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Federal lawsuit filed to allow mail-in voting in Connecticut

Jul. 2, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday to make mail-in voting for the November election available to all eligible Connecticut voters during the coronavirus pandemic. An executive order signed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said any eligible Democratic or Republican voter will be allowed...

FILE - Businesswoman Lauren Boebert speaks during a watch party at Warehouse 25 Sixty Five in Grand Junction, Colo., after polls closed in Colorado's primary election on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Boebert, a pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Lauren Boebert is an ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter. She will run in November’s general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.  (McKenzie Lange/Grand Junction Sentinel via AP, File)

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

Jul. 2, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that...

West Virginia governor agrees to debate Salango in October

Jul. 2, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to debate Democratic challenger Ben Salango before they face off in the November elections, the incumbent Republican's campaign said Wednesday. The announcement comes after Justice declined to debate his GOP opponents ahead of the June...

In a photo provided by Mauree Turner For HD88, Mauree Turner poses for a photo in February 2020 in Oklahoma City. Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. (Qazi Islam/Mauree Turner For HD88 via AP)

Urban-rural divide on display in Oklahoma's primary election

Jul. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden tops Trump in June, 2nd-quarter cash; GOP still flush

Jul. 1, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Donald Trump's campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign. The joint GOP effort still has considerably...

FILE- This June 24, 2020 file photo shows House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaking during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. After mail-in ballots were counted, Nadler was chosen by Democrats in his district to seek another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

Clarke, Nadler hold off challengers in Democratic primary

Jul. 1, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two members of Congress representing New York City, Yvette Clarke and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, have prevailed in the state's Democratic primary. Thousands of votes cast by mail in the primary that concluded June 23 have yet to be counted, but an AP analysis of...

FILE - Businesswoman Lauren Boebert speaks during a watch party at Warehouse 25 Sixty Five in Grand Junction, Colo., after polls closed in Colorado's primary election on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Boebert, a pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Lauren Boebert is an ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter. She will run in November’s general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.  (McKenzie Lange/Grand Junction Sentinel via AP, File)

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

Jul. 1, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that...

Longest-serving member of Utah Legislature concedes primary

Jul. 1, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The longest-serving member of the Utah Legislature has been ousted, months after sponsoring a controversial tax-overhaul bill. Republican Sen. Lyle Hillyard of Logan conceded the race to the Deseret News on Wednesday. He had held the seat for nearly 40 years. Republican businessman...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, June 30, 2020 fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

McGrath raises Russia bounty issue in Kentucky Senate race

Jul. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Taking the offensive after her narrow primary win, Democratic Senate nominee Amy McGrath challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to disclose what he knows about intelligence assessments suggesting Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. McGrath, a...

Georgia election officials extend use of ballot drop boxes

Jul. 1, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s state election board voted Wednesday to extend a rule allowing counties to utilize absentee ballot drop boxes through elections in November. The board voted unanimously to extend that rule as well as another that lets counties begin processing but not tallying absentee...