State elections

March 27, 2017 - 4:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment say a pro-ratification vote last week in Nevada and women's activism following President Donald Trump's election are good signs it will one day be inserted into the U.S. Constitution. Legislators and other speakers...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles at the beginning of a party meeting at the headquarters of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 27, 2017 one day after the elections in the German state of Saarland. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
March 27, 2017 - 8:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday celebrated an encouraging win for her conservatives in a state election, declaring that her party has "every chance" in upcoming votes. Her center-left challenger in Germany's national election later this year vowed not to be put off his...
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Social Democratic Party, SPD, chairman and top candidate in the upcoming general elections Martin Schulz gives a statement after first projections of the state election in German state Saarland announced at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has emerged easily as the strongest party from an election in Germany's western Saarland state — an unexpectedly strong performance and a disappointment for her center-left rivals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 27, 2017 - 5:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's September election vowed Monday that his party won't be put off its stride by a deflating result in a state vote, and warned his conservative rivals against celebrating too early. Merkel's Christian Democrats easily beat challenger...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 27, 2017 - 2:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says the conservatives' unexpectedly strong win in a state vote gives them "tail wind" for bigger upcoming elections. Merkel's Christian Democrats easily beat the center-left Social Democrats in Saarland state Sunday. A tighter race...
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Social Democratic Party, SPD, chairman and top candidate in the upcoming general elections Martin Schulz closes his eyes as he gives a statement after first projections of the state election in German state Saarland have been announced at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has emerged easily as the strongest party from an election in Germany's western Saarland state — an unexpectedly strong performance and a disappointment for her center-left rivals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 26, 2017 - 3:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year. The outcome was disappointing for her center-left rivals...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 26, 2017 - 12:43 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year, projections showed. The outcome was disappointing for her...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:17 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials say early voting begins Monday in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters should contact their county elections offices for specific information on the early voting process. State law requires that polls be open during normal...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 26, 2017 - 2:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 photo then European Parliament President Martin Schulz, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party faces a tough test from its center-left rival when one of Germany’s smallest states, Saarland state, kicks off the country’s year of elections Sunday, March 26, 2017 - a test that mirrors a political shift few expected just two months ago. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, file)
March 24, 2017 - 6:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party faces a tough test from its center-left rival when one of Germany's smallest states kicks off the country's year of elections this weekend — mirroring a wider political shift few expected just two months ago. An oddly conventional right-...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks during a swearing in ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may have stolen the outcome. Perry wrote that the campus election “at best made a mockery of due process and transparency” and at worst “allowed an election to be stolen outright.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 23, 2017 - 4:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor...
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