Voting

A worker carries chairs after a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden was cancelled at Cuyahoga Community College Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Cleveland, due to health concerns with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
March 11, 2020 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Podiums get sanitized before the candidate steps up to speak. Fist or elbow bumps take the place of handshakes, and kissing babies is out of the question. Rallies are canceled, leaving candidates speaking to a handful of journalists and staffers instead of cheering crowds of...
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A woman votes in the presidential primary election at the the Summit View Church of the Nazarene Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The polling place served two precincts as voters who were scheduled to vote at a nearby senior living facility were directed to vote at the church after the facility backed out due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 11, 2020 - 4:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus threat is forcing elections officials in some states to remove polling places from nursing homes and other senior care facilities to protect older Americans, who appear to be more susceptible to the disease. Last-minute shuffling left voters in Michigan and...
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Brian Maurizi casts his vote in the Democratic Primary at New City School in St. Louis on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. New City School stayed open for voting despite having closed to students after a parent of a student was reported to have been tested for coronavirus. The area that voting is being held was thoroughly disinfected according to Mayor Lyda Krewson. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press surveyed voters in three of the six states that held Democratic presidential contests on Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of voters in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi — who they are and what matters to them — based on preliminary results from AP VoteCast,...
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FILE - In this March, 1, 2020, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Squabbling Afghan presidential rivals threatened to declare themselves president in dueling ceremonies Monday, March 9, 2020, throwing plans for intra-Afghan negotiations into chaos. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
March 09, 2020 - 3:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a dilemma for the United States as it figures out how to move its peace deal with the Taliban forward. The...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, left, gestures while seated next to U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., prior to speaking at New Hope Baptist Church, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Seated right, is Thompson's daughter, B.J. Thompson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 09, 2020 - 3:11 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden worshiped at a predominantly African American church in Mississippi two days before the state's primary, in which black voters will play a pivotal role. Rival Bernie Sanders was campaigning Sunday roughly 900 miles (1,450 kilometers...
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FILE - In this March 1, 1965, photo, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a procession behind the casket of Jimmie Lee Jackson during funeral rites at Marion, Ala. From left, John Lewis, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, King and the Rev. Andrew Young. In 1965, Jackson was fatally shot at a protest in Marion. It was that killing that sent hundreds of people to Selma for a march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge two weeks later. (AP Photo/File)
March 07, 2020 - 9:51 pm
MARION, Ala. (AP) — Della Simpson Maynor remembers the mounted police officer cracking her elbow with a baton. She recalls the panicked marchers unable to escape the onslaught, and the scuffle between officers and a young church deacon who was trying to protect his mother and grandfather. Most of...
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Gail Hayes, 67, a retired child care provider from Burnsville, Minn., discusses the state of the political campaign on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Burnsville, a Minneapolis suburb in Dakota County, a once traditionally Republican area that has become swing territory in recent elections. The Democrat, who voted for Joe Biden on Super Tuesday, wore her political sentiments on her lapel, with a button that read, "No Kavanaugh, No Roberts, No Thomas," referring to the conservative Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
March 07, 2020 - 6:05 pm
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Nearly two years after suburbanites helped drive a Democratic surge, there are clear signs these voters are engaged and primed to vote Democratic again. Turnout in the Democratic presidential primary has been strong across suburban counties, from northern Virginia to...
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A man votes during elections in Tamra, an Arab town in Israel, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
March 05, 2020 - 10:30 pm
TIRA, Israel (AP) — A surge in Arab voter turnout was key to depriving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist allies of a parliamentary majority in this week’s Israeli election. Undercutting Netanyahu’s ambitions was celebrated as sweet payback in the nearly 2 million-strong minority...
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"I can remember when I did not have the right to vote," said Nancy Glenn Griesinger, second from right, when asked why she waited so long in line to vote Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Texas Southern University in Houston. After 10 p.m., a line of people still stretched out of the Robert James Terry Library as they waited to cast their votes. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 8:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The frustrations began early for Ahmed King as he wandered Houston trying to cast his ballot in Texas' Democratic primary. The 46-year-old radiology technician found four of the usual polling places in his predominantly African American neighborhood closed or clogged with people...
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Voters wait on line at a polling station at the University of Southern California on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Some California voters are waiting in long lines because of technical glitches connecting to the statewide voter database or too many users trying to cast ballots at once. The secretary of state's office said election workers in 15 counties could not connect to the statewide voter registration database on Super Tuesday but that the issues have been resolved. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
March 04, 2020 - 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A series of changes in California meant to boost voter turnout and smooth its new Super Tuesday primary election led to a surge in last-minute voters, computer problems and short-staffing that appeared to catch elections officials by surprise, triggering scathing criticism...
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