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A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

Apr. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge. Just three days before Tuesday's spring primary...

This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, left, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Wisconsin voters are about to choose the next state Supreme Court justice. Incumbent conservative Justice Kelly and liberal challenger Karofsky will square off in the April 7, 2020 spring election despite the coronavirus crisis. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Court hopefuls push through coronavirus to Election Day

Apr. 3, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents may be more worried about whether they'll be able to feed their families than voting as the coronavirus shutdown stretches on. But someone has to pick the state's next Supreme Court justice in Tuesday's spring election. The ballot features a matchup between...

Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election

Apr. 3, 2020 8:16 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election.
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath speaks during a campaign event in Owingsville, Ky. Democrat Amy McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday, April 3, 2020, lambasting the Kentucky Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for “taking a victory lap against the coronavirus.

McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

Apr. 3, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens. McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday lambasting the Kentucky Republican for...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo an election worker is seen inserting a ballot into a locked ballot box at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark on election day in Billings, Mont. All 56 of Montana's counties plan to conduct the June 2 primary election by mail due to coronavirus concerns. Ballots will be mailed on May 8. Same-day registration and voting will still be allowed while new laws could mean election results will be available earlier than usual. (AP Photo/Matthew Brow,File)

Montana counties to conduct primary election by mail

Apr. 3, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's June 2 primary will be conducted by mail in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Same-day registration and voting will still be allowed while a new law could mean election results will be available earlier than usual, officials said. Counties asked to be able to...

Wisconsin Republicans say election should be held as planned Tuesday despite governor's request to delay

Apr. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans say election should be held as planned Tuesday despite governor's request to delay.
This combination of 2019 file photos shows U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., left, in Washington, and Todd McMurtry, an attorney who represented a Kentucky student embroiled in media lawsuits after a viral encounter with a Native American activist, in Frankfort, Ky. In 2020, while Massie defends his lone-wolf effort to resist a $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package, McMurtry, his primary campaign opponent in Kentucky is pouncing with a new TV ad accusing the Republican incumbent of betraying President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Adam Beam)

Ad: Kentucky congressman betrayed Trump on virus relief bill

Apr. 3, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — While U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie defends his lone-wolf effort to resist a $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package, his primary campaign opponent in Kentucky is pouncing with a new TV ad accusing the Republican incumbent of betraying President Donald Trump. With his ad, Todd McMurtry is...

Judge rules Wisconsin clerks can't release results from Tuesday's election before April 13 absentee deadline

Apr. 3, 2020 12:27 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Judge rules Wisconsin clerks can't release results from Tuesday's election before April 13 absentee deadline.

Settlement reached in Florida dispute over college voting

Apr. 3, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials agreed to allow early voting sites back on college campuses, under an agreement announced Friday, a development cheered by voter rights advocates who had filed a legal challenge. Under the settlement, local elections officials are again allowed to consider college...

O'Brien drops out of US Senate race, endorses Messner

Apr. 3, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Bill O’Brien has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race to unseat Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, saying his campaign doesn't have enough financial resources, and has endorsed fellow Republican Bryant “Corky" Messner, O'Brien, a businessman and former...