Latest General elections News

The Latest: EU rejects Britain's plea for Brexit changes

Dec. 13, 2018 6:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:15 p.m. European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have declared that the bloc's divorce agreement with Britain is "not open for renegotiation," despite a plea from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for changes to help her sell the unpopular deal to...

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...

Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban

Dec. 13, 2018 7:09 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow the lifting of a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians. The action is the latest in a low-key charm offensive to improve relations with Western nations that accuse Prime Minister...

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...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 9:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate. The state Democratic Party gave the affidavit...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 7:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Republican Party leader says an affidavit alleging a county's early vote totals were shared improperly would be grounds alone for a new election in an unsettled congressional race. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes made the comment Tuesday about a Bladen County precinct...

Cambodian court gives suspended sentences to labor leaders

Dec. 11, 2018 10:08 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Six Cambodian union leaders on Tuesday each received suspended 2 1/2-year prison terms in connection with labor protests about five years ago in which four garment workers were killed and around 20 others hurt. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court found the labor leaders guilty on...

Kentucky city removing statue of anti-immigrant editor

Dec. 11, 2018 9:47 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The statue of a Kentucky newspaper editor whose anti-immigrant editorials were blamed for instigating a deadly Election Day riot is being removed from Louisville's main public library. The Courier Journal reported that the city of Louisville was moving the statue of George Dennison...