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Washington state collects 420K presidential primary ballots

Feb. 27, 2020 12:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 420,000 voters in Washington state have sent in their presidential primary ballots two weeks before the votes will be counted. The secretary of state's office said about 9.4% of registered voters in the state cast their ballots as of Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported. More than...

Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, right, and former Vice President Joe Biden, left, greet supporters at the end of the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Bloomberg says he can flip Texas for Democrats

Feb. 27, 2020 12:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Former New York City Mike Bloomberg says he has the record and resources to flip Texas in the presidential election. Speaking Thursday at a rally in Houston, Bloomberg argued that Democrats...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the National Action Network South Carolina Ministers' Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Buttigieg aides say path beyond March 3 possible but tricky

Feb. 27, 2020 10:59 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates. The disclosure, made in a...

Sanders to hold campaign rally in St. Paul on Monday night

Feb. 27, 2020 10:02 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders will campaign in rival Amy Klobuchar's home state of Minnesota ahead of next week's Super Tuesday primary. The Vermont senator will appear at a get-out-the-vote rally at RiverCentre in St. Paul at 7:30 p.m. on Monday night. The...

U.S. election security chief visiting North Carolina city

Feb. 27, 2020 4:37 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Days before the primary, North Carolina is getting visited by the nation's homeland security chief to talk about election security this year. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf planned a visit to Charlotte to meet on Thursday with local and state election officials. The...

Primary date error prompts officials to mail new voter cards

Feb. 27, 2020 12:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Washington said new voter registration cards would be mailed to more than 25,000 residents after learning that incorrect information about the primary date was sent to voters. The D.C. Board of Elections said Wednesday that 25,785 people got the wrong information, news...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to his supporters during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas looms large as Super Tuesday bonanza for Democrats

Feb. 27, 2020 12:15 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bernie Sanders packed a rodeo arena in Dallas. Mike Bloomberg has spent more than $13.5 million on television ads around Houston alone. And neither Joe Biden nor Elizabeth Warren can afford big losses. For a change, Texas matters in picking a presidential nominee. As more than a...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets people at a campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bernie Sanders to speak in Salt Lake City next week

Feb. 26, 2020 10:50 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Utah next week. The Vermont senator will at the Utah State Fairpark at noon in Salt Lake City on Monday, the day before Utah becomes one of several states to vote in the series of primaries known as Super Tuesday. ...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Biden not worried about Trump refusing to leave

Feb. 26, 2020 9:06 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he isn't worried about the prospect of President Donald Trump refusing to leave his post if he’s defeated in November. “I have...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge

Feb. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the ticket and threaten their majority. “I would hope...