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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, Republican ex-Russia ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. speaks during a debate for Utah's 2020 gubernatorial race, in Salt Lake City. The state's June 30 primary will decide the Republican nominee for the first open governor’s race in more than a decade. In a state that hasn't elected a Democratic governor in more than 40 years, the GOP nominee is an almost-certain winner. With four candidates still duking it out, the primary could be close. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah Democrats cross party lines to have political impact

Jun. 26, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — They support police reform, LGBTQ rights and Medicaid expansion. But in deeply conservative Utah, thousands of liberal-leaning voters are registering as Republicans because they say it's the only way to have a political voice in a key election next week. The state's June 30 primary...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at her office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo Wednesday, June 17, 2020, ahead of a two-week campaigning for the election. A political go-getter, Koike even had the coronavirus crisis turn in her favor. And she repeatedly upstaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by taking more proactive steps ahead of him, gaining public support. Timing is also on her side now, she is cruising to a certain victory in the July 5 election for her second term as head of the Japanese capital. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Call to cancel Tokyo Olympics enters race for Tokyo governor

Jun. 18, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The contentious issue of the billions being spent on the postponed Tokyo Olympics has entered the debate in the race for governor of Japan's capital. Incumbent Yuriko Koike is a strong favorite to be reelected — and a strong supporter of the Olympics — in a field of more than a...

Utah gubernatorial candidate Jon Huntsman Jr., left, shakes hands with people during a campaign stop Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

Ex-ambassador and Utah hopeful Huntsman says he has COVID-19

Jun. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former ambassador and current Republican candidate for Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. said Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. Huntsman said he has “classic symptoms” of the illness caused by the coronavirus, and will isolate himself while his campaign pushes...

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the state's primary election at a polling place, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. Some voting machines went dark and voters were left standing in long lines in humid weather as the waiting game played out. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate primary too early to call

Jun. 10, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 primary elections (all times EDT): 1:45 a.m. The Democratic Senate primary in Georgia is too early to call. In Georgia, candidates must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. With more than half of the expected vote counted at 1:30 a.m. EDT, Jon Ossoff...

Ben Salango wins Democratic nomination for governor in West Virginia primary election

Jun. 9, 2020 11:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Salango wins Democratic nomination for governor in West Virginia primary election.

Jim Justice wins Republican nomination for governor in West Virginia primary election

Jun. 9, 2020 8:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Justice wins Republican nomination for governor in West Virginia primary election.
FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in-voting. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims

Jun. 8, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in voting, which President Donald Trump has said, without offering proof, will lead to election fraud. Fair Fight, an organization led by former...

Mike Cooney wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election

Jun. 2, 2020 11:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Cooney wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election.

Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election

Jun. 2, 2020 10:50 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election.
In this Monday, June 1, 2020, photo, former Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., speaks during the Utah Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate in Salt Lake City. Huntsman Jr. has one of the most recognizable names in the state as a former popular governor and son of a billionaire philanthropist. He stepped down as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Donald Trump to return to Utah and make a run and reclaiming his seat. (Ivy Ceballo/Deseret News, via AP, Pool)

Utah governor race has conservative coronavirus fault lines

Jun. 2, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A few months ago, the crowded contest for the Republican nomination in Utah’s first wide-open governor's race in more than a decade was about how to manage the state’s breakneck growth. Now, it's showcasing conservative fault lines over the coronavirus crisis response...