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In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

Jul. 8, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls. The incendiary discourse is alarming many in his...

A woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. New Jersey Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates for president, Senate and House on Tuesday, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they'll be doing it mostly by mail-in ballots. Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballots postmarked, put in a county drop box or dropped off in person at the county board of elections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ's mail primary gets results, though some races undecided

Jul. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s practically all-mail primary on Tuesday produced results in some of the state’s most closely watched contests despite concerns that Election Day would end in uncertainty. Though there was little suspense, former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic...

In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Verona Tally, left holds the bible as Marty Small Sr., center, is sworn in as mayor of Atlantic City at Atlantic City Hall, in Atlantic City, N.J. Small, the incumbent who is seeking a 1-year term, is running in the Democratic primary against Pamela Thomas-Fields, a long-time city worker in the planning and economic development department, and James Whitehead, a Navy veteran and humanitarian aid organizer. (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Marty Small takes early lead in Atlantic City mayoral race

Jul. 7, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s incumbent mayor took an early lead Tuesday night in an election conducted almost totally by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it could take several days for a winner to be known. In a small sampling of unofficial results, Small jumped out to a 2-1...

President Donald Trump listens during a

In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

Jul. 7, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls. The incendiary discourse is alarming many in his...

Ajaye' Brewington fills out a provisional ballot at a polling site in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Voters have until 8 p.m. to have their ballot postmarked or dropped at one of at least five boxes per county. Half of the polling places in each county must also stay open for voters to cast a ballot in person, though that means they must use a provisional ballot that will be counted once officials determine one has not been mailed to county election officials already. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Cory Booker wins N.J. Democratic Senate primary

Jul. 7, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections in New Jersey and Delaware (all times local): 9 p.m. Cory Booker has won New Jersey's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent Booker had faced Lawrence Hamm, who was running on Bernie Sanders' “Not Me. Us.” slogan. Booker arrived in...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are stepping up warnings to Democrats to avoid becoming complacent. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Biden finally wins home state presidential primary

Jul. 7, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — In his third run for the White House, Joe Biden has finally won a presidential primary in his home state. Biden, the last man standing from a Democratic field that once numbered more than 24 candidates, won Delaware’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, beating Vermont...

Pence, Biden to hit Pennsylvania campaign trail on same day

Jul. 7, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in Pennsylvania on Thursday, the same day that his successor, Mike Pence, will make several stops in the premier presidential battleground state. The men are working the campaign trail in Pennsylvania with fewer than four months until the...

In N.C. gov's race, Forest runs 1st ad; Cooper has $14M cash

Jul. 7, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Recent unrest in North Carolina cities and job losses related to COVID-19 closings are featured prominently in the first general election ad of the governor's race from Republican nominee Dan Forest. The television commercial began airing across the state Tuesday, the day after...

FILE - In this early Friday, May 29, 2020 file photo, a protester carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis and across the country. The U.S. has been dramatically disrupted in a matter of months, brought low by a global pandemic, Depression-era economic dislocation, and then, nationwide unrest over racial injustice. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

Jul. 7, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial inequality left many debating what should be hallowed and what must be changed. But Tom Roy had given it his...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden wants US to produce more of its own pandemic supplies

Jul. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil," creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak. The presumptive...