Latest State elections News

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

Jun. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme...

Missouri enacts photo voter ID law before November elections

Jun. 29, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will have to show photo identification to cast a regular ballot in the November election as a result of a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Mike Parson that caps a nearly two-decade-long push by Republicans for stricter voting requirements. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Walz campaign clarifies remark on Supreme Court retirements

Jun. 29, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's campaign on Wednesday clarified remarks he made on abortion a day earlier, acknowledging that only one Minnesota Supreme Court justice will hit the mandatory retirement age in the next gubernatorial term, not three. Walz made the...

Salmon backs Robson over Lake after dropping Arizona gov bid

Jun. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon on Wednesday threw his support behind Republican Arizona governor candidate Karrin Taylor Robson over former TV news personality Kari Lake, a decision that came a day after Salmon dropped his own primary bid for governor. Salmon dropped...

Some Colorado GOP hardliners fall short in primary elections

Jun. 29, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Voters in Colorado's Republican primaries opted Tuesday for candidates widely considered stronger challengers to Democrats' stranglehold on the state's top offices, decisively rejecting right-wing candidates for U.S. Senate, governor and secretary of state. Voters...

Republican Josh Brecheen advances to primary runoff election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 12:29 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Josh Brecheen advances to primary runoff election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Drummond knocks off O’Connor in Oklahoma AG race

Jun. 29, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond has knocked off incumbent Attorney General John O’Connor in the Republican primary in the race for Oklahoma attorney general. With no Democrat and only a Libertarian on the November ballot, Tuesday's victory for Drummond, 58,...

Top New Mexico elections regulator says she was threatened

Jun. 29, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top elections regulator says she received threats to her safety via an email and telephone calls to her offices and that the FBI has been notified. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday told The Associated Press that there have been...