Latest Midterm elections News

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Feb. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North...

Dead Oklahoma mayor 2nd in primary, advances to next ballot

Feb. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Despite dying in December, the then-mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb has advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb's name will be on the April 2nd general election ballot with former Mayor Dan O'Neil after Lamb...

If congressional race deemed tainted, will redo get support?

Feb. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the candidates in the nation's last undecided congressional race are anticipating the possibility that North Carolina's elections board finds the contest tainted by ballot fraud, but have proposed distinct options should the divided body fail to order a re-do. Lawyers for...

Candidate says operative now under investigation got results

Feb. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional election said Monday he recruited a political operative now at the center of a ballot fraud investigation because he produced election results in his rural North Carolina county and other Republicans vouched for him. Mark...

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

Feb. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm...

New board gets private preview of Congressional race probe

Feb. 7, 2019 7:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A reconstituted North Carolina elections board received a private preview Thursday of what investigators uncovered in their probe of absentee ballot irregularities in the country's last unresolved congressional race. Chairman Bob Cordle said the new five-member State Board of Elections...

Georgia GOP Rep. Rob Woodall says he won't run in 2020

Feb. 7, 2019 3:12 PM EST

A Georgia Republican congressman who barely escaped defeat last year in a suburban Atlanta seat once considered safe for GOP candidates said Thursday he won't seek re-election in 2020. Rep. Rob Woodall of Lawrenceville said he plans to serve the remainder of his two-year term, but decided to announce his exit as...

With anti-abortion push, Trump woos evangelicals again

Feb. 6, 2019 7:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a fierce denunciation of late-term abortions, President Donald Trump is making a move to re-energize evangelical voters whose support will be vital in heading off any possible 2020 primary challenge. Trump, at arguably the weakest point of his presidency, seized on abortion during...

State: 83,000 voters in Florida didn't cast a valid ballot

Feb. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Whether they meant to or not, more than 83,000 Florida voters didn't cast a valid vote for governor, according to a new report prepared by state officials. The combined total of invalid ballots outnumbered Republican Ron DeSantis's margin of victory over Democrat Andrew Gillum by...

FEC flags Arizona senator for excessive campaign donations

Jan. 31, 2019 8:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, whose fundraising practices have drawn scrutiny in the past, appears to have accepted more than $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the recent midterm campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission. Federal candidates can collect $2,700...