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The Latest: Fire alarm interrupts Georgia governor's debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:04pm

The Latest on the first debate in the Georgia governor's race (all times local):

The Latest: Noem takes on Sutton's moderate image at debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:04pm

The Latest on the first debate in South Dakota's race for governor (all times local):

'Crisp' Curtis, Singer debate for Utah's 3rd Congressional District showcases civility, not conflict

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:49pm

Despite significant differences in how each candidate sees the role of the federal government, there was little friction in Tuesday's 3rd Congressional District debate between Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, and Democrat James Singer.

Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

Steve Peoples, Thomas Beaumont and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:58pm

In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all.

Will 'all Trump, all the time' help the GOP in the midterms?

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:48pm

President Donald Trump is betting that his ubiquitous role in the midterm elections — all Trump, all the time — will pay off for Republicans trying to hang onto their perilous majorities in Congress.

Hagel: Democratic Sen. Heitkamp has veterans' backs

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:04pm

Former Republican senator and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told North Dakota military veterans Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is a bipartisan, common sense lawmaker who will continue to look out for their interests.

New documents contradict Florida Democratic nominee Gillum

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:11pm

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has asserted he paid his way on trips to Costa Rica and New York City that are now the focus of an ongoing ethics investigation, but newly released documents appear to contradict the Tallahassee mayor.

The Latest: Cuomo, Molinaro spar in NY gov race sole debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:07pm

The Latest on the sole debate between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro (all times local):

San Francisco is allowing noncitizens to vote, but few will

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:43pm

San Francisco has become the largest U.S. city to give people in the country illegally and other noncitizens the right to vote in a local election, but the possibility of the Trump administration learning their identities appears to have kept people away: only 35 noncitizens have registered.

Salt Lake County mayor again prioritizes Oxbow Jail, public safety in 2019 budget proposal

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:39pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams on Tuesday announced his 2019 budget proposal with new money for public safety, but without a tax increase.

Abrams, Kemp spar over voting access in Georgia debate

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:13am

Charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting dominated the first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor.

Tennessee groups seek court order, claim election violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:42pm

Two groups in Tennessee say they've witnessed multiple legal violations by election officials and are asking a court to intervene.

North Carolina lieutenant governor in voter fraud video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:55pm

Amid a push to pass a photo ID requirement for North Carolina elections, the state's lieutenant governor appears in a video that offers instructions on how to commit voter fraud in the state.

Poll worker's error means vote re-do for legislative races

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:56pm

Nearly 150 North Carolina voters will be invited to cast their ballots a second time after a poll worker's mistake meant they were given the wrong paperwork.

Lawsuits: Georgia absentee ballots improperly rejected

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:33pm

A federal judge is considering whether a Georgia practice of rejecting absentee ballots and absentee ballot applications because of a mismatched signature without first providing recourse for the voter is unconstitutional.

Students sue Texas county, allege voting rights violations

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:19pm

A group of students from a historically black university have filed a lawsuit alleging a southeast Texas county is suppressing the voting rights of its black residents.

Missouri judge clarifies ruling on voter photo ID law

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:25pm

A Missouri judge on Tuesday made clear that local election workers cannot enforce a core requirement in a new voter photo identification law, taking away the teeth of the law in advance of a marquee U.S. Senate election on Nov. 6.

Idaho GOP takes down social media posts mocking Democrat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:28am

The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.

Delaware house candidate admits removing rival's pamphlet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:16am

A Delaware state house candidate has acknowledged removing her opponent's campaign literature from the front door of a home.