Latest Gubernatorial elections News

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Nov. 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke Monday...

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric

Nov. 12, 2018 8:19 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it eroded public confidence in the election for Senate and governor....

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

Nov. 12, 2018 6:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and send him to the governor's mansion, Kemp would face lingering...

The Latest: New guidelines issued for Georgia mail ballots

Nov. 12, 2018 6:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Georgia's secretary of state has ordered county election officials to count absentee ballots even if voters have not included their year of birth if there is enough other information to verify their identity. Secretary of...

New way of voting faces test in Maine congressional district

Nov. 12, 2018 4:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The election drew to a close last week in most places but not in fishing villages, potato farms and vast tracts of wilderness that comprise Maine's 2nd Congressional District. The four-way political battle won't conclude until a computer algorithm has the final say this week on...

Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

Nov. 12, 2018 12:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in Florida and...

Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor's race

Nov. 11, 2018 8:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams' Democratic campaign filed a federal lawsuit Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications in Georgia unsettled governor's race by one day and to make officials count any votes that were wrongly rejected. If successful, the suit would prevent officials from certifying...

The Latest: Gov's candidate warns against vote suppression

Nov. 11, 2018 8:08 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount (all times local): 8 p.m. The Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, has told an overflow crowd at an African-American church that voter disenfranchisement isn't just about being blocked from the polling booth. Gillum...

Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

Nov. 11, 2018 7:47 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation dominated Florida's first day of recounting the vote for pivotal races for governor and Senate, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco. Much of the drama on Sunday centered on Broward and Palm Beach counties, home to large...

Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

Nov. 11, 2018 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in Florida and...