Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

Nov. 14, 2018 8:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After multiple federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings, uncertainty looms over Georgia's still-undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that...

Overheating machines complicate Florida's recount battle

Nov. 14, 2018 8:04 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A new problem complicated Florida's ongoing recount battle as lawyers headed back to court on Wednesday: Palm Beach County's tallying machines have overheated, causing mismatched results with the recount of 174,000 early voting ballots. Now workers are re-doing that part of the...

The Latest: Palm Beach machines overheat, miss recount votes

Nov. 14, 2018 7:32 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 7:15 a.m. The Palm Beach County elections supervisor says aging equipment has overheated, causing mismatched results in the recount of ballots in Florida's U.S. Senate race.  Susan Bucher said Tuesday night that...

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 11:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 10:16 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

The Latest: Gillum says claims of fraud undermine democracy

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidate says claims of electoral fraud without evidence by President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were sowing seeds that could...

The Latest: 15 arrests at Georgia Capitol vote demonstration

Nov. 13, 2018 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Georgia public safety officials say police arrested 15 protesters during a demonstration inside the state Capitol as they called for uncounted ballots from last week's election to be tallied. The Georgia Department of...

NOT REAL NEWS: Abrams' sister didn't rule in election case

Nov. 13, 2018 1:19 PM EST

U.S. District Judge Leslie Abrams, sister of Georgia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams, did not preside over a complaint related to the too-close-to-call governor's race, as reports circulating online suggest. The state Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking an order to force Dougherty...

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Nov. 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke Monday...

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric

Nov. 12, 2018 8:19 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it eroded public confidence in the election for Senate and governor....