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Belarusians vote in a tightly controlled election as the opposition calls for its boycott

Feb. 25, 2024 16:24 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Sunday's tightly controlled parliamentary and local elections in Belarus are set to cement the hard-line rule of the country’s authoritarian leader, despite a prominent opposition leader's call for a boycott. President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled...

Why AP called South Carolina for Trump: Race call explained

Feb. 25, 2024 13:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner of the South Carolina primary as soon as polls closed. The race call was based on a comprehensive survey of South Carolina Republican primary voters that showed him defeating Nikki Haley by wide margins in her home state. ...

Michigan primary: What to watch as 2024 campaign shifts to the first big swing state

Feb. 25, 2024 07:34 AM EST

Michigan's presidential primary on Tuesday will offer a serious test of President Joe Biden's ability to navigate dissent within the Democratic Party over his response to Israel's war with Hamas. The leading Republican in the White House race, former President Donald Trump, is looking for another...

California’s Senate primary could fell two prominent Democrats and elevate Republican Steve Garvey

Feb. 25, 2024 07:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Senate race was expected to be a three-way Democratic prizefight, but the possibility of a record-low turnout is elevating the chances of Republican Steve Garvey, a former baseball star, and could derail the congressional careers of two prominent progressives. ...

Corruption scandals cast a shadow over Portugal’s early general election and may favor populists

Feb. 25, 2024 00:17 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The official two-week campaign period before Portugal’s early general election began on Sunday, with the country’s two moderate mainstream parties once again expected to collect the most votes but with the expected rise of a populist party potentially adding momentum...

Wyoming starts selecting presidential delegates Saturday. But there's not a statewide election

Feb. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the South Carolina primary has been the focal point of the GOP presidential nomination fight for much of the last month, it’s not the only contest on Saturday where Republicans will be voting for a presidential candidate or where all-important delegates will be at...

Los Angeles County district attorney seeks reelection in contest focused on feeling of public safety

Feb. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County voters are set to decide next month if embattled District Attorney George Gascón will remain the head of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a race centered on perceptions of public safety. Gascón, who was elected in 2020 on a...

Judge throws out Chicago ballot measure that would fund services for homeless people

Feb. 23, 2024 18:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has rejected a Chicago ballot measure that would have raised a one-time tax on luxury properties to fund services for homeless people after objections from real estate and business groups. The ruling Friday by Judge Kathleen Burke came as early...

German bishops to head to Rome after Vatican demands they scrap a vote on contentious lay council

Feb. 23, 2024 16:04 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A delegation of German bishops is expected in Rome soon after the Vatican insisted they scrap a planned vote this week on a controversial proposal to let laypeople participate in a decision-making council alongside bishops. The aborted vote was the latest in years of...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Michigan's presidential primary

Feb. 23, 2024 14:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to repeat their past Michigan primary victories on Tuesday, when they each face opponents who haven’t yet won a contest this year but also show no indication of dropping out. Biden is fending off a...