Latest State elections News

After years of King's remarks, why now for the GOP response?

Jan. 15, 2019 8:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Why now? Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party's backing through nine elections and GOP presidential contenders often lined up for his endorsement in the state's lead-off caucuses. Now many...

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Jan. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit demanding immediate victory, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner, attorneys representing North Carolina's elections...

Photographer sues Kemp campaign, Georgia GOP over photo use

Jan. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-based photographer is suing the campaign of Georgia's new governor and the state Republican party, saying a copyrighted photo he shot was used in a campaign ad without authorization. Kevin Liles, who regularly shoots photos featured in national news outlets, filed the federal...

Governor Kemp conciliatory in Georgia inaugural address

Jan. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp pledged Monday to work for all Georgians, striking a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address as he sought to leave behind a bitter election contest with Democrats who are pursuing a legal challenge to the state's balloting methods. Kemp, 56, was sworn in as...

The Latest: Kemp sworn in as Georgia's 83rd governor

Jan. 14, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Brian Kemp as Georgia's 83rd governor (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has struck a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address, saying he will work hard to represent all Georgians. After his swearing-in Monday, Kemp said...

Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency

Jan. 14, 2019 2:30 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump. The group condemned Trump's...

Official's 'oversight' derails key Iowa gun rights amendment

Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top elections official acknowledged Monday that his office mistakenly derailed a long-sought plan to grant residents more expansive gun rights by forgetting to notify the public of the proposed constitutional amendment, as required. Secretary of State Paul Pate cited a...

Decision ending court order in GOP voting rights case upheld

Jan. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to re-impose restrictions on Republican National Committee voter activities set in motion decades ago by a New Jersey gubernatorial race. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by U.S. District Judge John Vazquez ending a...

Maine GOP re-elects chair following rough 2018 election

Jan. 12, 2019 6:03 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans who suffered blistering losses in November re-elected their leader and chose an outspoken city mayor as vice-chair Saturday. The GOP re-elected Demi Kouzounas as chair and chose Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro as vice-chair in a Saturday morning election. Secretary...

Warren makes first campaign trip to New Hampshire neighbors

Jan. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren floated a likely presidential bid in New Hampshire, visiting the early primary state Saturday to deliver a message of economic populism and clean government. The Massachusetts Democrat brought her populist platform to about 450 prospective voters at Manchester...