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Voters to decide primary runoffs in Alabama's new 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters are set to cast their ballots Tuesday to decide party nominees for the state's 2nd Congressional District, which was redrawn by a federal court to boost the voting power of Black residents. The outcome of the hotly contested runoffs will set...

Democrats seek to seize control of deadlocked Michigan House in special elections

Apr. 16, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are hoping to win back a majority in the deadlocked Michigan House and regain control of the state government in two special elections on Tuesday. Democrat Mai Xiong is taking on Republican Ronald Singer in District 13, while Peter...

AP PHOTOS: What's on the voters’ minds as India heads into a 6-week national election

Apr. 16, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Raj Sud, 94, has voted in almost every election held in independent India, bearing witness to the eventful journey of a diverse, and now the world’s most populous, democracy over the last 76 years. Nearly 970 million people are eligible to vote in India’s...

Donald Trump brings his campaign to the courthouse as his criminal hush money trial begins

Apr. 16, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump began his day as a criminal defendant lashing out at the judge and prosecutors, casting himself as a victim and angrily posting on social media. In other words: a familiar routine. But inside the courtroom, which was...

Trump will return to court after first day of hush money criminal trial ends with no jurors picked

Apr. 16, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump will return to a New York courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign. ...

Only 1 in 3 US adults think Trump acted illegally in New York hush money case, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 16, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first criminal trial facing former President Donald Trump is also the one in which Americans are least convinced he committed a crime, a new AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds. Only about one-third of U.S. adults say Trump did something...

California officials sue Huntington Beach over voter ID law passed at polls

Apr. 15, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Monday sued Huntington Beach over a new law that lets the city require voters to provide identification to cast ballots at the polls starting in 2026. State Attorney General Rob Bonta said the measure approved by voters in the...

Maine joins compact to elect the president by popular vote but it won't come into play this November

Apr. 15, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will become the latest to join a multistate effort to elect the president by popular vote with the Democratic governor's announcement Monday that she's letting the proposal become law without her signature. Under the proposed compact, each state would...

Randal Gaines defeats Katie Bernhardt to become new chair of Louisiana Democratic Party

Apr. 15, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Democratic Party has new leadership. Randal Gaines, a former state representative, was selected Saturday as the political group's new chair after a set of procedural moves ended with him being the only candidate nominated for the position. His...

Former Trump staffer who said to 'fan the flame' after 2020 loss hired to lead Wisconsin GOP

Apr. 15, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The director of Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign in Wisconsin, who pushed allegations of widespread fraud that were ultimately debunked, has been hired to run the Republican Party of Wisconsin heading into the November election. Andrew Iverson will...