Latest General elections News

Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

Jan. 21, 2022 09:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. ...

Georgia DA asks for special grand jury in election probe

Jan. 20, 2022 18:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor looking into possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday sent a...

Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

Jan. 20, 2022 14:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate as lawmakers make their first public attempt to arrange an interview with a Trump family member. The...

Idaho officials tell MyPillow CEO to stop false voter claims

Jan. 20, 2022 13:58 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have sent MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell a cease-and-desist letter and a bill of more than $6,000 over the businessman's repeated accusations of voter fraud in the state. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden sent...

EXPLAINER: What's a special grand jury and how does it work?

Jan. 20, 2022 13:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor who’s investigating possible attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia on Thursday called for a special grand jury to help move the case along. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis...

'Peril' co-author Robert Costa moves from Post to CBS News

Jan. 20, 2022 11:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Political reporter Robert Costa is jumping from The Washington Post to CBS News, where he was named Thursday as the network's chief election and campaign correspondent. Costa, co-author with Bob Woodward of “Peril” about the final days of the Trump...

AG Maura Healey announces run for Massachusetts governor

Jan. 20, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that she's running for governor, transforming the year’s top political contest by stepping into the race as the presumptive front-runner on the Democratic side. Healey has the highest profile of any...

Nebraska state lawmaker files to run for congressional seat

Jan. 20, 2022 09:59 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Tony Vargas, of Omaha, has officially jumped into the race for the state's 2nd Congressional District. Vargas, a Democrat, filed papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican. Bacon first won the seat in 2016 and...

Slovenia's president to set general election for April 24

Jan. 20, 2022 07:59 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is set to hold a parliamentary election on April 24, the president said Thursday. The vote will test the popularity of right-wing Prime Minister Janez Jansa amid political divisions in the small European Union nation. President...

Democrats' elections bill offered voting changes and more

Jan. 20, 2022 05:50 AM EST

The sweeping elections bill that has collapsed in the Senate was about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would have created national automatic voter registration, allowed all voters to cast ballots by mail and weakened voter ID laws. It would have banned...