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Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary

Aug. 14, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

Nearly 31 percent of registered voters in Kansas have no party preference but they are allowed to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries if they declare allegiance to one of the parties before casting their ballot. But these unaffiliated voters and what constitutes "declaring allegiance" are at the...

Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

Aug. 14, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach slightly widened his lead Tuesday over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the tight Republican race for governor after the state's second largest county released its count of provisional ballots. The counting began Monday in the contentious Aug. 7 Republican...

The Latest: Kobach widens lead in Kansas GOP primary

Aug. 14, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the counting of provisional ballots in the tight Republican primary for Kansas governor (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor. The state's...

Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general

Aug. 14, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse. The allegation...

Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

Aug. 14, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place on Oct. 21, with a runoff Nov. 4. The elections for local assemblies and mayors will be the first major test at the ballot box for the conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party since...

A look at provisional ballots in primary for Kansas governor

Aug. 14, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

More than 313,000 ballots were cast in the hotly contested Republican primary for Kansas governor, but the two candidates are separated only by about 200 votes. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer after all regular ballots were counted, including mail-in and absentee votes. Now the winner will...

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

Aug. 13, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a...

Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Aug. 13, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in...

Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

Aug. 13, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Child's play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation's swing states? That's the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. Multiple media outlets...

The Latest: Kobach hangs on to narrow lead as count begins

Aug. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican gubernatorial primary race between Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach hung on to his narrow lead for the Republican nomination in the governor's race, but the state's...