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  • Ex-NFL star Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP House primary: report

    07/01/2020 2:31:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    A former NFL safety took a big step Tuesday night toward a whole new career. Burgess Owens, who played from 1973-1982 for the New York Jets and the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, won Utah’s Republican primary for a U.S. House seat, according to The Associated Press. Owens, 68, who played college football at the University of Miami, was leading in the 4th Congressional District race by nearly 20 percent over the next candidate, FOX 13 of Salt Lake City reported.
  • Kentucky 2020 June 23 Primary Election Results

    06/30/2020 8:48:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    WLKY-TV ^ | 06/30/2020
    President: Republican: Donald Trump (371,718) 86.65%, Uncommitted (57,283) 13.35% Democrat: Joe Biden (365,284) 67.91%, Bernie Sanders (65,055) 12.09%, Uncommitted (58,364) 10.85% - rest of the field split in the single digits - click link for all totals ---------------------------------------------- U.S. Senate: Republican: Mitch McConnell (342,967) 82.79%, rest went to 6 other opponents in single digits Democrat: Amy McGrath (247,037) 45.41%, Charles Booker (231,888) 42.62% - rest split among other candidates in single digits -------------------------------------------------- U.S. House District 4: Republican: Thomas Massie (68,590) 81% Todd McMurty (16,091) 19% -------------------------------------------------- Special Election State Senate: Karen Berg (DEM) 57% Bill Ferko (REP) 43% DEM...
  • An 'unprecedented' number of people have already voted (Oldham County, KY)

    06/28/2020 1:15:22 PM PDT · by bort · 16 replies
    The Oldham Era ^ | June 18, 2020 | Andrew Henderson
    "Nearly 40 percent of registered voters in Oldham County have already cast a ballot . . ."
  • New York Democrat refuses to concede House primary election, alleges ‘black voter suppression’

    06/25/2020 11:11:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    A New York state lawmaker who sought to replace a retiring member of Congress refused to concede defeat Thursday following Tuesday’s Democratic primary, claiming the election was plagued by “intentional black voter suppression.” State Assemblyman Michael Blake, an African-American candidate, finished in second place in the 15th Congressional District contest’s in-person ballot count, the New York Daily News reported. The top finisher was New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is also African-American.
  • “It’s A Mandate”: AOC Handily Beats CNBC Host, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera In NY Primary

    06/24/2020 7:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Good news, sorta. Looks like we’ll have AOC to kick around for another two years. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez buried her Democratic primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter who tried to unseat the frosh Representative after her “fluke” election in 2018. After winning 72.6% of the vote in NY-14, Ocasio-Cortez wants her props for a “mandate”: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her reported results of about 70% of the vote, which put her far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary election, would be a ‘transformative’ mandate https://t.co/RNnk2PyljQ pic.twitter.com/m2HqKjIu2H— Reuters (@Reuters) June 24, 2020 When I won in...
  • Joe Biden wins New York primary, adds to insurmountable delegate lead

    06/23/2020 11:26:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 23 2020 | Nolan Hicks
    The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, added a couple-hundred New York delegates to his already insurmountable primary lead Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race for Biden just after polls closed at 9 pm for the former vice president whose challengers have all bowed out of the race.
  • Eliot Engel Headed for Defeat, Carolyn Maloney in Trouble (My Title)

    06/23/2020 9:42:48 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 6/24/2020 | NPR
    No article. See results at link.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins primary as voters in 6 states cast ballots

    06/23/2020 9:37:42 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2020 | Kendall Karson
    Just two weeks after Georgia's messy day at the polls, another six states tested the waters of voting during the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday in the final stretch of the primary season. ... In New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, successfully defended her seat for the first time, dispatching a number of challengers, including former CNBC journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The congresswoman had more than 70 percent of the vote when the Associated Press called the race in her favor. "When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a 'fluke,'" she said on Twitter. "Tonight we are proving that...
  • Cawthorn defeats Trump’s pick in NC 11th Congressional District GOP primary

    06/23/2020 7:04:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    WSPA News 7 / Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2020 | Associated vPress
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate for the nomination. Madison Cawthorn handily defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District, according to unofficial results. Bennett had received the president’s backing on Twitter and the earlier endorsement of Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who until recently had held the seat.
  • Final results in NY, Kentucky primaries could be days away (still counting)

    06/23/2020 6:04:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 6/23/20 | Christina A. Cassidy, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, Alan Fram
    **SNIP** A deluge of mail-in ballots prompted by the coronavirus pandemic and slow-moving vote-counting procedures meant final results in many races would take days or more. That torturous wait seemed a preview of November, when numerous states will turn to mail-in voting like never before. Officials are already warning that uncertainty over who the next president is could linger for days. By late afternoon, there were scattered reports of long lines and absentee ballots that voters never received. Yet voting appeared less troubled than recent elections in Georgia and Nevada, where some people stood in line for hours. Waits lasting...
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolina’s runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • Wall Street giants including the CEOs of Goldman and Blackstone are pouring money into the campaign to defeat AOC in a June primary

