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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go through President Donald Trump. Trump has endorsed Tuberville, whose name recognition comes from his time on the sidelines at Auburn University, and turned decisively against his former Cabinet member, making direct appeals for...
    Getty Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will sq. off in the primary occasion of a stacked UFC 251 card. Three titles fights are on the docket for the debut of Combat Island on Saturday at UFC 251, with Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal headlining the historic occasion from Abu Dhabi to kick off a month-long slate of occasions. The prelims (6 p.m. ET begin time) can each be watched on ESPN or...
    A woman drops off her main in ballot outside the Denver Elections Division polling center as she votes in the primary election on June 30, 2020.Michael Ciaglo | Getty Images Voting officials are concerned that drastic changes to election procedures in response to the coronavirus will confuse voters in November. Dozens of states have expanded vote-by-mail access to give people an alternative way to safely cast a ballot in November. Multiple states have also set up more polling locations, and...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — TO MOVE SPOT SATURDAY MORNING (to be updated with elections results that night.) Louisiana holds its presidential primary Saturday, an election that was postponed twice because of the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back so many months that it became irrelevant to the selection of the Democratic nominee to challenge Donald Trump. Before Louisianas election results were tallied, it already was decided that Trump would face Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden in the Nov. 3...
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kongs opposition camp set up polling booths across the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday for primary elections aimed at selecting democracy candidates who stand the best chance of success in Legislative Council elections in September. The primaries come less than two weeks after Beijing imposed sweeping national security legislation on the Asian financial hub, stoking concerns that wide-ranging freedoms not seen in mainland China will be crushed. The law punishes what China describes broadly as secession,...
    Alabama – Primary 2,280 of 2,281 precincts – 99 percent 50 of 0 Delegates allocated Donald Trump 50 – 0 percent Uncommitted 0 – 0 percent Bill Weld 0 – 0 percent Alaska – Caucus 0 of 0 precincts – 0 percent 29 of 29 Delegates allocated Donald Trump 29 – 100 percent Arizona – Primary 0 of 0 precincts – 0 percent 54 of 57 Delegates allocated Donald Trump 54 – 94 percent Arkansas – Primary 2,570 of...
    By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general warned Friday of “devastating consequences” if all eligible voters are not directly sent ballots to mail in for Novembers election due to safety concerns about the coronavirus, instead of Gov. Larry Hogans directive to mail applications for voters to request absentee ballots if they want to vote by mail. “We cannot overstate the devastating consequences likely to result if the State of Maryland does not plan now to...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Retired Air Force Pilot and Colonel Kim Olson and former school board trustee Candace Valenzuela are making their case to Democratic voters to challenge Republican Beth Van Duyne in November for an open congressional seat in North Texas. The 24th Congressional District is in parts of Dallas, Tarrant and Denton counties. The current congressman, Republican Kenny Marchant, is retiring at the end of this term. In 2018, he won a close race thanks to voters in Tarrant County...
    A polling firm helping operate a pro-democratic primary election was raided by Hong Kong police on Friday. Officers occupied the office of the Public Opinion Research Institute, which is assisting pro-democratic forces conduct a primary election on Saturday and Sunday, using a warrant based on what they said were claims that private information, including that of police officers, had been leaked to the public, possibly by the PORI itself. The organization says its been subject to sophisticated cyberattacks around...
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski The Republican Party and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski have always had a rocky relationship. The daughter of Senate giant Frank Murkowski, she has always seemed an odd fit for a party that has evolved ever right.  She was appointed to her seat in 2002, and cruised easily with a primary victory in 2004 before squeaking out a general election win 49-46. But in 2010, during the apex of the frothy tea party-movement, Murkowski was ousted in the...
    Hong Kongs constitutional affairs minister warned that the upcoming pro-democracy primary election may violate Chinas new national security law for the territory. Erick Tsang told the Oriental Daily on Thursday that the election set for Saturday and Sunday may be unlawful under Article 22 of the newly passed legislation. Article 22 prohibits subversion, which is defined as including Overthrowing or undermining the basic system of the Peoples Republic of China as established by the Constitution of the Peoples Republic...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rikin Mehta wins Republican Senate primary in New Jersey. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Antone Melton-Meaux voted for Ilhan Omar in 2018. But now, in 2020, Melton-Meaux, a relatively unknown name in DFL politics, is challenging Omar in the DFL primary on August 11 for her Fifth Congressional District seat. “I was hopeful that she would use her platform to do great work for the district,” Melton-Meaux said of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s first term in Congress. “But what I’ve seen since then is someone that doesn’t show up for votes and someone that doesn’t...
