Latest Run-off elections News

Voters choose new Georgia state senator as runoff set in state House race

Feb. 13, 2024 22:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in west Georgia chose a former state House member as their new state senator on Tuesday, while a race in a state House seat near Augusta is headed for a March 12 runoff. In state Senate District 30, Republican Tim Bearden of Carrollton won the majority of...

New NATO member Finland elects a president set to keep up hard line on neighboring Russia

Feb. 12, 2024 10:20 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has narrowly won a runoff vote to become Finland's next president, who will steer security policy that includes integrating the new NATO member into the alliance at a time of concern over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The final...

Finland's presidential election runoff to feature former prime minister and ex-top diplomat

Jan. 29, 2024 08:03 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland faces a runoff presidential election in February between a former prime minister expected to have the advantage and a former foreign minister who negotiated the country’s recent entry into NATO and was the runner-up in Sunday's first round. With all...

Ex-Prime Minister Alexander Stubb wins first round of Finland's presidential vote to set up a runoff

Jan. 28, 2024 16:42 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb won the first round of Finland's presidential election Sunday and will face runner-up ex-Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in a runoff next month. The vote largely centered on the Nordic nation's new role as a NATO front-line...

A projection in Finland says Alexander Stubb wins the first round of the presidential election to set up a Feb 11 runoff

Jan. 28, 2024 14:07 PM EST
HELSINKI (AP) — A projection in Finland says Alexander Stubb wins the first round of the presidential election to set up a Feb 11 runoff.

Georgia senators move to ban expansion of ranked-choice voting method in the state

Jan. 24, 2024 11:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ranked-choice voting is barely present in Georgia, but Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and some state senators want to keep it from expanding. Under the voting method used in some elections in other states, voters rank their choices in order. Lower finishing candidates are then...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 18, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Index-Journal. January 17, 2024. Editorial: Forget about Iowa caucus: SC’s the one to watch Forget about Iowa and its Monday caucuses. Actually, make that its one and only caucus as the Democratic Party’s caucus has been dropped. All eyes have...

Louisiana lawmakers advance bill that would shift the state's open 'jungle' primary to a closed one

Jan. 17, 2024 20:07 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Following a push by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry, lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would overhaul the state’s unique open “jungle primary” system and move to a closed party primary. Under Louisiana's “jungle primary,” all candidates...

A federal judge declines to block Georgia's shortened 4-week runoff election period

Jan. 16, 2024 19:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Georgia has declined to block part of a sweeping election law that shortened the state's runoff election period to four weeks from nine weeks while legal challenges play out. U.S. District Judge J.P. Boulee ruled Friday that plaintiffs hadn't...

Voter challenges in Georgia before 2021 runoff didn't violate Voting Rights Act, judge says

Jan. 02, 2024 20:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A conservative group did not violate the Voting Rights Act when it announced it was challenging the eligibility of more than 360,000 Georgia voters just before a 2021 runoff election for two pivotal U.S. Senate seats, a judge ruled Tuesday. But he expressed concerns about the...