Latest General elections News

Pennsylvania Democrats sue over GOP election 'investigation'

Sep. 17, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate sued Friday evening in a state court to block a Republican-approved subpoena seeking voter information and to put a stop to what Republicans call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election. ...

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom

Sep. 17, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an...

Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor

Sep. 17, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday. The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican former Assembly member Jack...

Judges say Buffalo mayor shouldn't be on November ballot

Sep. 17, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's name should not appear on the November ballot, according to state and federal appellate judges who ruled against his efforts to occupy an independent party line following a loss in the Democratic primary. ...

Trump endorses election fraud lawyer for Michigan AG

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who has made false claims about vote-counting machines in Michigan's 2020 election has won former President Donald Trump's endorsement for state attorney general. Matthew DePerno secured Trump's support Wednesday night. It could prove...

Early in-person voting begins in Virginia

Sep. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Early in-person voting in Virginia’s general election has begun. Friday is the first day of a 45-day period when voters can cast ballots in-person before Election Day at a local registrar's office or satellite voting location. Voters are casting...

Opposition unseats prime minister in Bahamas elections

Sep. 17, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new prime minister will soon lead the Bahamas as the archipelago struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases, a crumbling economy and the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Philip Davis of the Progressive Liberal Party beat current Prime...

Parties disagree over Maine redistricting ahead of deadline

Sep. 17, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The public gets an opportunity Monday to weigh in on Democratic and Republican proposals for reshaping the border of Maine's 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts. Both proposals released Thursday focus on Kennebec County, and both parties agree on...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Sep. 17, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates in...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Sep. 16, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates in...