Latest State elections News

Wisconsin Senate gives OK to taking selfies with ballot

Jan. 21, 2020 3:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. Wisconsin is one of 18 states with a law barring the showing of a completed ballot, but it is rarely enforced. The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote....

Pence coming to Wisconsin Capitol for school choice event

Jan. 21, 2020 2:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is coming to the Wisconsin state Capitol on Jan. 28 for an event in the building's rotunda celebrating national school choice week, the White House announced on Tuesday. The visit will take place exactly two weeks after President Donald Trump's rally in...

University of Wyoming professor enters US Senate race

Jan. 21, 2020 2:32 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A second Democrat has entered the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming. University of Wyoming ecology professor Merav Ben-David, of Laramie, announced her candidacy Saturday at the annual Women's March in downtown Cheyenne. A native of Israel, Ben-David has lived in Wyoming...

Longtime Democratic state senator won't seek re-election

Jan. 21, 2020 2:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A second longtime Democratic Wisconsin state senator won't be running for re-election this fall. Mark Miller, who represents a heavily Democratic Madison-area seat, announced on the Senate floor Tuesday that he won't seek a fifth term this November. A former fighter pilot, Miller has...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb stands with his wife, Janet Holcomb, center, and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, left, as he formally files paperwork to seek a second term in the 2020 election on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Secretary of State's office in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana governor not yet backing attorney general challenger

Jan. 21, 2020 2:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t yet throwing his support behind a top official of his administration in challenging the state attorney general who is awaiting the outcome from an investigation into allegations of drunkenly groping four women. Holcomb filed paperwork Tuesday for...

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Jan. 21, 2020 1:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state's voter rolls. Attorneys for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty asked the...

Democrat drops out of Montana's US House race

Jan. 21, 2020 12:58 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democrat running for Montana's U.S. House seat said Tuesday he's dropping out of the race and will instead become a candidate for the state Legislature. Matt Rains of Simms did not give a reason for ending his campaign for the open U.S. House seat in an email to supporters. He says...

Party-switching lawmaker abandons bid for Kansas Senate seat

Jan. 21, 2020 12:13 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lawmaker who made national headlines for switching to the Democratic Party has ended her campaign for a state Senate seat and will run for re-election to the House instead. Rep. Stephanie Clayton of Overland Park said Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly encouraged her last week...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, House speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, flashes a thumbs up at a Democratic colleague prior to the start of the first session of the new year at the State House House in Augusta, Maine. Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing Gideon, a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Jan. 21, 2020 11:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose...

Michigan State could add fall break, including Election Day

Jan. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University could implement a fall break next school year, which could give students Election Day off, but some think such a schedule change could undercut efforts to encourage student voting on campus. Classes could be canceled on Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov....