Latest Gubernatorial elections News

DeSantis' election police unit announces voter fraud cases

Aug. 18, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced criminal charges against 20 people for illegally voting in 2020, the first major public move from the Republican's controversial new election police unit. The charges mark the opening salvo from the Office of...

Labor Party candidates kicked off SC ballot; deadline missed

Aug. 18, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge has kicked Labor Party candidates for governor and U.S. House off the 2022 ballot in South Carolina, siding with the Democratic Party who said the third party didn't hold their nominating convention in time. The Labor Party's nomination process came...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 18, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

Aug. 18, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court repealed in June a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin's 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother's life is at risk became newly relevant. Republicans in the Legislature blocked an attempt by...

Nevada gov vows to codify order protecting patients into law

Aug. 18, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Wednesday that if he wins re-election he would seek to codify in law next legislative session an order he signed that protects in-state abortion providers and out-of-state patients. “Governors are the last line of defense in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 18, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

New York Post. August 17, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul, end your pointless, pay-to-play COVID ‘emergency’ order Gov. Kathy Hochul just reupped her eternally extended COVID “emergency,” though any actual emergency ended months ago at the latest. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 17, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Urgent case for open primaries More than 740,000 registered Pennsylvania voters are not affiliated with any party. It always has been wrong, as a matter of principle, to disenfranchise...

Gov. Gordon wins Wyoming GOP primary in bid for 2nd term

Aug. 17, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection after winning the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday, while state Rep. Chuck Gray won the GOP primary for secretary of state. Megan Degenfelder defeated incumbent Brian Schroeder in the GOP primary for state...

DeSantis sued by Florida prosecutor he removed over abortion

Aug. 17, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An elected Florida prosecutor who was removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis because of his positions on abortion and transgender rights filed suit Wednesday to get his job back, saying the Republican leader violated his First Amendment rights. DeSantis...

Democrat Les Gara advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Aug. 17, 2022 02:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Les Gara advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.