Latest State elections News

DNC denies seats to Alabama Party leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to deny seats to the two leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party after missed deadlines to comply with party directives. The DNC accepted a recommendation to revoke the credentials of Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley...

Thousands protest in Germany against racism, discrimination

Aug. 24, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people attended a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden on Saturday, a week ahead of two state elections in the country's east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains. Saturday's "Indivisible" demonstration...

GOP governor and attorney general's races headline runoff

Aug. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republicans head to the polls Tuesday to decide nominees for governor and attorney general, while some Republicans will vote for a transportation commissioner nominee and some Democrats will vote for a public service commissioner nominee. The GOP race for governor is the...

Democratic hopeful Harris visits North Carolina this weekend

Aug. 24, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is visiting central North Carolina this weekend with an eye toward building support in the presidential battleground state about six months before the primary elections. The U.S. senator and former California attorney general scheduled...

North Carolina allows bar code ballots despite voter outcry

Aug. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials on Friday certified bar code ballots for use in elections starting next year despite an outcry that they can't be trusted by voters uncertain their choices are accurately counted. The State Board of Elections voted 3-2 to allow a voting-machine maker...

Mexican man convicted of voter fraud in federal elections

Aug. 23, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California jury found a Mexican national who assumed an American's identity to vote in five federal elections guilty of voter fraud and identity theft. A jury on Friday found Gustavo Araujo Lerma guilty of aggravated identity theft, making a false statement on a...

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Aug. 23, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor. To advance to the Nov. 5...

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Aug. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday,...

Complaint filed against house speaker over reimbursements

Aug. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An ethics complaint accuses Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon of "blatantly, deliberately, and repeatedly" violating campaign finance laws by making political contributions and then receiving reimbursements from her leadership political action committee. Former Republican state Sen. Ed...

Geologist to seek Wyoming US Senate seat

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A geologist who has never held statewide public office has announced he is running for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Mike Enzi. R. Mark Armstrong, of Centennial, tells the Laramie Boomerang he will run as a Republican. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is the...