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1:47 AM / Sunday June 7, 2020

Sun Report

Census delay could put off new voting districts, primaries

April 30, 2020

By David A. Lieb and Mike Scheider ASSOCIATED PRESS  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The U.S. Census Bureau needs more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, opening the possibility of delays in drawing new legislative districts that could help determine what political party is in power, what laws pass or fail…

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Biden backs mail vote, says Trump’s opposition ‘un-American’

April 30, 2020

By Bill Barrow ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA  — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is calling on Congress to provide enough money for every state to allow voters to cast a ballot by mail this November amid the coronavirus pandemic. In making that pitch during an online fundraiser Thursday night, Biden blasted President Donald Trump for…

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The Primary Challenge

April 30, 2020

Is the Philadelphia area ready to help voters participate in a Pennsylvania primary that will feature mail-in voting? The answer depends on who you ask. By Denise Clay If you’re trying to find Danyl Patterson these days, you might want to start on Facebook Live. Every day at 3:30pm, Patterson, an attorney running for the…

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As mail voting pushed, some fear loss of in-person option

April 24, 2020

ABOEV PHOTO: Fran Drago shows her sticker after she voted in the Florida presidential primary in Cape Coral, Fla. Scrambling to address voting concerns amid a pandemic, election officials from Nevada to Florida are scaling back or eliminating opportunities for people to cast ballots in person. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) By Christina A. Cassidy And…

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Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

April 2, 2020

By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — White House candidates aren’t usually bashful about asking supporters for money. But as the coronavirus upends everyday life, inundating hospitals, tanking financial markets and putting 3.3 million Americans out of work, President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Joe Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain. What…

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Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee, Wis. U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in…

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With 3 more victories, Biden pulls further away from Sanders

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Sharon Trask and other voters use hand sanitizer as they stand in line to vote at Lincoln Lodge Polling station, 1st ward, Tuesday, March 17 2020 in Chicago. Voters across the state are getting the chance to decide competitive primary races for the U.S. House and the Illinois Supreme Court, with concerns about…

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Bernie 2020 ramps up remote organizing in Pennsylvania

March 19, 2020

 PHILADELPHIA – Digital organizing efforts in Pennsylvania are ramping up ahead of the state’s April primary. Over the weekend, Bernie 2020 in Pennsylvania hosted its first two days of digital house parties, with field organizers and volunteers reaching out to more than 3,000 people through the Bern app. The virtual house parties followed two digital…

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‘Very much alive’: Biden victorious in 4 more primary states

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill arrives to speak to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Will Weissert And Laurie Kellman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary,…

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Bloomberg out, Biden resurgent after Super Tuesday victories

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) By Steve Peoples And Will Weissert ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her…

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