Latest United States general election News

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 05, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...

Group seeking statewide vote on legal pot submits signatures

Jul. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking a statewide vote on whether to fully legalize adult use of marijuana in Oklahoma submitted boxes of signatures on Tuesday with hopes of getting the question on the November ballot. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted more than...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 05, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. June 28, 2022. Editorial: Right now, Illinois is a pro-choice state. Springfield should make sure that doesn’t change. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade essentially places the question of abortion legality in states’ hands....

Kobach looks for comeback in Kansas after losing 2 big races

Jul. 05, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters have said no to Kris Kobach twice over the past four years. But he is nonetheless betting that this can be the year he makes a political comeback. His losses, including a 2018 defeat that handed the governor's office in this Republican-leaning...

Nebraska medical marijuana campaign says it might fall short

Jul. 04, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Nebraska is in danger of missing its signature goal to qualify for the November general election ballot, organizers said. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana still needs to gather thousands of signatures ahead...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Michigan lawmakers OK budget but can't get deal on tax cuts

Jul. 01, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers approved a state budget early Friday that increases money for education but delayed a decision on how to cut taxes, unable to yet bridge disagreement between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders. Michigan is flush thanks...

Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

Appointee named to complete term of Conn. secretary of state

Jun. 30, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired official from the state attorney general's office will serve as Connecticut's secretary of the state for the next six months, completing the term of Denise Merrill following her resignation to care for her husband, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. ...

Voter registration continues to rise in Kentucky

Jun. 30, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More new voters were added to Kentucky's registration rolls than were removed in May, marking the third straight month of gains, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. From May 18 — when the rolls reopened for registration following the state's May 17...