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Stories with subject: United States General Election
  • Anti-tax measure qualifies for the November ballot 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:26 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Initiative promoter Tim Eyman's latest attempt to limit the Legislature's ability to raise taxes has qualified for the November ballot.

  • Democrats woo activists in key Des Moines neighborhood 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 2:53 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The volunteers dubbed their leafy neighborhood Obamadale.

  • Justices clear way for 2 Dem senators to run in 1 district 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The state Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for two incumbent state senators in northern Mississippi to compete against each other in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary.

  • 2 Leflore schools remaining as election precincts 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:23 am

    GREENWOOD, Mississippi - Two Leflore County schools will still be used as voting precincts this year, despite earlier consideration of moving the polling places.

  • Mathematician says Kansas voting machines need to be audited 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:34 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A mathematician at Wichita State University who wanted to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns is finding out how difficult it can be to get government officials to turn over public documents.

  • Lawmakers could lose business group's support for tax votes 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 4:47 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tax votes that lawmakers took to balance this year's budget may cost them the support of Louisiana's leading business lobbying group in the fall elections.

  • Pro-Bush group with almost $100 million to echo candidate 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 5:20 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Flush with almost $100 million, a super PAC supporting Republican Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions is plowing ahead on a parallel campaign, promising to use its immense resources in a way that is untested but could revolutionize presidential politics.

  • Chief elections officer says primary might need to be sooner 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 1:19 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's chief elections officer says she's concerned there's not enough time between the September state primary and the November general election to get ballots back from military voters overseas, and the primary may need to be held sooner.

  • Too liberal, divisive to win Senate seat? Grayson says no 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:38 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson entered the race to replace Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday with some points he wants to make for the people who think he's an inflammatory, Republican-hating liberal who's too divisive to win a statewide election.