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Cindy McCain endorses Biden for president in rebuke of Trump Democrat Joe Biden said Tuesday that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him for president, a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee.
Hamilton County elections chief takes leave of absence following employee complaint Hamilton County Election Administrator Kerry Steelman has taken a leave of absence amid an internal complaint just weeks before the November general election.
Court, COVID, race are topics for first Trump-Biden debate President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and race and violence in the nation's cities next week when they meet for their first presidential debate.
What you need to know to vote in the Alabama general election in November As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, Alabama officials are taking steps to meet health challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia's primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight.
Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
Republican candidate for Chattooga County Commissioner opts out of debate A scheduled debate between the two candidates for the new sole commissioner in Chattooga County was canceled after the Republican candidate opted out.
AP Exclusive: Pandemic shrinking Europe's monitor of US vote Europe's largest security organization said Friday that it has drastically scaled back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election and now will deploy just 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could reshape the presidential campaign A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation's most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots.
Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania.
Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter Day Joe Biden's campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move by the Democratic presidential nominee to further energize the key demographic as the race heads into its final weeks.
US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service" before the November election.
Chattanooga-based CBL joins Time to Vote movement CBL Properties has joined more than 700 companies nationwide partnering with Time to Vote to ensure that its employees have access to voter registration information and deadlines as well as paid time off to vote on or before Election Day.
Judge weighs ordering changes to Georgia's election system A federal judge is considering whether to order Georgia to make changes to the way elections are run in the state with seven weeks to go before November's general election.
Bloomberg to spend at least $100M to help Biden in Florida Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing at least $100 million to help Joe Biden's presidential campaign in the crucial battleground state of Florida.
Georgia officials tweak standard for marks to count as votes Election officials in Georgia approved a new rule Thursday that changes the standard for how much an oval needs to be filled in on an absentee ballot to count as a vote.
Images of 9/11 attack, porn interrupt voting machine hearing A federal hearing on a challenge to Georgia's voting machines was interrupted Friday when someone began posting video and symbols during the live Zoom session, including images from the Sept. 11 attacks, a swastika and pornography.
What you need to know to vote in the Tennessee general election in November Just shy of two months before the November election, state officials are working to make voting in Tennessee accessible and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Longshot Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw visits Chattanooga as part of 95-county swing Marquita Bradshaw wasn't supposed to win the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. She's also the underdog in November's election against Republican Bill Hagerty in the battle to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal leaves Georgia congressional race against Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene Kevin Van Ausdal, the Democratic nominee for Georgia's 14th District Congressional seat, announced Friday he is dropping out of the race. In a statement on his social media pages, Van Ausdal said he is heartbroken about the decision to drop out and is doing so for "family and personal reasons."
Charges, sanctions revive specter of Russian interference The Trump administration on Thursday charged a Russian national in a sweeping plot to sow distrust in the American political process and imposed sanctions against a Russia-linked Ukrainian lawmaker accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election.
Phones, offices busy as absentee balloting starts in Alabama Absentee voting began across Alabama on Wednesday with phones ringing constantly and a steady stream of voters at some county offices as the state predicted a absentee turnout that could far outpace past elections because of the pandemic.
Trump raises $210 million, robust but well short of Biden President Donald Trump and his Republican Party jointly raised $210 million in August, a robust sum but one dwarfed by the record $364.5 million raised by Democrats and their nominee, Joe Biden.
Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don't tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a campaign rally in this critical state.
Chipping in? Trump may put up his own cash on reelection President Donald Trump is putting out the word that he is considering spending as much as $100 million of his own fortune on his reelection effort as campaign officials try to buck up key supporters and donors amid daunting polling numbers and other bad news.
Kanye West makes presidential ballot in Mississippi Kanye West will appear as a presidential candidate on Mississippi's ballot in November, after being approved as a qualified candidate by the State Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday.
Georgia investigating double voting in primary election Georgia's secretary of state said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of double voting in the June primary election -- a felony he's determined to see prosecuted.
In battleground states, absentee ballot rejections could triple Thousands of absentee ballots get rejected in every presidential election. This year, that problem could be much worse and potentially pivotal in hotly contested battleground states.
Trump, Biden spar over economy, workers in Labor Day blitz Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spent Monday diminishing each other's credentials on the economy and understanding of the American worker as the presidential campaign entered its final, post-Labor Day stretch.
Trump looms large over campaigns for control of Congress The battle for control of Congress is solidifying into a race about President Donald Trump, as Republicans hitch their fortunes to their party's leader and Democrats position themselves as a bulwark against him — and as partners in a potential Joe Biden White House.
Kamala Harris meets Blake family to kick off Wisconsin visit Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met Monday with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state, where Vice President Mike Pence was also visiting as the presidential race enters its final phase.
Dueling versions of reality define 1st week of fall campaign On the campaign trail with President Donald Trump, the pandemic is largely over, the economy is roaring back, and murderous mobs are infiltrating America's suburbs.
Despite national divisions, Tennessee Republicans largely fall in line behind Trump While some prominent national-level Republicans publicly oppose President Donald Trump's reelection, that isn't the case among top local and Tennessee Republicans, where even the state's most prominent 2016 "never Trumper" is silent this year.
Georgia candidate's post removed for inciting violence Facebook removed a photo illustration showing a Republican congressional candidate in Georgia posing with a rifle next to three Democratic House members, saying Friday that it violated the social media platform's policy against inciting violence.
Democrats request Hatch Act probe of Republican convention Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking an investigation into what they call repeated violations of the federal Hatch Act by members of the Trump administration during last month's Republican National Convention.
Biden confirms virus test, says he'll be tested regularly Joe Biden said Friday that he's been tested at least once for the COVID-19 virus and promised he will be tested regularly during his general election campaign against President Donald Trump.
