Latest Senate elections News

Kansas certifies election results showing Trump win

Nov. 30, 2020 5:16 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have certified election results showing President Donald Trump won the heavily Republican state to claim the state's six electoral votes in a year that saw historic turnout despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Kansas State Board of Canvassers said on Monday that 56.21%...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, then-Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, left, walks with President Donald Trump as Trump arrives for a rally in Macon , Ga. President Trump said Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump said on Fox News that Gov. Brian Kemp has “done absolutely nothing” to question the state’s results.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Trump 'ashamed' to have endorsed Republican Georgia governor

Nov. 29, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump has seethed over losing the southern state, which hadn’t voted for a Democrat for president in nearly 30...

Garrett Bess, vice president of government relations and communications for the conservative activist group Heritage Action For America, leaves information at a residence in a subdivision in Milton, Ga., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Bess and a colleague were going door-to-door to encourage people to vote for the conservative candidates in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections for U.S. Senate. The two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate, and that has infused voter turnout efforts by the parties and outside groups with new urgency. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

Nov. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EST

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburban Atlanta on a recent afternoon, placing a flyer in each door, ringing the bell and stepping away to make a socially distanced pitch to vote for the conservative...

FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., puts on a face mask as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

Nov. 26, 2020 12:05 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Twin Georgia Senate runoffs have Republicans in a quandary. They could admit President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid and turn all attention to salvaging a Senate majority to counter President-elect Joe Biden. Or they could march lockstep alongside Trump and his unfounded...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Frank Bongiorno sorts Absentee Ballots at the Albany County Board of Elections building in Albany, N.Y. New York may permanently expand voting by mail, something it tried on a wide scale for the first time in 2020, while also trying to reform its molasses-slow and opaque process for counting absentee ballots. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

New York state may speed up, permanently expand vote-by-mail

Nov. 25, 2020 7:06 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York may permanently expand voting by mail — something it tried on a wide scale for the first time this year — while also trying to reform its molasses-slow and opaque process for counting absentee ballots. A proposed constitutional amendment would do away with the...

President-elect Joe Biden stands left as the podium is cleaned as he introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Election 2020 Today: Biden picks key advisers, Senate silent

Nov. 25, 2020 6:26 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ‘AMERICA IS BACK’: President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by...

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., addresses the media, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Rochester, Mich. Peters won reelection Wednesday, defeating Republican challenger John James in a tight, expensive race that was the state's most competitive in two decades. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

'Congratulations': James concedes US Senate race to Peters

Nov. 24, 2020 10:25 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican John James late Tuesday conceded to Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, nearly three weeks after the incumbent was declared the winner by The Associated Press. James, who lost by 92,000 votes — or 1.7 percentage points — congratulated Peters on his...

Judge rejects bid for re-vote in Nevada state Senate race

Nov. 24, 2020 6:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to order a new election for a Republican state Senate candidate who argued that ballot discrepancies reported by Clark County’s elections chief might have made a difference in her 631-vote loss to the Legislature’s top Democrat. Clark...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, arrives to talk to reporters after a Republican Conference luncheon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent

Nov. 24, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President-elect Joe Biden started rolling out his administrative team, one voice has been notably silent: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate Republicans will hold great sway in confirming or denying Biden’s Cabinet nominees, regardless of which party controls the...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JAIME, INSTEAD OF JAMIE - Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison thanks his supporters at an election watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race to incumbent Lindsey Graham, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats

Nov. 24, 2020 7:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising powerhouse to try to provide a sustained boost to other...