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Nation May 07AP analysis: Some states are opening up without meeting key virus benchmarks
An Associated Press analysis has found that 17 states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks set by the White House for loosening up — a 14-day downward trajectory in new cases or infection rates.
Nation May 02Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds
With no specific guidelines, states are left to figure out what a successful testing program should be while they simultaneously try to reopen their shattered economies.
Nation Apr 25Many states fall short of mandate to track virus exposure
As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with…
Politics Mar 21Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries
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 place for…
Politics Mar 13Tuesday primaries on despite virus fears officials say
They have been scrambling to recruit replacements for poll workers who are dropping out over fears of contracting the virus, providing cotton swabs for voters to use on touchscreen machines and extending absentee voting deadlines.
Politics Feb 19Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez tells The Associated Press that several factors, including early voting and potentially high turnout, could affect tabulation and timing of results.
Politics Feb 03Tech troubles delay Iowa results
Communications director Mandy McClure said Monday night that the party “found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results.”…
Politics Jan 01Child care poses roadblock for candidates vying for 2020 elections
Experts predict a large number of women will again run for office in 2020 like they did in 2018, and child care remains a hurdle for many of them.
Politics May 032020 campaigns grapple with how to manage cybersecurity
Whether presidential campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks is a critical question ahead as the 2020 election approaches. Preventing the attacks won't be easy or cheap.
Politics Mar 05As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines
Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday.