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At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

May. 25, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid. When the state's lieutenant...

Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

May. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s new election system — with open primaries and ranked voting — has been a model for those in other states who are frustrated by political polarization and a sense that voters lack real choice at the ballot box. Used for the first time in 2022,...

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

May. 25, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far, with just one U.S. House member defeated and incumbents widely prevailing in state Capitols. But the runoffs in Texas on Tuesday are a test for two prominent Republicans:...

Lara Trump touts RNC changes and a 2024 presidential victory for Trump in North Carolina

May. 24, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — To a room full of Republicans from across North Carolina on Friday, former President Donald Trump railed against the Biden administration and vowed to win in the state for a third time — all over a speaker phone call after his son Eric Trump dialed him on stage. ...

Republican AGs ask Supreme Court to block climate change lawsuits brought by several states

May. 24, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

Republican attorneys general in 19 states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block several Democratic-led states from pursuing climate change lawsuits against the oil and gas industry in their own state courts. The unusual request comes as dozens of states and local governments...

As the election nears, Biden pushes a slew of rules on the environment and other priorities

May. 24, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to secure his legacy, President Joe Biden has unleashed a flurry of election year rules on the environment and other topics, including a landmark regulation that would force coal-fired power plants to capture smokestack emissions or shut down. The...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the Texas primary runoffs

May. 24, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two prominent Texas Republicans are looking to settle political scores within their own party in the primary runoff elections on Tuesday, when voters will decide nearly three dozen unresolved races from the state’s March 5 primary. For entirely different...

Ohio governor calls special session to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is calling a rare special session of the General Assembly next week to pass legislation ensuring that President Joe Biden is on the state's 2024 ballot. The special session was called for Tuesday. ...

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

May. 23, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of...

Ohio's GOP governor orders special session next week to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 17:33 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's GOP governor orders special session next week to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot.