses to GOP’s Bice

Nov. 4, 2020 3:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 House races (all times local): 3:15 a.m. An Oklahoma Republican has defeated Democratic congresswoman Kendra Horn and taken back the only Democratic-held seat in the state’s congressional delegation. Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice earned a reputation...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Missouri gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Mike Parson, and State Auditor Nicole Galloway are seen onstage before the Missouri gubernatorial debate at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri. They are opposing each other in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, Pool, File)

Montana goes red; it's status quo in other governor races

Nov. 4, 2020 1:05 AM EST

Montana is getting a Republican governor for the first time in 16 years, but voters decided against partisan changes in the 10 other states where the office was on the ballot Tuesday. It's not clear whether Democrats have been able to flip any legislative chambers. Efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic have...

People wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic wait in line to vote in the general election at a polling center set up at the Rafael Labra School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. In addition to electing a governor, Puerto Ricans are voting in a non-binding referendum on statehood. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Tight gubernatorial contest as Puerto Rico counts votes

Nov. 3, 2020 11:24 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's two main political parties were in a tight gubernatorial race late Tuesday after voters stood in long lines and forced polling centers to remain open late as they chose new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes,...

Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

In Florida's Old South, a new political battleground emerges

Oct. 29, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of Republican...

Utah rivals in governor's race unite in call for decency

Oct. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rival candidates vying to become Utah's next governor joined together in new ads Tuesday urging people to accept the results of the November elections and maintain decency with one another despite political differences. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican who is the heavy favorite to...

FILE - Former gubernatorial candidate and former state Rep. Stacey Abrams speaks to the congregation at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma , Alabama, on March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Stacey Abrams' zeal for voting began with preacher parents

Oct. 17, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

(RNS) — Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader who lost a razor-thin race for governor in 2018, voted on Thursday (Oct. 15), driving her ballot to a local drop box. Jeanine Abrams McLean, a former biologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who now helps her sister run the...