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Early voting sites open in 9th District primary for US House

Apr. 24, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Republican and unaffiliated voters can start casting early ballots in the North Carolina special congressional election prompted by findings of ballot fraud. Early-voting sites open on Wednesday through May 10 in the 9th congressional district's eight counties. Six counties have just...

Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum in hearing on lobbyist gifts

Apr. 24, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum faces an administrative hearing Wednesday over allegations he improperly accepted gifts from lobbyists. The state Ethics Commission says it found probable cause in January to believe that Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor,...

Pence to visit Michigan to tout trade deal, raise money

Apr. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Michigan to tout the new North American trade agreement and to raise money for President Donald's Trump re-election campaign. Pence will have three events in the Detroit area Wednesday. He will first participate in a fundraiser in Detroit for Trump...

Senate candidate disavows armed border group

Apr. 23, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Republican U.S. Senate candidate has disavowed an armed civilian group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families near the U.S.-Mexico border following the arrest of the group's leader. Gavin Clarkson tweeted Saturday that he condemns the group's "lawless activities," noting...

AG reviews proposed minimum wage, medical pot initiatives

Apr. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office has completed reviews of proposed minimum wage and medical marijuana initiatives intended for the state ballot in the November 2020 general election. The minimum wage initiative would increase Idaho's current $7.25 per hour to $8.75 on June 1, 2021;...

Florida voter turnout in 2018 buoyed by youth, Hispanics

Apr. 23, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Voter turnout in Florida jumped to more than 52% in last year's midterm elections from almost 45% in the 2014 midterm races, buoyed by increased ballot-casting by young voters and Hispanics, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday. But even though the swing state had...

Coin flip determines winner of Sauk Village trustee's race

Apr. 23, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The flip of coin has determined who will fill a trustee seat in the Chicago suburb of Sauk Village after a tie in the April 2 election. The Daily Southtown reports Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough on Tuesday flipped an 1899 silver dollar. Candidate Gary Bell called tails and won the seat...

MJ Hegar launches 2020 Senate run against Texas' John Cornyn

Apr. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat MJ Hegar, an Air Force veteran whose viral campaign ads nearly helped her get elected in one of Texas' most Republican-friendly congressional districts last year, set her sights higher on Tuesday and launched a run for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn....

Thai Election Commission to investigate popular politician

Apr. 23, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's state Election Commission has agreed to investigate whether the leader of a popular new political party that ran a strong third in last month's general election may not have been qualified to run as a candidate. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the progressive Future...

Harris adds to endorsements in early-voting South Carolina

Apr. 23, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris is adding to her list of African American endorsements in South Carolina, the first test of the black vote in next year's primary elections. Harris' campaign tells The Associated Press that I.S. Leevy (LEE'-vee) Johnson is...