Latest Primary elections News

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...

Alaska court upholds voter-approved election changes

Jan. 19, 2022 23:11 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld as valid a voter-approved election system that would end party primaries in the state and institute ranked choice voting in general elections. A brief order affirmed a lower court ruling from last year. A fuller...

Biden blasts GOP as lacking a message heading into midterms

Jan. 19, 2022 22:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the potential of losing control of Congress, President Joe Biden entered the midterm election year on Wednesday pledging to connect more frequently with voters and present a starker contrast with Republicans aiming to blunt his agenda. During a nearly...

Investigators say South Dakota AG was untruthful about crash

Jan. 19, 2022 21:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Criminal investigators on Wednesday told South Dakota lawmakers that they didn’t believe the state’s attorney general when he told them he never saw the body of the man he fatally struck on the night of the 2020 crash. Investigators said they doubted...

Alaska Supreme Court upholds voter-approved election changes that end party primaries, add ranked choice voting

Jan. 19, 2022 19:55 PM EST
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Supreme Court upholds voter-approved election changes that end party primaries, add ranked choice voting.