Latest State elections News

Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

Nov. 19, 2018 1:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before they announce their White House intentions, New Hampshire's ambitious neighbors are in the midst of a shadow campaign to shape the nation's first presidential primary election of the 2020 season. Democrats on the ground expect a rush of presidential announcements soon after New...

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

Nov. 19, 2018 12:46 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate...

Harry Reid's political machine keeps humming in Nevada

Nov. 19, 2018 12:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant...

In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting-rights advocate

Nov. 19, 2018 12:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious...

As Florida recount ends, Sen. Nelson concedes race to Scott

Nov. 18, 2018 10:06 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday after a bruising recount left Nelson thousands...

The Latest: Embattled Florida elections official to resign

Nov. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A local media report says an embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning early next year. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported late Sunday that Broward County Supervisor of Elections...

Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

Nov. 18, 2018 9:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for...

The Latest: Kemp wins gov race with 50.22 percent of vote

Nov. 18, 2018 1:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's elections (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Official certified results from the contentious race show Republican Brian Kemp narrowly avoided facing a runoff against Democrat Stacey Abrams. Official results from the Georgia Secretary of State's office say that Kemp...

Georgia makes election results final by certifying votes

Nov. 18, 2018 12:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has certified its Nov. 6 election results, finally ending the contentious race for governor. Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden said late Saturday the results are certified and can be viewed on the agency's website . Democrat Stacey Abrams came within about 60,000 votes of...

Reid machine keeps humming in Nevada, even in his retirement

Nov. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant...