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Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

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...

South Africa's 4 big political parties begin final weekend of campaigning ahead of election

May. 25, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important change in three decades. Supporters of the African National Congress, which has been in...

Millions vote in India's grueling election with Prime Minister Modi's party likely to win a 3rd term

May. 25, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians are voting Saturday in the next-to-last round of a grueling national election with a combined opposition trying to rattle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign for a third-consecutive term for himself and his Hindu nationalist party. Many...

It's possible no party will get a majority in South Africa's election. Here's what that would mean

May. 25, 2024 02:42 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The focus for South Africa's national election next week is on the fate of the African National Congress party and whether it is going to lose its parliamentary majority for the first time, as many expect. Several polls put the ANC's support below 50%...

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,...

Trump TV: Internet broadcaster beams the ex-president's message directly to his MAGA faithful

May. 25, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — On the second floor of a single-family home in a sprawling suburban development, a three-member production crew sat behind banks of computer monitors and guided the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network’s coverage of a recent Donald Trump rally. ...

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:...

Prosecutors seek to bar Trump from statements endangering law enforcement in classified records case

May. 24, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that “pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents” participating in the...

UAW files objection to Mercedes vote, accuses company of intimidating workers

May. 24, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The United Auto Workers on Friday accused Mercedes of interfering in a union election at two Alabama factories by intimidating and coercing workers into voting no. A week after Mercedes workers voted against joining the union, the labor group filed an...