Primary elections

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill, bottom right, votes in Agua Dulce, Calif. California is trying to matter in the 2020 presidential election. The nation’s biggest state has moved up its primary in the hopes of getting some love from candidates along with the traditional quartet of early states, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 27, 2018 - 12:15 am
California is trying to matter in the 2020 presidential election. The nation's biggest state has moved up its primary in the hopes of getting some love from candidates along with the traditional quartet of early-voting states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. There's no guarantee it...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media is reporting Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition government has agreed to call an early election for April 9. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
December 25, 2018 - 7:57 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A day after snap elections were called in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged as the overwhelming early front-runner Tuesday, with rivals and commentators alike pinning their primary hopes of unseating him on a potential corruption indictment. With Netanyahu holding a...
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December 20, 2018 - 12:01 pm
The Democratic Party will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates from June 2019 through April 2020. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says there will be six debates in 2019 and six in 2020. Exact dates, locations, media partners and qualifying thresholds will be announced...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Republicans in early-voting states are grappling with how _ and whether _ to protect Trump from a potential primary challenger in 2020. South Carolina GOP leaders said Wednesday they were considering cancelling their presidential primary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 19, 2018 - 5:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in early voting states are grappling with how — and whether — to protect President Donald Trump from a potential primary challenger in 2020. South Carolina's GOP chairman said Wednesday the party was considering cancelling its presidential primary, a move that...
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December 19, 2018 - 12:16 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Is Beto O'Rourke liberal enough to survive a 2020 Democratic presidential primary run? During the Texas Senate race, some home-state Democrats grumbled that the three-term congressman wasn't softening his liberal positions enough to finish a near-upset of Ted Cruz. Now, as O'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, Mark Harris speaks to the media during a news conference in Matthews, N.C. Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina’s lawmakers would require new primaries in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations, potentially replacing the Republican nominee at the center of the disputed race. If the state elections board decides ballot irregularities or other problems cast the true outcome into doubt and force a redo, the legislation would require new primary elections in the 9th Congressional District race. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 16, 2018 - 1:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina's lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations. "I think (legislators are) worried that Mark Harris might be damaged goods...
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FILE -In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a town hall in Sandown, N.H. An effort to put the New Hampshire Republican Party in President Donald Trump’s corner ahead of the state’s leadoff presidential primary is facing both private and public pushback.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, file)
December 14, 2018 - 3:12 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to put the New Hampshire Republican Party in President Donald Trump's corner ahead of the state's leadoff presidential primary is facing both private and public pushback. The state party has a long tradition of not taking sides during primaries, even when a Republican...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is warning in his farewell address that the "threats to our democracy from within and without are real." Flake is perhaps the most vocal Republican critic of President Donald Trump in the Senate. While Flake did not mention Trump in his speech Thursday,...
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December 12, 2018 - 4:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With ballot fraud allegations hanging over a disputed North Carolina congressional race, state lawmakers have agreed to change the way such "do-over" House elections are handled. The House and Senate voted Wednesday to require both new primary and general elections if the state...
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December 10, 2018 - 9:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — County-certified election results show a state lawmaker losing his northeast Georgia seat by just two votes in a court-ordered repeat of a primary election. The close finish in state House District 28 entitles state Rep. Dan Gasaway of Homer to a recount if he requests one. Official...
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