Latest State elections News

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Mar. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls "My two requirements," Abrams said while speaking at Vanderbilt...

Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

Mar. 19, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College. Warren told an enthusiastic audience of 500 in the state's largest city,...

O'Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls 'racist'

Mar. 19, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as...

Ky gov signs bill limiting Grimes' power over election board

Mar. 19, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation removing the secretary of state's power over the State Board of Elections was signed into law on Tuesday by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin — on the same day the board met. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes did not attend the meeting at the state Capitol. The seat...

Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit

Mar. 19, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...

Ex-Gov. McAuliffe says decision coming soon on 2020 run

Mar. 19, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he'll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "I've said clearly, in the next couple of weeks, I'll make the final determination," McAuliffe said during a...

Slovak president race: upstart vs. EU official in runoff

Mar. 16, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The two leading contenders in Slovakia's presidential election will meet in a runoff vote that could give the central European country its first woman president. Zuzana Caputova was leading with 40.5 percent of the votes with 99 percent of some 6,000 polling stations counted...

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Mar. 16, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be Kentucky's next governor. The 30-second TV ad, scheduled to start airing Sunday,...

Gillibrand highlights contaminated water in New Hampshire

Mar. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters' important issues on the ground — or, in some cases, underground. The U.S. senator from New York held two roundtable discussions Friday in New Hampshire communities struggling with contaminated...

FEC fines Cruz campaign $35k for not disclosing 2012 loans

Mar. 15, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission is fining Texas Sen. Ted Cruz $35,000 for failing to disclose that he received loans to help finance his 2012 Senate run. Cruz said at the time that his family liquidated their net worth to loan $1.43 million to his campaign. But the FEC later found that...