Latest State elections News

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 7:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 7:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

The Latest: Nelson files more lawsuits to delay deadlines

Nov. 13, 2018 7:29 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 7:25 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and a Democratic campaign committee are continuing to file lawsuits over the recount now underway in Florida. Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Nov. 13, 2018 6:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama last December after Moore was hit by accusations of sexual misconduct....

The Latest: Senate candidates in Mississippi agree to debate

Nov. 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The two candidates in a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi have agreed to their only debate of the campaign season. Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Jon Kalahar says...

The Latest: 15 arrests at Georgia Capitol vote demonstration

Nov. 13, 2018 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Georgia public safety officials say police arrested 15 protesters during a demonstration inside the state Capitol as they called for uncounted ballots from last week's election to be tallied. The Georgia Department of...

Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

Nov. 13, 2018 5:40 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday named fellow Republican state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect Josh Hawley as the state's next attorney general. Schmitt's appointment leaves yet another vacancy in an elected statewide office for Parson to fill, which the governor...

Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit

Nov. 13, 2018 5:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Yet another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say remain illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause North Carolina, the state Democratic...

Congressman in tight race sues over ranked-voting system

Nov. 13, 2018 4:11 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine's new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House and Senate elections. The lawsuit asks a federal judge to stop the vote tabulations and to...

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs

Nov. 13, 2018 4:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for Republican Gov....