A United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rules that former Olympic champion Carl Lewis be placed on the ballot for a Democrat primary election for a New Jersey State Senate seat.
Registered Democrats and independents in the U.S. state of New Hampshire vote in the first official Democratic presidential primary of the election year. It comes after the controversial Iowa caucuses that occurred a week earlier.
Four state Democratic Parties sue the Donald Trump presidential campaign, the state Republican Parties, and "Stop the Steal" group founder Roger Stone for voter intimidation in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Arizona.
Voters go to the polls in six states, including California and New Jersey, with Hillary Clinton gaining enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. She will be the first woman nominee by a major party to run for President of the United States.
Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter and Democratic state Representative John Bel Edwards top two Republican candidates for spots in the November 21 runoff election. Edwards wins 40 percent and Vitter 23 percent of the primary vote, according to unofficial returns.
Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree is declared the winner in the Democratic Party primary election in Mississippi, becoming the first black candidate to win a major party nomination in a gubernatorial race. [http:--www.clarionledger.com-article-20110823-NEWS04-110823037-Johnny-DuPree-grabs-Democratic-nomination-Mississippi-governor (Clarion Ledger)]date=May 2020
Democratic Robert Byrd of West Virginia, President pro tempore of the United States Senate and the longest serving member its history, dies at age 92 in Washington, D.C. [http:--www.cnn.com-2010-POLITICS-06-28-obit.byrd-index.html?hpt=T1 (CNN)] [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-world-us_and_canada-10431856.stm (BBC News)]Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii succeeds Byrd as President Pro Tempore, making Inouye the highest ranking Asian American politician in American history. [http:--www.politico.com-news-stories-0610-39100.html (Politico)]Robert Byrd