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Maryland Comptroller Franchot tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 02, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democratic candidate for governor, has tested positive for COVID-19. Franchot tweeted that he tested positive Friday night and was experiencing “very mild” symptoms. “I will be quarantining, and...

Clerks complete recount of Nevada Republican governor's race

Jul. 02, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County election officials wrapped up a two-day statewide recount of ballots in the Nevada GOP primary for governor Friday and the outcome did not appear to change in the state's two most populous counties, showing second-place finisher Joey Gilbert losing to Clark County Sheriff...

State senator withdraws challenge to 1 vote defeat

Jul. 01, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state senator has dropped a challenge to his one-vote defeat in the Republican primary. State Sen. Tom Whatley withdrew before the latest re-hearing in the dispute, party officials said. Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey is the Republican nominee in the...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Trump's vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony

Jul. 01, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Stunning new revelations about former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the 2020 election have exposed growing political vulnerabilities just as he eyes another presidential bid. A former White House aide this week described Trump as an...

Tennessee August primary voter registration deadline Tuesday

Jul. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans are running out of time to register to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election. By Tuesday’s deadline, U.S. citizens with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register at...

Cheney presses primary foe on Trump's false election claim

Jul. 01, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Capitol insurrection dominated Thursday's debate in Wyoming among U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and her four Republican primary challengers, with Cheney pressing her Donald Trump-backed opponent on whether she agreed with the former president's claim that widespread fraud...

Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

2nd trial set for Aug. 9 for 2 men charged in Whitmer plot

Jun. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday set Aug. 9 for a second trial for two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A jury in April acquitted two other men but couldn't reach a unanimous verdict for Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. They were described as...

Republicans square off in raucous Arizona governor debate

Jun. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Development attorney Karrin Taylor Robson called for leaving behind the 2020 election and focusing on the future while former news anchor Kari Lake doubled down on the lie that former President Donald Trump lost because of fraud as the Republican candidates for governor squared off...