Latest State elections News

President Trump plans election eve rally in Kentucky

Oct. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign says the president will headline a Kentucky rally on Nov. 4 — the day before the state's voters decide whether to give Trump ally Matt Bevin another term as governor. The campaign said Friday that the evening rally will be at Rupp Arena in...

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where the president's popularity surpasses his own, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin launched into an impassioned defense of Donald Trump while standing near a placard displaying one word: Impeachment. The press conference prop spoke volumes about the acerbic Republican governor's...

Trump to join 2020 Democrats at South Carolina justice forum

Oct. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is visiting South Carolina as part of a bipartisan event on criminal justice reform, the White House confirmed Friday. Trump is slated to appear on Oct. 25 at a forum sponsored by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the self-proclaimed "only nationwide...

Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

Oct. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website. The latest campaign finance report filed by Kobach's campaign shows it paid Joe Suber...

Former prosecutor drops out of US Senate race in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor from Kansas abandoned his Senate run on Thursday and endorsed a fellow Democrat who just entered the race. Barry Grissom urged Democrats to unite behind state Sen. Barbara Bollier, a retired Kansas City-area anesthesiologist who made headlines in December by...

McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath hauled in more than $10.7 million since launching her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath has outpaced the powerful Republican lawmaker in fundraising since...

Complaint could make up to 234K Wisconsin voters ineligible

Oct. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter-million voters in Wisconsin identified as having moved could be made ineligible to vote before next year's presidential primary election if a complaint filed Wednesday by a conservative law firm is successful. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argues that...

Kansas lawmaker who left GOP running for Senate as Democrat

Oct. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in which some GOP leaders are worried about immigration hardliner Kris Kobach 's chances should he win their...

Race for Oregon secretary of state heats up

Oct. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The race to become Oregon's next secretary of state has heated up with former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson announcing her candidacy. The Democratic state representative said Wednesday her priorities, if she wins, would be to keep elections free and fair and protect them from...

2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Oct. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for U.S. military members, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones, officials announced Wednesday. While some technology experts have warned that such systems could be...