Latest State elections News

Missouri redistricting plan could upend primary election

Jan. 19, 2022 16:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House gave lukewarm approval Wednesday to a plan for redrawing the state's eight congressional districts that left both Democrats and some conservative Republicans unhappy and could upend the state's calendar for holding its primary election. ...

Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Minimum wage, voting audit ballot drives advance in Michigan

Jan. 19, 2022 15:35 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of 2022 ballot drives to raise Michigan's minimum wage and conduct another audit of the presidential election cleared a procedural step Wednesday when the state elections board approved summaries to appear atop their petitions. The groups likely...

Gableman subpoenas immigrant group for election records

Jan. 19, 2022 15:23 PM EST

The former state Supreme Court justice who Republicans hired to investigate the 2020 presidential election has filed a subpoena seeking election records from an immigrant rights group, the organization said Wednesday. Voces de la Frontera Action officials said in a statement that...

Raffensperger: Georgia buying new voter registration system

Jan. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is buying a new voter registration system for the state's 7 million voters, a move Republican Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday will enhance security and make it easier to retrieve data. The state's current system is nearly a decade old,...

Hochul nabs biggest haul of 2022 gubernatorial field

Jan. 19, 2022 13:16 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominating advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic primary. Hochul's haul, raised in just five months, dwarfed her closest competitors...

Gurvich retains Louisiana GOP chairmanship with 101-90 vote

Jan. 19, 2022 13:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louis Gurvich has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party, fending off a challenge from party secretary Michael Bayham. Gurvich won re-election Saturday with a 101-90 vote of the Republican State Central Committee, The Advocate reported....

Democratic Senate candidate files election lawsuits

Jan. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate filed two lawsuits Tuesday alleged that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter...

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Jan. 19, 2022 00:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election that fueled the lie that race had been stolen from the former president. ...

EXPLAINER: Why is filibuster such a barrier to voting bill?

Jan. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the fifth time in recent months, Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats’ sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic that can stop a bill in its tracks. Democrats lament — this time — that Senate rules give...