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South Dakota voters have choices to reshape state government

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:30am

On a recent morning, former U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland walked between businesses in downtown Sioux Falls, pushing a trio of ballot measures he's dubbed the "trifecta of reform."

Trump team says 'we are behind' but can still win the race

Josh Lederman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:20am

Donald Trump's campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House.

Liz Cheney has GOP advantage in Wyoming US House bid

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:10am

Three years after Liz Cheney clashed with fellow Republicans by launching a troubled and short-lived campaign against a popular and long-serving U.S. senator, she's looking to win her father's former post as Wyoming's lone U.S. representative.

Online analysis: Google autocomplete results show negativity in how people view Clinton, Trump

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:02am

2016 has provided an interesting election cycle to say the least, and an online study by a Utah-based digital marketing agency shows exactly how interesting it is online.

Trump's 'nasty woman' remark adds to woes with female voters

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:40am

"Such a nasty woman."

Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:11am

Come Election Day, California could legalize pot. Its new U.S. senator will be black or Hispanic — a first for the state. And voters could end the death penalty and revive bilingual education in schools.

Democratic hopeful aims to unseat Hawaii's only GOP lawmaker

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 9:01am

Stanley Chang hiked up a ridge in an affluent neighborhood overlooking the Pacific Ocean, his crisp white shirt deflecting the hot Hawaii sun.

Black judges in voting dispute recall civil rights fight

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 8:40am

In Ohio's decade-old voting lawsuit, federal appeals Judge Damon Keith said he was "deeply saddened and distraught" with a majority opinion last month and filled 11 pages with photographs of those slain in the fight for civil rights.

Clinton takes fight to Arizona, long a Republican bastion

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 8:31am

There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years.

Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 8:12am

You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:40am

With the three presidential debates complete, and amid a steady stream of allegations and revelations about Donald Trump's treatment of women, the Republican nominee's poll numbers are casting doubt on his ability to win some traditionally GOP states.

AP Interview: Kaine says Clinton will try to work with GOP

Kathleen Ronayne and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 11:11pm

Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign.

Victory in sight, Clinton still grapples with negative views

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 11:11pm

Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.

Off his message again: Trump vows to sue all female accusers

Josh Lederman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 9:52pm

Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them "liars" whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.

Clinton turns focus to down-ballot candidates in final days

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 9:52pm

Hillary Clinton is expanding her focus in the final days of the presidential race, seeking to help down-ballot congressional candidates.

The Latest: Clinton says Trump election stance a threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 8:42pm

The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Clinton, McMullin campaigns seizing on Trump's stagnation in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 6:25pm

The battle for Utah voters in the presidential race is about to heat up even more, with Democrat Hillary Clinton deploying new campaign resources in the state, including a Washington, D.C.-based BYU graduate.

AP Interview: Kaine already reaching out to GOP

Kathleen Ronayne and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 4:01pm

Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign.

More than 27,000 Virginians register to vote after extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:11pm

The Virginia Department of Elections says more than 27,000 people registered to vote during a brief extension of the state's voter-registration deadline.