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WILMINGTON, Del. — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for momentum in election battleground states on Friday after a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans. Democrat Joe Biden tried to clean up a debate misstep while urging voters to stay focused on the presid…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

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Democrat Joe Biden’s remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After the first presidential debate was panned so widely that organizers introduced a mute button, Thursday's second and final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was far more civil.

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The race for the seat on the Illinois Supreme Court that represents 37 counties in southern Illinois is pitting a centrist Democratic candidate against a self-described “constitutional conservative” Republican.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic resistance to gettin…

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the oppos…

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Area officials charged with overseeing local election results have seen big increases in early and by-mail voters since the 2016 presidential election. And they say that vote-by-mail systems are reliable and secure.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached …

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Early voting began Thursday in Effingham County and across the state, and voters lined up to cast their ballots in what is sure to be a contentious election on the local, state and national stages.

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Republican Darren Bailey captured his party’s nomination the 55th State Senate District on Tuesday. And since no Democrats ran in the primary, he’s virtually assured the seat after the November general election.

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Four Republican candidates will be on the November ballot for seats on the Effingham County Board, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.

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Effingham County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said they want Chicago to separate from the rest of Illinois. A local referendum favored that by a margin of 73.8 percent to 26.2 percent.

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Mary Miller on Tuesday won the Republican nomination to seek the 15th District seat in the U.S. Congress, according to unofficial results. With 702 of 821 precincts counted, she collected 58 percent of the vote percent of the vote and was declared the winner by the Associated Press over thre…

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Incumbent Effingham County Coroner Kim Rhodes won the Republican nomination for her job in Tuesday’s primary, defeating challenger Gerry Kingery in the primary. There were no Democrats running.

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EFFINGHAM — Republican candidates for the party’s nod for the 55th Senate District and the 109th House District discussed a variety of issues recently at a forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the Effingham County Farm Bureau at the Elks Lodge.

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The four candidates running in Tuesday’s primary election for the Republican nomination to the 15th District seat in the U.S. Congress are Chuck Ellington, Kerry Wolff, Darren Duncan and Mary Miller. U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is not seeking another term.

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EFFINGHAM — Republican candidates for Effingham County Board District I discussed a variety of topics recently at a county board candidates forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.

A forum for state representative and state senator candidates is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Effingham Elks Lodge #1016, 2101 S. Banker St., Effingham. The following candidates have been invited to attend: State Senate 55th District: Republicans Darren Baile…

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Two candidates are vying for the state senate seat in the 55th legislative district: Incumbent Darren Bailey and Jeffrey Fleming are running for the Republican spot in the race for the March 17 election.

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Two Republican Effingham County Board District F candidates were tested recently at the Elks Club with a series of questions from local media during the candidate forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the Effingham County Farm Bureau.

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There are two Republicans vying for the seat in Effingham County Board District I in the March 17 primary: Incumbent Joe Thoele and Jeremy Deters. No Democrats are on the ballot.

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John Perry ran as a Republican for the County Board District E seat in 2016, defeating incumbent Mike DePoister, who ran in that year’s general election as an independent after choosing not to face Perry in the primary for the GOP nomination.

Eric B. Petty of Effingham, Norbert L. Soltwedel of Shumway and Gerald L. Kinkelaar of Effingham are seeking the Republican nomination March 17 to replace Lloyd Foster on the Effingham County Board, representing District A.

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EFFINGHAM — Two Republicans are running against each other again in the primary election March 17 for their party’s nomination for Effingham County Coroner. There are no Democratic candidates on the ballot.

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EFFINGHAM — Reform was the central theme of the Taxpayer Revolt Rally Sunday hosted by area Republican politicians and candidates.

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