Latest Local elections News

Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes on mass transit

Mar. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of transit options is on the ballot in one north-metro county. Gwinnett County's referendum Tuesday asks if voters want to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1 percent...

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

Mar. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Zealand's international spy agency has confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of last week's deadly mass shooting on two mosques. The Government...

Erdogan shows New Zealand attack video in weekend rallies

Mar. 18, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president showed parts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand to comment on what he called rising Islamophobia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed the clips over the weekend during campaign rallies for March 31 local elections. The...

Protests erupt in Congo over local election results

Mar. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Witnesses say at least one person is dead after protests over local elections turned violent in Congo. Members of President Felix Tshisekedi's Union for Democracy and Social Progress took to the streets in the capital Kinshasa and in other parts of the country after the party failed...

Mayor charged in federal indictment recalled, and re-elected

Mar. 12, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — In an unorthodox turn of events, voters in Fall River re-elected their embattled mayor Tuesday on the same night that he was recalled from duty. A recall election took place in the southeastern Massachusetts city for Mayor Jasiel Correia (JAY'-zil koh-RAY'-uh), who declined to step...

4 Georgia counties sued over election problems, long waits

Mar. 12, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

Georgia's largest counties failed to prepare for heavy turnout in the state's fiercely contested 2018 elections, resulting in wait times of up to four hours at the polls and delays in processing registration forms and mailing absentee ballots that ultimately kept some voters from casting ballots, according to a...

Feds issue subpoenas in North Carolina election probe

Mar. 12, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating potential election crimes have demanded documents for a grand jury reviewing a North Carolina congressional race that's still undecided and being rerun after last year's contest was deemed tainted. The state elections board on Tuesday provided a grand...

The Latest: North Carolina hopefuls seek congressional seat

Mar. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on candidate filing in a new election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A former state legislator and candidate for governor has jumped unexpectedly into the race for a North Carolina congressional seat after a November...

2020 Democrats aim to make inroads in rural America

Mar. 11, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix it?" Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former...

Maine mayor resigns after his racist text message is leaked

Mar. 8, 2019 3:54 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The mayor of Maine's second-largest city resigned Friday in the wake of a controversy over his leaked text messages, one of which included a racist remark, and authorities confirmed he's being investigated by the state attorney general's office and the city police. Republican Shane...