Latest House elections News

Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Dem dynamic

Dec. 12, 2018 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency. There was Trump, sitting between two seasoned legislators, repeating...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 9:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate. The state Democratic Party gave the affidavit...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 7:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Republican Party leader says an affidavit alleging a county's early vote totals were shared improperly would be grounds alone for a new election in an unsettled congressional race. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes made the comment Tuesday about a Bladen County precinct...

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Dec. 11, 2018 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks. While Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled Pichai on what they perceive...

Kentucky Democrat says election challenge must be dismissed

Dec. 11, 2018 11:43 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Democrat elected to the state House of Representatives by one vote says a Republican's challenge of the election results should be dismissed. Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in state House District 13. Johnson is challenging the results,...

Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

Dec. 10, 2018 7:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of...

More time may be needed for North Carolina election decision

Dec. 10, 2018 6:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations. Chairman Joshua Malcolm wrote to state judges Monday, saying those subpoenaed in the 9th...

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of...

Absentee vote changes may have invited 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 11:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned...

Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

Dec. 7, 2018 9:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting...