Latest State elections News

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...

Georgia's Kemp seeks tax breaks, rebutting Abrams on economy

Aug. 11, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp will unfurl his first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams over who's best for the...

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Aug. 11, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta...

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

Nevada judge denies loser's protest of GOP governor primary

Aug. 10, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge has dismissed Republican Joey Gilbert’s lawsuit seeking to overturn his loss to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Gilbert, a Reno lawyer who was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021,...

North Carolina AG in legal bind amid probe over 2020 TV ad

Aug. 10, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign committee for North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, facing trouble for a TV ad aired against a rival in 2020, plans to ask a federal court to block enforcement of a state law making it illegal to knowingly circulate false reports to damage a candidate's...

Primary buoys GOP hopes in Minnesota attorney general race

Aug. 10, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A primary victory by a political novice has raised Republican hopes for winning the Minnesota attorney general's office for the first time in over 50 years. Financial attorney Jim Schultz's win over Doug Wardlow on Tuesday set him up to challenge Democratic...

Appeals court: Out-of-state petitioners can work in Montana

Aug. 10, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A law that said only Montana residents can gather signatures to qualify initiatives for the state ballot is unconstitutional, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The judges found that the residency requirement for signature...

Sen. Graham fights subpoena in Georgia election probe

Aug. 10, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta said they need a special grand jury to hear from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham because he may be able to provide insight into the extent of any coordinated efforts to influence the results of the 2020 general election in Georgia. Fulton County Chief...

Sheriff accused of pressuring candidates to drop races

Aug. 10, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A third candidate for public office has come to forward to say a sheriff on Florida's Space Coast offered help in getting a job in exchange for leaving a race and backing his favored candidate. Kimberly Musselman, an assistant state attorney in Brevard...