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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Montana voters on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, are choosing party nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and House and a slate of other offices in a primary election that was changed to all-mail balloting to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Republicans are seeking to end 16 consecutive years with a Democrat in the governor’s office when Bullock completes his second term. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Governor's race tops slate in all-mail Montana primary

Jun. 2, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana voters on Tuesday were choosing party nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and House and a slate of other offices in a primary election that was changed to all-mail balloting to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Voters had turned in a record 341,397 ballots through...

People wait outside as a poll worker prepares the voting place before the polls open for the Pennsylvania Primary election, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pennsylvania primary begins amid unrest, pandemic

Jun. 2, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is holding a primary election Tuesday amid civil unrest, a pandemic, the introduction of new voting machines in some counties and the debut of mail-in balloting that has pushed county election bureaus to their limits. Department of State spokeswoman Wanda Murren said the...

Poll worker Neuza Ferreira, left, checks in voter Christina Tremblay, right, both of Providence, R.I., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at a voting station, in Providence. In-person voting is being offered at a reduced number of locations for voters who missed the deadline to request a mail ballot. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Rhode Island primary tests voting by mail, not candidates

Jun. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island was holding its presidential primary Tuesday in what's become more of a logistical test of voting by mail during a pandemic than a political challenge for any particular candidate. The COVID-19 crisis prompted the state to mail out ballots to registered voters who...

Marty Goetz, right, and Diane White, prepare the voting screens as they start to set up a polling place Monday, June 1, 2020, for the voting for Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary in Jackson Township near Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

9 states, DC vote amid coronavirus pandemic, social unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

Voters are navigating curfews, health concerns and a sharp increase in mail balloting on Tuesday as elections take place from Maryland to Montana. Four states were originally scheduled to vote in April but delayed their contests because of the coronavirus outbreak. Pennsylvania offers the day's biggest trove of...

Congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame of Santa Fe, N.M., seeks support from local party delegates at the Democratic Party preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Candidates for open congressional and Senate seats underwent the first test of their political might as the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico held statewide conventions. The conventions decide the ballot order for candidates in the state's primary election on June 2. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Open House, Senate races are at stake in New Mexico primary

Jun. 2, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic contenders for Congress, including a former CIA operative, district attorney and professional advocate for Native American communities, were facing off Tuesday in a congressional primary in northern New Mexico. The winner of the seven-way contest will compete against a...

Voters wait in a line outside Broad Ripple High School to vote in the Indiana primary in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 after coronavirus concerns prompted officials to delay the primary from its original May 5 date. Voters waited up to two hours to cast their ballots. Nearly 550,000 voters requested mail-in ballots, more than 10 times the number of those ballots cast during the 2016 primary. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana holds delayed primary with widespread mail balloting

Jun. 2, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's first election to feature widespread mail-in balloting concludes Tuesday with an in-person primary that was delayed for four weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 550,000 voters requested mail-in ballots — more than 10 times the number cast during the 2016...

A man wearing a face mask and gloves to protect against coronavirus, rides a scooter in the rain along a boulevard in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The authorities in Moscow allowed the city residents limited walks in the parks starting Monday for the first time since a tight lockdown was introduced in late March. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Jun. 2, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

Countries around the world continue easing lockdown restrictions and regaining a bit of what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic. In Paris, sidewalk cafes are open for outdoor business — albeit with social distancing guidelines. Members of Britain's Parliament have been called back to the...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, the Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world went dark on Tuesday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the many killings of black people around the world that has caused outrage and protests. Instagram accounts, from top record label to everyday people, was full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Jun. 2, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record...

Results for Idaho's first mail-in primary due late Tuesday

Jun. 2, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is holding its first mail-in primary because of the coronavirus pandemic, and a ruling is allowing voters an extra week to request ballots What effect that has on who will be on the November ballot will be made clear late Tuesday when officials start releasing results. More than...

This photo provided by Laurel County Corrections shows Kentucky State Rep. Robert Goforth.  Goforth, who challenged the state’s governor in last year’s Republican primary was arrested on strangulation and assault charges. Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s office in his hometown of East Bernstadt, according to the Laurel County jail.   (Laurel County Corrections via AP)

Lawmaker who ran for governor pleads not guilty to charges

Jun. 2, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who ran for governor last year has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of choking a woman with an ethernet cable and trying to “hog tie” her during a domestic dispute, his lawyer said. Attorney Conrad Cessna told the Lexington Herald-Leader on...