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Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Nov. 15, 2018 12:13 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love sued Wednesday to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to issue challenges if they dispute the validity of mail-in ballots. In a contest where...

Georgia's Kemp claims 'insurmountable lead;' Dems cast doubt

Nov. 14, 2018 9:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrats ratcheted up their attacks on Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, he claimed Wednesday that results certified by county election officials confirm he has an "insurmountable lead" in the governor's race. At a news conference, Georgia Democrats cast doubt on the legitimacy of any...

Bitter Florida recount: Lawsuits pile up, machines overheat

Nov. 14, 2018 9:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With time running out in Florida's high-stakes election recount, lawsuits piled up Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, outdated ballot-scanning machines overheated and President Donald Trump leveled his latest unfounded allegation, that people had been voting in...

The Latest: Trump could return to Mississippi for senator

Nov. 14, 2018 8:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump might return to Mississippi to campaign for a Republican U.S. senator who's facing a Democrat in a runoff. The White House is looking at holding a rally in...

Rocky Adkins enters 2019 governor race, targets rural voters

Nov. 14, 2018 7:53 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former college basketball player who has spent more than three decades in the Kentucky legislature announced Wednesday that he will run for governor in 2019, hoping his moderate views will convince rural voters to return to the Democratic party ahead of the 2020 presidential...

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Nov. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. On Friday, former Massachusetts...

The Latest: Judge says he's unlikely to toss signature match

Nov. 14, 2018 5:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A federal judge says he is unlikely to let Florida election officials automatically count thousands of mail-in ballots that have signatures that do not match those on file. Democrats are asking U.S. District...

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

Nov. 14, 2018 5:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the...

Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward election

Nov. 14, 2018 3:11 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. Avigdor Lieberman's decision was ostensibly a show of anger over Tuesday's informal...

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 11:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...