Latest State elections News

Heller appears at GOP events while weighing run for governor

Jun. 23, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican who lost his reelection in 2018, is testing out a potential run for Nevada governor next year, speaking to rural Republicans at two events this month alongside announced candidates. Heller, who had a...

Michigan Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in election

Jun. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made baseless allegations about the results in Antrim...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 18, 2021. Editorial: Florida election supervisors must keep asking hard questions Imagine for a moment that you do terrific work, but you have a job where the rules keep changing and the people changing the rules...

Schwab seeks second term as Kansas secretary of state

Jun. 23, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab has announced he will seek a second term, saying the state needs leaders who will defend election integrity. In a press release Wednesday announcing his candidacy in the 2022 election, the Overland Park...

EXPLAINER: What's next now that GOP has blocked voting bill?

Jun. 23, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

Senate Republicans have blocked debate of a sweeping overhaul of how elections are run in the U.S. The bill was pushed by congressional Democrats who argued it was needed to counter a spate of new GOP laws this year tightening voting rules in the states. A look at what...

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announces campaign for governor

Jun. 23, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a critic of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, announced Wednesday that she is running for Massachusetts governor next year — adding another Democrat candidate to a burgeoning campaign. ...

Former US Labor chief Perez enters Maryland governor's race

Jun. 23, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is running for governor of Maryland. The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee is making the announcement official Wednesday. Perez is highlighting his experience in local,...

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats' big voting rights bill

Jun. 22, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. ...

GOP voting law bill clears state House amid Wolf veto threat

Jun. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican rewrite of Pennsylvania election law that would mandate voter IDs, alter registration and ballot counting deadlines and give conservatives auditing procedures they have clamored for passed the state House on Tuesday despite the Democratic governor’s...

Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

Jun. 22, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly sent bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots. ...