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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper didn't appear at a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing Thursday, June 4, 2020, defying a commission subpoena and a court order that he participate as it considers a Republican complaint that trips he took on private planes while Colorado's governor violated the state's gift ban. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Colorado ex-Gov. Hickenlooper is no-show at ethics hearing

Jun. 4, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper didn't appear Thursday at a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing, defying orders to do so as the panel considers a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor of Colorado violated the state's gift ban. Mark...

Court continues halt on expanding mail voting in Texas

Jun. 4, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday continued to keep on hold any expansion of mail voting in Texas, where President Donald Trump has cheered on a fight against relaxing balloting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision by 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is...

North Dakota ordered to notify voters of signature problems

Jun. 4, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota election officials are working to comply with a federal judge’s order forcing the state to notify and provide a remedy for voters whose mail-in ballots are rejected due to signature discrepancies. U.S. District Judge Peter Welte’s ruling late Wednesday comes...

A voter cast her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Vote counting drags into 3rd day after state primary

Jun. 4, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting an avalanche of 1.4 million mail-in votes dragged into a third day in Pennsylvania on Thursday as some races from Tuesday’s primary remained too close to call. The Associated Press has not yet called a number of races where the contest was close or had a large number...

Indiana Democratic chairman fails in state Senate bid

Jun. 4, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bloomington-area voters overwhelmingly picked a former congressional candidate over the Indiana Democratic Party chairman for a state Senate seat nomination. Unofficial returns released from Tuesday’s primary election show Shelli Yoder received 80% of the vote in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against South Florida, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams, including football, will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Geoff Collins was one of the first Power Five football coaches to express his support for those protesting the treatment of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jon Barash, File)

Georgia Tech athletics to take day off on Election Day

Jun. 4, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday that nine teams, including football, will cancel all mandatory activities on Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot....

Ideals versus effectiveness in 9th District GOP contest

Jun. 4, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — All the Republicans running in Georgia's 9th Congressional District are pro-Trump, pro-gun and anti-abortion. That's where the work begins to tell them apart. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' decision to run for U.S. Senate in January set off a scramble to succeed him in one of the nation's most...

Maryland lawmakers call for review of election problems

Jun. 4, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation on Thursday called for a review of problems that occurred in this week's primary election. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen joined seven of the state’s eight U.S. House members in calling for the review of...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez flashes a thumbs-up to drivers at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Opponents in the crowded Democratic primary included former CIA operative Valerie Plame. The sign she holds,

GOP House race drags on after vote-counting board walks out

Jun. 4, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican congressional primary remained undecided on Thursday as local election regulators in northern New mexico tallied a deluge of absentee ballots. Vote tabulation stretched into a third day in Taos and Santa Fe counties, as three Republicans competed for the 3rd Congressional...

Tennessee judge: Virus by-mail voting guidelines ambiguous

Jun. 3, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Wednesday said the state's guidance about who can vote by mail due to the coronavirus is “very ambiguous,” and she cited “weighty proof” that other states have expanded to let all voters cast absentee ballots this year —...