Latest United States general election News

Castro explains Puerto Rico campaign trip: 'Everyone counts'

Jan. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes "everyone counts" and accused the Trump administration of "picking and choosing" who has chances to succeed. The 44-year-old...

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...

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...

Letter: Congress may resolve disputed N Carolina election

Jan. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. House member signaled Friday that Congress may ultimately resolve the nation's last undecided congressional race. The head of the House Administration Committee, Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California, asked North Carolina elections officials to preserve all original...

The Latest: US House may review disputed N Carolina election

Jan. 11, 2019 5:33 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina congressional race where a winner hasn't been finalized while an absentee ballot fraud investigation continues (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A U.S. House committee is signaling that Congress may ultimately resolve the nation's last undecided congressional...

Gerrymandering lawsuits linger as next redistricting nears

Jan. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EST

As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a court hearing Thursday in...

AP Exclusive: NC election fraud probed long before 2018 race

Jan. 9, 2019 8:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spent weeks probing whether the man at the center of the current scandal was among a group buying votes. That...

Cambodian opposition politician applies for lifting of ban

Jan. 9, 2019 11:11 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A veteran member of Cambodia's dissolved opposition party broke ranks with his colleagues on Wednesday and became the first to apply for a government-offered lifting of a ban on engaging in political activity. Kong Korm was one of 118 members of the Cambodia National Rescue...

Eyeing 2020, Harris addresses prosecutorial past in memoir

Jan. 8, 2019 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it's a...

North Dakota asks judge to dismiss tribe's voter ID lawsuit

Jan. 8, 2019 4:12 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has asked a federal judge to dismiss a Native American tribe's lawsuit challenging the state's voter identification requirements, saying in part that tribal members named in the complaint weren't impeded from voting on Election Day. The attorney general's office in a...