Latest State elections News

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

Aug. 14, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond....

Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story

Aug. 14, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about Democrat Richard Cordray's complaint against a Republican group's ads, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Cordray wrote a 2013 op-ed in American Banker about the public availability of data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russian election penetration

Aug. 14, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Nelson on Monday evening said that it would be "foolish to think" the Russians are not continuing their efforts...

8 Democrats seek to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Aug. 14, 2018 7:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday's primary, while Walker has repeatedly warned his supporters of a possible "blue wave." Walker, who is seeking his third term as governor after an...

3 Democrats seek Minnesota governor post Pawlenty wants back

Aug. 14, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats were settling a three-way battle for governor in Tuesday's stacked primary election, while former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty sought to win back his old job on the Republican side. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's departure had his party scrambling to hang on to what...

A look at provisional ballots in primary for Kansas governor

Aug. 14, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

More than 313,000 ballots were cast in the hotly contested Republican primary for Kansas governor, but the two candidates are separated only by about 200 votes. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer after all regular ballots were counted, including mail-in and absentee votes. Now the winner will...

Final stage of counting Kansas GOP primary votes continues

Aug. 14, 2018 6:57 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas county election officials are set to continue reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Tuesday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor dig in for a long battle. On Monday, more than two-thirds of the state's counties reviewed provisional ballots,...

What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

Aug. 14, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who once criticized President Donald Trump are now fighting each other for his support. Minnesota faces a #metoo moment. And Democrats weigh whether to send the "Iron Stache" to Congress. What to watch as voters in four states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and...

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

Aug. 13, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a...

Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

Aug. 13, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Child's play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation's swing states? That's the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. Multiple media outlets...