Campaign 2020

Judge: Alabama Can’t Ban Curbside Voting

A federal judge says Alabama cannot prohibit local officials from offering curbside voting during the COVID-19 pandemic and loosened restrictions on absentee ballots in three Alabama counties because of the health risk to voters. U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon entered the preliminary injunction Monday evening. Kallon ruled that the potential health risks to older and medically vulnerable voters in…

Montgomery County Prepares for Changes in July 14 Runoffs

With the threats of the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery County election officials are left figuring out how to make sure polling places are safe for the July 14 runoffs. That led Montgomery County Probate Judge J.C. Love III to request more money from the county commission and to plan for an election day that will look different. The county commission approved…

Campaign Trail Heats Up for Sessions, Tuberville Before July 14 U.S. Senate GOP Runoff

We are a little over a month until the state primary runoff elections. Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville have been busy preparing for the upcoming GOP Senate runoff. “Well, it’s certainly using our social media and interviews like this and radio interviews and I’m doing conference calls,” Sessions told Alabama News…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs In On U.S. Senate GOP Primary Runoff Race

It has now been two months since Super Tuesday. Former Auburn football head coach Tommy Tuberville and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face off in the U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff on July 14th. The candidates now have extra time to prepare since the March 31st runoff was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. “They both finished in about…

Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Voting Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic

A lawsuit says that Alabama’s voting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic jeopardize the health of voters, especially older voters, black voters, and voters with disabilities. The lawsuit filed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program alleges that Alabama’s rules will require people to choose between voting and protecting…

Joe Biden Responds to Former Staffer’s Sexual Assault Allegation

FILE – (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade, come at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tries to relieve…

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Pushes Joe Biden to Pick Woman of Color for His VP Running Mate

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the nationally-known civil rights icon,  said today that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate. Lewis made the comments as he endorsed Biden for president. “I think Vice President Biden should look around. It would be good to have a woman of color,” Lewis told reporters…

Trump Campaign Calls Sessions “Delusional” in Letter

Former U.S. Senator and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, objecting to Sessions’ portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer. The March 31 letter sent by Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of…

Sanders’ campaign says he’s reassessing, not dropping out

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he’s reassessing his campaign, and that’s raising questions about whether he’ll drop out after losing three more states and falling prohibitively behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race. Biden just won in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, and he’s built a delegate lead likely too large for Sanders to erase….

Alabama Run-off Election Rescheduled for July 14

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. “Exercising my extraordinary powers under the Emergency Management Act, I am setting Alabama’s Primary Runoff Election for July 14, 2020,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent…