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EXPLAINER: Murphy wins after mail ballots extend lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was declared the winner in his reelection campaign Wednesday after results from mail ballots and Democratic-leaning counties helped the Democrat extend hi...

Governors and more: What to watch in Tuesday's elections

It may be an odd-numbered year but Tuesday's elections aren't sleepy, local contests. Voters in Virginia are weighing in on a governor's race that could rattle President Joe Biden and Democrats in Was...

EXPLAINER: Why no 'winner' to replace Newsom in recall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Associated Press declared Tuesday night that Gov. Gavin Newsom had survived a recall effort, with a majority of voters choosing not to oust the Democratic governor with j...

EXPLAINER: If Newsom recall fails, no winning candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — California voters are being asked to weigh in on two questions in Tuesday's recall election for Gov. Gavin Newson. But it’s possible The Associated Press will only declare the winner...

EXPLAINER: Absentees solidify win for Adams in NY mayor race

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City Tuesday after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for h...

Adams leads in NYC mayoral primary but 2 others have a shot

NEW YORK (AP) — In an election night speech to supporters, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams relished his initial lead in the race to become New York City's next mayor, saying he was proud to have...

Here we go again: What to expect as Georgia counts votes

ATLANTA (AP) — This week will find us back in a familiar place — waiting for Georgia to count votes. With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, all eyes are on a runoff election that ...

Hardening partisan map steepens Democrats' climb in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinned six years in the minority, Democrats have an uphill but real shot at wresting Senate control in January, with more opportunities in 2022. Yet as states increasingly sort thems...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump conclusively lost, denies the evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of conclusive evidence that he lost, President Donald Trump is claiming “I won.” His tweet Monday sought to perpetuate the mathematically impossible and...

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's...

AP EXPLAINS: What happens if a candidate for president dies?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a month before Election Day and President Donald Trump is in the hospital, infected with a virus that has killed more than 209,000 Americans. What happens in the election — alre...

Dems say Trump's payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to defer Social Security payroll taxes could be taking him into treacherous political territory. His directive — aimed at boosting an ...

Dems say Trump's payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to defer Social Security payroll taxes could be taking him into treacherous political territory. His directive — aimed at boosting an ...

Election results are delayed again. Get used to it.

Kentucky and New York had primaries Tuesday, but the winners of the closest races probably won't be known until next week. What's going on? Get used to it. Slow vote counts and delay...

As party leaders age, progressive Black Democrats take stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yearning for change, a group of progressive Black Democratic congressional hopefuls is rushing toward the national stage, igniting rank-and-file enthusiasm in a party dominated by ag...