Latest State elections News

The Latest: Sen. Warren says 'soul of our country' at stake

Jun. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Nevada Democratic Party's state convention in Reno (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Nevada Democrats the "soul of our country" is at stake in November's midterm elections. The Massachusetts Democrat told the state party convention in Reno on...

Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Jun. 23, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former "Sex and the City" star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old son...

The Latest: Colyer seeks to undercut Kobach on abortion

Jun. 23, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is attacking Secretary of State Kris Kobach's anti-abortion credentials in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Colyer raised abortion an issue in his opening statement...

The Latest: Trump dubs Nevada Democrat 'Wacky Jacky'

Jun. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is helping Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raise money for his re-election battle and has come up with a new nickname for his Democratic challenger. Trump dubbed Democratic congresswoman...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

Maryland Democrats protest prison housing ICE detainees

Jun. 23, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Some Maryland candidates for local and state offices joined an immigration advocacy group to protest a county correctional center housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. The Capital of Annapolis reports Democratic gubernatorial candidates Krish Vignarajah and Ben...

Hoyer and O'Malley rallying with Baker to urge voter turnout

Jun. 23, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Rep. Steny Hoyer and former Gov. Martin O'Malley are gathering to show support for Rushern Baker's campaign for governor. They are gathering in Greenbelt for a rally with campaign volunteers on Saturday. Then, they are scheduled to knock on doors to encourage voter turnout. Baker, who...

Jealous canvassing for votes with Ben & Jerry's co-founder

Jun. 23, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ben Jealous is canvassing for votes with another man named Ben: Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Jealous, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland, has two events scheduled Saturday with Cohen, who is a co-founder of the ice cream company. The first event...

Illinois finalizes its plans to prevent another Russian hack

Jun. 23, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Local election officials hoping to use federal cybersecurity funding to upgrade Illinois' decades-old voting machines will have to keep waiting, as the State Board of Elections announced that the majority of the $13.9 million coming into the state will be funneled to training and...

Ranked voting gives candidate hope of unseating Rep. Pingree

Jun. 23, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent state lawmaker believes Maine's new ranked-choice voting system will help his bid to unseat a popular Democratic congresswoman in the state's 1st Congressional District. Democrat-turned-independent Marty Grohman believes the voting system designed to reveal a consensus...