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FILE - Robert Franklin, shown here in a Wednesday, Nov. 9. 2016 photo, is among seven candidates running Tuesday in a special election to fill the Atlanta-based congressional seat that was vacated in July by the death of civil rights leader John Lewis. Franklin, a Democrat and former president of Morehouse College, is the leading fundraiser in the race for what might only be weeks in Congress, and promises moral leadership.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer)

7 vie to fill remainder of John Lewis' congressional term

Sep. 24, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member of Congress for even 34 days. Five Democrats, an independent and a Libertarian will square off Tuesday in a special election in Georgia's 5th Congressional District to fill the...

Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Colorado's vast 3rd Congressional District, attends a freedom cruise staged by her supporters Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Pueblo West, Colo.  Boebert has wasted no time in courting the president, his base and national party leaders in her campaign to keep the seat in GOP hands. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pistol-packing GOP House hopeful channels Trump in Colorado

Sep. 24, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (AP) — It was a Donald Trump rally, in miniature. About 200 people, many waving flags and some with open-carry sidearms tucked into holsters or the back of their jeans, joined a “Freedom Cruise” caravan earlier this month that wound through the streets of Pueblo West, a...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bemidji, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Sep. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting. Their...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident is shown in Detroit. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Trump appeals order blocking exclusion in district drawing

Sep. 16, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A week after a three-judge panel blocked an order from President Donald Trump seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets, the Trump administration on Wednesday gave notice it intends to appeal. It...

In this May 7, 2013 photo, Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, listens to debate on Delaware's same-sex marriage bill on the floor of the State Senate in Dover, Del.  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 primary elections feature seven races in which Democratic incumbents face challengers. Among the lawmakers facing intraparty opposition is McBride, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980 after spending two years in the House. He has not had a primary challenger since 1986.(Gary Emeigh/The News Journal via AP)

Progressive newcomer defeats Delaware state Senate leader

Sep. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Black political newcomer campaigning on a progressive platform has defeated the leader of Delaware’s state Senate in a Democratic primary. Social worker Marie Pinkney garnered about 52.4% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary to defeat Senate President Pro Tem David McBride...

Census taker Paul Trujillo takes a headcount of residents at a home on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One member of the household hadn't filled out their decennial Census form, which can be done by mail, online, or over the phone and takes about five minutes to complete. New Mexico officials worry the coronavirus pandemic and limited internet access will lead to a severe undercount of state residents, leading to millions in lost federal funds. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Senators push for extra census time, as court prods deadline

Sep. 15, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As lawyers in a court hearing argued over what would happen if the U.S. Census Bureau blew a deadline to turn over data used for redrawing congressional districts, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill pushing the deadline into next year, even though a...

Split North Carolina appeals court retains 2 amendments

Sep. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court panel overturned on Tuesday a court ruling that voided alterations to the state constitution because legislators who put referendums on the ballot were elected from racially biased districts. The challenge to actions by the Republican-dominated General...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran representatives facing tight reelections in include Peterson of Minnesota and Steve Chabot of Ohio. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Veteran House incumbents cling to seats as districts evolve

Sep. 11, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he logs another campaign season piloting his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza around his vast, crimson-red Minnesota district, voters greet Rep. Collin Peterson by name. But something else is hauntingly familiar as the Democrat seeks a 16th term in Congress. “There are so many...

En esta imagen del martes 11 de agosto de 2020 se ve el maletín de un encuestador del censo federal en Winter Park, Florida. Un panel de tres jueces federales de Estados Unidos dijo el 10 de septiembre que la orden ejecutiva del presidente Donald Trump para excluir a las personas que residen ilegalmente en el país a la hora de trazar los distritos para el Congreso viola la ley. (AP Foto/John Raoux)

Judges: Trump can't exclude people from district drawings

Sep. 10, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying the president had exceeded his authority, a panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn. The federal judges in New York,...

FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.  The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Census Bureau stops layoffs for door knockers after order

Sep. 8, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two days after a federal judge ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to stop winding down 2020 census operations for the time being, the statistical agency said Tuesday in court papers that it's refraining from laying off some census takers and it's restoring some quality-control steps. The...