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Debate highlights importance of HBCUs in Democratic politics

Sep. 12, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thursday's presidential debate wasn't just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It was also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University and the role of historically black colleges and universities heading into 2020. The event marked the first...

AP Analysis: N. Carolina flashes warnings for Trump and Dems

Sep. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's special election results are flashing 2020 warning signs for Republican President Donald Trump — and also for his Democratic foe, whoever that turns out to be. Even though Republicans won Tuesday's race for a House seat, the narrow victory for Dan Bishop...

Ossoff to challenge Perdue for US Senate seat in Georgia

Sep. 10, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pledging to "root out corruption in politics," Jon Ossoff, a former long-shot congressional candidate who rose to prominence two years ago riding a wave of dissatisfaction with Washington, says he's challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020. Ossoff, the fourth Georgia Democrat to join...

Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

Sep. 9, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost...

Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

Aug. 28, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson's announcement Wednesday that he will retire at year's end because of health problems instantly raised Georgia's status as a must-watch 2020 battleground by ensuring both of its Senate seats will be on the ballot. Isakson's pending departure after more than...

Third Democrat jumps into Georgia's US Senate race

Aug. 27, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A third Georgia Democrat jumped into the race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue on Tuesday for a seat that could help dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Business executive and 2018 candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor Sarah Riggs Amico announced her candidacy with a...

Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia

Aug. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia on Saturday. Abrams kicked off her Fair Fight 2020 campaign at an elementary school in Gwinnett County near Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported . Since her loss in the Georgia governor's race last year to...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlowl; former Rep. Beto...

Judge orders paper ballot contingency plan for Georgia

Aug. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Georgia election officials fail to meet the tight timeline they've set to implement an entirely new voting system, they'll have to quickly pivot to hand-marked paper ballots for the March presidential primaries. That's according to a Thursday ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg....

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019

Aug. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia's outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming fight over the state's new...