Latest General elections News

Reichenbach wins Republican primary for Leatherman's seat

Jan. 25, 2022 22:12 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A political newcomer who owns car dealerships beat a member of the South Carolina House to win the Republican nomination for a state Senate seat left open when Sen. Hugh Leatherman died. Mike Reichenbach received 53% of the vote in Tuesday's primary, while...

No Trump endorsement? Senate hopeful enlists other GOP stars

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With former President Donald Trump holding off on making a new endorsement in Pennsylvania’s closely watched Republican primary for U.S. Senate, former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is turning to other influencers in the party in hopes of generating conservative...

Vos won't say whether he supports absentee ballot drop boxes

Jan. 25, 2022 16:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos refused to say Tuesday whether he would support legalizing absentee ballot boxes in the battleground state after former President Donald Trump spoke out against it. Vos in 2020 voiced support for absentee ballot drop boxes ...

GOP bill would tighten limits on Indiana mail-in voting

Jan. 25, 2022 16:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and voting rights activists are objecting to a Republican-backed proposal that would require Indiana voters who request mail-in ballots to swear under possible penalty of perjury that they won’t be able to vote in person at any time during the 28 days before...

EXPLAINER: How Alaska's unique new election system works

Jan. 25, 2022 11:49 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020. ...

Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

Jan. 24, 2022 16:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory. ...

2nd Colorado clerk accused of election security breach

Jan. 24, 2022 16:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic Secretary of State on Monday ordered a Republican county clerk who has echoed former President Donald Trump's demands for “audits” of elections to return a copy he says he made of his county's election system, a potential breach of security. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 24, 2022 14:42 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 24, 2022. Editorial: Des Moines City Council should reverse insulting plan to silence Indira Sheumaker Frank Cownie, Connie Boesen, Joe Gatto, Josh Mandelbaum, Carl Voss and Linda Westergaard need thicker skin. And some more patience. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 24, 2022 14:17 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 19, 2022. Editorial: Meta’s move to Texas isn’t going to solve Facebook’s problems First, welcome to Texas, Facebook. Beg your pardon, Meta. Even if we are still adjusting to the rebranding, we are glad that one of the...

Migrants at Hungary border become part of election campaign

Jan. 23, 2022 02:43 AM EST

MAJDAN, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants huddles beside a small, smoky fire inside an abandoned building in northern Serbia, the last moments of warmth before they set out into the driving snow toward the razor wire, cameras and sensors of Hungary's electrified border fence. A few...