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FILE - Protesters hold banners on the steps of the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre in a Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo.Iowa, South Carolina and South Dakota recently joined Nebraska in agreeing to share driver's license information with the U.S. Census Bureau to help the Trump administration with the controversial task of figuring out the citizenship status of every U.S. resident. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

3 more states share license data for citizenship efforts

Jul. 16, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Iowa, South Carolina and South Dakota have now joined Nebraska in agreeing to share state driver's license information with the U.S. Census Bureau to help the Trump administration to determine the citizenship status of every U.S. resident. Until recently, Nebraska had been the sole...

Arkansas Democrats nominate candidate with prior conviction

Jul. 15, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Democrats nominated a former legislator to fill a vacant candidate spot despite his past conviction, a move that Republicans have already threatened with a lawsuit. During a virtual convention on Monday, Democrats voted 5-3 to pick Jimmie Wilson as a candidate for the...

Oregon AG appeals federal judge's order on redistricting bid

Jul. 15, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general announced Wednesday she is fighting a federal judge's order for Oregon to give more leeway to a group that seeks to change how the state carves up its electoral districts. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said in his order Monday that the coronavirus pandemic...

Republicans aim at Pennsylvania's Democratic majority court

Jul. 15, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Out of power in two of three branches of government in Pennsylvania, Republicans who control the state Legislature completed the first step Wednesday to amend the state constitution and potentially undo a Democratic majority on the state's highest court. The state Senate voted 26-24...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, from left, Republican candidates Adrienne Bennett, Dale Crafts and Eric Brakey participate in a debate at Lewiston Middle School in Lewiston, Maine. The three GOP candidates are seeking the party's nomination for Maine's 2nd Congressional District in the July 14 primary. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP, File)

Former state rep leads Maine GOP primary for House seat

Jul. 14, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine state representative was leading in the Republican primary for a competitive House district on Tuesday evening, but additional voting rounds under ranked-choice voting might be necessary to declare a victor. Dale Crafts had a lead but was shy of the 50% threshold with...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Tuberville takes GOP Senate nomination; House also decided

Jul. 14, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Both the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and party nominations in U.S. House districts were decided in Tuesday's runoff election in Alabama, which was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a rundown on the outcome: U.S. SENATE Former football coach and first-time candidate Tommy Tuberville handily...

Former Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, who spent more than 20 years in Congress, wins primary runoff in new district

Jul. 14, 2020 10:59 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, who spent more than 20 years in Congress, wins primary runoff in new district.
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis.  The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday, July 14,  that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months

Jul. 14, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday that it raised more money from April to June than in any other three-month period in state party's history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state. Democrats raised $10 million during the second...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Senate, House runoffs included on Alabama runoff ballot

Jul. 11, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

The Republican Senate runoff for U.S. Senate and three contests to select party nominees for two open U.S. House seats are the highlights of Tuesday's election in Alabama. Here is a look at the top races on the ballot: U.S. SENATE Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former football coach Tommy...

Darren Parry wins 1st District Democratic nomination in Utah

Jul. 9, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Shoshone Nation tribal chairman Darren Parry has won the Democratic nomination for Utah’s 1st Congressional district, vying for a spot to replace retiring Republican Rep. Rob Bishop, who served nine terms. Parry's opponent Jamie Cheek conceded Wednesday after trailing by...