Latest Run-off elections News

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

Dec. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s incumbent mayor won a second term on Saturday night, holding off a millionaire trial lawyer whose previous support of President Donald Trump had become one of the main campaign issues. Mayor Sylvester Turner defeated Tony Buzbee during Saturday’s runoff election....

Namibia votes as ruling party faces unprecedented challenge

Nov. 27, 2019 9:52 AM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibia’s ruling party on Wednesday faced its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago as people fed up with a weak economy went to the polls. The resource-rich southern African nation’s registered 1.3 million voters were choosing the president...

Guinea-Bissau heads to runoff vote as incumbent out of race

Nov. 27, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau’s electoral commission says two former prime ministers have advanced to a runoff presidential election in the West African country next month. The commission announced Wednesday that Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo will contest the Dec. 29...

Uruguay’s opposition has narrow lead in presidential vote

Nov. 25, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A center-right candidate appeared Monday to have ended 15 years of left-leaning government in Uruguay, but the presidential runoff election was so close that the result may not be certain until Thursday. With all but a few thousand ballots from Sunday’s contest counted,...

Uruguay opposition maintains thin lead in presidential vote

Nov. 24, 2019 11:12 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The candidate of a united opposition held on to a razor-thin lead early Monday in Uruguay’s presidential runoff election, threatening to end a 15-year string of center-left governments, though officials said the count was too close to call a victor. The National...

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis wins 2nd term in runoff

Nov. 24, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting corruption and strengthen the rule of law. With 88% of the votes counted, the center-right Iohannis had 63.2% while Social Democratic Party leader Viorica...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

Nov. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled...

The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too

Nov. 17, 2019 12:36 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor’s election (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Republican Eddie Rispone says he’s disappointed at losing the Louisiana governor’s race but he’s thankful for his family and supporters and vowed to continue to work to improve...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...