Latest State elections News

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...

Kansas congressman addressing residence issue for 2nd time

Dec. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman might have to correct his voter registration a second time after changing it earlier this month while local authorities investigated him for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his home. The Kansas City Star reports that Republican Rep. Steve Watkins of...

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Dec. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year. McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history, has tied himself closely to...

N Carolina elections board chastises voting equipment vendor

Dec. 13, 2019 7:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's election supervisors chastised the nation's largest voting machine manufacturer on Friday for late software and supply changes involving the planned rollout in coming weeks of voting systems that were recently approved for use in 2020 elections. Still, majorities on...

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

Dec. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state. The judge sided with three voters...

Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

Dec. 13, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials are set to begin a mass purge of inactive voters from the state’s voting rolls on Monday. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in October released a list of over 313,000 voters whose registrations were at risk of being cancelled, about 4% of the...

Twitter brings back election labels for 2020 US candidates

Dec. 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates. The company, which first used such labels for the midterm elections last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed...

Elizabeth Warren gets campaign effort going in Pennsylvania

Dec. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's campaign is moving to become the first in the Democratic presidential primary to hire field staff and open field offices in Pennsylvania, early moves in a late primary state that could be an important prize if the nominee remains in doubt past March. Warren's...

Bloomberg calls for 'war on poverty' on 1st California trip

Dec. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation's foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and...