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FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges the crowd during a campaign rally in Kansas City, Mo. Biden has won the presidential primary in Hawaii. The results were announced Saturday, May 23, 2020. The party-run primary was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus

May. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Joe Biden won the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s party-run presidential primary on Saturday, which was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus. Biden defeated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 63% to 37%. Biden won 16 of Hawaii's delegates and Sanders will take eight. Biden...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump threatens funds for states easing voting in pandemic

May. 21, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to hold up federal funds for two election battleground states that are trying to make it easier and safer to vote during the coronavirus pandemic. He backed away from that threat but stuck with his unsupported claim that widespread voting by...

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet each other before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden reaches deal to let Sanders keep hundreds of delegates

Apr. 30, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has agreed to let former primary rival Bernie Sanders keep hundreds of delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidential race in a deal designed to avoid the bitter feelings that marred the party in 2016 and helped lead to...

Democrat voter turnout up after switch to mail-in primary

Apr. 28, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Turnout is on the upswing since the Democratic party in Kansas switched from a presidential caucus to an all-mail primary. With several days of voting left to go, the party already had processed 138,430 ballots as of Monday evening, The Kansas City Star reports. That is compared to a...

Wisconsin Democrats pick new Senate minority leader

Apr. 24, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate chose Janet Bewley as their new leader Friday as they gear up to try to recapture control of the chamber in November. Bewley replaces Jennifer Shilling, who announced earlier this month that she won't seek re-election this fall. Shilling said...

Shilling to step down as Senate Democrats' leader this week

Apr. 21, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling plans to step down from her leadership post later this week. Shilling announced earlier this month that she won't seek re-election this fall. She said Tuesday she'll step down from her leadership position on Friday. She said...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for a memorial ceremony for the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, at the Capitol in Washington. From left are Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. The Congressional Black Caucus PAC is endorsing Joe Biden’s presidential bid, further cementing his support among the nation’s influential black political leadership. Black voters have long anchored the former vice president’s White House bid with decisive wins in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus political action committee is New York congressman Gregory Meeks, who tells The Associated Press there’s “no question” Biden is the right person to lead the country.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congressional Black Caucus PAC backs Biden's White House bid

Apr. 20, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday, further cementing his support among the nation's influential black political leadership. The political action committee's unanimous endorsement came on the heels of several key nods of support among caucus...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won Wyoming’s Democratic presidential caucus, which had been postponed for two weeks and scaled back to just mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic, state party officials said Sunday, April 19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden wins mail-in Wyoming Democratic presidential caucus

Apr. 19, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Biden has won Wyoming’s Democratic presidential caucus, which had been postponed for two weeks and scaled back to just mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic, state party officials said Sunday. The results come less than two weeks after Bernie Sanders dropped...

Joe Biden wins Wyoming presidential caucus after Bernie Sanders drops out of race

Apr. 19, 2020 2:03 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Biden wins Wyoming presidential caucus after Bernie Sanders drops out of race.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet each other before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden looks to placate Sanders by letting him keep delegates

Apr. 17, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avoid the bitter feelings that marred the 2016 Democratic convention, Joe Biden’s campaign is angling to allow Bernie Sanders to keep some of the delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidential race. Under a strict application of party rules,...