Latest Local elections News

French ex-premier launches bid to become Barcelona mayor

Sep. 25, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls launched a bid on Tuesday to become Barcelona's mayor in an election next year with the aim to "rescue" the Catalan capital from "deterioration." The 56-year-old Valls, who was born in Barcelona but was raised in France and made a career in...

Kim Davis' opponent fends off attacks _ from primary rival

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants a second term in office. Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. is running against her, and the campaign has predictably turned to allegations of bigotry. But it's Caudill,...

Maldives' opposition presidential candidate claims victory

Sep. 23, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives' contentious presidential election, which was widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. The win was unexpected, and Solih's supporters flooded the streets, hugging one...

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

Sep. 20, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has ordered the election for a state House seat in North Georgia be redone after dozens voted in the wrong race. Rep. Dan Gasaway, of Homer, will get another chance to retain his seat after it appeared he lost the May 22 Republican primary to challenger Chris Erwin by 67 votes, The...

Wrestler-turned-mayor to become WWE's Kane once again

Sep. 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Tennessee mayor who's also a semi-retired pro wrestler will once again don his "Kane" gear to participate in the WWE Super Show-Down pay-per-view event in Australia. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs said Wednesday the Oct. 6 event is what he...

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

Sep. 18, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. "Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower...

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered...

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Sep. 18, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is in the midst of a closely watched...

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....

GOP officials: Indicted Rep. Chris Collins to stay on ballot

Sep. 17, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of New York will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign, confounding Republican Party leaders in his district Monday who had counted on Collins' cooperation to replace him. The surprise decision by Collins, who pleaded...