Latest General elections News

US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

Nov. 18, 2018 5:30 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing...

Election shows how gerrymandering is difficult to overcome

Nov. 17, 2018 4:00 PM EST

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how...

Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

Nov. 16, 2018 9:02 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson could not...

The Latest: Judge rejects suit over Florida mail-in ballots

Nov. 16, 2018 7:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A federal judge is rejecting a lawsuit that challenged Florida's vote-by-mail deadlines. A veterans voting rights group and Democrats challenged the Florida law that said ballots mailed inside the United States could...

The Latest: Video: Senator talks on making voting difficult

Nov. 15, 2018 7:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A newly released video shows a Republican U.S. senator talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote. The clip of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of...

Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting

Nov. 15, 2018 4:12 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under Maine's new voting system that's facing a legal challenge. Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner,...

The Latest: Congressman says election lawsuit will proceed

Nov. 15, 2018 3:29 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. House race in Maine (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, of Maine, isn't conceding defeat in the first use of ranked balloting in a U.S. congressional race. He said in a statement Thursday he "won the constitutional 'one-person,...

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: Officials to continue tallying Maine election

Nov. 14, 2018 4:21 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge of Maine's ranked balloting (all times local): 4 p.m. Maine election officials say they still have more work to do to declare a winner in the state's 2nd Congressional District. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday that workers are still...

Fiji's leader of 12 years headed for convincing election win

Nov. 14, 2018 6:38 AM EST

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — The man who first seized power in a military coup then refashioned himself as a legitimate leader appears set to rule Fiji for another four years. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his FijiFirst party were headed for a convincing election win early Thursday as votes were tallied....