Latest State elections News

Florida Senate won't block election chief's suspension

Dec. 13, 2018 6:22 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate will not take any action to block the suspension of an embattled county elections supervisor who drew fierce criticism during this year's contentious election recount, a leading state lawmaker said Thursday. Brenda Snipes, who had been in charge of elections in...

Gov McMaster makes 4 appointments to SC's election board

Dec. 13, 2018 5:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday announced his selection of four new appointees for the board that maintains South Carolina's elections system. Among the Republican's picks are former Kershaw County Councilman John Wells, who practices law in Elgin, and retired Mount Pleasant...

Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP congressman who lost election

Dec. 13, 2018 4:42 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation's first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin sought to have the voting system declared unconstitutional after he lost the...

Sheriff wins suit over our-of-state qualifications

Dec. 13, 2018 4:41 PM EST

MCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has finally removed all legal questions about the McCormick County sheriff two years after his election. The justices ruled Wednesday that Republican Clarke Stearns is legally qualified for the job because he spent 31 years as a certified law officer...

Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll

Dec. 13, 2018 4:34 PM EST

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat by a roll of the dice. The race for a seat on the Hoxie City Council was determined by Cliff Farmer and incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh...

Official: 57 uncounted ballots found in West Virginia county

Dec. 13, 2018 1:22 PM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county's officials say 57 uncounted ballots have been found from the 2018 general election, all from one voting machine, so they're preparing to ask a judge for permission to include them. Marion County Administrator Kris Cinalli tells The Exponent Telegram officials...

The Latest: US Rep.-elect Golden praises election ruling

Dec. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a judge's decision to toss a lawsuit challenging the results of America's first ranked congressional race (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Jared Golden and backers of a candidate-ranking method of voting say they are vindicated by a federal...

Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP incumbent from Maine who lost first congressional election held by candidate-ranking system

Dec. 13, 2018 9:50 AM EST
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Judge tosses lawsuit by GOP incumbent from Maine who lost first congressional election held by candidate-ranking system.

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

Dec. 12, 2018 11:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president as the party tries to win back heartland voters ahead of the 2020...

Michigan Democratic Party chairman won't seek re-election

Dec. 12, 2018 7:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon won't seek re-election to his position. Dillon, a former state lawmaker from Grand Rapids, announced his decision Wednesday. Democrats will choose a new leader at a convention in February. He has led the party since 2015. Democrats...