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Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

Aug. 07, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans came to the state’s premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond, but some candidates aspiring to become governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump's defeat in 2020. They gave...

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Aug. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities. All three GOP candidates competing for the...

St Kitts and Nevis elects new leader in snap elections

Aug. 06, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eastern Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis has elected a new prime minister after holding snap elections three years earlier than planned. Dr. Terrance Drew of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labor Party ousted Prime Minister Timothy Harris of the...

Pinal County names new recorder amid election woes reshuffle

Aug. 06, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors named a replacement for the elected recorder Friday as it continues to address a series of primary election problems that the board chairman called a “major screw-up.” The five-member board voted unanimously to name...

GOP Rep who voted to impeach advances in Washington primary

Aug. 05, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, who voted to impeach Donald Trump, advanced Friday to the general election following days of vote counts in Washington state's primary, but fellow Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler saw her advantage against an opponent endorsed by Trump...

Democrat Doug White advances to November general election in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Aug. 05, 2022 20:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Doug White advances to November general election in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Republican Dan Newhouse advances to November general election in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Aug. 05, 2022 20:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Dan Newhouse advances to November general election in Washington's 4th Congressional District.

Republican Matt Larkin advances to November general election in Washington's 8th Congressional District.

Aug. 05, 2022 19:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Matt Larkin advances to November general election in Washington's 8th Congressional District.

FACT FOCUS: Why final election results take days, not hours

Aug. 05, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

As election workers spend long hours tallying ballots in Arizona and elsewhere in the days after Tuesday’s primary elections, some critics are arguing they should be finished counting by now. Widely shared Twitter posts this week called the delayed results “corrupt” and...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...