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This April 6, 2020 photo provided by Scott Trindl shows one of the tables, fitted with protective plexiglass, at the sole polling location for city of Waukesha, Wis., residents. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, April 6, 2020 moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. (Scott Trindl via AP)

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Apr. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the...

North Dakota Democrats select lieutenant governor candidate

Apr. 6, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrats on Monday filled out their ticket for statewide officers in the 2020 election when governor candidate Shelley Lenz selected former state lawmaker Ben Vig as her running mate for lieutenant governor. Vig is a fifth generation farmer near Sharon, in eastern North...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 13 hospitalized, 1 dead from cruise ship with coronavirus...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Super PAC: GOP House hopeful in New Mexico 'bashing' Trump

Apr. 5, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A Super PAC with ties to a northern New Mexico oil trucking company owner and a Massachusetts GOP operative is attacking a Republican candidate in a crucial U.S. House race for what it called lying about her support for President Donald Trump. In a television ad that began airing...

Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election

Apr. 5, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and liberal groups on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an extended absentee voting period for Wisconsin's spring primary, an election unfolding amid public health fears due to the coronavirus. The groups argue that a federal judge's order this week extending...

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Biden for President via AP)

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

Apr. 5, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to reshape the race for the White House. The party "may have to do a virtual convention,” the former vice...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020 file photo, House Speaker Del. Eileen Filler-Corn wipes a tear as she is honored by fellow delegates during the House session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.    Despite some early procedural hiccups, Filler-Corn used her role to push an aggressive agenda of change.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia House Speaker breaks ranks with her predecessors

Apr. 5, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When a bill banning assault weapons died in the Virginia Senate in February, it looked as though several gun- control bills promised by Democrats were suddenly in jeopardy. Rookie House Speaker Eileen ­Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) went to work to save them. She reached out to the...

A worker helps voter outside the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

Apr. 4, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking the high court to undo a federal judge's ruling this week that...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, and so lawmakers are trying to figure how to allow for voting in a world where face-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least, and sickness and death at the most. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Apr. 4, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general...

Several members of the South Carolina House choose to practice social distancing and sit in the balcony on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Columbia, S.C.. The House returned briefly to approve $45 million in emergency funds for state health officials to fight coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Some Democrats say SC Legislature meeting is unsafe

Apr. 4, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse for a day next week, but not everyone is happy the Republican dominated House and Senate will be in session as the coronavirus spreads. “What kind of message are we sending when we try to get 170 legislators and staff...