Latest United States general election News

Vermont to do routine post-election audit next week

Dec. 02, 2022 16:04 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont secretary of state's office will conduct a routine post-election audit of the general election results in seven randomly selected communities next week. Secretary of State Jim Condos said in a statement on Friday that the audit, to take place...

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

Georgia: What to expect on election night

Dec. 02, 2022 12:47 PM EST

A fiercely competitive Senate runoff in Georgia has national implications as Democrats try to solidify their hold on the upper chamber of Congress. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is trying to win a full Senate term against Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Warnock got over 37,000 more votes...

Louisiana: What to expect on election night

Dec. 02, 2022 12:44 PM EST

With no statewide offices on the ballot, Louisiana’s general election on Dec. 10 features three constitutional amendments. One would restate that only U.S. citizens can vote in Louisiana, which is already part of the state constitution. The other two would give the state Senate the authority to...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 02, 2022 10:58 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Arizona election equipment was...

DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review law

Dec. 02, 2022 09:41 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A “resign to run” law requires state officeholders to commit to leave their positions if they run for...

Obama urges Georgia Democrats to push turnout for Warnock

Dec. 02, 2022 00:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Sen. Raphael Warnock on Thursday urged Democratic voters to keep pushing an apparent head start in early voting in the Georgia Senate runoff against Republican Herschel Walker, ahead of Friday's last day of early in-person voting and Tuesday's...

2 ex-south Louisiana officials get a year for buying votes

Dec. 01, 2022 11:58 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two former officials in south Louisiana have been sentenced to a year in prison as part of a scheme to pay voters during a federal election, authorities said. Jerry Trabona, 73, the former police chief in Amite City, and Kristian Hart, 50, a former councilmember,...

Election certification delays few, but a 'test run' for 2024

Nov. 30, 2022 15:24 PM EST

Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results. Three weeks after the end of voting, such challenges...

North Carolina board certifies general election results

Nov. 29, 2022 18:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday after an extensive canvassing process designed to ensure the votes have been tabulated correctly. The five-member panel tasked with overseeing statewide...