Latest State elections News

VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally in governor's race

Jul. 21, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor. The event is being held in Macon on Saturday afternoon. It comes just three days before Kemp's runoff against fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Tuesday....

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

Jul. 20, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces the prospect of more than three decades behind bars. She's already serving a 24-year prison term...

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

Jul. 20, 2018 2:42 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections.

Florida OKs $19M for election security after hack attempts

Jul. 19, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve election security, a week after a federal indictment alleged Russian hackers targeted county offices before the 2016 presidential election. The indictment said county offices in Florida,...

VP Pence set to attend Georgia rally in governor's race

Jul. 19, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Georgia, Saturday to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor, days before the contentious GOP runoff is decided. The White House confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Thursday, one day after President...

Bill aims to block foreign ownership of election systems

Jul. 19, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after Maryland officials announced that an election service vendor was acquired by a company linked to a Russian oligarch, two congressmen are introducing legislation requiring that election systems vendors are owned and controlled by domestic companies. Rep. John Delaney, a...

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

Jul. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling. "The Russians attacked our democracy. They will be back, and we are not...

Amendments are ballot twist in North Carolina power struggle

Jul. 19, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In closely divided North Carolina, an intense power struggle between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift from the General Assembly and courts to voting booths this fall. All 170 legislative seats are up for election in November, and Democrats angry with the...

Ga. Democrat shows the way for other black women in politics

Jul. 19, 2018 8:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats have long pointed to a Georgia electorate that is increasingly urban and less white as a sign they may be able to break the Republican hold on statewide offices. This year, after previous disappointments, their gubernatorial candidate has already made history as the first black...

White House, State at odds over Putin's interview proposal

Jul. 19, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. Even as the White House said the offer,...