Latest State elections News

Analysis: Defeated lawmaker questions validity of election

Dec. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A one-term state lawmaker in Mississippi is contesting her narrow loss in the general election, saying she believes voting irregularities raise questions about the fairness of the election process. Republican Ashley Henley has filed a petition asking the House of Representatives to...

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...

Kansas congressman addressing residence issue for 2nd time

Dec. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman might have to correct his voter registration a second time after changing it earlier this month while local authorities investigated him for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his home. The Kansas City Star reports that Republican Rep. Steve Watkins of...

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Dec. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year. McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history, has tied himself closely to...

N Carolina elections board chastises voting equipment vendor

Dec. 13, 2019 7:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's election supervisors chastised the nation's largest voting machine manufacturer on Friday for late software and supply changes involving the planned rollout in coming weeks of voting systems that were recently approved for use in 2020 elections. Still, majorities on...

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

Dec. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state. The judge sided with three voters...

Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

Dec. 13, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials are set to begin a mass purge of inactive voters from the state’s voting rolls on Monday. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in October released a list of over 313,000 voters whose registrations were at risk of being cancelled, about 4% of the...

Nevada GOP to vote Feb. 22 on endorsing Trump for president

Dec. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party's governing members have scheduled a February vote to endorse Donald Trump as their nominee for president in lieu of a nominating caucus. The party's executive director Will Sexauer said Friday that the state GOP's central committee will vote at a Feb. 22...

Elected officials aim to move up NC political ladder in 2020

Dec. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several current election officials in North Carolina have decided to try to move up the political ladder in 2020. The second of three weeks of candidate filing concluded on Friday. At least a dozen people have now officially filed to run for lieutenant governor, including state...