Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Midterm updates | Idaho attorney general loses GOP primary

May. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s Republican attorney general primary, beating a longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who was backed...

Beasley, Budd win as NC voters pare down primary candidates

May. 18, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump's influence in North Carolina. Budd won the...

Indiana legislative race with 6-vote margin going to recount

May. 17, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A recount will be held in a Republican primary race for a suburban Indianapolis legislative seat where the top two candidates are separated by six votes. The recount announced Tuesday follows local election officials certifying results showing Hamilton County...

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 5 states

May. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...

Mowers cleared of violating NH state law after double votes

May. 13, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Trump administration official running for Congress in New Hampshire did not violate state law by voting twice during the 2016 primary election season, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said Thursday without taking a position on whether federal law was...

More 2020 election clashes in Georgia attorney general race

May. 05, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — John Gordon's Republican primary challenge to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr offers an exceptionally clear contrast over the 2020 election. Gordon, who spent most of his career in business, came back to the legal world to try to prove Donald Trump was cheated out of victory in...

W.Va. House race pits Trump loyalty against infrastructure

May. 05, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One contender thinks West Virginia voters will see the value of federal spending on badly needed infrastructure in one of the nation's poorest regions. The other is betting that loyalty to former President Donald Trump will matter more. The May 10 primary...

GOP strife, Democratic crowd in Georgia lt. governor race

May. 04, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Butch Miller continues to press attacks on Burt Jones as the two Republican state senators compete for their party's lieutenant governor nomination, while a fleet of nine Democrats are trying to stand out in their party's crowded race. The prize is a statewide office...

Brown wins Ohio rematch with progressive activist Turner

May. 04, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown beat former state Sen. Nina Turner for the second time since last summer, easily prevailing in an Ohio primary billed nationally as a key showdown between the party’s more moderate establishment and its activist progressive wing. ...

Election 2022: JD Vance wins Ohio's GOP Senate primary

May. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance won Ohio’s contentious and hyper-competitive GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, buoyed by Donald Trump’s endorsement in a race that was an early test of the former president’s hold on his party as the midterm season kicks into high...