Latest State elections News

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates a...

PDC discusses searchable digital archive of campaign ads

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Campaign finance officials are discussing the idea of building a searchable digital archive that collects campaign ads and information related to them. The Seattle Times reports the idea was discussed at a Wednesday meeting of the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations and...

Analysis: Montana candidates improperly report Facebook ads

Nov. 21, 2019 12:29 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Political ads for Montana’s 2020 gubernatorial race have appeared on Facebook at least 760,000 times since the start of the year. Montana Public Radio found nearly all of the candidates running for office didn’t follow state rules for disclosing details about those ads to...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

GOP Navajo Nation member joins US Senate race in New Mexico

Nov. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, announced Wednesday she is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, potentially upending a contest Democrats had considered safe. Speaking to supporters at an Albuquerque hotel, Martinez said...

Lower quits race to unseat Amash in Michigan’s 3rd District

Nov. 20, 2019 5:43 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) has ended his campaign for a Grand Rapids-area congressional seat, citing fundraising challenges and family concerns. Lower jumped in the race in May after Republican Rep. Justin Amash accused President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct....

Wisconsin poll shows only 40% support removing Trump

Nov. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The support for impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office is at just 40% in the key swing state of Wisconsin, as Republicans rally around the embattled president, a poll released Wednesday showed. “You’ve got Republicans coming home to Trump,” said...

Campaign strategists unpack Edwards’ victory in Louisiana

Nov. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone’s campaign manager said Wednesday that the Republican challenger lost because Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards is a strong candidate and popular governor. Bryan Reed defended the Rispone team’s strategy of trying to...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 3:21 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 18 The Advocate on the gubernatorial campaign race: Politics is often a pageant of vanity, perhaps especially so in Louisiana, where campaigning has a long tradition of colorful theater. But in the wake of Saturday’s (Nov. 16) election, in which...

Early voting was a success ahead of 2020 race, officials say

Nov. 20, 2019 2:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state’s first experiment with early voting went smoothly in a quiet election year ahead of the 2020 presidential race, state and local election officials said Wednesday. While it’s still unclear how early voting impacted turnout, the officials praised the rollout at a...