The Latest: Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana

WASHINGTON – The Last primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times are local):

10:20 pm

Oklahoma voters have supported the medical use of marijuana despite opposition from the law enforcement, business, faith and political leaders.

State Question 788 was the result of an activist-led signature drive. It allows physicians to approve medical marijuana licenses to people legally grow, store and use of cannabis. The proposal is not a list of qualifying medical conditions, so doctors prescribe it for a wide range of conditions.

Opponents argued the proposal was too loosely written, and the Republican Gov. Mary Fallin said it would essentially allow recreational use. She has recently warned that if the measure passed, she would call lawmakers into a special session to develop rules for the industry in Oklahoma.

It is the first marijuana question on a state ballot in 2018. The elections are scheduled for later this year in Michigan and Utah.


9:50 pm

In a shocking upset, USA. Rep. Joseph Crowley was beaten by a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter in the Democratic congressional primary in New York.

Crowley had been considered as a candidate to the next of the House of representatives if the Democrats win the majority.

He was defeated Tuesday by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was never elected.

Ocasio-Cortez ran a low-budget campaign and was outspent by a 18-1 margin. They won the approval of a number of influential groups on the party of the left, including MoveOn.

Crowley has been in Congress since 1999. He represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.

Ocasio-Cortez is a community organizer in the Bronx and worked on Sanders’ presidential campaign.


9:47 pm

USA. Rep. Jared Polis has won the Democratic primary in the race to replace Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Policy secured the nomination Tuesday against the former Treasurer Cary Kennedy, former state Sen. Mike Johnston and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne.

Policy is a five-term congressman, former state board of education member and self-made millionaire and philanthropist.

He supports government-funded school, the forgiveness of the debt college, single-payer health care and the promotion of renewable energy.

State law prohibits Hickenlooper from serving a third consecutive term.

Tuesday’s primary was the first not to the voters, the state’s largest voting block, could participate in one or the other of the major party primaries.

Colorado has not elected a Republican governor since Bill Owens, who from 1999 to 2007.


9:45 pm

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has defeated ex-state Sen. Connie Johnson to win the Democratic nomination in the race to the status of the next governor.

Edmondson will face the ultimate Republican candidate in November.

Edmondson’s victory Tuesday was something he was not able to do in 2010. He was angry that the Democratic primary-Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.

The 71-year-old Edmondson is a Vietnam War veteran from Muskogee, who served four terms as Oklahoma’s attorney general and had a huge fundraising advantage over Johnson. The $ 1.5 million he took was more than 20 times as much as Johnson, a 66-year-old former senator from Oklahoma City.

Johnson has a long-time champion of marijuana legalization and the abolition of the death penalty.


9:40 pm

USA. Rep. Then, Donovan has survived a fierce challenge in New York in the Republican primary to Michael Grimm, a former congressman who resigned to go to prison for tax fraud.

Donovan represents New York’s 11th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn.

Grimm more than seven months in prison after pleading guilty in 2014 to cheating the government out of taxes on his Manhattan restaurant.

He led in at least one poll as President, Donald Trump weighed in on the race in the last month, to the voters to stick with Donovan.

Trump said in a tweet that a vote for Grimm risked handing the seat to the Democrats.

Donovan is New York City’s only Republican congressman.

He is seeking a third term.


9:35 pm

Mississippi Democrats have nominated state Rep. David Baria to challenge the incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, in the row behind a party tough if they refuse a bid by a newcomer.

Beria is a Bay St. Louis lawyer. He hit a venture capitalist Howard Sherman of Meridian on Tuesday to drain.

Many Democratic politicians supported Beria, the state House minority leader, with the argument that the Sherman was an unknown quantity. The husband of actress Sela Ward, Sherman voted as a Republican in California and donated to the Wicker. Sherman said that it was an effort to prevent a conservative tea party for winning office.

Beria says he has the experience to convert in the heavy battle against the Wicker and a productive senator.

The Reform y’s Shawn O’hara of Hattiesburg and Libertarian Danny Bedwell of Columbus will also be carried out in November.


9:30 pm

State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is the winner of the Republican primary for the governor of Colorado.

Stapleton secured the nomination Tuesday against businessmen Victor Mitchell, Doug Robinson, and Greg Lopez.

Stapleton led a field that collectively sworn to defend any attempt to tamper with the Colorado’s constitutional Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which leaves it up to voters to approve tax increases. He also joined President Donald Trump on the areas of immigration, health care and the federal tax plan.

Stapleton has aired an ad in which he declares: “I will stand with Donald Trump to illegal aliens who commit crimes deported.” In the ad, Stapleton blames the Congress for an immigration policy that separates children from their parents along the border.

