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Bernie Sanders' campaign has requested a "recanvass" of voting in the Kentucky primary — not a "recount."

They are not the same.

What's the difference?

As NPR's Asma Khalid noted on air — a recanvass will "entail checking all of the voting machines and absentee ballots in all each of the state's counties to verify the accuracy of the vote totals."

In other words, individual ballots will not be checked. A recount would have re-checked how people voted on actual ballots.

This election year may well go down as the conspiracy-theory election, thanks to Donald Trump's ceaseless efforts to inject unsubstantiated plots into the American political debate.

State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, on the floor of the Senate May 17, 2016.
Sue Ogrocki / AP

The author of a bill that would’ve effectively outlawed abortion in Oklahoma wants to talk with Gov. Mary Fallin about overriding her veto.

In a press conference Tuesday morning, state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, says he wants to address Fallin’s concerns about Senate Bill 1552.

State Sens. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City (left), Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, (center), and David Holt, R-Oklahoma City (right) emerge from Tuesday morning's budget meeting at the state Capitol.
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Gov. Mary Fallin and House and Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that closes most of the $1.3 billion shortfall.

Updated 2:06 p.m.

The $6.78 billion FY 2017 budget deal is almost $361 million less than the original FY 2016 budget, and $68 million below the adjusted FY '16 appropriations after the mid-year revenue failure. 

beer bottles
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The state is a step closer to changing its alcohol laws after the Senate approved a joint resolution that would allow voters to decide if grocery and convenience stores can sell wine and strong beer.

On a 30-14 vote, the chamber sent Senate Joint Resolution 68 to the House for consideration.

Asian-Americans are shifting toward the Democratic Party in record numbers, according to a new poll conducted by a consortium of Asian-American organizations — AAPI Data, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

In fact, since 2012, there's been a 12 point increase in the percent of Asian-Americans who identify as Democrat — from 35 percent to 47 percent.

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Donald Trump has knocked out all of his rivals for the Republican nomination, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his campaign schedule.

The real estate developer is setting out on his biggest campaign swing since becoming the de facto nominee — and he's still focused on primary states. New Mexico, California, Montana aren't exactly general election battlegrounds, but they're all places where Trump is going this week.

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