In Barr, Trump has powerful ally for challenging mail voting As President Donald Trump sows doubt about the legitimacy of the 2020 election, he's found a powerful partner in Attorney General William Barr.
Newly elected Catoosa County commissioner angers local GOP by endorsing Democrat The Catoosa County Republican Party is not pleased after a newly elected commissioner endorsed a Democrat for the commission chair seat in November's general election.
Judge bars Kanye West from appearing on Arizona's ballot A judge has barred Kanye West from appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot in Arizona, concluding that a voter who challenged his candidacy had shown he would probably prevail and had established the possibility of an irreparable harm if the rapper's name were to appear on the ballot.
Black Lives Matter supporters disrupt Loeffler event in Atlanta suburb U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler has made opposition to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement a centerpiece of her effort to win conservative support in her campaign, and Thursday, supporters of the movement again pushed back.
Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears Political battles and pending court fights threaten to upend months of planning for the pandemic election, election officials are warning. In key states, they remain hamstrung with only weeks to prepare.
Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters President Donald Trump said Thursday that people who vote early by mail should show up at polling places and vote again if their ballots haven't been counted, a slight walk back from his comments a day earlier when he suggested people vote twice to test the mail-in system.
Facebook curbs political ads - for 7 days before US election Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible "civil unrest," Facebook is enacting a host of measures to ensure its platform is not used to sow chaos and spread misinformation before, during and after the U.S. presidential election.
Trump takes jab at Biden during V-J Day visit to battleship As thunderstorms threatened, President Donald Trump sped through a V-J Day speech on Wednesday, trumpeting American strength and managing to squeeze in a swipe at Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Biden: Trump ignores COVID-19 pandemic, stokes unrest, solves neither Joe Biden is hammering President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak ahead of a planned trip to Wisconsin, a pivotal swing state that's become a focal point for political debate over protest-related violence, police treatment of people of color and the actions of vigilante militias.
Fox, C-SPAN, NBC moderators for upcoming Trump-Biden debates Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Biden raises over $360 million in August, shattering record Former Vice President Joe Biden raised $364 million for his election effort in August, a record-shattering sum that will give the Democrat ample resources to compete in the final two months of the campaign.
Lawsuit filed to keep Kanye West off Virginia ballot A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep rapper Kanye West off presidential ballots in Virginia.
Judge won't block Tennessee mail voting signature match law A federal judge will not block Tennessee's implementation of a law that requires verifying signatures of voters looking to cast ballots by mail.
Kanye West sues to be listed on West Virginia ballot Rapper Kanye West has sued the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office after being told his bid to get on the ballot for president came up short on qualified signatures.
3 incumbents, 1 new Hamilton County Schools board member sworn in Three Hamilton County Schools board members will return along with one newcomer for the next four years.
New focus for campaign: Will Biden or Trump keep you safer? The battle over who can keep Americans safe after recent deadly protests has emerged as the sharpest dividing line for the presidential campaign's final weeks, with Joe Biden on Monday condemning the violence and President Donald Trump defending a supporter accused of fatally shooting two men.
Loeffler visits Dalton as Georgia Senate race heats up As her campaign ramps up with two months left until the November special election, appointed U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia made a stop in Dalton on Monday to meet with voters and talk about the eight months under her belt as a new senator and her plans to stand beside President Donald Trump if elected to the seat.
Uncertainty dominates presidential campaign's final stretch Within President Donald Trump's campaign, some privately feared the worst heading into the national conventions.
Coronavirus worries force election officials to get creative The coronavirus has upended everyday life in ways big and small. What happens when those disruptions overlap with voting?
Voting groups scramble to reach college students in pandemic Chase Gaines wishes he could get more young people in North Carolina to answer their front doors and take his GOP flyer.
Challenger says Chattanooga's Sen. Gardenhire was irresponsible to vote for 'guns in parks' law Democratic state Senate candidate Glenn Scruggs, an assistant Chattanooga police chief, says it was irresponsible for incumbent Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire to vote in support of a 2015 law allowing Tennesseans with state-issued handgun permits to go armed in parks.
Trump, at New Hampshire rally, sows fears about 'thugs,' 'anarchists' Fresh off accepting the Republican Party's nomination, President Donald Trump said Friday he was the only thing standing between "democracy and the mob," as he lashed out at protesters who accosted his supporters as they left the White House the night before.
Biden, Harris prepare to travel more as campaign heats up After spending a pandemic spring and summer tethered almost entirely to his Delaware home, Joe Biden plans to take his presidential campaign to battleground states after Labor Day in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump.
GOP convention takeaways: What coronavirus? Fear motivates President Donald Trump refused to allow the coronavirus to deny him the crowd he craved for the Republican National Convention.
Trump lashes Biden, defies COVID-19 pandemic on White House stage President Donald Trump was accepting his party's renomination from a massive White House South Lawn stage Thursday night, breaking with tradition by using the executive mansion as a political backdrop and defying pandemic guidelines to address a tightly packed, largely maskless crowd.
Board: Georgia county failed to process ballot applications Georgia's state election board has found that election officials in the state's most populous county failed to process some absentee ballot applications for the June primary and on Thursday referred the matter to the state attorney general.
Trump, in convention speech, to decry Biden, radical forces President Donald Trump plans to tell voters that Democratic rival Joe Biden would pursue the "most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee" when he delivers his acceptance speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention.
Convention-covering networks challenged by competing stories The Republican convention's third night happened amid an unusual confluence of major stories — a dangerous hurricane about to strike Louisiana, a Wisconsin city torn apart following a police shooting and the sports world's forceful response.
