Latest State elections News

Alabama's new congressional districts map blocked by judges

Jan. 24, 2022 22:35 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges on Monday blocked Alabama from using newly drawn congressional districts in upcoming elections, ruling that the state should have two districts — instead of one — in which Black voters are a sizeable portion of the electorate. “Black...

GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

Jan. 24, 2022 21:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers considering election bills heard Monday from a leading Republican candidate for Arizona governor and a number of people who worked on the Senate GOP's partisan 2020 ballot review who urged the Legislature to adopt a series of bills changing the way elections are...

David Perdue tests positive for COVID-19 after campaign stop

Jan. 24, 2022 20:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Campaign spokesperson Jenni Sweat said Perdue, a former U.S. senator, recorded a positive result “during routine COVID-19 testing.” Sweat said Perdue is vaccinated and...

Vos attorney says he didn't review Gableman records

Jan. 24, 2022 18:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos testified Monday that he didn't review records turned over by the investigator Vos hired to look into the 2020 election to determine if they complied with the state open records law. Vos attorney Steve...

Wisconsin appeals court stays ballot drop box restrictions

Jan. 24, 2022 17:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court stayed a judge’s restrictions on the use of absentee ballot drop boxes Monday, finding that curtailing their locations with the spring primary only weeks away could confuse and disenfranchise voters. The Wisconsin Elections Commission...

Ethics panel says it will pursue ex-insurance commissioner

Jan. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ethics officials say they will pursue allegations of wrongdoing against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, overriding an administrative law judge's ruling that they waited too long. Oxendine is accused of illegally using campaign funds from...

Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

Jan. 24, 2022 16:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory. ...

Special grand jury to be seated in probe into whether Trump, others broke law by pressuring Georgia election officials

Jan. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Special grand jury to be seated in probe into whether Trump, others broke law by pressuring Georgia election officials.

2nd Colorado clerk accused of election security breach

Jan. 24, 2022 16:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic Secretary of State on Monday ordered a Republican county clerk who has echoed former President Donald Trump's demands for “audits” of elections to return a copy he says he made of his county's election system, a potential breach of security. ...

More announce intention to run for RI congressional seat

Jan. 24, 2022 14:53 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Former state representative and one-time chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Ed Pacheco said Monday that he will run to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin. He joins Omar Bah in seeking the Democratic nomination. Bah, a former journalist...