Latest State elections News

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

Oct. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor’s race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter campaign. ...

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

Oct. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor’s race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned Tuesday night for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter...

Officials describe threats following 2020 election

Oct. 26, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a threat to democracy. Experienced election administrators are increasingly...

Court leans toward school rights to curb campus campaigning

Oct. 26, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal court has rejected a request by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, a group arguing its rights were violated while campaigning at a northern Idaho school on Election Day. The court last week denied the committee’s request to...

Opposition raises $2.5M to fight Michigan GOP voting changes

Oct. 26, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan group has raised $2.5 million from a liberal nonprofit to fight a Republican-backed ballot drive that would toughen voter ID requirements, ban the unsolicited mailing of absentee ballot applications and make other election changes. ...

Vos says more subpoenas, longer election probe possible

Oct. 26, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The top Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly, who ordered an investigation into the 2020 presidential election, said Tuesday that more subpoenas may be needed and that the work could stretch into 2022. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also said it was...

GOP election chief who rejects fraud claims named to fed job

Oct. 26, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud in 2020 will lead the Biden administration's effort to protect future elections. Kim Wyman, 59, has led elections in Washington state for...

Two enter race for Maryland congressional seat

Oct. 26, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two candidates announced Tuesday they would seek the Maryland congressional seat that will be open because U.S. Rep Anthony Brown is running for attorney general in next year's election. Glenn Ivey, a former Prince George's County state's attorney,...

State removes township clerk from running election next week

Oct. 26, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — State officials have barred a township clerk in southern Michigan from running her community's local election next week. Stephanie Scott, the clerk in Hillsdale County's Adams Township, failed to take steps to ensure the security of the vote, the...

Finance reports show Youngkin with lead in cash on hand

Oct. 26, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the first three weeks of October, Republican candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin outraised Democrat Terry McAuliffe, while McAuliffe outspent Youngkin, according to campaign finance reports. Youngkin closed out the period with a...