Latest Judicial elections News

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

Aug. 09, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant. The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately known. Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President...

Giuliani must go to Atlanta for election probe, judge says

Aug. 09, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani must appear in Atlanta in person to testify before a special grand jury that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia and set his appearance for next week. ...

Georgia asks appeals court to return PSC elections to ballot

Aug. 09, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is asking a federal appeals court to put elections for public service commissioners back on the November ballot, a week after a federal judge found that the statewide election of the five commissioners illegally diluted Black votes. Attorney General Chris...

Kleefisch downplays Trump endorsement on final swing

Aug. 08, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed Donald Trump's endorsement and rally for her opponent during her final campaign push across Wisconsin Monday, and declined to respond to the former president's criticisms. Kleefisch faces...

Florida prosecutor vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension

Aug. 07, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors. Andrew Warren, a Democrat suspended last...

Judge: Green Party candidate belongs on N. Carolina ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Green Party’s U.S. Senate candidate must be placed on the November ballot, a federal judge ruled Friday, despite Democrats’ repeated attempts to block the progressive party from spoiling one of their best shots at flipping a seat in the narrowly divided...

Florida governor appoints new Supreme Court justice

Aug. 05, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed Palm Beach County Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court. The Republican governor announced Francis' appointment to the conservative-controlled Supreme Court at a news conference in West Palm Beach....

US Senate confirms Phoenix election attorney to 9th Circuit

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a prominent Arizona election attorney for a position as a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Roopali Desai was confirmed Thursday on a 67-29 vote, drawing bipartisan support after Arizona's two Democratic senators, Mark...

Trump White House lawyers subpoenaed by 1/6 probe grand jury

Aug. 04, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury investigating efforts to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election has subpoenaed the White House counsel under then-President Donald Trump and his top deputy, according to a person familiar with the matter. The subpoenas to Pat...

Election skeptics rise in GOP races to run state elections

Aug. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump-endorsed state lawmaker who won the GOP nomination for Arizona secretary of state is the latest candidate to advance to the November ballot for a post overseeing state elections while denying the results of the last one. The early success of such candidates...