Latest State elections News

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff, right, gesture toward a crowd during a campaign rally in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

Nov. 29, 2020 8:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Bishop Reginald Jackson stepped to the microphone at a drive-in rally outside a church in southwest Atlanta as his voice carried over a loudspeaker and the radio to people gathered in, around and on top of cars that filled the parking lot. “Let’s keep Georgia blue," Jackson...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. Judges uniformly rejected his claims of vote fraud. The latest case ended Saturday, Nov. 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only ‘speculative accusations’ that brought to mind ‘Frankenstein’s Monster.'  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

Nov. 28, 2020 8:22 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the battleground...

Iowa GOP congressional candidate holds lead after recount

Nov. 28, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes...

Tubb wins Mississippi House runoff election

Nov. 28, 2020 6:29 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi businessman Joseph “Bubba” Tubb, has won a state House seat after a Tuesday runoff election between him and teacher Matthew Conoly. Tubb, 57, of Lamar County, is a Republican with no prior political experience. He works in commercial real estate. He fills...

Record 3 million Hoosiers cast ballots for November election

Nov. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A record 3 million people in Indiana cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 election, according to state officials. About 65%, or 3,068,542 of Indiana’s some 4.7 million registered voters, cast a vote in this year's General Election. That's the highest since presidential election...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap oversees the recounting of ballots in the state's 2nd Congressional District, in Augusta, Maine. Dunlap is wrapping up his tenure after a frenetic four-year span in which he ushered in rules for voter-approved ranked-choice voting. Several Democrats hope to replace him when the new legislature convenes in December 2020. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Dunlap reflects on myth of broad voter fraud as tenure ends

Nov. 28, 2020 10:27 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Matthew Dunlap, Maine's secretary of state, likens worries about voter fraud to Halloween fears of razor blades being placed in apples. People talk about it, and people worry about it. But no one knows anyone who's bitten into a booby-trapped apple. Dunlap, who made a name for himself...

Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses election challenge suit

Nov. 27, 2020 11:11 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit contesting the state's presidential election filed by a woman who said she ran for president as an independent yet she wasn't on the ballot. The court's five members unanimously rejected a complaint from Khistina Caldwell DeJean,...

Milwaukee County vote recount gives Biden small boost

Nov. 27, 2020 9:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of...

President Donald Trump waves from a golf cart as he plays golf at Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

Nov. 27, 2020 6:52 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court...

Garrett Bess, vice president of government relations and communications for the conservative activist group Heritage Action For America, leaves information at a residence in a subdivision in Milton, Ga., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Bess and a colleague were going door-to-door to encourage people to vote for the conservative candidates in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections for U.S. Senate. The two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate, and that has infused voter turnout efforts by the parties and outside groups with new urgency. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

Nov. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EST

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburban Atlanta on a recent afternoon, placing a flyer in each door, ringing the bell and stepping away to make a socially distanced pitch to vote for the conservative...