Latest Caucuses News

Latino Caucus numbers, influence growing at Colorado Capitol

Jan. 18, 2020 11:07 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado General Assembly’s Latino Caucus is the largest in state history, and its members have ambitious plans for the 2020 session. There are now 13 members in the group that's only open to Democrats. Their growing influence was illustrated by last year's election of Leroy Garcia...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines, Iowa. Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites. The technology is intended to make counting easier, but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

Jan. 18, 2020 12:16 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. Democratic Party activists in Iowa...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats announce new criteria to qualify for Feb. 7 debate

Jan. 17, 2020 5:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced its criteria for the first debate to be held after voting begins in the 2020 presidential campaign, including a new pathway to the stage based off delegate pledges. As they have before, qualifiers will need to meet polling and...

Jared Mollenkof has his photo taken after voting at the Minneapolis Early Voting Center, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis. Mollenkof and Davis Senseman arrived the night before so they could be among the first voters in the 2020 election, when the center opened at 8 a.m. They planned to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state's primary. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota opens early voting in March 3 presidential primary

Jan. 17, 2020 5:16 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota voters on Friday became some of the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries as early voting began for the state's Super Tuesday contest. Eligible Minnesota voters can now vote at county courthouses across the state, and early voting stations in some...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, a question in a training booklet is seen during a caucus training meeting at the local headquarters for Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

New Iowa caucus rules could spark clashing claims of victory

Jan. 16, 2020 4:34 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. That's followed by a feverish round of lobbying in which supporters of eliminated candidates...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, precinct team member buttons are seen during a caucus training meeting at the local headquarters for Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AP Explains: New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

Jan. 16, 2020 9:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party's presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the same winner. Each set of results represents a different stage of the caucus. The new rules for the Feb. 3 contest ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves. They are escorted by specific political stars along a tightly choreographed path from the House through the Capitol rotunda to the Senate for trial. There waits more history, pageantry and...

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greet each other Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Analysis: Dems strain for civility, contrasts burst through

Jan. 15, 2020 5:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electability questions persist. Anxieties about gender and sexism are resurgent. And three leading candidates are about to get yanked off the campaign trail for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Those deep uncertainties shadowed Tuesday’s Democratic debate, the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. talk Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Warren makes debate case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

Jan. 15, 2020 5:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders in a Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue in the sprint to Iowa’s presidential caucuses. Sanders vehemently...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump uses rally to defend Iran policy as Democrats decry it

Jan. 15, 2020 3:29 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night by defending his decision to kill a top Iranian general, the Democrats vying to replace him used their final debate before primary voting begins to argue that doing so made the country less safe. With Trump firing up thousands in...