Latest United States general election News

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...

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

Dec. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, a victory for teachers who closed schools across the state in protest earlier this year. Thousands of teachers filled the state Capitol in the...

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...

The Latest: Elections chief seeks stability in board probe

Dec. 12, 2018 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to the North Carolina election board, which has yet to finalize who won a very close congressional race because of alleged ballot fraud (all times local): 6:45 p.m. North Carolina's election board chief is concerned about complications if the board's...

Amid fraud probe, an election redo might require new primary

Dec. 12, 2018 5:44 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With ballot fraud allegations hanging over a disputed North Carolina U.S. House race, state lawmakers have agreed to change the way such "do-over" congressional elections are handled. The state House and Senate voted Wednesday to require new primary elections, in addition to a new...

Indiana agency investigates county's Election Day glitch

Dec. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A state agency is investigating an Election Day technical glitch that left some central Indiana voters waiting in lines for hours and others not voting at all. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Tuesday in a statement that her office is investigating Johnson County's...

California Editorial Rdp

Dec. 12, 2018 12:40 PM EST

Dec. 12 The Press Democrat on Congress and the president needing to fix FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to mismanage disaster contracting, according to federal auditors. To paraphrase the Roman poet Juvenal, Quis procurabit ipsos procuratores? (Who will manage the managers?) If FEMA won't...

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Dec. 12, 2018 12:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters. Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they...

Democrat Carol Alvarado takes Texas Senate District 6 seat

Dec. 11, 2018 10:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — State Rep. Carol Alvarado narrowly avoided a runoff with fellow Democratic Rep. Ana Hernandez to win a special election for the state Senate District 6 seat and complete the term of Sylvia Garcia, who is heading to Congress. Alvarado took 50.4 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special...