Latest State elections News

O'Rourke in Nevada praises immigrants, calls for legal pot

Mar. 24, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke drew parallels between Las Vegas and his hometown of El Paso, Texas, on Saturday night as he praised the role immigrants play in the U.S. and called for legalizing marijuana, as Nevada has done, in his first visit to the state. The former...

Voters in New Hampshire fill in blanks on O'Rourke candidacy

Mar. 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke leaves room for voters to decide for themselves what he is and what he could be. He's Bobby Kennedy and Barack Obama. He's nothing new. He'd be a great vice president. He's a man whose candidacy will be a melted candle in a matter of months. He's exactly what this...

Sanders aims for strong showing in delegate-rich California

Mar. 22, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed. The senator from Vermont was an insurgent outsider three years ago in a head-to-head race against Hillary Clinton, the former first lady,...

O'Rourke tackles racial issues in first South Carolina visit

Mar. 22, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — In the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls can test their mettle before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke took on issues of race Friday, telling South Carolina voters that he might not know their struggles firsthand but wants to be a president who can try...

Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

Mar. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the...

Puerto Rico mayor, Trump critic announces run for governor

Mar. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital announced Friday that she is running for governor of the U.S. territory. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is a polarizing figure who became an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump after Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017 as a...

Protest, residency challenge in sheriff's race to be heard

Mar. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An election protest in a still-unresolved North Carolina sheriff's race will be heard after all. The State Board of Elections told the Columbus County elections board to conduct a hearing soon on allegations from Democratic Party official Gloria Smith. News outlets report the Columbus...

N Carolina picks elections board members in tainted county

Mar. 22, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina county at the heart of a ballot-collection scandal that forced a new congressional election is getting a clean slate of elections overseers. The State Board of Elections picked three new members to Bladen County's elections board. They opted against picking a fourth...

Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from S. Carolina lawmaker

Mar. 22, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina. State Rep. John King told The Associated Press that he's chosen to back the senator from New Jersey above other hopefuls in the...

Indiana county OKs state-mandated precinct consolidations

Mar. 22, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Election officials in northwestern Indiana's Lake County have approved a state-mandated consolidation of the county's small voting precincts. Lake County's elections board approved a new precinct map Tuesday that shrinks the county's precincts from 523 to 364 ahead of the May 7...