Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Republican Dean Heller announces run for governor of Nevada

Sep. 20, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada, declaring Monday that he would oppose state mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. Heller has historically...

Politico pardoned by Trump accused of illegal campaign scam

Sep. 20, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national. ...

Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A new bipartisan redistricting commission is looking at two sets of distinctly partisan maps as it sets out to draw new boundaries for Virginia's General Assembly districts. Democratic and Republican map drawers on Monday submitted their first...

Trump endorses 'big lie' proponents for state election posts

Sep. 20, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before winning Donald Trump's coveted endorsement in his race to become Arizona's top election official, Mark Finchem received several calls from people close to the former president making clear they approved of the work he was doing to challenge the results of the 2020...

Trump endorses election fraud lawyer for Michigan AG

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who has made false claims about vote-counting machines in Michigan's 2020 election has won former President Donald Trump's endorsement for state attorney general. Matthew DePerno secured Trump's support Wednesday night. It could prove...

Lawyer pleads not guilty in Trump-Russia investigation probe

Sep. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Friday pleaded not guilty to making a false statement to the FBI in a charge stemming from a probe of the U.S. government’s investigation into Russian election interference. Michael Sussman appeared Friday in D.C....

Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation

Sep. 16, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI five years ago. The indictment accuses Michael...

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

California GOP licks wounds after another lopsided loss

Sep. 16, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The results of Tuesday’s recall election in which California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an attempt to remove him from office look all too familiar to the state's enfeebled Republicans — they were embarrassed again by Democrats, who haven’t lost a statewide race in...

Democrats see a midterm map in California recall success

Sep. 15, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Few Democrats were surprised to see Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom swat down a Republican-driven recall campaign in bright-blue California. But they were pleased with how he did it. By making the race into a referendum on former President Donald...