Latest Elections News

Alaska election officials to recalculate signatures for ranked vote repeal measure after court order

Jul. 19, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday disqualified numerous booklets used to gather signatures for an initiative that aims to repeal Alaska's ranked choice voting system and gave elections officials a deadline to determine if the measure still had sufficient signatures to qualify...

Biden pushes party unity as he resists calls to step aside, says he'll return to campaign next week

Jul. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapidly growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers called Friday for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the president insisted he’s ready to return to the campaign trail next week to counter what he called a “dark vision” laid out by Republican Donald...

Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

A voter ID initiative gets approval to appear on the November ballot in Nevada

Jul. 19, 2024 19:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls has qualified for the November ballot in Nevada, the state's top election official announced Friday. The measure also calls for an extra layer of identification...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 19, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La.; Sen. Joe Manchin, I-W.Va.; Rep. Ro Khanna; D-Calif. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of British Open golf tournament. ___ CBS’...

Abortion rights supporters report having enough signatures to qualify for Montana ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An initiative to ask voters if they want to protect the right to a pre-viability abortion in Montana's constitution has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, supporters said Friday. County election officials have verified 74,186 voter signatures,...

2024 Election Latest: Biden's campaign says he’s staying in the race

Jul. 19, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s campaign is once again insisting that he is not stepping aside as he faces the stark reality that many Democrats at the highest levels want him to bow out of the 2024 election to make way for a new nominee atop the ticket. Meanwhile, after wrapping their...

Lawsuit filed over Alabama law that blocks more people with felony convictions from voting

Jul. 19, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A voting rights group says a new Alabama law that expanded the list of felonies that cause a person to lose their right to vote is “out of step” with what is happening in most of the nation on voting rights for formerly incarcerated people. The Campaign...

David Letterman will headline Biden fundraiser with Hawaii governor on July 29

Jul. 19, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — David Letterman will headline a fundraiser with President Joe Biden in 10 days with Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, a sign that his campaign is forging ahead despite continued calls for the president to bow out of the 2024 race. The fundraiser on July 29 will be at the...

Louisiana congressional races attract newcomers and incumbents vying for seats

Jul. 19, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The deadline for candidates to qualify for Louisiana's six congressional races concluded Friday, marking the unofficial intensifying of campaign season and cementing who will be on the November ballot. In a pivotal election year, most eyes are on the race...