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Tennessee judge: Virus by-mail voting guidelines ambiguous

Jun. 3, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Wednesday said the state's guidance about who can vote by mail due to the coronavirus is “very ambiguous,” and she cited “weighty proof” that other states have expanded to let all voters cast absentee ballots this year —...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez flashes a thumbs-up to drivers at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Opponents in the crowded Democratic primary included former CIA operative Valerie Plame. The sign she holds,

New Mexico voting surges, shifts to absentee balloting

Jun. 3, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local election official struggled Wednesday to fully tally an avalanche of absentee ballots in a primary election that locked in several female nominees for Congress and marked a progressive uprising in the state Senate. Tabulation delays left the outcome uncertain in a three-way...

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Rosenstein says he wouldn't approve Russia warrant now

Jun. 3, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had he known at the time about the problems that have since been revealed. Rosenstein's...

Peggy Kerins runs voted ballots through a tabulation machine during Montana's primary election Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in the City-County Building Tuesday in Helena. Montana’s June 2 primary is being held by mail because of the coronavirus.  (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)

Montana candidates look forward to campaigning in person

Jun. 3, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana candidates who advanced to the general election said they're looking forward to the time when they can get back on the campaign trail rather than relying on phone calls to reach voters under directives in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. “Montanans expect...

This image provided by West Virginia governors office, Gov. Jim Justice holds a news conference regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Charleston, W.Va.   (West Virginia governors office via AP)

'Comeback kid'? Governor gets unlikely boost from virus

Jun. 3, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Before the coronavirus upended the world, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was in trouble. His own party rebelled against him. Federal prosecutors investigated him. Embarrassing lawsuits loomed. But now some believe that the Republican governor has been able to use his daily...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez, in the blue mask, cheers on supporters at a polling station on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Behind her are her three sons, from left, Dario, Abelino and Alisandro. The sign she holds,

Fernandez defeats Valerie Plame in New Mexico House primary

Jun. 3, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez defeated former CIA operative Valerie Plame to win the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in Tuesday’s primary. Leger Fernandez overcame six competitors including Plame to win her party’s nomination to...

Poll worker Patricia Gurule, 71, right, squirts sanitizing gel into the hand of a voter during primary voting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: Embattled senator loses Democratic nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the New Mexico primary election (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Embattled state Sen. Richard Martinez has lost his bid for the Democratic nomination to primary challenger Leo Jaramillo. Martinez was seeking a sixth term but his political future became uncertain after...

A sign above a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) graphic,

The Latest: Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame loses N.M. race

Jun. 3, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times EDT): 1:05 a.m. Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has lost her race in the Democratic primary for an open seat representing New Mexico in Congress. Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez overcame six competitors to win her party’s nomination to succeed U.S....