Latest State elections News

The Latest: Wyoming US Senate candidate withdraws late

Aug. 21, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 9:40 a.m. In an unusual move, one of the Republican candidates for Wyoming U.S. Senate seat has withdrawn from the race. Charlie Hardy withdrew has application for the Republican Party nomination on Monday afternoon, less...

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

Aug. 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers. The U.S. Election Assistance...

Recreational marijuana effort falls short in Oklahoma

Aug. 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to place recreational marijuana on Oklahoma's general election ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short. Secretary of State James Williamson announced Monday that his office determined that supporters of the initiative gathered nearly 103,000 signatures...

Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator. The governor's race is Wyoming's most contested since 2010, when Matt Mead won 29 percent of...

Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for 'misfortune'

Aug. 21, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show. Emails released by Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine's office shed new light on...

Whitmer names 'tech guru' Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

Aug. 20, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old...

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Aug. 20, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov....

The Latest: Walker submits signatures for general election

Aug. 20, 2018 9:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska primary (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have submitted signatures to qualify for the November general election ballot. Each needed to collect about 3,200 signatures. Walker told reporters each collected more than...

Record number of women have won major party primaries

Aug. 20, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number of...

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Aug. 19, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could...