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Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Officials in no rush to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos

Nov. 18, 2021 16:21 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top political leadership is in no hurry to adopt — or even consider — a bill that would permanently ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos. On the day when smoking opponents make a national push for people to kick the habit,...

Republican Ciattarelli concedes New Jersey governor race

Nov. 12, 2021 15:20 PM EST

RARITAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Jack Ciattarelli said Friday he conceded the race for governor to Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy, more than a week after election day, but he added that he plans to run again in four years. Murphy became the first Democratic...

FACT FOCUS: No fraud behind late-night votes in NJ county

Nov. 05, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

As results in New Jersey’s tight gubernatorial race streamed in following Tuesday's election, social media users began incorrectly claiming that real-time election results from news organizations showed proof of election fraud in the state’s most populous county. In...

Hobbs pivots campaign for governor beyond ballot audit

Nov. 04, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs presented herself Thursday as an advocate for government efficiency, striking a centrist tone as she ramps up her campaign for Arizona governor in the wake of losses in Virginia that spooked Democrats around the country. ...

EXPLAINER: Murphy wins after mail ballots extend lead

Nov. 04, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was declared the winner in his reelection campaign Wednesday after results from mail ballots and Democratic-leaning counties helped the Democrat extend his lead over Republican Jack Ciattarelli. The Associated Press declared...

Ciattarelli, not conceding, says result will be legal, fair

Nov. 04, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The result of New Jersey's election for governor will be “legal and fair" no matter the outcome, Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli said Thursday in his first comments since The Associated Press declared incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy the election's winner. ...

Murphy barely wins in NJ while Youngkin upsets in Virginia

Nov. 04, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning to Democrats that their grip on power in Washington may be...

Murphy ekes out win in NJ, GOP's Youngkin upsets in Virginia

Nov. 03, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning Wednesday to Democrats that their grip on power in...

Phil Murphy narrowly reelected governor in New Jersey

Nov. 03, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly won reelection Wednesday, eking out a victory that spared Democrats the loss of a second gubernatorial seat. He’s the state’s first Democratic governor to get a second straight term in 44 years,...