Republican National Convention takeaways: Pence pounces while crises swirl Republicans proceeded with the third night of their national convention, but many Americans - particularly those in the path of Hurricane Laura - were focused on more immediate concerns.
Heal the country? Disease specialists running for Congress A background in science — specifically, infectious disease and epidemiology — may not spring to mind as a key selling point for candidates hoping to land a seat in Congress. Not unless, say, the country is in the throes of a deadly pandemic.
Sen. Blackburn accuses Biden, Harris and their 'radical allies' of trying to destroy military, law enforcement heroes During a Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee praised American "heroes" such as volunteers and emergency room nurses while then accusing Democrats of invoking "cancel culture" by refusing to acknowledge members of law enforcement and the U.S. military in the hero category.
Judge orders Tennessee to mention coronavirus on mail voting form A judge has ordered Tennessee election officials to clearly communicate on absentee ballot applications that people can vote by mail if they believe they or someone in their care face a higher risk of COVID-19.
First night RNC ratings down; Fox sticks more with the show Up is down, down is up. President Donald Trump thanked CNN Tuesday for its Republican convention coverage, while Fox News heard complaints from some viewers that it wasn't showing enough.
Kanye West qualifies for Tennessee presidential ballot Rapper and producer Kanye West will be on Tennessee's presidential ballot in November, the state election's office confirmed.
Takeaways from GOP convention: Power, positivity and policy The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone, with an emphasis on Americans who say have they benefited from President Donald Trump's policies.
'Fighting for you': First lady makes her case for Trump vote First lady Melania Trump cast her husband as the best hope for America and Americans in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night 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.
Melania Trump taking Rose Garden turn to pitch her husband When Melania Trump addresses the Republican convention from the White House, it will be the most that many Americans have seen of their first lady since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that has come to define her husband's administration.
Former River City Co. President Kim White files paperwork for 2021 Chattanooga mayoral campaign Former River City Co. President Kim White has filed paperwork to run for mayor of Chattanooga in 2021.
Republican National Convention takeaways: All Trump, all the time President Donald Trump aggressively asserted control over the Republican National Convention on Monday, overshadowing the prime-time speakers, as he made clear he wants voters to focus on him.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee to focus on 'honoring our heroes' in RNC speech U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee says her focus will be "honoring our heroes" in her address Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.
GOP convention showcases rising stars, dark warnings A rising generation of Republican stars offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump's leadership on Monday, but were undermined on the opening night of the GOP's scaled-back convention by speakers issuing dark warnings about the country's future and distorting the president's record, particularly on the pandemic.
Georgia Democrat praises President Trump, rips Democratic nominee Biden in convention speech Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat, lavished praise on President Donald Trump while ripping into the Democratic Party during a Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student announces bid for contested city council seat Chattanooga college student and community activist D'Andre Anderson is running for the already contested District 8 City Council seat.
Republicans nominate Trump to take on Biden in the fall The Republican Party formally nominated President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House Monday, one of the first acts of a GOP convention that has been dramatically scaled down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to leave White House Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump's most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month.
U.S. Sen. Blackburn of Tennessee, Georgia Democratic Rep. Jones to speak at GOP convention President Donald Trump's roster of speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention includes U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and a Georgia state Democratic representative, Vernon Jones, who became an outcast in his own party for endorsing Trump.
Georgia Republicans aim to flex at RNC next week As former U.S. Rep. Karen Handel led a training session for fellow Donald Trump supporters, she beckoned the crowd to listen closely, as if sharing a secret with the group of Sandy Springs Republicans assembled in a conference room.
Trump's vision of American greatness at center of convention Republicans will aim to recast the story of Donald Trump's presidency when they hold their national convention, featuring speakers drawn from everyday life as well as cable news and the White House while drawing a stark contrast with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Parkland shooting survivors hit the road, target youth vote A group of survivors from the 2018 Florida high school massacre is hitting the road to help register young voters across the country before the November election, seeking to bring about their vision for gun reform.
Film shows trailblazing Black female editor, VP candidate Kamala Harris made history last week by becoming the first Black woman to be nominated to run for vice president on a major party's ticket. But the first Black woman to run for vice president in the nation's history was trailblazing newspaperwoman Charlotta Spears Bass.
Cooper: Democrats offering a leftward version of what voters rejected in 2016 Four years after Hillary Clinton stood on a Democratic National Convention stage, cognizant she was in all likelihood the next president of the United States, Democrats appear to have learned nothing.
Postmaster says 'no idea' mailboxes, equipment being removed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Friday he had "no idea" blue mailboxes and sorting machines were being removed until a public uproar nationwide, as he testifies before a Senate committee digging into disruptions and changes in postal operations being made just as millions of Americans will be relying on mail-in ballots for the November election.
Takeaways from the final night of the Democratic convention A convention without a roaring crowd, confetti cannons, funny hats - a gathering in name only - delivered the Democratic presidential nomination to Joe Biden on Thursday, the culmination of a lifelong pursuit that comes at a time of crisis.
Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US 'season of darkness' Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with a vow to be a unifying "ally of the light" who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of President Donald Trump's tenure.
State: No perjury charges if mail voters claim COVID risk in Tennessee Tennessee authorities cannot pursue perjury charges against voters who seek mail ballots by concluding on their own that they, or someone in their care, have a health condition that increases their risk for COVID-19, an attorney for the state said in court Thursday.
Kanye West submits petitions to appear on Tennessee ballot Rapper and music producer Kanye West submitted a petition Thursday to appear on Tennessee's ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, the state election's office says.
Mail-delivery concerns put spotlight on ballot deadlines U.S. Postal Service warnings that it can't guarantee mailed ballots will arrive on time have put a spotlight on the narrow time frames most states allow to request and return those ballots.
