Latest State elections News

N Carolina elections board deciding what to pay new director

May. 23, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board has money on its mind as it plans to hire a new executive to run operations. The State Board of Elections meets Thursday to discuss what to pay Karen Brinson Bell as the next executive director starting June 1. Bell last week was selected to take over...

Friess considering run for Wyoming US Senate seat

May. 22, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wealthy Republican political donor from Wyoming says he's thinking about running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Republican Sen. Mike Enzi recently announced he will retire at the end of his current term. Foster Friess told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday he will be weighing...

Florida governor orders election systems' security review

May. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor is ordering election officials to review the cybersecurity of the state's election systems. The request comes more than a week after he was briefed that Russia hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential...

Voter turnout higher than projected for Kentucky primary

May. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Secretary of State's Office says voter turnout for Kentucky's primary election was higher than projected. A statement from the office says unofficial results show that nearly 20% of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primary to choose nominees in the governor's race and...

No time to chicken out: Hungary's opposition gets creative

May. 22, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday's European Parliament election. Undeterred, they've come up with novel and creative ways From short "reality newscasts"...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

May. 22, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country's general election. The Carmichael mine proposed by India's Adani Mining in Queensland state...

GOP's Keller wins Pennsylvania's special US House election

May. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Fred Keller, a conservative state lawmaker, won the special election for Congress on Tuesday in a heavily Republican district that sprawls across areas of central and northern Pennsylvania that are a stronghold for President Donald Trump. Keller, of Snyder County, will...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

Republicans retain 3 legislative seats in special elections

May. 21, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters have picked Republicans to fill three open seats in the state Legislature in heavily Republican districts in south-central and western Pennsylvania. Tuesday's special elections brought no surprises, since all three seats were last held by Republicans. The special elections...

Cameron wins GOP nomination for Kentucky attorney general

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell's lawyer and assisted...