Latest State elections News

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Dec. 07, 2022 05:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in...

Why AP called the Georgia Senate runoff for Warnock

Dec. 06, 2022 22:52 PM EST

There weren't enough uncounted votes in Republican-leaning areas for GOP challenger Herschel Walker to make up his runoff election night gap with incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. That's what led The Associated Press to call the race for Warnock late Tuesday. ...

Recounts set this week for 2 Alaska legislative races

Dec. 06, 2022 20:58 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Recounts in two Anchorage-area legislative races are scheduled to take place this week, a top state elections official said Tuesday. A recount is planned for Wednesday in the Senate District E race and for Thursday in the House District 15 race, Division of...

Audit of Idaho's general election results finds few flaws

Dec. 06, 2022 18:27 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state audit of more than 19,000 ballots cast in Idaho's general election has identified only six variations, according to a report from the Secretary of State's office. The variations all resulted from sorting errors or faint markings on the ballots that were...

DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputed

Dec. 06, 2022 17:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to...

Outgoing elections head in key Nevada county details threats

Dec. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heading into this year’s midterms, the elections director in the largest county in one of the nation’s most important battleground states had a lot on his mind. A new Nevada law required every voter to get a mailed ballot, new processes were in effect for...

South Dakota's Noem tries to convince lawmakers on tax cut

Dec. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tried Tuesday to win over the Republican-controlled Legislature with details of her plan to enact a historic repeal of the state's tax on groceries. But to deliver on the campaign promise, the Republican governor must convince lawmakers in...

Ex-candidate for governor seeks time to mull any plea deals

Dec. 06, 2022 15:26 PM EST

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor said Tuesday they want more time to consider possible plea deals in a case related to the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Gary Springstead made the request on behalf of Ryan Kelley, asking a...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts seeks appointment to US Senate seat

Dec. 06, 2022 13:46 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Outgoing Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced his intention Tuesday to seek appointment to the state’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Ben Sasse, who is leaving Congress to become president of the University of Florida. Ricketts announced...

Arizona certifies 2022 election despite GOP complaints

Dec. 06, 2022 13:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top officials certified the midterm election results Monday, formalizing victories for Democrats over Republicans who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged. The certification opens a five-day window for formal election challenges. Republican Kari...