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Justices overturn Tennessee mail vote expansion for November

Aug. 5, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the option for all eligible voters to vote by mail in November due to COVID-19. The ruling nixes a June expansion order by a lower court that state election officials opposed. The decision came the day voters could start requesting...

Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election

Aug. 5, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then. Democrats and allied groups filed...

Indiana officials maintain it's 'safe' for schools to reopen

Aug. 5, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials defended brick-and-mortar school re-openings Wednesday despite mounting reports of students and education staff testing positive for the coronavirus since returning to school statewide. With no state mandates for if or how schools should...

Toni McDaniel carries her ballot at a polling place in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

With primary over, attention shifts to Michigan's fall races

Aug. 5, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With the primary complete, Michigan candidates on Wednesday quickly turned their focus to November — when voters in the presidential battleground will also decide a competitive U.S. Senate race, several House contests and which party controls a legislative chamber. Tuesday's...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 5, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Aug. 5 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on the state's drug tip hotline: It is easy forget, as we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic and the economic struggle that comes with it, that West Virginia still faces attack from many fronts. Among our...

FILE - In this March 19, 2018 file photo, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, left, speaks at a news conference outside Kushner Companies headquarters, in New York, along with Housing Rights Initiative Executive Director Aaron Carr. Torres, who will be the first LGBTQ member of Congress from the Bronx if he wins the general election in November, defeated his closest rival for the nomination by more than 8,000 votes in results certified Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Maloney, Torres win after delayed count in NY House primary

Aug. 5, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After six weeks of delays and fights over disputed ballots, New York City Council member Ritchie Torres and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney have been certified as the winners of Democratic congressional primaries in New York City. Vote tabulation in the June 23 primary stretched out over half...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 5, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 5 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on improving elder care in North Carolina: North Carolina knows about hurricanes and how to prepare for them. That awareness makes it especially disturbing that at least six elder-care facilities in...

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Trump encourages mail voting in Florida but sues in Nevada

Aug. 5, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice — and while his campaign and the GOP challenge Nevada over its new vote-by-mail law. Democratic requests to vote by...

FILE - In an Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, left, then-Democratic candidate for the Michigan's 13th Congressional District, and Brenda Jones speak during a rally in Detroit. Tlaib's approach to governing as an unapologetic fighter, taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up the

Tlaib leads primary opponent; Meijer wins GOP contest in 3rd

Aug. 5, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s primary featured a serious challenge to an incumbent congresswoman and campaigns for two U.S. House seats where a Republican and a former GOP member are retiring. The election — marked by a surge of mail-in absentee ballots that led to delayed results during...

Tennessee mail ballot requests for November start Wednesday

Aug. 5, 2020 3:22 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters can begin requesting absentee ballots for the November election Wednesday. In June, a judge ordered that all eligible Tennessee voters would have the option to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling remains effective, but that could change. The...