Latest Primary elections News

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

Jan. 24, 2020 9:40 PM EST

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex...

GOP Kansas Rep. Watkins changes voter registration 2nd time

Jan. 24, 2020 7:30 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman has changed his voter registration for the second time in six weeks after coming under investigation for potentially violating state election laws for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his residence. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins listed a Topeka...

Massachusetts sets early voting days in presidential primary

Jan. 24, 2020 4:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will for the first time be able to cast ballots early in a presidential primary — a move that may help boost turnout. Residents will be able to start voting as early as Feb. 24 and continue early voting through Feb. 28. No excuse is required to cast an early vote....

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, walks to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Warren vows her organization will win primary, beat Trump

Jan. 24, 2020 3:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren says she has more than 1,000 campaign staffers in 31 states and 100-plus field offices, a show of organizational strength her campaign promises will lift her to the Democratic presidential nomination and hurt President Donald Trump's chances in key battlegrounds in...

The Capitol Dome looms behind the Peace Monument statue as the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress is conducted inside the Senate, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 24, 2020 5:55 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘RIGHT MATTERS’ Led by Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic House prosecutors make an expansive case at Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history. 2. HOW CHINA...

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, a poll worker speaks with a voter as Minneapolis Early Voting Center opened, in Minneapolis. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will come out on top in the traditional first four voting states, early voting will allow a much broader swath of voters to play a key role in picking the nominee. In Minnesota, in-person early voting began Jan. 17. Vermont's deadline to mail out its absentee ballots was the same day. Many of the 14 Super Tuesday states will offer some form of early voting between now and mid-February. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

Jan. 24, 2020 2:31 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will...

Gianforte draws barbs at Montana GOP gubernatorial debate

Jan. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rep. Greg Gianforte took some shots from his fellow Republican candidates for governor during the primary election’s first debate featuring all three candidates on Thursday. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox suggested Gianforte would best serve the party by not abandoning his...

President Donald Trump exits Marine One for a trip to Doral, Fla., to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Trump to rally in New Hampshire on eve of state's primary

Jan. 23, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire is getting its first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign season from President Donald Trump, and it will be held on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Trump's Republican reelection campaign on Thursday announced a Feb. 10 “Keep America...

A poll worker speaks with a voter as Minneapolis Early Voting Center opened, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota Democratic chairman endorses tighter voter privacy

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of the Democratic Party in Minnesota on Thursday endorsed an effort to protect the privacy of voters who are required to declare a party preference to participate in the state's March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primary. State Chairman Ken Martin said at a news conference...

Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer takes questions from reporters before a campaign event in Florence, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Steyer aims criminal justice plan at taking on racial bias

Jan. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is proposing a criminal justice reform plan that would reduce the costs of incarceration by redirecting funds to education, community policing and rehabilitation in an effort to amend a system he sees as prejudiced against lower-income...