Latest State elections News

Beto O'Rourke interrupts briefing, echoing US debate on guns

May. 26, 2022 06:42 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Surrounded by fellow Republicans on a high school stage, Gov. Greg Abbott was wrapping up his opening remarks about the killing of school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, when Beto O'Rourke strode forward from his seat in the audience. “Gov. Abbott, I...

Abrams-Kemp slugfest promises to be pricey, long and ugly

May. 26, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters didn't get much of a break from election talk on the day after the Tuesday primary in which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp demolished GOP challenger David Perdue and Democrat Stacey Abrams finally clinched a nomination waiting for her after no other members of her party...

Trump ally Zinke fights claim he's too 'liberal' for Montana

May. 26, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — When Republican Ryan Zinke first ran for Congress, the former Navy SEAL faced false accusations amplified by Democrats that his military career had ended in disgrace. After winning in 2014 and two years later getting picked as President Donald Trump's interior...

Board may find Michigan GOP governor candidates ineligible

May. 25, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

Two leading contenders for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor could be ruled ineligible for the primary ballot on Thursday, after the state's elections bureau said they didn't file enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the August contest. In a recommendation that...

Republican quits Wisconsin elections panel, says Trump lost

May. 25, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission postponed choosing its new chairman Tuesday after a Republican commissioner who could have challenged for the post abruptly resigned, saying the state GOP doesn't want him to lead the commission because he believes Donald Trump lost to Joe...

'Trump is in the past': Mounting losses show limits of power

May. 25, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He's ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that...

Oz, McCormick race heads into recount in Pa. Senate primary

May. 25, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top election official said Wednesday that the margin between the top two candidates in last week's Republican primary for U.S. Senate is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount, dragging the outcome into June as the candidates fight in court. ...

Incumbents in Georgia beat primary opponents down the ballot

May. 25, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials overcame challengers from within their own parties in primary elections decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both defeated fellow...

Delgado becomes 1st New York Lt. governor with Latino roots

May. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Antonio Delgado was sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor Wednesday, becoming the state's first person of Latino heritage to serve in statewide office. Delgado, who identifies as Afro-Latino, is taking on the largely ceremonial role in the...

Finstad, Ettinger head to special election for Hagedorn seat

May. 25, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican former U.S Department of Agriculture official Brad Finstad will face Democratic former Hormel Foods chief executive Jeff Ettinger in an August special election to finish the term of the late Minnesota GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. State Rep. Jeremy...