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Hickenlooper wins Democratic primary for key U.S. Senate seat in Colorado

01 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper shrugged off a series of campaign stumbles to win the state's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday, beating a progressive challenger in a race vital to the party's hopes of regaining Senate control in November.

Young Americans turn out to protest. Democrats hope they will vote, too

26 Jun 2020

Quintez Brown took to the streets in Kentucky to join many Americans in protesting against racial injustice after the death of George Floyd, a Black man in police custody last month.

Amid coronavirus, Kentucky, New York report few voting glitches

24 Jun 2020

Voters in Kentucky and New York cast ballots in relatively smooth primary elections on Tuesday that featured few of the problems that marred earlier contests held amid persistent worries about the health risks posed by the coronavirus.

Amid coronavirus, reduced voting sites in Kentucky, elsewhere a 'recipe for disaster'

23 Jun 2020

June 23 Kentucky, New York and four other states face another possibly messy day of voting on Tuesday amid the coronavirus outbreak, as officials try to balance a crush of absentee mail ballots with a reduced number of in-person polling locations.

Republican congressman's gay wedding role draws challenge at parking lot convention

13 Jun 2020

U.S. Representative Denver Riggleman, who drew criticism from some fellow Virginia Republicans after presiding at a gay wedding last year, faces a primary challenge on Saturday at a drive-through nominating convention being held in a church parking lot.

Georgia's election mess offers a stark warning for November

12 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Georgia's tumultuous primary elections on Tuesday offer a grim preview of what could happen in November if states move to voting by mail and polling places are sharply reduced due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Long lines, voting machine problems fuel investigations in U.S. state of Georgia

10 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Voters encountered long lines and problems with voting machines on Tuesday during a chaotic day of in-person balloting in Georgia, the latest state to struggle to conduct elections amid the health worries of the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

UPDATE 3-Confusion, long lines at some poll sites as eight U.S. states vote during coronavirus pandemic

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 2 Confusion, complaints of missing mail-in ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia, the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak.

Eight U.S. states cast ballots on biggest voting day since coronavirus pandemic

02 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 2 Eight states and the District of Columbia hold primary elections on Tuesday, the biggest test yet of officials' readiness to manage a surge of mail ballots and the safety risks of in-person voting during the coronavirus outbreak.

Black voters don't trust mail ballots. That's a problem for Democrats

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON Sharon Fason used to accompany her mother to their south Chicago polling place every Election Day as a little girl, watching as she joined their African-American neighbors in the hard-won right of casting a ballot.

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