Latest Primary elections News

Wisconsin appeals court stays ballot drop box restrictions

Jan. 24, 2022 17:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court stayed a judge’s restrictions on the use of absentee ballot drop boxes Monday, finding that curtailing their locations with the spring primary only weeks away could confuse and disenfranchise voters. The Wisconsin Elections Commission...

Lawmakers stalemated on congressional map, top senator says

Jan. 24, 2022 16:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader said Monday that a partisan stalemate remains unbroken on a new map of congressional district boundaries for the state, and she predicted that the state's highest court will end up settling the matter. Pennsylvania,...

Black Democrats in South Carolina giving Biden mixed reviews

Jan. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. He had finished fifth in New Hampshire and fourth in Iowa. Still, Biden advised skeptics to withhold...

Activist and tech exec Traci Johnson launches US Senate bid

Jan. 22, 2022 11:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Traci Johnson has joined the race of U.S. Senate in Ohio, pledging to energize the party's urban and suburban base by working to quell political divisions, address gun violence, and fight for affordable wifi, voting rights and the environment. The...

NY expands absentee voting after defeat of ballot measure

Jan. 21, 2022 18:53 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday. The Assembly passed the bill 100-45 on Wednesday, and the Senate passed...

Wisconsin judge refuses to stay drop box restrictions ruling

Jan. 21, 2022 18:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge refused Friday to stay a ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, rejecting arguments that the decision will confuse voters heading into the Feb. 15 spring primary. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren's decision hands...

Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

Jan. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endorsed a state lawmaker who hopes to unseat the nine-term congressman in the GOP primary. ...

Progressives eye Texas race as test for toppling incumbents

Jan. 21, 2022 17:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar is an increasingly rare politician in the Democratic Party, a conservative-leaning lawmaker whose unapologetic defense of gun rights and the energy industry during his 17 years in Congress long delighted his Texas constituents. That was once a...

As 2024 nears, Pence to speak at SC pregnancy center dinner

Jan. 21, 2022 08:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he positions himself for a possible White House bid, former Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the early-voting state of South Carolina, slated to give the keynote address at a fundraising banquet for a Christian pregnancy center that's become a regular stop for...

GOP redistricting measures draw court challenge in Kentucky

Jan. 20, 2022 20:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newly drawn congressional and state House maps drew a swift court challenge Thursday as GOP lawmakers overrode the Democratic governor's vetoes of the redistricting bills. The lawsuit claimed the boundaries approved by the Republican-dominated...