    One contest outstanding Because absentee votes could be postmarked as late as June 23, the day of the primary election, a complete count took nearly two weeks in Dutchess County, where the Board of Elections received more than 17,000 ballots. Joe Biden, as expected, easily won the Democratic primary for president in Putnam, Dutchess and across the state. His name appeared with 10 other candidates, all of whom earlier had ended their campaigns.  In Dutchess, Jessica Segal defeated Peter Forman...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Trailing an estimated 10,000 votes behind political newcomer Jamaal Bowman, incumbent congressman Eliot Engel has sued both New York City and Westchester County’s Board of Elections during a recount that could take weeks to resolve. That lawsuit is meant to entail “the court to rule on the validity of the casting or canvassing, or refusal to cast or canvass, any such ballots,”...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● MO Ballot: Supporters of a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to 230,000 Missourians are airing their first TV ad ahead of next months vote. The spots narrator says that Amendment 2, as the measure is known, would fix the problem...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Retired Air Force combat pilot MJ Hegar and long-time State Senator Royce West are trying to convince Democrats they’re the stronger candidate to take on Republican incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn in November. During an interview West said, “I have more experience, more demonstrated success on policy issues.” Hegar said, “I’ve always been a fighter, I’m not afraid to go against the grain.” The race has recently turned more bitter. (CBS 11) During a televised debate in...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail.  LEADING THE DAY: The surging coronavirus cases in Florida are throwing the future of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville in August up in the air.  Six Republican senators have signaled they...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney has won a Republican primary in New York to earn a rematch with Democrat Anthony Brindisi, who ousted her from office in 2018. Tenney defeated educator George Phillips in the 22nd Congressional district in central New York. The district leans Republican and the 2018 race was narrow, with Brindisi besting Tenney by fewer than 2 percentage points. Voting in New York’s primary election concluded June 23, but an unknown number of...
    A political science professor is asserting that President Donald Trump has a 91% chance of re-election in November against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Stony Brook University professor Helmut Norpoth made this political forecast by using the Primary Model, an election prediction model that has a proven track record, including accurately predicting five out of the last six elections. The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November, Norpoth told Mediaite on Tuesday. This...
    SAN ANTONIO – The world has changed since Texas’ March 3 primary election. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders postponed the runoff election — to determine which Democratic and Republican candidates will be on the final ballot in November — that was originally scheduled for March 26. Now, early voting runs from June 29 to July 10 and runoff Election Day is July 14. (Find where you can vote here.) In Texas, a runoff election is like overtime for...
    By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It took a couple of days of counting, but New Jerseys first nearly all-mail statewide primary turned out to be good for incumbents. Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer, of the 5th District, and Bill Pascrell, of the 9th, were declared the winners Thursday by The Associated Press in their northern New Jersey contests. Their victories mean that no incumbent lost in Tuesdays election. Incumbents typically hold a strong advantage over challengers, and...
    NEW JERSEY (CBS/CNN) —  Turncoat Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who flipped New Jersey’s 2nd District from red to blue in 2018, then flipped it back, of his own accord, in 2019, will face a Kennedy in November. Brigid Callahan Harrison, a Montclair State University political science professor, conceded the Democratic race in New Jersey’s 2nd District to Amy Kennedy, a mental health advocate, former history teacher from South Jersey, and wife of former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, on...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Breaking down the June jobs report | The biggest threats facing the recovery | What will the next stimulus bill include? McCarthy to offer bill withholding funds from states that dont protect statues McCarthy calls on Pelosi to condemn mob violence after toppling of St. Junipero Serra statue MORE’s (R-Calif.) Democratic challenger Kim Mangone pulled in nearly $360,000 in the second quarter of 2020, raising more in three months than all...