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'Russian playbook' remains after Mueller report wraps up

Mar. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference? The 22-month-long special counsel investigation underscored how vulnerable the U.S. was to a foreign adversary seeking to sow discord on social media, spread...

Investigators followed money in tainted N. Carolina election

Mar. 26, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The ballot-rigging investigation that voided a congressional election and forced one of the country's few do-over races simply followed the money, top North Carolina elections officials said Tuesday. Investigators were following tips that a political operative in rural Bladen County...

Tennessee counties eye vote paper trail; state stays neutral

Mar. 26, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee's three largest counties plan to begin using voting machines that produce a verifiable paper trail in time for the presidential primaries in March 2020, whether the Republican-led state requires it or not. Tennessee...

New Mexico senator, conservationist won't run again in 2020

Mar. 25, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020, opening a secure Democratic seat to competition and ending a chapter in a Western political dynasty built on environmental conservation. The second-term senator and former congressman said he was...

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition

Mar. 25, 2019 12:08 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition.

Surprise? Pennsylvania's 2020 primary could be competitive

Mar. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania last week appeared to herald the start of the state's presidential primary season. But if Pennsylvania's Democratic Party faithful are searching for a favorite from among the crowded 2020 primary field, it may be in vain....

Text of letter summarizing special counsel's report

Mar. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

The text of Attorney General William Barr's letter to congressional lawmakers outlining the principal conclusions reached by the special counsel in the Russia probe (with footnotes below): March 24, 2019 Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement...

Voters in New Hampshire fill in blanks on O'Rourke candidacy

Mar. 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke leaves room for voters to decide for themselves what he is and what he could be. He's Bobby Kennedy and Barack Obama. He's nothing new. He'd be a great vice president. He's a man whose candidacy will be a melted candle in a matter of months. He's exactly what this...

Sanders aims for strong showing in delegate-rich California

Mar. 22, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed. The senator from Vermont was an insurgent outsider three years ago in a head-to-head race against Hillary Clinton, the former first lady,...

O'Rourke tackles racial issues in first South Carolina visit

Mar. 22, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — In the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls can test their mettle before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke took on issues of race Friday, telling South Carolina voters that he might not know their struggles firsthand but wants to be a president who can try...