Latest General elections News

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

California GOP gathers to chart a course after 2018 defeats

Feb. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 2018 election left California Republicans in dismal shape, with no statewide officeholders, just seven of 53 U.S. House seats, less than a quarter of all state legislative seats and third-place status in voter registration behind independents and Democrats. Now the party...

Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

Feb. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be...

New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

Feb. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted...

Estonians kick off online voting for March election

Feb. 21, 2019 1:17 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia had allegedly targeted democratic institutions in Europe. Kristi Kirsberg, media adviser to Estonia's...

Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

Feb. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country's last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative's sketchy activities. Political operative Leslie McCrae...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Feb. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and private...

The Latest: Consultant unaware how ballots were collected

Feb. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A North Carolina political contractor hired to run the campaign of a Republican congressional...

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Feb. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even...

Million-selling 'Questioneers' team readies new picture book

Feb. 18, 2019 9:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The million-selling "Questioneers" team of author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts has an Election Day special planned. Abrams Children's Books announced Monday that "Sofia Valdez, Future Prez" will come out November 5. The picture book tells the story of Sofia Valdez, a...