Campaign 2020 Headlines

First Black Mayor Elected in the City of Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The city of Linden has elected the first black mayor -- in the city's 150 year history. Long-time Linden City Schools counselor Gwendolyn Rogers -- is Linden's mayor-elect. "I'm…

Update: Several Mayoral Races Heading to a Runoff

In the aftermath of Tuesday's city elections across Alabama, several mayoral races in our area will be heading to a runoff on October 6. Runoffs are needed when a race ends without a candidate receiving a majority of the votes.…

Change on the Way to Selma City Hall

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma voters will be choosing a new mayor in the upcoming municipal elections in August. Mayor Darrio Melton won't be on the ballot -- and there are a dozen…

Twelve People Running to Become Selma's Next Mayor

There are twelve candidates each hoping to become the next mayor of Selma. The city election is August 25. Current Mayor Darrio Melton is not seeking a second term. He made the announcement on Facebook earlier this month. Here are…

Long-time Ft. Deposit Mayor Set to Pass the Torch

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Longtime Fort Deposit Mayor Fletcher Fountain won't be on the ballot in the upcoming municipal elections in August. After serving five terms in office -- Fountain decided not…

Campaign 2020: Alabama Runoff Results

Alabama News Network has complete results of the July 14 runoffs. ALABAMA RUNOFF RESULTS The most-watched statewide race is the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is facing former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. The winner…

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. Here is a look at the top races on the ballot: U.S.…

Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld a prosecutor's demand for President Donald Trump's tax returns as part of a criminal investigation into hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled Thursday in…

Sessions Steps Up Attacks on Tuberville Ahead of Runoff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is stepping up attacks against his Senate primary rival, accusing former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville of hiding and being unprepared for Washington. Tuberville and Sessions face off in…

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…

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…

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