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EXPLAINER: How mailed ballots slow results in Pennsylvania

May. 19, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call U.S. Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Former President Donald Trump blasted the state's elections procedures on social media...

House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

May. 19, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress...

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

May. 18, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick spent Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania's hotly contested race for the Republican nomination to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. It's also expected to be among the party's most...

Oregon primaries set up competitive governor's race

May. 18, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial elections in Oregon usually result in victories for the Democrats, but this November's contest is setting up to be a competitive and contentious three-way race. Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon...

Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

May. 18, 2022 21:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

McGarvey awaiting GOP opponent in Kentucky's 3rd District

May. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Morgan McGarvey will have to wait to find out who he will face in the Louisville-area congressional race as two Republicans remain locked in a close primary contest. Now the Democratic nominee in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District, McGarvey won his party's...

Missouri governor OKs new US House map favoring Republicans

May. 18, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed new U.S. House districts into law Wednesday that are expected to shore up Republican strength in the state's most competitive congressional district ahead of this year's elections. The new voting districts took effect...

Dennis Smith drops out of Minnesota attorney general race

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Attorney General candidate Dennis Smith has dropped his plan to run in the August primary. Smith, a former legislator, tweeted his decision to drop out Tuesday night, several hours after Doug Wardlow announced that he'll run in the primary after...

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by...

Ada County clerk wins GOP primary for secretary of state

May. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The county clerk in Idaho’s largest county has won the GOP primary for secretary of state by defeating two candidates who denied former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane defeated state Rep. Dorothy Moon and state...