Latest Midterm elections News

House backs measure to hold tax votes in general elections

Apr. 10, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that could prohibit tax hikes from being decided during municipal elections. The measure given initial approval Wednesday is intended to require counties, cities and other entities to place proposals for new or...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke misleads on young voter turnout

Apr. 2, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has said in recent weeks that his visiting all 254 counties in Texas during his failed Senate bid last year helped boost the state's voter turnout. That may be, but he's giving the wrong numbers on how much turnout among young people increased. Since joining the...

Democrats pivot to health care as Trump attacks 'Obamacare'

Mar. 27, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

Florida man pleads guilty in pipe bomb mailings that targeted CNN and Trump critics before midterm elections

Mar. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Florida man pleads guilty in pipe bomb mailings that targeted CNN and Trump critics before midterm elections.

Trump says Ohio workers 'better love me,' renews McCain feud

Mar. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought his re-election campaign to Ohio — a state essential to his 2020 strategy — touring a military tank plant and telling many of its cheering workers: "You better love me. I kept this place open." Trump also used the visit to...

Exit poll has populist party in the Netherlands making gains

Mar. 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A right-wing populist party in the Netherlands emerged from provincial elections that also determine the makeup of the national Senate positioned for a big win, according to exit poll released late Wednesday. The elections held Wednesday were for 570 legislators in provincial...

The Latest: N Carolina operative out of jail in ballot case

Feb. 28, 2019 3:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The main suspect in the ballot-fraud allegations at the bottom of a still-unsettled North Carolina congressional election is out of jail. Leslie McCrae Dowless was released Thursday from the...

Statements detail alleged issues with Georgia voting system

Feb. 27, 2019 7:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Long lines, last-minute polling place changes, missing or incorrect voter registration records and malfunctioning machines are among the problems Georgians faced during last year's midterm election, according to sworn statements gathered as part of a challenge to the way the state's...

Political operative arrested in North Carolina scandal

Feb. 27, 2019 7:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political operative at the center of an election fraud scandal that has engulfed a North Carolina congressional race was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal ballot handling and conspiracy. Four people working for him were also charged. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., 63, was...

Timeline: North Carolina's absentee ballot scandal

Feb. 27, 2019 5:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An operative in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race was charged Wednesday with obstruction and illegal ballot possession related to 2016 and 2018 elections. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. had been the target of multiple investigations into his election activities over the years,...