Latest Run-off elections News

Early voting beginning for Louisiana's congressional runoff

Apr. 09, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters across New Orleans, Baton Rouge and several southeastern parishes can begin casting early ballots Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat that will remain firmly in Democratic hands. Two...

Anchorage mayoral race could be decided in runoff election

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two candidates on opposite ends of the political spectrum were leading the race to become the mayor of Alaska’s largest city, but it wasn’t yet clear if any of the 15 candidates would emerge with enough votes to avoid a runoff election. Only...

EXPLAINER: What does Georgia's new GOP election law do?

Apr. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The sweeping rewrite of Georgia's election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump's repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his presidential loss to Joe Biden. Georgia has been at the center of that storm....

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs GOP election bill amid an outcry

Mar. 26, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. Democrats and...

Wyoming election changes pushed by Donald Trump Jr. fail

Mar. 25, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. The...

GOP-led Georgia Senate panel approves ID for mail voting

Mar. 23, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee approved a wide overhaul of the state’s election system Tuesday that would require an ID for absentee voting, after a surge in mail ballots helped secure victories for Democrats in the presidential contest and twin U.S. Senate...

Julia Letlow wins northeast Louisiana-based US House seat

Mar. 21, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Julia Letlow easily won a Saturday special election for the northeast Louisiana-based U.S. House seat that her husband, Luke, couldn’t fill because of his death from complications related to COVID-19. With the victory, Julia Letlow...

State Sen. Troy Carter advances to April 24 runoff election to settle New Orleans-based US House seat

Mar. 20, 2021 22:50 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Sen. Troy Carter advances to April 24 runoff election to settle New Orleans-based US House seat.

Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access

Mar. 01, 2021 18:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest. The bill comes after record turnout led...

Georgia House Republicans push to ban Sunday early voting

Feb. 18, 2021 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia's state House on Thursday introduced a sweeping election bill that would place restrictions on absentee voting and ban counties from holding early voting on Sundays, a popular day for Black churchgoers who vote during “Souls to the Polls”...