Latest State elections News

Report: Congressman suspects theft from campaign account

Feb. 16, 2019 11:15 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The re-election committee for an Ohio Republican congressman told the Federal Election Commission it suspects the campaign's former treasurer stole tens of thousands of dollars from the campaign's bank account, according to a published report. A letter sent Friday from Rep. David Joyce's...

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Feb. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North...

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Feb. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot. The House bill, filed Thursday, addresses some aspects of election law criticized during...

Louisiana candidates for governor show their donor numbers

Feb. 15, 2019 7:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front. Abraham has less personal wealth than his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and longtime political donor, and nowhere near the...

Myron Penn to run for Alabama Democratic Party chair

Feb. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former state Sen. Myron Penn said Friday that he is running for chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party in new leadership elections ordered by national party officials. Penn said in a telephone interview that he hopes to help unify and rebuild a fractured party. "I'm tired of...

Editorials from around New England

Feb. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: ___ VERMONT Valley News Feb. 12 Want to move to Vermont? The state will welcome you not only with open arms but also an open wallet. As of Jan. 1, the state began accepting applications for its new remote-worker program, under which people who work remotely for out-of-state...

Appellate panel rejects appeal, 3 months after recounts

Feb. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three months after the races for Florida governor and U.S. Senate were decided in recounts, a federal appellate court panel has denied an appeal of a ruling over signatures on mail-in ballots. A U.S. District Court of Appeals panel in Atlanta on Friday denied a request for a stay...

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

Feb. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based...

DNC orders new elections for Alabama Democratic Party

Feb. 14, 2019 7:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Democratic Party must hold new elections for state party leaders, following a decision by the Democratic National Committee's credentials committee to order a do-over of this summer's contentious election. The credentials committee voted to recommend that new elections...

Longest-serving Mississippi lawmaker not seeking new term

Feb. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The longest-serving state lawmaker in Mississippi history says he is not seeking re-election this year. "I'm retiring. Fifty-two years is long enough to be anywhere," Republican Sen. Tommy Gollott of Biloxi told WLOX-TV on Thursday. Gollott, 83, owns a transfer and storage company. He...