Latest Voting News

Special election to be called for race with 1-vote margin

Sep. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A special election has been ordered for a Mississippi Senate district where a candidate won by a single vote. The Sun Herald reports the certification of Dixie Newman as the winner of Senate District 50 in Harrison County was vacated by special judge Richard McKenzie on Tuesday....

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: At war with himself: Trump dare not back the U.S. into a new Mideast war New York Daily News Sept. 18 In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump told voters weary of U.S. engagement in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere he would take great...

Legislature fails to override most Sununu vetoes

Sep. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu got the last word Wednesday on gun control, voting rights and energy as lawmakers began trying to override his vetoes on more than 50 bills. Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature, but they need Republican support to reach the two-thirds...

Court document says computer seized from Grimes' office

Sep. 18, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes say Kentucky State Police seized a computer from her office this week in an investigation of how she and her aides used voter data. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a motion filed in Franklin County Circuit Court says the...

Israel's Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election

Sep. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday's election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority. With more than 90% of votes counted Wednesday, the Joint List was expected to win about a dozen seats...

Gamble pays off for Lieberman, who becomes Israeli kingmaker

Sep. 18, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The veteran Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman took the political gamble of his life when he spurned his mentor, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and forced an unprecedented repeat election. As results began rolling in from Tuesday's vote, it appeared to have paid off. With neither...

Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

Sep. 18, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political...

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

Voter registration up in Virginia's Democratic strongholds

Sep. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Over the past four years, voter registration has grown more in Virginia localities that tend to vote Democratic than in localities that usually go Republican. That could spell trouble for the GOP heading into November's elections. Between August 2015 and August 2019, voter registration...

Wyoming lawmakers reject voter ID and crossover voting bills

Sep. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have defeated two bills that would have impacted voting regulations. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that state legislators voted against crossover voting in primary elections and a requirement to produce photo identification at the polls. The bills were...