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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman's obituary says she chose death over voting in the upcoming presidential election.

The obituary published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and on a funeral home's website reads, "Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God."

Her husband, Jim Noland, tells WWBT-TV that she died at 68 on Sunday following a long battle with lung cancer.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Virginia say they plan to file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action allowing more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November.
 
GOP leaders announced Monday that they have hired an attorney and will contest the governor's executive order, which restored the rights of felons to vote, run for office and sit on a jury.
 
Republicans have called the governor's action a political ploy designed to help his friend and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton win votes in November.

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How are Millennials voting? Delmarva Public Radio's Timothy Young took a survey as they went to the polls in Maryland.

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The voting is over and the presidential front runners came out the winners last night.

Donald Trump swept the primary states while Clinton won four including Maryland and Delaware.

In Maryland Clinton overwhelmed Senator Bernie Sanders 63 percent to 33 percent while Trump trounced his rivals picking up 54 percent of the vote.

In Delaware Clinton beat Sanders by 60 percent to 39 percent while Trump won 61 percent of the vote.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to Worcester County last night with a packed crowd in the Stephen Decatur High School gym. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush filed this report.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory in the Virginia presidential primary yesterday.

Trump edged out his rivals with 34% of the vote to Senator Marco Rubio who came in with 31%.

Senator Ted Cruz picked up 16%.

On the Democratic side Clinton won an overwhelming victory with 63% of the vote to Senator Bernie Sanders who received 35%.

Elections officials said that turnout in Virginia's Republican presidential primary was substantially higher than it was in 2008, the last primary in which no incumbents were running.

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With Virginians set to cast their ballots in today’s primary election Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading in the public opinion polls.

On the Democratic side Clinton outdistances Senator Bernie Sanders by 20 points.

Trump leads the pack with his nearest rival Senator Marco Rubio behind by 13 points.

All of this according to a CBS News/You Gov poll.

At stake for the GOP are 49 delegates while Democrats are vying for 95 delegates.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Democratic congressman and former head of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, her campaign says.

The Clinton campaign announced Mfume's endorsement in a news release on Monday.

Mfume says Clinton has a track record of working for everyday people, especially on issues important to the African American and Latino communities.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia residents donated at least $7.2 million to presidential candidates last year.

The Virginia Public Access Project says that Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush took in the most cash from Virginians in 2015.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Clinton received nearly $2.9 million and Bush got nearly $1.3 million.

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It's time once again for another presidential election. The campaign ads will be coming soon and the primary results will be rolling in as cable television networks add up the score. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders what he calls "Party Time."

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two-thirds of Virginia's Democratic superdelegates are publicly backing Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, including all of the state's Democratic congressional delegation.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is also a superdelegate and public supporter of Clinton. He has been friends with Clinton for many years and helped manage her unsuccessful 2008 campaign.

Ten out of 15 of Virginia's superdelegates publicly support Clinton in the Democratic primary. Others said they are still undecided or did not return requests for comment.

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As the presidential race heats up 2016 may begin to tell the nation just where the millennial voters will put their mark after overwhelmingly supporting President Barak Obama.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Stephanie Chisley spoke with young voters as they sort out the issues and the candidates.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Carper said in a statement that he called Clinton on Monday to wish her a happy birthday and give her his endorsement. Clinton turned 68 on Monday.

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With the announcement that Vice President Joe Biden will not make a bid for the White House there was some sadness in Delaware – a state he represented for decades as Senator.

Governor Jack Markell issued a statement saying that he respects Biden’s decision, who he had previously said he would back against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

The governor praised the Vice President for his dedication to the middle class and his leadership in promoting U.S. interests around the world.

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ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) - Union leaders at a candidates' forum in Iowa are grilling four Democrats but not front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has drawn scrutiny over her positions on trade. She has skipped the event because of a scheduling conflict.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee appeared at the event Thursday hosted by the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke via video conference.

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Josh Alcorn worked as a political and finance director for Beau Biden.

He now joins the Draft Biden movement which is pushing for the Vice President to run for president.

Alcorn had been involved in developing Beau Biden’s bid for governor of Delaware before the Vice President’s son’s death.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Will Pierce, executive director of Draft Biden 2016, issued a statement saying that he was thrilled with Alcorn’s arrival to the Super PAC.

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BOSTON (AP)- Martin O'Malley plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30 in Baltimore, a move that could present another Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

An O'Malley aide says the former Maryland governor will hold a conference call with supporters on Thursday night to discuss his plans. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning and was not authorized to speak publicly.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says the country needs new perspectives, and he's criticizing the prospects of another Clinton and Bush seeking the White House again.

The former Maryland governor tells ABC's "This Week" that the presidency is "not some crown to be passed between two families."

He also questions whether former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would take on special interests.

Clinton is a likely presidential candidate and would be the strong favorite for the Democratic nomination.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. He is keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton.
 
In a statement Tuesday, O'Malley praised Mikulski's service and says he expects that "very capable public servants with a desire to serve in the Senate will step up as candidates," and adds: "I will not be one of them."
 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia says he'll make a final decision in the next few months about whether to run for president in 2016.

Webb says he'll "move forward" if he gets the right kind of support and financial backing.

The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran served as Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan and was a one-term senator.

He says he's "very concerned" about the country's direction. Webb says the U.S. needs to reorient its national security and foreign policy while addressing economic problems faced by many.

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With less than a week to go before the gubernatorial election in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) are bringing in some big political names as the race tightens to single digits in the public opinion polls. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the campaign and the issues that divide the two candidates.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is taking his wife's place at a fundraiser for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

In a statement Tuesday, Brown says he respects Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to cancel her appearance at his fundraiser to spend time with her daughter and new granddaughter, born Friday night. Brown also says he's grateful that Bill Clinton is changing his schedule to travel to Potomac for the event.

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Forty years after President Richard M. Nixon resigned his office, his Republican party is now struggling with  its future. In many ways, he can be seen as a transitional figure getting the backing of the more liberal GOP of the Northeast and the beginnings of the Republican Solid South. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Roger Stone, a political operative who worked for Nixon and who has authored a new book, "Nixon's Secrets", about the former president's role in his party and where the GOP is headed amidst the changing demographics of the 21st century.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is preparing for a possible run for president.

The Maryland Democrat tells The Washington Post that he can't waste time waiting for Hillary Rodham Clinton to decide whether she will run in 2016. He says he needs to get started on the groundwork for a national campaign.

On Friday, O'Malley reported raising nearly $1.7 million last year with his political action committee, O' Say Can You See.

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Governor Martin O’Malley told supporters over the weekend that he is laying down the foundation for a 2016 bid for the White House.

While in Milwaukee for the National Governor’s Association O’Malley told political reporters that he will have mapped the campaign by the end of the year.

The Baltimore Sun was told in April by O’Malley that he would take the next year to consider a presidential bid.

While the Governor would not commit to a presidential campaign he said the he was working through the process.