    06/18/2020 1:38:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 6/18/20 | Saloni Sardana
    Some of Wall Street's most prominent names have donated thousands of dollars to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's opponent in the upcoming Democratic primary in New York, data from the FEC shows. Federal Election Commission data shows that donors including Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon, Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, and hedge fund behemoth Paul Tudor Jones have given to the campaign of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC reporter, is going up against Ocasio-Cortez to secure the Democratic nomination for New York's 14th congressional district on June 23. **SNIP** Caruso-Cabrera has raised just over $2 million so far, while Ocasio-Cortez's campaign has received more...
  • The Squad in the spotlight: AOC, progressive peers face primary challenges of their own

    06/16/2020 3:05:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 6/12/20 | Joseph Ax, Susan Cornwell
    (Reuters) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset over a member of the Democratic congressional leadership in 2018 made her a household name and inspired similar insurgent campaigns around the United States. Now the democratic socialist from New York City, best known by her initials AOC, must survive her own challenge from within the party in a June 23 primary election. Two other members of "the Squad" – four women of color who, in their first terms, have become the face of the U.S. House of Representatives' liberal wing – also face primary challengers. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan...
  • Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez faces 3 challengers in NY 14th Congressional District Democratic Primary (could get the boot June 23)

    06/16/2020 2:31:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Bronx News 12 ^ | 6/15/20
    New York's primary election is just over a week away and eyes are on the state's 14th Congressional District. Two years ago a relatively unknown candidate, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, pulled off a stunning upset, and she now represents the Bronx and Queens. The first term congresswoman says she has used her spotlight to work on environmental justice through the Green New Deal, to fully fund NYCHA and fight for more health care provisions. "All of these have been profound priorities, in addition to fighting for our immigrant neighbors here that are so wonderful in their contributions as community members," Ocasio-Cortez says....
  • New York launches early voting for primary elections (Cortez could get booted on the 23rd)

    06/14/2020 6:06:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WPTZ via MSN ^ | 6/14/20
    New York on Saturday launched early voting for the first time ever in a primary in the state. Early voting runs through June 21, before taking a day off ahead of the June 23 primary. New Yorkers can cast ballots at select polling locations under a law that passed last year, when the state joined 38 others with some form of early voting.
  • AOC plans to skip in-person debate with Democratic primary challenger (incumbency privilege?)

    06/13/2020 4:22:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/20 | Mary Kay Linge
    AOC is going AWOL for the city’s only in-person debate ahead of next week’s Democratic Party primary. First-term Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) plans to skip out on a face-to-face showdown with three challengers Wednesday, her office told The Post. Ironically, the Parkchester Times-sponsored debate is the same one the previous incumbent, 10-term Rep. Joseph Crowley, shirked in 2018. It was seen as a backhanded diss of his upstart opponent — and helped AOC unseat him in a shocking primary result one week later. “Ocasio-Cortez is claiming her incumbency privilege,” Parkchester Times publisher Sheikh Musa Drammeh told The Post. “But if...
  • AOC raises $10.5 million ahead of heated June 23 primary

    06/13/2020 2:05:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again proved her fundraising prowess by raising $2.4 million in just two months as she kicks up her campaign operation before her June 23 primary election, according to federal campaign finance reports she filed this week. Her April and May cash haul brings the total raised for her reelection bid to more than $10.5 million, making the freshman rep among the best fundraisers for the Democrats, along with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., federal elections records show. Ocasio-Cortez, 30, is facing a spirited Democratic primary challenge from...
  • Official Georgia Primary Elections Thread

    06/09/2020 6:38:16 PM PDT · by Dacula · 93 replies
    Gathering place for comments and concerns about the Georgia Primary Election.
  • One week later, Baltimore nears end of vote-counting in drawn-out Democratic mayoral primary (still counting)

    06/09/2020 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/09/20 | Emily Opilo
    Baltimore election officials neared the end of the ballot-counting process Tuesday, one week after a mayoral primary that was the most significant race in Maryland’s first statewide attempt at a vote-by-mail election. The counting has slowed, however. Election staff worked to manually copy the remaining ballots to correct an error that prevented them from being scanned. Crews entered the day with 2,000 to 3,000 ballots left to count, and had completed 1,870 by 4 p.m. On previous days, up to 2,500 ballots were scanned per hour. As the work slowed, so did the continuous clatter inside the city election board’s...
  • Baltimore’s mail-in primary got off to a rocky start. What problems might lie ahead?

    06/05/2020 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/04/20 | Tim Prudente
    Election results vanished from the state website. Officials discovered ballots misprinted. One candidate for mayor sent in his lawyer. Wednesday brought a rocky start to the canvass that should reveal Baltimore’s next mayor. By the afternoon, state lawmakers and the governor demanded elections administrators explain themselves. Maryland’s first statewide vote-by-mail election already meant that complete results would take longer than voters were used to, as ballots trickle in by mail and elections officials “quarantine" documents before opening them because of the new coronavirus. But add errors on ballots and problems in tabulating returns and the primary’s close races may well...