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Lawsuit challenges Alaska ballot measure constitutionality

Dec. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit filed by members of the Libertarian, Alaskan Independence and Republican parties challenges the constitutionality of a newly passed ballot measure that would end party primaries and institute ranked choice voting for general elections. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state...

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd waves to the crowd during a campaign event at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EST

ADVANCE, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will complete his recovery at home. Budd, who won his third term last month to represent the central 13th Congressional District, said in a video message on social media that...

Lee names former Democratic lawmaker DeBerry as adviser

Nov. 30, 2020 5:49 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has named former Democratic state Rep. John DeBerry Jr. as a senior adviser, Lee's office said Monday. DeBerry begins work Tuesday on the Republican governor's executive leadership team and he will have an office in the Tennessee State Capitol, Lee said in a...

Early voting ends Saturday in Louisiana's runoff elections

Nov. 27, 2020 11:12 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the December runoff elections wraps up Saturday. The only statewide ballot issue for the Dec. 5 election is a constitutional amendment involving membership on Louisiana’s higher education management boards. Voters across 24...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, House Republican leader Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, asks questions of Louisiana Department of Health officials about new contract awards for the Medicaid managed care program, in Baton Rouge, La.  Harris, is running for the 5th Congressional District seat in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana congressional runoff election becomes GOP slugfest

Nov. 27, 2020 9:44 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District runoff is a Republican-vs-Republican election, where the candidates for the seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Ralph Abraham have few policy distinctions, so they've moved to attacks on experience and background. State Rep. Lance...

Lawsuits hold up Hawaii election certification

Nov. 25, 2020 8:05 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Certification of Hawaii's presidential vote was being held up Wednesday by two lawsuits, including one filed by a woman who said she ran for president as an independent but wasn’t on the ballot. Khistina Caldwell DeJean's handwritten complaint demands a recall election. The state...

Jasper County Republican Party chairman Thad Nearmyer stands on his farm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, near Monroe, Iowa.

How Democrats came up short in bid to expand House majority

Nov. 23, 2020 5:27 AM EST

MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats. For more than a decade, voters in the college town of Iowa City powered Democratic candidates to Congress. But that changed this month when conservatives who dominate the more rural parts of the district turned...

Court hears arguments on dead North Dakota candidate's seat

Nov. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Constitution gives Gov. Doug Burgum the right to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, his lawyer argued Friday as the state Supreme Court waded into what attorneys called an unprecedented case. There...

FILE— In this Nov. 8, 2019 file photograph, then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hands the pen to New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, second from left, after filing to have his name listed on the New Hampshire primary ballot, in Concord, N.H. Gardner, the nation's longest serving secretary of state, is seeking a 23rd term in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gardner seeks 23rd term as New Hampshire secretary of state

Nov. 19, 2020 6:32 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After what felt like the longest election cycle ever, the nation's longest serving secretary of state said Thursday he will seek a 23rd two-year term in New Hampshire. First elected by the Legislature in 1976, Bill Gardner faced little competition until two years ago, when he defeated...

Alaska voters narrowly approve initiative changing elections

Nov. 18, 2020 5:25 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have narrowly approved a ballot measure that would end party primaries and institute ranked choice voting in general elections. Alaska stands to join Maine, which for the first time this year used ranked choice voting in a general election for president and began using...