Democratic convention takeaways: Make history, pound Trump There has been one persistent theme in the Democratic National Convention so far: to portray President Donald Trump in highly personal ways as one unsuited for the White House both in skills and temperament.
Trump, Pence campaign events signal lax approach to coronavirus Sitting and standing shoulder to shoulder, some without face masks, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump jammed into an airplane hangar for an Arizona campaign event this week, ignoring the advice of Trump's own health experts.
Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote The Democrats' historic boundary breakers joined forces Wednesday night at the party's national convention in an urgent effort to rouse the diverse coalition Joe Biden will need to defeat President Donald Trump this fall.
Pelosi says postmaster has no plans to restore mail cuts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's postmaster general has no intention of restoring mail equipment or funding overtime hours he cut, despite public outcry that operational changes are undermining service before the November election.
Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention.
Ballot drop boxes seen as a way to bypass the post office With the Trump administration openly trying to undermine mail-in voting this fall, some election officials around the country are hoping to bypass the Postal Service by installing lots of ballot drop boxes in libraries, community centers and other public places.
Democrats make it official, nominate Biden to take on Trump Joe Biden is drawing on party elders at the Democratic National Convention, making the case that he and his party are uniquely positioned with experience and expertise to repair chaos that President Donald Trump has created at home and abroad.
Tennessee, Georgia politicians address Democratic National Convention Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams was one of 17 "rising stars" who jointly delivered a video keynote speech during Tuesday's National Democratic Convention with Abrams and others praising Democratic nominee Joe Biden while issuing a scathing rebuke of Republican President Donald Trump.
Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Bradshaw hits GOP rival over 'division and hatred' Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Marquita Bradshaw said Monday that Republican rival Bill Hagerty's "type of division and hatred" isn't what Tennesseans want to see in their next senator.
Suffrage anniversary commemorations highlight racial divide As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, many event organizers, mindful that the 19th Amendment originally benefited mostly white women, have been careful to present it as a commemoration, not a celebration.
Five takeaways from first night of the Democratic convention In another profound way that the coronavirus pandemic has upended American life, the Democratic National Convention started Monday with no convening. Instead, Democrats opted for the first virtual convention as the party begins the formal process of nominating Joe Biden as its candidate for president.
Trump counters Biden with law and order message in Minnesota Declaring it's "crunch time" for the upcoming election, President Donald Trump zeroed in on Midwest battleground states on Monday with a law and order message to counter former Vice President Joe Biden's show at the Democratic National Convention.
Democrats put divides aside, rally behind Biden at convention Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him "in over his head" and warning that the nation's mounting crises would only get worse if he's reelected over Joe Biden.
Preparing for convention, Tennessee Democrats hope to make statehouse gains State Democrats said Monday they hope to make political gains in fall elections against the Tennessee General Assembly's House and Senate Republican super majorities in hopes of having more impact on policy.
Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House Facing a public backlash over mail delays, the Trump administration scrambled to respond Monday as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery interruptions and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.
Puerto Rico holds 2nd voting round after chaotic primaries Thousands of Puerto Ricans on Sunday got a second chance to vote for the first time, a week after delayed and missing ballots marred the original primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory's democracy.
House Dems summon postal leaders to hearing on mail delays 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 mail-in voting options for the November presidential election.
Virus, fees hinder drive to register Florida felons to vote When Floridians overwhelmingly approved a measure allowing most felons to vote after completing their sentences, many expected Democrats to benefit most from the participation of up to 1.4 million newly eligible voters in this year's election.
Democrats in conservative SC now see opportunity for gains There's an unusual feeling emerging among Democrats in South Carolina: energy.
Man unseats wife in Bledsoe County school board election A divorce filed in the summer of 2019 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, indirectly led to an Aug. 6 general election ballot with its lone contested race pitting husband and wife against each other for the county school board seat she'd held for eight years.
'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days.
At Sturgis, Trump supporters look to turn bikers into voters It's a Friday night at a crowded biker bar in South Dakota when Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump, takes the stage. While many have come to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for some combination of riding and partying, Cox's focus is on something else: voting.
Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.
QAnon-supporting Georgia candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism Political newcomer Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked as a supporter of QAnon conspiracies and denounced for videos deemed racist even by fellow Republicans who withdrew endorsements and declared her unfit for Congress.
Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era Joe Biden is making his first appearance with newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, betting that the California senator's historic profile and confrontational style against President Donald Trump will boost Democrats' efforts to oust the Republican president amid cascading national crises.
How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate Gretchen Whitmer wanted out.
Two conservative Georgia districts choose GOP House nominees Republicans in two conservative north Georgia districts chose nominees to Congress on Tuesday.
Postage requirement for mail ballots isn't a poll tax A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an argument that requiring voters to provide their own stamps for mail-in ballots and ballot applications amounts to an unconstitutional poll tax.
Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP nod in Georgia primary runoff Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia's 14th Congressional District.
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman 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.
Cameron defeats Deffenbaugh for Georgia's House District 1 seat and more election results Republican Mike Cameron, former chairman of the Walker County Republican Party, defeated John Deffenbaugh for Georgia's House District 1 seat in Tuesday night's runoff election.
Racist videos bring attention to US House race in Georgia A Republican criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory faces a neurosurgeon who campaigned on his experience to improve the health care system in Tuesday's GOP primary runoff for an open U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia.
Polls close in most Georgia counties for runoff election Polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in most Northwest Georgia counties and across the state for election runoffs.
Georgia board approves online absentee ballot request portal Georgia's state election board voted unanimously Monday to authorize the secretary of state to create an online portal for voters to request absentee ballots for the November general election.
Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers The future of Puerto Rico's botched primaries rested in the hands of the island's Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory's democracy.
Election day in Georgia: What you need to know for Tuesday Tuesday is election day in Georgia as voters will be going to the polls for a runoff election that will decide many local races and also the premier matchup between John Cowan and Marjorie Taylor Greene for the Republican ticket in Georgia's 14th Congressional District race.
Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election Mail piling up. Constant attacks from the president. Cuts to overtime as record numbers of ballots are expected to pass through post offices this fall.
Controversy puts spotlight on Georgia congressional runoff Marjorie Taylor Greene is running for Congress - and is unrepentant about her racist rhetoric and support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.
US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump's reelection bid, the country's counterintelligence chief said in the most specific warning to date about the threat of foreign interference.
Assessors of property, mayors elected in balloting across Southeast Tennessee In the counties surrounding Chattanooga in Southeast Tennessee, voters this week elected new mayors, new property assessors — and even approved a new sales tax. Here are highlights of balloting during Thursday's election.
Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia's most populous county is fighting to keep his job.
A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary race results The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot:
Tennessee House incumbents secure party nominations Several incumbents running for reelection in their House districts comfortably won their primaries Thursday.
Thurman, Wingate, Perez win Hamilton County school board election A push to elect two new conservatives to the Hamilton County Schools board failed at the polls Thursday night, but voters handily reelected conservative Rhonda Thurman despite a challenge from a candidate backed by the teacher's union.
Bill Hagerty, Marquita Bradshaw to compete for Tennessee U.S. Senate seat Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty, a Republican from Gallatin, and Marquita Bradshaw, a Democrat from Memphis, will face off in November in a race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Democrats sue Georgia election officials over lines at polls Democrats are asking a federal judge to order Georgia election officials to take steps to prevent long lines at the polls on Election Day.
Turnout 'steady' early Thursday as Tennessee voters head to the polls Voter turnout was light but steady Thursday morning at precincts in the Glenwood community downtown and in Harrison on Highway 58 while officials at the Brainerd BX said action had been slow early in the day.
In Chattanooga, Hagerty calls for Republicans to vote for a 'true conservative' U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty began his election day campaigning in Chattanooga to propel local Republicans to vote for him in Thursday's GOP primary.
No hoopla: Virus upends Trump and Biden convention plans At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties' presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House.
Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to "violent racists of a generation ago."
Tennessee Election Day: What to know before you vote Thursday After months of listening to political candidates speak or in some instances shout, Tennesseans get their say Thursday as polls open across the state for state and federal primary contests and some county general elections.
Sethi visits Chattanooga on day before GOP primary election, calls for support against 'Washington cartel' U.S. Senate hopeful Manny Sethi stopped in Chattanooga on Wednesday for a final pre-election plea to vote out the "Washington cartel."
Tennessee mail ballot requests for November start Wednesday Tennessee voters can begin requesting absentee ballots for the November election Wednesday.
Here's what's on the line in next week's runoff in Northwest Georgia Georgia's June primary election decided most of the races on the ballot, but a few seats are still up for grabs on the Aug. 11 runoff date.
Six candidates vie for three Hamilton County school board seats Election Day is Thursday, and the Hamilton County school board race has six candidates vying for three contested seats.
Chattanooga region ballots light with mix of assessors of property, school board and municipal races to be decided Most rural counties in Southeast Tennessee have light general election ballots for Aug. 6, but there are contested races for assessors of property, county commission, some road superintendent or commissioner seats, municipal officers and school board.
GOP doctor in Tennessee Senate race wants Fauci fired A Tennessee trauma surgeon running for an open Senate seat is calling for President Donald Trump to fire the nation's leading infectious diseases expert amid a pandemic.
Wisconsin's Democratic governor endorses Biden for president Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday endorsed Joe Biden for president, a move that comes after the first-term Democrat declined to endorse anyone in the primary and just two weeks before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
Hamilton County DA finds no fault, no penalty, for school board candidate's GOP billboard It's OK for Hamilton County school board candidate Tom Decosimo to call himself a Republican on a billboard even though the race is nonpartisan, District Attorney General Neal Pinkston has determined.
Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer Magnolias, stars, guitars, the cross, beer cans, crawfish, a Gulf Coast lighthouse, Elvis Presley and even Kermit the Frog appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag.
'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight Americans are preparing to choose a leader and a path through a time of extraordinary division and turmoil. Associated Press journalists tell their stories in the series "America Disrupted."
Nearly 600,000 Tennesseans have already voted as candidates mount final effort in Thursday election Tennessee candidates are mounting their final charge toward Thursday's election, in which nearly 600,000 voters have already cast early or absentee votes in contests ranging from county school board to a bitterly contested U.S. Senate Republican primary.
RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus.
Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as Biden reverses, dismantles or severely curtails many of President Donald Trump's most significant and boldest actions.
Hagerty bests Sethi in Hamilton County GOP straw poll for Senate seat Tennessee Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Bill Hagerty topped GOP rival Manny Sethi Friday night in a Hamilton County Republican Party straw poll for the state's hotly contested Aug. 6 primary election.
Delayed election results? Maybe, but not because of fraud A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night. But that doesn't mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent, despite President Donald Trump's continued insistence Friday.
Despite coronavirus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he's not planning to take advantage of Michigan's expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November.
Tennessee newly backs mail vote option for COVID risk group Tennessee officials are prepared to offer absentee ballots to voters who have health conditions or live with someone at risk for COVID-19, even if Tennessee's Supreme Court strikes down expanded mail voting in pandemic times, a state attorney said Thursday.
Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises, on Thursday floated the startling idea of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Hamilton County school board candidate's billboard sparks complaints A billboard proclaiming Hamilton County school board candidate Tom Decosimo a Republican has sparked several complaints from citizens because the campaign is supposed to be nonpartisan, and the matter is under review by the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office.
Dems slam Cowboys for Trump boss for 'back to Africa' video Democrats and civil rights leaders in New Mexico are denouncing the leader of the Cowboys for Trump group after he posted a social media video calling for some Black athletes to "go back to Africa."
Biden says post-pandemic economy can fight racial inequality Joe Biden unveiled a plan Tuesday to ensure that the nation's post-pandemic economic recovery is built around promoting racial equality, promising to dramatically spur investment in Black-owned small businesses and encourage home ownership while closing wealth gaps among minority communities.
Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump's fate in the November election.
Tennessee early voting doubles over 2016; Hamilton County up 170.3% Tennesseans set a blistering pace during the first seven days of state early and absentee voting in the Aug. 6 election, more than doubling numbers of votes cast during the same time frame in 2012 and 2016, state figures show.
From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path Val Demings has already been vice president.
Twitter and Facebook become targets in Trump and Biden ads Social media has become the target of a dueling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They're shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money.
How Chattanooga's 2021 mayoral candidates plan to address police reform Though the recent weeks of protests and calls for police reform in Chattanooga took place under Mayor Andy Berke, he has less than a year left in office.
Ocasio-Cortez, Dems assail men's abusive treatment of women Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrage over a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of "accepting violence and violent language against women" whose adherents include President Donald Trump.
Obama blasts Trump, praises Biden in new 2020 campaign video Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump and defended their time in the White House in a new video showing their first in-person meeting since the coronavirus outbreak began.
Facebook's voting labels on candidate posts sow confusion Facebook has started adding informational labels to all posts about voting by federal elected officials and candidates in the U.S., as it said it would do.
One gave to Gore, one gave to 'Democrat PAC': Attacks continue in Tennessee GOP Senate primary Lawyers for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi's campaign are demanding Tennessee television stations yank an attack ad launched by a new Alexandria, Virginia-based super PAC, charging that the 30-second spot is "false and defamatory."
Bolton: Trump lacks strategic vision, historical knowledge Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he believes President Donald Trump committed several impeachable offenses, but Democratic congressional leaders doomed their effort to remove him from office by rushing the process for partisan purposes.
Georgia Dems choose state chair to replace Lewis on ballot Georgia Democrats have selected state Sen. Nikema Williams, chair of the state party, to replace Rep. John Lewis on the ballot in November.
Tennessee votes: At least 90,540 cast ballots during 1st two days of early voting; 4,700 in Hamilton County Early voting resumed Monday in Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary elections after at least 90,540 people cast early votes or by mail-in absentee ballot last Friday and Saturday, according to to Secretary of State Tre Hargett's office.
Kanye West wants $1 million for new moms, slams Harriet Tubman at campaign rally Self-declared presidential candidate Kanye West delivered a winding and unconventional campaign introduction speech in which he proposed a $1 million payout to each new mother and decried Harriet Tubman for her work on the Underground Railroad.
Cost, hassle of stamps questioned as mail-in voting surges Even if it weren't for her disability and fear of catching COVID-19, Delinda Bryant said getting the necessary postage to cast a ballot this year will be a struggle.
Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it's too early to make such an ironclad guarantee.
Greene, Cowan face off in first televised debate for 14th Congressional District In their first televised debate before the Aug. 11 runoff, Georgia congressional candidates Marjorie Taylor Greene and John Cowan spent much of their time accusing each other of lying, mishandling business operations and derailing the debate structure by arguing over issues both campaigns have been focused on through social media.
Early voting begins in Tennessee Voters now have the option to cast their ballots ahead of the Aug. 6 primary.
Trump's grand GOP convention plans shrink as virus surges President Donald Trump's plans for a grand convention keep shrinking.
Watch: Advocacy approaches, thoughts on COVID-19 reopening framework separate Hamilton County school board District 1 candidates During the final Hamilton County school board debate on Wednesday evening, 16-year incumbent Rhonda Thurman and lifelong resident Stephen Vickers demonstrated strong commitments to the Soddy-Daisy community with contrasting approaches on how to advocate for that community and how schools should respond to COVID-19.
Poll workers needed as early voting for the August primary starts Friday in Hamilton County Tennessee and local election officials are recruiting poll workers, bracing for record-setting absentee voting and overhauling processes to keep people apart and protected from the coronavirus, but there is one thing they can't do as they prepare for early voting to begin Friday in Hamilton County.
In defeat, Sessions still says Trump right for the nation Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a Mobile stadium almost five years ago, declaring once more that Donald Trump's vision was right for America.
Watch: Despite similarities, divisions arise in experience levels, beliefs on funding for Hamilton County District 7 school board candidates While District 7 candidates for the Hamilton County school board shared some common views, differences in experience level and beliefs on funding shaped a Tuesday evening debate.
Biden's $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate Joe Biden released a $2 trillion plan on Tuesday to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from U.S. power plants by 2035, arguing that dramatic action is needed to tackle climate change and revive the economy.
Senate, House runoffs included on Alabama runoff ballot The Republican Senate runoff for U.S. Senate and three contests to select party nominees for two open U.S. House seats are the highlights of Tuesday's election in Alabama.
Watch: District 2 school board candidates draw differences during debate on testing, equity, funding beliefs Hamilton County School Board candidates Marco Perez and Tom Decosimo drew notable differences in opinion about funding, equity and other issues during Monday night's virtual debate hosted by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga 2.0 and WRCB in the race to fill the District 2 seat being vacated by incumbent Kathy Lennon.
