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The Latest: Video: Senator talks on making voting difficult

Nov. 15, 2018 7:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A newly released video shows a Republican U.S. senator talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote. The clip of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of...

Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount

Nov. 15, 2018 7:28 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes. But the highly watched...

The Latest: At least 55,000 ballots in Senate hand recount

Nov. 15, 2018 7:06 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 7 p.m. Election offices across Florida will have to hand count at a bare minimum almost 54,000 ballots in the U.S. Senate race. A survey of 64 of Florida's 67 counties by The Associated Press put the number of overvotes...

Each ballot matters: One vote decided a Kentucky House race

Nov. 15, 2018 6:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she requested an absentee ballot by mail and sent it in weeks...

Lawsuits, judges' orders pile up in Florida election drama

Nov. 15, 2018 6:13 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawsuits and judges' orders have been piling up across Florida as the state struggles through vote recounts for several races, including U.S. Senate and governor. Six of the lawsuits that could have the most impact on the recount were filed in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee...

Absentee ballots reviewed in heated Georgia governor's race

Nov. 15, 2018 5:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As the candidates in the disputed race for Georgia governor retreated further into their corners, counties across the state on Thursday began a court-ordered process of reviewing absentee ballots and counting those previously rejected for missing or incorrect dates of birth. Georgia...

Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting

Nov. 15, 2018 4:12 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under Maine's new voting system that's facing a legal challenge. Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner,...

Nevada's Cortez Masto will run Senate races for Democrats

Nov. 15, 2018 3:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto will be in charge of the Democratic Party's arm focused on 2020 Senate races. She will be the first Latina to hold the position. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that Cortez Masto "has demonstrated the attributes we want in a leader."...

The Latest: Congressman says election lawsuit will proceed

Nov. 15, 2018 3:29 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. House race in Maine (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, of Maine, isn't conceding defeat in the first use of ranked balloting in a U.S. congressional race. He said in a statement Thursday he "won the constitutional 'one-person,...

The Latest: AP won't declare winner in Georgia gov. race

Nov. 15, 2018 2:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the disputed election count for Georgia governor (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Associated Press will not declare a winner in the race for governor in Georgia until state officials certify results. Republican Brian Kemp leads Democrat Stacey Abrams by 54,977 votes out of more...