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North Macedonia's parliament prepares to vote on a proposed center-right government

Jun. 22, 2024 06:33 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's parliament began a two-day debate leading up to a vote on the new government proposed by a center-right party that won May's national elections. Heading the proposed government is Hristijan Mickoski, a 46-year-old former engineering...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in South Carolina's state primary runoffs

Jun. 21, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina will hold runoff elections on Tuesday to decide a handful of races in which no candidate received a majority of the vote in the primary held just two weeks earlier. In the 3rd Congressional District, a candidate backed by former President Donald...

California county that tried to hand-count ballots picks novice to replace retiring elections chief

Jun. 21, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

The leaders of a conservative California county that tried to hand-count ballots in response to unfounded claims of fraud have hired a new registrar of voters with no experience running elections. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Wednesday to give the job to Tom...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in New York's state primaries

Jun. 21, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions within the Democratic Party about President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war are playing out in a key New York primary race on Tuesday. Rep. Jamaal Bowman faces Westchester County Executive George Latimer in Tuesday's highly contentious...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Colorado's state primaries

Jun. 21, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado’s congressional delegation faces a reshuffling in Tuesday’s state primaries after a retirement, a resignation and a relocation have ensured that at least a third of the state’s population will have new representation in Washington next year. ...

California voters lose a shot at checking state and local tax hikes at the polls

Jun. 20, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday took the rare step of removing a measure from the November ballot that would have made it harder to raise taxes, siding with Gov. Gavin Newsom by ruling the change would have upended the way government works. More...

RFK Jr.'s campaign files petitions to get on presidential ballot in swing-state Pennsylvania

Jun. 20, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork Thursday to get on the ballot for the November election in swing-state Pennsylvania, the state's election office said. Kennedy's filing comes six weeks before the Aug. 1 deadline, after...

McCormick's running mate has conservative past, Goodin says he reversed ideas on abortion, marriage

Jun. 20, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

Indiana's Democratic nominee for governor, Jennifer McCormick, on Thursday chose as her running mate a former state lawmaker who spent much of his introductory speech apologizing for past votes against abortion and same-sex marriage and promising he's changed his mind. Terry Goodin,...

Iran's presidential candidates talk economic policies in 2nd live debate ahead of June 28 vote

Jun. 20, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the second live debate on state television, six presidential candidates on Thursday discussed Iran's economic problems ahead of the country's June 28 election following a helicopter crash last month that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and seven others. It was...

Bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware fails in Senate

Jun. 20, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware failed to win approval in the state Senate on Thursday after narrowly clearing the House earlier this year, but it could come back next week. The legislation failed in the Democrat-led Senate in a 9-9 tie after...