Latest State elections News

Kentucky GOP lawmakers order recount in House election

Jan. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who lost his state House seat by one vote in November could get a second chance thanks to the state's GOP majority. A board of nine state lawmakers voted 6-3 Wednesday to recount the votes in Kentucky House District 13. All six Republicans on...

Pompeo deflects Kansas Senate talk, says he has 'full plate'

Jan. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is deflecting speculation that he might run for Senate in Kansas, saying he has a "very full plate" in his current job. Pompeo was asked Wednesday night in a Fox News television interview about whether he might run next year for the seat held by...

Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

Jan. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia's House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year's election. The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially...

Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines

Jan. 23, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked paper balloting system that experts say is cheapest and most secure. Secretary of State Brad...

Illinois ends participation in multi-state voter database

Jan. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Elections has voted to end the state's participation in a multistate voter registration system that critics have said is inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers. The board voted 8-0 Tuesday at its regular monthly meeting to withdraw from the Interstate...

Florida's 2018 youth vote swells over previous midterm

Jan. 23, 2019 3:06 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young...

Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

Jan. 23, 2019 4:23 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory...

Sonia Gandhi's daughter enters India politics ahead of vote

Jan. 23, 2019 3:47 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A scion of India's most famous political dynasty on Wednesday formally entered politics, with the opposition Congress party assigning her a position as it prepares for national elections due before May. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is the 47-year-old daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. She...

Judge rejects GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 2:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge ruled Tuesday that there weren't grounds for him to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race amid an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. Superior Court Judge...

The Latest: Judge rejects deciding disputed N Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized while an absentee ballot fraud investigation continues (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A North Carolina judge says there aren't grounds to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the...