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Decision day looms in NY party primaries

Jun. 21, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators will be on the ballot, along with other municipal offices. The contests include one likely to decide who becomes...

Illinois governor signs voter access plan that moves primary

Jun. 20, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ primary election will be moved from March to June next year under a voter access expansion recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The new law makes mail voting a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots...

Liz Cheney opponent pays visit to Arizona election audit

Jun. 18, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A candidate running against Liz Cheney in next year's Republican primary has paid a visit to an effort in Arizona to cast doubt on the outcome of the presidential election. State Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, on Monday visited the partisan audit that...

NYC mayoral primary will be big test for ranked vote system

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City next week in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank several candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Two...

8 file petitions to become next Cleveland mayor

Jun. 17, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eight candidates have filed petitions to become Cleveland’s next mayor. The nonpartisan race is considered wide open after Frank Jackson announced last month that he would not seek a fifth four-year term. Jackson is the longest-serving mayor in...

Last debate for NYC mayoral candidates; early voting ongoing

Jun. 16, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running in the Democratic primary to be New York City's next mayor made their pitches to voters in the final televised debate on Wednesday, even as early voting has begun. As in prior debates, the candidates were asked about a rise in...

Former US Rep. Matt Salmon enters Arizona governor’s race

Jun. 16, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Arizona, a post he narrowly lost 18 years ago to Democrat Janet Napolitano. Salmon, a Republican, served in the Arizona Legislature before winning three terms in Congress...

Penterman has slight lead in state Assembly primary

Jun. 16, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican William Penterman holds a slight lead in a special election primary for the right to run for an open state Assembly seat, according to preliminary results. Penterman, a U.S. Army Reserve member, holds a 16-vote lead in southeastern...

Pennsylvania's COVID-19 emergency declaration formally ends

Jun. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Tuesday certified the results of the May primary election, bringing a formal end to the disaster emergency declaration that the Democrat first issued at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting Secretary of...

8 Republicans face off in Assembly special election primary

Jun. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eight Republicans are facing off in a special election primary for the right to run for an open state Assembly seat. Steve Kauffeld, Spencer Zimmerman, Jenifer Quimby, Nick Krueger, Cathy Ann Houchin, Nathan Pollnow, Jennifer Meinhardt and William...