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The Latest: Wyoming Republican decries automated calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:31pm

The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local):

Backlash erupts over poll-closing plan in black county

Brinley Hineman and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:05pm

A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. County officials say the locations are inaccessible to those with disabilities; critics say the closures will disenfranchise black voters ahead of an election in which a black candidate is running for governor for the first time.

Missouri Democrats hope minimum wage measure helps McCaskill

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:49am

Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority.

Dem candidates bring diversity to Florida governor's race

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:08am

In a state with a long-standing tradition of electing white, Christian men, Florida's Democratic primary could produce the state's first black or woman governor or the second Jewish governor in its history.

Police had Texas governor candidate's missing gun all along

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:57am

Dallas County authorities say a new inventory search has turned up former sheriff Lupe Valdez's gun that was reported missing after she stepped down to run for Texas governor.

Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:49am

Recent data shows more Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many Idaho counties lag behind the U.S. average, which the Pew Research Center puts at about 56 percent.

First TV commercial airs in Love-McAdams race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:18am

The first TV commercial in the state's most competitive congressional race features the family of Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, the Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Mia Love's bid for a third term.

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:04am

Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers.

Wyoming voters choose from 6 Republican governor candidates

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:06pm

Wyoming voters were deciding Tuesday which of six Republican candidates will run for governor in the general election and whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator.

How often does your congressional representative hold public town hall meetings?

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:09pm

Utah’s four congressional representatives conduct public town halls in a variety of ways — from virtual telephone meetings to hikes up Mount Timpanogos. But how often does your congressional representative hold these meetings?

FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

Michael R. Blood and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:40pm

The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks.

Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:31pm

Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning.

Federal officials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddling

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:12pm

Federal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any "new or ongoing compromises" of state or local election systems, a statement seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling.

Vermont's transgender gov. candidate getting death threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:01pm

Vermont's incumbent governor says he's saddened to hear that his opponent in the November election has been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction.

AP source: Donald Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen reaches plea deal in New York financial fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:42pm

AP source: Donald Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen reaches plea deal in New York financial fraud case.

The Latest: Spokesman: Feds did not contradict Sen. Nelson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:34pm

The Latest on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's assertion that Russians have penetrated Florida election systems (all times local):

Trump ex-attorney Michael Cohen to appear in New York federal court this afternoon amid talk of plea deal in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:10pm

Trump ex-attorney Michael Cohen to appear in New York federal court this afternoon amid talk of plea deal in fraud case.

AP sources: President Trump's ex-personal attorney Michael Cohen discussing possible plea deal with federal prosecutors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:30am

AP sources: President Trump's ex-personal attorney Michael Cohen discussing possible plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Trump endorses billionaire Friess for Wyoming governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:32am

President Donald Trump is backing billionaire conservative Foster Friess in his bid to be the next governor of Wyoming.