Latest 2018 United States general election News

Maine could allow ranked voting in governor general election

Apr. 10, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine began to weigh whether to expand its new voting system and allow voters to rank gubernatorial candidates from first to last on November ballots. The Legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee held hearings Wednesday on proposed constitutional amendments. Maine voters...

House backs measure to hold tax votes in general elections

Apr. 10, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that could prohibit tax hikes from being decided during municipal elections. The measure given initial approval Wednesday is intended to require counties, cities and other entities to place proposals for new or...

Louisiana renting early-voting machines for fall election

Apr. 2, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's secretary of state told lawmakers Tuesday that he hopes to restart efforts to replace thousands of voting machines this summer, after the last effort was derailed by allegations of improper bid handling. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, who oversees state elections, said...

Florida man pleads guilty in pipe bomb mailings that targeted CNN and Trump critics before midterm elections

Mar. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Florida man pleads guilty in pipe bomb mailings that targeted CNN and Trump critics before midterm elections.

The Latest: N Carolina operative out of jail in ballot case

Feb. 28, 2019 3:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The main suspect in the ballot-fraud allegations at the bottom of a still-unsettled North Carolina congressional election is out of jail. Leslie McCrae Dowless was released Thursday from the...

Political operative arrested in North Carolina scandal

Feb. 27, 2019 7:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political operative at the center of an election fraud scandal that has engulfed a North Carolina congressional race was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal ballot handling and conspiracy. Four people working for him were also charged. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., 63, was...

Timeline: North Carolina's absentee ballot scandal

Feb. 27, 2019 5:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An operative in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race was charged Wednesday with obstruction and illegal ballot possession related to 2016 and 2018 elections. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. had been the target of multiple investigations into his election activities over the years,...

The Latest: Election dates in US House race set next week

Feb. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 2:05 p.m. North Carolina's elections board will meet next week to schedule a new congressional election after last November's race was tainted by evidence of ballot fraud. The state elections board said...

Well-known Republicans steer clear of disputed US House race

Feb. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three well-known Republicans are staying out of a North Carolina congressional race that had to be re-run because suspicions of ballot fraud tainted the first try, leaving lesser-known candidates to try to maintain the GOP's 50-year hold on the seat. Mark Harris, the apparent winner of...

GOP candidate in disputed US House race not running again

Feb. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate whose narrow lead in a North Carolina congressional race was thrown out because of suspicions of ballot fraud announced Tuesday he will not run in the newly ordered do-over election, saying he needs surgery late next month. The withdrawal of Mark Harris could...