State law prohibits Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper from serving a third consecutive term.


9:25 pm

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin won the Democratic nomination for his bid to earn a third term, defeating Chelsea Manning and six others.

The popular and well-funded, well-established, easily obtained the victory on Tuesday, pressure is primary.

Pierre Cardin ‘ s most famous rival was Manning, the convicted leaker of U.S. government secrets. They ran an unorthodox, grassroots campaign that is not resonating with many voters.

Outside of Staffing of the engagement, the contest attracted so little attention that there are no debates, few candidate forums and hardly any pollen.

Pierre Cardin has a reputation within the state. He worked 20 years in the U.S. House before he was a senator in 2006. In his last primary, he easily defeated eight challengers.


9:15 pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has secured the Republican gubernatorial nomination for a first full term in office, after President Donald Trump publicly embraced him at a meeting, followed by a tweet to encourage voters.

McMaster defeated Greenville businessman John Warren on Tuesday, primary drain.

McMaster as governor Nikki Haley left the office in 2017 to tie in with the Trump administration as U. N. ambassador. As lieutenant governor, McMaster was the first provincial representative in the country back Trump’s candidacy.

The drain pits McMaster at Warren threatened to embarrass the White House, the governor fell short. Trump has a mixed track record when going all-in for the candidates.

McMaster was not successful in his previous bid for governor in 2010, losing a four-way GOP primary to Haley.


9 hours

Polls are now closed in New York and Colorado on a night when the seven states of the primary or the runoff of the elections.

Polls closed in New York and Colorado at 9 pm, Tuesday. Polls have already closed in South Carolina, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Maryland, but remain open in Utah.

New York City is the only Republican congressman will try to hold off a fierce challenge in the state of the primary election of a former congressman trying to make a political comeback after serving prison time for tax fraud. The battle between US. Rep. Daniel Donovan and former US. Rep. Michael Grimm is the most closely watched race in New York congressional primaries.

In Colorado, the race to succeed Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper tops of the primary. He is prevented by term limit laws from running again.


8 hours

Polls have closed in Oklahoma, Mississippi and Maryland on the night of the primary, or the runoff of the elections.

Polls closed in those states on 8 p.m. Tuesday. Polls closed an hour earlier in South Carolina, while the polls close later Tuesday in Colorado, New York and Utah.

In Maryland, the outcome of the matches can be postponed due to a problem with the registration of voters who election officials said could affect as many as 80,000 voters. The voters tried to change data by means of the motor vehicle Administration, but the MVA does not forward the information to the election officials.

In Mississippi, Democratic voters are choosing a candidate to challenge a sitting Republican senator, and Republicans are choosing a congress nominated for an open seat.

Oklahoma’s governor race at the top of the primary election ballot in that state.


7 hours

Polls have closed in South Carolina, seven states in the country to hold a primary or runoff elections.

Polls closed in South Carolina at 7 p.m. to Tuesday drain. Primary elections are also unfolding in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma and Utah, while an election was held in Mississippi.

President Donald Trump has his name on the line in the various competitions, especially in South Carolina, where he implored voters at a rally Monday to support the incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster over newcomer John Warren. The winner of the faces of the Democrat James Smith in November.

The voters in a U.S. House District in South Carolina are also set to choose a replacement for the US. Rep. Trey Gowdy. Former state Sen. Lee Bright takes the on state Sen. William Timmons for the Republican nomination in Gowdy in the 4th Congressional District.


2:15 pm

Maryland residents vote in a primary in the middle of some confusion created by a large voter-registration snafu.

But election officials say they have not received any reports of the problems that until now in Tuesday’s elections.

A computer error at the Maryland motor vehicle Administration failed changes voters made in the address, and party affiliation to the state elections board.

As a result, as many as 80,000 voters would be forced to cast provisional ballots not be counted until next week.

Officials say the problem affects the information that is entered on the administration of the website, or at self-service kiosks.

State elections deputy administrator Nikki Charlson says that they have never heard of the problems associated with the problem.


7 hours

Voters in seven states are voting in the primary or in the runoff of the elections of Tuesday. They are faced with decisions on everything from whether the return of a convicted felon to Congress on the question of whether marijuana laws should be relaxed.

Primary elections unfolding in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma and Utah. South Carolina and Mississippi hold down.

President Trump has his name on the line in the various competitions, especially in South Carolina, where he pleaded to voters Monday to support the incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster. In New York, Rep. Daniel Donovan hopes to prevent the third House Republican to lose a primary this year. His rival is former Rep. Michael Grimm, who went to federal prison for tax evasion.

And in Utah, Mitt Romney is the favorite to win the GOP nomination for the Senate.

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