Latest Elections News

German far-right airs divisions over leader's criticism

Nov. 29, 2020 8:37 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party on Sunday defended a speech in which he denounced “provocateurs,” called for discipline and questioned talk of a “corona dictatorship.” A bitter debate at a party convention over a motion to “condemn...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff, right, gesture toward a crowd during a campaign rally in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

Nov. 29, 2020 8:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Bishop Reginald Jackson stepped to the microphone at a drive-in rally outside a church in southwest Atlanta as his voice carried over a loudspeaker and the radio to people gathered in, around and on top of cars that filled the parking lot. “Let’s keep Georgia blue," Jackson...

Swiss vote on plan to boost liability, scrutiny of big firms

Nov. 29, 2020 5:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters are casting final ballots in a referendum on a measure that could stiffen penalties against companies that are based Switzerland if they violate human rights or harm the environment abroad. The federal government opposes the initiative titled “Responsible companies...

Center-right mayor faces socialist in Brazilian metropolis

Nov. 29, 2020 12:04 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The mayor of the largest city in the Americas is trying to fend off a reelection challenge from the socialist leader of a squatters movement as 57 Brazilian cities hold runoff elections on Sunday. Guilherme Boulos, backed by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, pushed his way...

Family pedigree, friends and merit mark SC judge choosing

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ancestors, family pedigrees, old friendships, college ties, easy cheer and even merit were all part of the mix last week in a ritual where candidates for South Carolina’s open judgeships parade before a judicial screening commission to see if they have the right stuff to make...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. Judges uniformly rejected his claims of vote fraud. The latest case ended Saturday, Nov. 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only ‘speculative accusations’ that brought to mind ‘Frankenstein’s Monster.'  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

Nov. 28, 2020 8:22 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the battleground...

Iowa GOP congressional candidate holds lead after recount

Nov. 28, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes...

Tubb wins Mississippi House runoff election

Nov. 28, 2020 6:29 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi businessman Joseph “Bubba” Tubb, has won a state House seat after a Tuesday runoff election between him and teacher Matthew Conoly. Tubb, 57, of Lamar County, is a Republican with no prior political experience. He works in commercial real estate. He fills...

Republicans to hold meeting on Nov. 3 election, Trump defeat

Nov. 28, 2020 6:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans have scheduled a meeting at a hotel in downtown Phoenix on Monday to discuss the Nov. 3 election and President Donald Trump's defeat. The event was billed as a “fact-finding hearing" featuring members of Trump's legal team and members of the Arizona Legislature,...

Record 3 million Hoosiers cast ballots for November election

Nov. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A record 3 million people in Indiana cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 election, according to state officials. About 65%, or 3,068,542 of Indiana’s some 4.7 million registered voters, cast a vote in this year's General Election. That's the highest since presidential election...