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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Jun. 6, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were among the seven states,...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “It was an honor to compete alongside...

Alexis Johnson wins GOP House nomination in New Mexico

Jun. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alexis Johnson of Santa Fe has won the Republican primary nomination in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Johnson emerged victorious Saturday in the three-way primary amid a surge in absentee balloting that took several days to tally in the district’s most...

Alexis Johnson of Santa Fe wins the Republican primary nomination in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District

Jun. 6, 2020 1:46 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alexis Johnson of Santa Fe wins the Republican primary nomination in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District.
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

Jun. 6, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg each had...

Indiana voters show support for school fund increases

Jun. 6, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Voters across Indiana supported local schools the past week at a time when many are without jobs and uncertainties remain about economic losses fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. On primary election day, 14 school districts sought voter approval to exceed statewide property tax caps...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson poses for a photo in Columbus, Ga. Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff and Tomlinson, two of the top Georgia Democrats vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, took hard swipes at each other during a virtual debate Sunday, May 3, 2020, as criticism of the official response to the coronavirus took center stage. (Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP, File)

Democratic Senate race headlines ballots for Georgia voters

Jun. 6, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats will choose between seven contenders in a U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Republican David Perdue on Tuesday. Ballots also include 16 contested U.S. House primaries, dozens of state House and state Senate races, and two nonpartisan general elections for the state...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, is shown on the floor of the Georgia State Senate in Atlanta. Unterman is running in Georgia's 7th Congressional District. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Republicans vie for nod in battleground suburban House seat

Jun. 6, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans took over Georgia's 7th Congressional District in 1994, one of a string of GOP victories that swept the party into power in the U.S. House and a Georgian into the speaker's chair. Now with Republican Rob Woodall stepping down after having tenuously clung to the seat in 2018, the...

A voter casts a ballot in the South Carolina primary election, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Few incumbents face primary challenges on S. Carolina ballot

Jun. 6, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

COLUMBIA,, S.C. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of marquee races on either party's ballot have left 2020 a quiet primary season in South Carolina. The only statewide primary Tuesday sees Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham seeking the nomination for a fourth term against three little-known GOP...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mail ballots from Tuesday's election push Biden over the top

Jun. 6, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were among the seven...