Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee. Three months after former President Donald Trump helped incite a violent attack against Congress, the GOP is bringing hundreds of donors and several future presidential prospects to...

Caitlyn Jenner considers run for California governor

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has been an Olympic hero, a reality TV personality and a transgender rights activist. Her next step could be candidate for California governor. The 71-year-old longtime Republican has been consulting with GOP advisers as she considers...

Wisconsin Supreme Court says don't purge voters from rolls

Apr. 09, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something Democrats fought and conservatives have wanted done for nearly two years. The court’s...

Dr. Amy Acton roils US Senate race by saying she won't run

Apr. 06, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director whose entry into the U.S. Senate race in Ohio had been highly anticipated, said Tuesday she will not run, after all. Acton, a Democrat, would have brought limited political experience to the race but...

EXPLAINER: What does Georgia's new GOP election law do?

Apr. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The sweeping rewrite of Georgia's election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump's repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his presidential loss to Joe Biden. Georgia has been at the center of that storm....

Big effort aims to elect candidates with science backgrounds

Apr. 02, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An advocacy group plans to spend millions next year to elect more doctors, scientists and other professionals to office, arguing the pandemic and Donald Trump's handling of it have powerfully underscored a need to bring people with scientific backgrounds into...

'Election integrity' becomes key buzzword in VA GOP race

Apr. 01, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — It's an issue the top GOP contenders for governor in Virginia say is a high priority: election integrity. Whether it's tightening voter ID laws, making the Department of Elections politically independent, or cleaning up voter rolls, the...

Former California cop leads GOP dream of Newsom recall

Apr. 01, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Orrin Heatlie was recovering from a back procedure and browsing social media in 2019 when he found a video of California Gov. Gavin Newsom instructing immigrants in the country illegally not to open their doors to law enforcement unless officers had a warrant. ...

Trump looms large in race for South Carolina GOP chairman

Apr. 01, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina — where Donald Trump's 2016 primary victory marked a turning point in solidifying his nomination, and where support for him remained high throughout his term — the contest to lead the state's Republican Party is turning into a debate over whose...

Biden rolls out diverse first slate of judicial nominees

Mar. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated a racially diverse and overwhelmingly female group to federal and other judgeships, including three Black women for the U.S. courts of appeals, one pathway to the Supreme Court. Biden promised as a candidate to...