Latest Presidential elections News

The Latest: Danish populists unhappy with poor EU result

May. 27, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A senior member of the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Danish People's Party has expressed dissatisfaction with the party's poor showing in the European Parliament election. Kenneth Kristensen Berth says that "this was not what...

In vastly white Iowa, black Dems poised to play a 2020 role

May. 27, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation. "There is...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

May. 27, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed...

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

May. 26, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to...

The Latest: First Turkish Cypriot elected to EU parliament

May. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Voters in ethnically divided Cyprus have elected a Turkish Cypriot to the European Parliament for the first time since the island nation joined the 28-member bloc in 2004. Niyazi Kizilyurek, who teaches at the...

Lithuanian economist wins presidential election

May. 26, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Prominent economist Gitanas Nauseda won Lithuania's presidential election after his opponent conceded defeat Sunday. "I am grateful to the people who voted today and I can promise that politics will be different now in Lithuania. Everybody deserves a better life in our beautiful...

Bernie Sanders holds first home state rally of 2020 campaign

May. 25, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders held his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign, telling a large crowd on the Vermont Statehouse lawn that his ideas that seemed radical to some in the last presidential election — such as health care for all and raising the...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

Partial recount ordered in Malawi's presidential election

May. 25, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's electoral commission says it has been blocked from announcing presidential election results until a "transparent recounting of the ballot papers" in 10 districts including the country's commercial hub, Blantyre. The High Court injunction was obtained by the leading...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...