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Tennessee to U.N.: stay out of our elections

After the United Nations sent election observers in 2012 to Tennessee, state legislators objected to an alleged violation of sovereignty, as well as joining a category of troubled nations with suspicious elections, including Libya and Cambodia. A bil ...

Medical Pot Measure Could Boost FL Democrats

MIAMI (AP) -- Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amen ...

NC elections officials: Hundreds may have voted in two states

At least 765 people may have voted in North Carolina and another state in the 2012 presidential election, the state Board of Elections says. In a report to the state legislature Wednesday, the board said it had identified that number of people who ha ...

Scandal ridden DC Democrat booted out in primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — A city councilmemberwon the Washington, D.C., Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago. Muriel Bowser tapped into an electorate that ...

GOP's small-state edge boosts its Senate hopes

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] Theoretically, a majority of senators could control the chamber while representing 18 percent of Americans. That won't happen. But there are plenty of examples of ma ...

SC GOP primary challengers differ sharply from Lindsey Graham

COLUMBIA -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's Republican primary challengers say they are stark alternatives to the two-term incumbent from Seneca. Graham is too moderate, too willing to compromise or work with congressional Democrats, they say. But are the ...

Republican wins Obamacare test election

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and both sides spe ...

Davis, Abbott set to face off for Texas governor

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Republicans picked the state's attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night during the nation's first statewide primary. Warnin ...

Tea party loses some steam in GOP races

Tea party challenges to Republican senators are fizzling across the country, leaving Mississippi as the only state where a longtime Republican officeholder is seriously endangered by a primary threat from his right. Sen. Thad Cochran has stumbled, bo ...

Poll workers caught steering Hispanic voters to Dem primary

SAN ANTONIO -- Two election workers at a Southwest Side polling site were chastised this week after Hispanic Republican voters complained the workers attempted to steer them to the Democratic primary. Republican officials said one GOP voter claimed s ...


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