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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Republican candidate for Congress, Hirsh Singh, of Linwood, N.J., gestures after he voted at the Linwood Library in the state's primary election in Linwood, N.J. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, a New Jersey appeals court rejected Singh's bid to invalidate the 2020 primary results and stop the state's mail-in ballot program for the general election. (Craig Matthews/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, File)

Court turns down request to redo GOP Senate primary race

Oct. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday rejected a losing Republican U.S. Senate candidate's bid to invalidate the primary results and stop the state's mail-in ballot program for the general election. Hirsh Singh petitioned the court after he lost the primary to Rik Mehta in July by...

Political cop: Gianforte violated campaign finance laws

Oct. 20, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana gubernatorial candidate and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte violated campaign finance laws by moving money from his primary election account to his general election account before paying all of the debts owed by his primary campaign, the commissioner of political practices...

Proposal would term-limit chair of a South Carolina County

Oct. 20, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A member of a county governing council in South Carolina is calling for term limits for the council's chairman. The Post and Courier reports that outgoing Greenville County Council member Rick Roberts was introducing the proposal Tuesday. Roberts lost a Republican primary election...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Coons faces political newcomer Lauren Witzke in Delaware's U.S. Senate race. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP, File)

Delaware Senate race conjures comparison with 2010 campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — This year’s U.S. Senate race in Delaware is conjuring up comparisons with a campaign a decade ago that resulted in Democrat Chris Coons winning the seat once held by Joe Biden after conservative upstart Christine O’Donnell in a campaign ad famously assured voters she was...

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., delivers remarks to media after registering as a candidate to run as an incumbent in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

No TV debates in Louisiana US Senate race ahead of election

Oct. 20, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy won’t square off in person with his primary Democratic challenger or any of his opponents ahead of the Nov. 3 election, marking this as Louisiana’s first Senate race in more than 20 years not to feature a TV debate. Cassidy's campaign...

South Carolina sets new record for absentee ballot voting

Oct. 19, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than half a million South Carolinians have cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election, eclipsing the state’s prior record for advance voting set during the 2016 presidential race. By Monday afternoon, 535,000 voters had returned their absentee ballots, according to data...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Joe Kennedy III: Senate campaign improperly spent $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday. Kennedy said in a statement to The Boston Globe that he did not...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo two voters fill out ballots during early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland. A surge in coronavirus cases is hitting key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day, raising concerns that voting could be thrown into chaos despite months of preparation and planning by election officials and voters. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

Oct. 16, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest worry for election officials and voters fearing chaos or exposure to the virus at polling places despite months of planning. The prospect of poll workers...

House candidate from Utah tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 16, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Republican House candidate for northern Utah's 1st congressional district tested positive on Oct. 7 for the coronavirus. Blake Moore and Darren Parry, a Democrat, will face off in the Nov. 3 election in the Republican-leaning district. The seat opened when the incumbent U.S. Rep. Rob...

Republican commissioner Rachel Bledi ,left, and Frank Bongiorno sort Absentee Ballots at the Albany County Board of Elections building Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

NY officials optimistic about fixes to mail-in voting system

Oct. 16, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With the clock ticking down to Election Day, officials are cautiously optimistic New York has fixed problems with mail-in voting that led to delays and disenfranchisement in a rocky June primary. As many as 4 to 5 million New Yorkers are expected to cast absentee ballots after Gov....