Donald Trump, Joe Biden win Louisiana's presidential primary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have won Louisiana's twice-postponed presidential primary.
Biden proposes $700 billion-plus 'Buy American' campaign Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government's regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms.
Tuesday is deadline to register for Tennessee Aug. 6 primary Tennesseans are running out of time to register to vote in the Aug. 6 primary election.
Tuesday is Tennessee's deadline to register to vote Tuesday is the last day for Tennesseans to register to vote in the state's Aug. 6 elections, but one result is already clear: Hamilton Countians as of Monday set a modern-day record when it comes to requests for absentee ballots.
Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states' popular vote winner in the Electoral College.
Democrats, Biden look to accelerate Southern political shift From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation.
Senate candidate's campaign bus catches on fire in Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville's campaign bus went up in flames Wednesday night on the side of a north Alabama interstate.
What to know about requesting an absentee ballot for upcoming Tennessee elections Tennessee became one of the last states to expand mail-in voting earlier this month when Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that voters under 60 can request an absentee ballot because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden campaign says 36% of senior staff are people of color Joe Biden's campaign says a little more than a third of its senior staff are people of color, sharing staff diversity data after facing pressure to answer questions on the issue.
Monty Bruell enters 2021 mayoral race to close gap between 'two Chattanoogas' Business consultant Monty Bruell wants to be Chattanooga's next mayor in order to lessen the economic disparity between the "two Chattanoogas."
Mail-in ballots thrust Postal Service into presidential race The U.S. Postal Service's famous motto — "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers" — is being tested like never before, by challenges that go well beyond the weather.
Georgia measure would stop officials mailing ballot requests Republicans controlling a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prevent election officials from proactively sending mail ballot request forms to voters ahead of an election.
Trump rally highlights vulnerabilities heading into election President Donald Trump's return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength and enthusiasm heading into the critical final months before an election that will decide whether he remains in the White House.
Access to ballot, seal of democracy's covenant, under attack The ballot is deployed to replace the bullet, to decide peacefully who will lead, to resolve divisive issues and to empower individual citizens.
Trump suggests US slow virus testing to avoid bad statistics President Donald Trump said Saturday he's asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because robust testing turns up too many cases of COVID-19.
Mayoral candidate Andrew McLaren wants to bridge Chattanooga communities with 'out of the box' ideas Independent candidate Andrew McLaren is running for mayor of Chattanooga in hopes of bridging community disparities with fruit trees and police pay raises.
Liberal groups warn Biden could lose over policing policies More than four dozen progressive groups have signed a letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign criticizing his police reform proposals and warning that if he doesn't adopt more progressive policies he risks losing black voters — and the election — this fall.
Blind voters fear loss of privacy with shift to mail voting Not that long ago, Ann Byington had to squeeze into a voting booth with a Republican poll watcher on one side and a Democrat on the other reading her voting choices out loud so her ballot could be marked for her and the selections verified.
Tennessee makes mail voting form changes ordered by judge Tennessee election officials on Thursday made changes to the absentee voting application, a move ordered when a judge scolded them for making their own edits after she required a universal mail-in voting option during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nashville judge to top election officials: 'Shame on you' for not following absentee voting order A Nashville judge rebuked Tennessee's top election officials on Thursday, threatening them with criminal contempt of court if they don't abide by her order to update the state's absentee voting request form to accommodate those who wish to vote by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden gets more aggressive as 2020 campaign heats back up Joe Biden is adopting an increasingly aggressive stance as he looks to break out of a monthslong campaign freeze imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Polls find majority support among Tennesseans for voting by mail NASHVILLE — Two new polls show most Tennesseans support being able to vote by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic even as state Attorney General Herbert Slatery appeals a Nashville chancellor's ruling that expands absentee voting by mail to all 4.1 million of the state's registered voters.
Mullis holds off Moore in Georgia Senate race; Greene and Cowan advance to August runoff in 14th congressional district With all four counties in the 53rd District Senate race reporting, Sen. Jeff Mullis held off challenger and current House District 1 Rep. Colton Moore by winning 54.67% of the vote.
New voting machines, rain, long lines: Georgia election plagued by problems Voters endured heat, pouring rain and waits as long as five hours on Tuesday to cast ballots across Georgia, demonstrating a fierce desire to participate in the democratic process while raising questions about the emerging battleground state's ability to manage elections in November when the White House is at stake.
Georgia primaries: Officials prep for lines and slow results Elections officials in Georgia are preparing for long lines and slow results in Tuesday's primaries as poll closures and coronavirus restrictions complicate in-person voting and counties grapple with processing a huge increase in paper ballots received by mail.
Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in voting, which President Donald Trump has said, without offering proof, will lead to election fraud.
Virus, racial unrest force Trump campaign to recalibrate Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he'd likely lose.
Georgia voters heading to polls Tuesday for primary elections The races are set for Tuesday in Georgia's delayed statewide and presidential primary elections.
Judge to decide on excuse-free mail voting in Tennessee amid coronavirus fears A judge will rule on Thursday whether to expand excuse-free absentee voting to any Tennessee voter who requests a mail-in ballot.
With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.
Tennessee vote-by-mail case ruling expected next week A Tennessee judge expects to rule next Thursday on whether to order a temporary injunction to let all voters cast ballots by mail in the August primary due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Parties target control of state legislatures, redistricting Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.
Tennessee officials: 2020 vote-by-mail for all not feasible Tennessee officials say they "cannot feasibly implement" a quick shift to let all voters cast their ballots by mail in the 2020 elections, an outcome sought in three lawsuits due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.
Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday.
Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a "decent guy" and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's "fairness, honesty, dignity, respect."
