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In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. The conventions, which will be largely virtual because of the coronavirus, will be Aug. 17-20 for the Democrats and Aug. 24-27 for the Republicans. (AP Photo)

Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage

Aug. 14, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage. The standard political gatherings that were to unfold for the Democratic Party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and for the GOP in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be largely virtual, constrained by the...

FILE - In this undated photo, provided by her campaign, is Mary Fay, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, in Connecticut. Fay, a financial services executive and member of the West Hartford Town Council, has won a Republican Congressional primary and will face Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson in the November 2020 general election. (Courtesy of Mary Fay Campaign via AP, File)

West Hartford town councilor wins GOP Congressional primary

Aug. 14, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Fay, a financial services executive and member of the West Hartford Town Council, has won a Republican congressional primary and will face Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson in November's general election. Fay billed herself as a moderate who is best-suited to defeat Larson and...

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump plans campaign stops Monday in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Aug. 14, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was making a campaign swing through the Midwestern states of Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, just as the Democratic National Convention kicks off. Trump's campaign said Friday that the Republican will highlight “Joe Biden's failures on jobs and the...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, state Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge speaks with a colleague during a legislative hearing in Baton Rouge, La.  Gov. John Bel Edwards has thrown his support to James to be the next leader of the Louisiana Democratic Party. The governor's endorsement Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 gives the lawmaker an edge in the competition.  (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Edwards backs state lawmaker to lead Louisiana's Democrats

Aug. 14, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards threw his support Friday to state Rep. Ted James to be the next leader of the Louisiana Democratic Party, an endorsement that gives the lawmaker an edge in the competition. The current party chair, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, announced in July she...

In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern-day Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era next week. The all-virtual affair will test the former vice president’s ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize his sprawling coalition. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era

Aug. 14, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice president's ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to...

Democrats aim to keep Greens off fall statewide ballot

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania are challenging paperwork filed by the state Green Party to get its candidates on the fall election ballot for president and several statewide offices. Monday's filing in the state's Commonwealth Court said the Green Party's paperwork contained "numerous...

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump's counter to Democratic convention? Swing state trips.

Aug. 14, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is looking to counter next week's Democratic National Convention with travel to several swing states — including Wisconsin, which was to have hosted the Democratic gathering. Trump campaign announced Friday that Trump will host events aimed at attacking his...

Eric Severson holds a sign as a few dozen people gather in front of the United States Post Office on Rodd St. to protest recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service under new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Midland, Mich. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

Aug. 14, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him reelection. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding...

Eric Severson holds a sign as a few dozen people gather in front of the United States Post Office on Rodd St. to protest recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service under new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Midland, Mich. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

Aug. 13, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly...

FILE - In this May 12, 2020, file photo, Arjan Walia votes during a special election in Santa Clarita, Calif. With the November election approaching Democrats are strengthening their hold on California, a state the party has dominated for years, voter registration figures showed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Voter numbers show Democrats strengthen hold on California

Aug. 13, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are strengthening their hold on California, a state the party has dominated for years, voter registration figures showed Thursday. Figures issued by Secretary of State Alex Padilla showed Democrats eclipse Republicans by nearly a 2-1 margin. Independents, those voters not...