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Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

Steve Peoples, Thomas Beaumont and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:12pm

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.

Voting access dominates Georgia debate between Abrams, Kemp

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:24pm

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

Trump turns focus to Wisconsin's races for Senate, governor

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:14pm

President Donald Trump makes a campaign visit to Wisconsin with Republicans growing increasingly nervous about the prospects of holding onto the governor's office, let alone picking up a Senate seat held by a well-positioned Democratic incumbent.

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:41pm

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted its arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest weary, blistered feet and try to heal illnesses and injuries suffered on the road.

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.

Diminished Hawaii Republicans aim to incrementally rebuild

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:13pm

Hawaii's Republican Party has just five representatives in the 51-member state House.

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.