Latest Primary elections News

Collection, count goes on after 1st ranked-choice voting

Jun. 18, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Collection and tabulation of ballots from Maine's Democratic primary election have stretched into a second week in the state's first test of ranked-choice voting. Private couriers were retrieving remaining ballots from 11 towns on Monday, while officials ran the rest through counting...

Billionaire Kochs won't back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

Jun. 18, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won't support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

Jun. 18, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant...

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

Jun. 17, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country. Whoever...

Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice tabulations get underway

Jun. 17, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nearly a week after Maine's primary elections, the state's ranked-choice voting experiment is getting real as it becomes a game of mathematical survival. Ballots from nearly 500 municipalities across the state have been shipped to the state capital and scanned into computers in two...

Secret recording, unpaid loan stir race for Georgia governor

Jun. 16, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Accusations of ethical lapses and incompetence are raising the temperature of Georgia's heated race for the Republican nomination for governor. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle faces Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a GOP primary runoff July 24. Allegations questioning Cagle's ethics and Kemp's...

Maine ballots are being collected for ranked-choice voting

Jun. 14, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Private courier drivers fanned across Maine on Thursday to collect ballots and return them to the state capital for additional tabulations to determine winners in the Democratic primary. Memory sticks containing election tallies and boxes of hand-counted ballots were being delivered...

The Latest: Couriers make fast work of ballot retrievals

Jun. 14, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 10 a.m. The courier service contracted to retrieve ballots for additional rounds of ranked-choice tabulations says the process is going smoothly. Mike Israelson from General Courier said drivers had already stopped at...

Outsider Trump loyalist's primary win worries GOP leaders

Jun. 14, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments as their party tries to maintain its control of Congress. The megaphone primary voters handed to Corey...

GOP brass shuns Nevada brothel owner who won primary

Jun. 14, 2018 2:46 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off an incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. But now the flamboyant pimp who starred on the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," is being shunned by that some of that GOP establishment as...