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Pennsylvania chips away at pandemic poll worker shortages

September 24, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven shortages. A…

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Melania makes immigrant case for Donald at RNC, Biden’s camp responds

August 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention. Mrs. Trump offered a polished portrait of Trump’s…

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Obama, in scathing Trump rebuke, warns democracy on the line

August 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama painted a unsparing portrait of American democracy on the brink if President Donald Trump wins in November, warning in a scathing, and at times emotional, address Wednesday that his successor is both unfit for office and apathetic to the nation’s founding principles. “This administration has shown it will…

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House Dems summon postal leaders to hearing on mail delays

August 16, 2020

By AAMER MADHANI and MATTHEW DALY BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic-run House on Sunday demanded that leaders of the U.S. Postal Service testify at an emergency oversight hearing Aug. 24 on mail delays as concerns grow that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand…

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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

August 11, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In choosing Harris, Biden is…

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Sanders drops out of 2020 presidential race, leaving Biden as likely nominee

April 8, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, acknowledging the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching…

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Biden, Sanders to debate Sunday night against backdrop of global pandemic

March 15, 2020

By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — When the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates return to the debate stage Sunday night, they will find that their party, the political stakes and the world look much different from when they last met less than three weeks ago. The fast-moving coronavirus was something of an afterthought in that…

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Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

March 11, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT and LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened…

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