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The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):10:40 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning...

Iowa Democrats pick interim chair following bungled caucuses

February 15, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats on Saturday picked a legislator to serve as interim chairman of the state party, after the previous leader resigned following a meltdown in tabulating results from the lead-off presidential caucuses.The party's...

Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 15, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping into their first test in a racially diverse state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus.Nevada...

Klobuchar shifts on immigration before Nevada caucuses

By SARA BURNETT and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 14, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she no longer believes English should be the national language of the U.S., disavowing a vote she took more than a decade ago as she tries to build support in a state where Hispanics...

2020 Democrats step up attacks to blunt Bloomberg’s rise

By WILL WEISSERT and ALAN FRAM | February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hoping to revive their flagging campaigns increasingly took aim at Mike Bloomberg, blasting their billionaire rival for trying to buy his way into the White House and raising questions about his commitment...

Nevada’s Culinary Union will not endorse in Democratic race

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 13, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has decided to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses, denying candidates who aggressively courted the group from getting a major leg up in the upcoming...

Nevada Democrats unveil new caucus plan after Iowa chaos

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 13, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Democrats have released a revamped plan for the Feb. 22 caucuses, adding measures intended to avoid a repeat of problems that ensnared Iowa's vote. But they will still rely on a complex process involving internet-connected iPads...

The Latest: Bloomberg says he’s prepared to take on Trump

February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local):8:50 p.m.Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better...

After Iowa caucus problems, concerns grow over Nevada’s plan

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 12, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerns have been growing that next week's Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote, with Nevada facing many of the same organizational and technical challenges that crippled Iowa’s process.Volunteers...

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative...

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

By RYAN J. FOLEY | February 11, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results.But her planning ran into a problem:...

US counterintel strategy emphasizes protection of democracy

By ERIC TUCKER | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's top counterintelligence official said Monday that he was concerned Russia or other foreign adversaries could exploit the chaos of the Iowa caucuses to sow distrust in the integrity of America's elections.“How...