GOP rising star John James faces trouble at top of ticket Michigan Senate candidate John James has been called a rising star of the Republican Party so many times it's become a cliche.
Stacey Abrams endorses candidates in 7 US Senate contests Alongside discussions of her own national political ambitions, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats.
Trump threatens funding after Michigan absentee ballot move President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold up coronavirus relief money for Michigan after he said — erroneously — that the state had sent absentee ballots to millions of voters. It's not clear that he can do so.
2016 repeat? Trump revives Clinton playbook to battle Biden Accusations of a "deep state" conspiracy. Allegations of personal and family corruption. Painting an opponent as a Washington insider not to be trusted.
Sweeping federal lawsuit seeks election changes in Wisconsin Advocates for people with disabilities and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee ballot application and a host of other changes be made to ensure the August primary and November presidential election can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tech glitches keep Atlanta voters waiting for mail ballots The election director for Georgia's most populous county said Thursday that technical issues have prevented officials from processing absentee ballot applications sent in by email, causing a backlog of thousands of pending applications ahead of the June 9 primaries.
Pandemic creates electoral uncertainty for Trump, Democrats President Donald Trump's reelection is facing growing headwinds less than six months before Election Day.
Georgians face Monday deadline to register to vote on June 9 Georgians have until the end of the day Monday to register to vote in the June 9 elections.
On duty for National Guard, Clay Fuller can't actively campaign for Congress while on the frontlines of coronavirus pandemic Clayton Fuller, a prosecutor in Georgia's Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit and candidate for the state's 14th Congressional District, has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak for nearly two weeks helping disinfect nursing homes in Alabama for the Air National Guard.
Georgia election board approves ballot drop boxes for June Georgia's state election board on Wednesday approved a new rule allowing counties to establish absentee ballot drop boxes for the state's June primary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'Against all odds': Colton Moore running against Jeff Mullis for Georgia Senate seat Georgia state Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, told the Times Free Press in a phone call Friday morning that he is running against Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, for the Senate seat in District 53.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke endorses Joe Biden after Pete Buttigieg ends presidential bid Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced on Twitter the day before Super Tuesday that he endorses Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate.
Rep. Colton Moore will not run for reelection in District 1 In a surprising announcement that will shake up the political landscape in Northwest Georgia, Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, announced he will not run for relection in House District 1.
What you need to know for Super Tuesday in Hamilton County On Tuesday, Tennessee, Alabama and 12 other states will participate in the 2020 Super Tuesday primary election.
Hamilton County, Tennessee Democrats turned out in droves during early voting Overall numbers of Hamilton County voters who cast early ballots in the upcoming Super Tuesday presidential primary dropped slightly from 2016, but local Democrats' turnout soared nearly 50% and actually topped the total number of GOP voters in the Republican county, state figures show.
Most Americans don't think Democratic candidates are religious, but it may not matter Most Americans do not think the current Democratic candidates for president are very religious, which could damage progressive hopes for wins Southern states where faith remains an important voting issue.
Randy Fairbanks takes Hamilton County property assessor opponent Marty Haynes to task for not owning property Incumbent Property Assessor Marty Haynes is under scrutiny again by opponent Randy Fairbanks as a new campaign mailer suggests Haynes, who does not own property, is unqualified to maintain his office.
Monday is voter registration deadline for Georgia primary Monday is the deadline to register for Georgia's March 24 presidential primary.
Power Poll: Who would Chattanooga leaders back in the coming primaries? If the 2020 presidential primary election were held today, Chattanooga's leaders would choose former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg over all other candidates, according to a new Power Poll released Thursday.
US Senate race: Sethi campaign hits rival Hagerty's use of national surrogates in Tennessee Republican U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi on Tuesday knocked GOP rival Bill Hagerty as yet another national surrogate for Hagerty swooped into Tennessee to campaign on his behalf.
Hamilton County early voting off to strong start thanks to heated Democratic contest State figures show 65,491 Tennesseans last week took advantage of the first four days of early voting as they began casting ballots in the March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primary, as well as a smattering of local contests across the state.
Bloomberg rallies Chattanooga: 'Trump is afraid of me.' Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg drew hundreds of people to downtown Chattanooga Wednesday for a rally emphasizing his electability against President Donald Trump.
Opponent Randy Fairbanks accuses incumbent Marty Haynes of favoring political allies Just days before early voting begins, two Republican candidates for Hamilton County property assessor unleashed "D.C. politics" in an effort to sway local conservatives.
A list of Chattanooga area early voting locations and hours Early voting for Tennessee's March 3 Presidential Preference Primary/County Primary Election begins Wednesday and will run through Feb. 25.
Chattanooga City Councilman Russell Gilbert announces 2021 mayoral campaign Chattanooga District 5 City Councilman Russell Gilbert officially announced his 2021 candidacy for city mayor Monday, promising "fresh ideas."
Chattanooga Assistant Police Chief Glenn Scruggs announces state Senate District 10 bid Chattanooga Assistant Chief of Police Glenn Scruggs on Monday announced his candidacy for the Tennessee Senate District 10 seat held by Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga.
Who is running for re-election in Hamilton County this year? Some candidates have already announced their bids for this year's local and state elections, but others have only picked up nominating papers.
Former Red Bank Mayor John Roberts running for Hamilton County school board Former Red Bank Mayor John Roberts picked up nominating papers for this year's District 2 school board race from the Hamilton County Election Commission Monday.
Like-minded conservatives and former friends battle for Hamilton County property assessor position The pair were friends for decades and often allies in their time on the Hamilton County Commission, but now Property Assessor Marty Haynes and Commission Chairman Randy Fairbanks are locked in a heated and deeply personal campaign for the March property assessor primary election.