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California midterm voter turnout tops 64 percent

Dec. 7, 2018 7:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's voter turnout in the November election topped 64 percent, the highest midterm turnout in several decades, according to county vote totals collected by the Secretary of State. Friday was the deadline for counties to finish counting ballots, but the secretary of state...

Disputed House race puts spotlight on 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 12:03 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting. It's a practice long used...

Democratic sweep in California raises GOP suspicion

Nov. 30, 2018 4:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A combination of recent changes in California's election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year that Democrats captured a string of U.S. House seats in the state. Suspicious Republicans have pointed a finger at the state's...

Democrat Cox claims victory over California GOP Rep. Valadao

Nov. 28, 2018 7:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat T.J. Cox claimed victory Wednesday over Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao after an updated vote count increased his lead in a California farm-belt district. Cox, who trailed in the vote tally until Monday, increased his lead to 529 votes out of about 113,000 cast, after updated...

Democrat edges ahead in California US House contest

Nov. 26, 2018 10:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat T.J. Cox edged ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao following an updated vote count Monday in a House race in California's Central Valley, with more votes still to be counted. Cox, who trailed since election night, pulled ahead by 438 votes in the 21st Congressional...

House Democrats gain in California, but key races undecided

Nov. 8, 2018 1:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans suffered twin setbacks in closely contested House races, allowing Democrats to pad their edge in Washington while delivering unwelcome news for a state GOP that has been drifting toward irrelevance. Democrat Mike Levin Wednesday seized the Southern California House...

Democrats make US House gains in California

Nov. 7, 2018 7:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Mike Levin on Wednesday captured the Southern California U.S. House seat held for years by retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, while GOP Rep. Steve Knight conceded his Los Angeles-area seat to a Democratic newcomer, 31-year-old Katie Hill. In San Diego County, Republican Rep....

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of Mexican cookies and...

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of...

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

Oct. 15, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP's most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting...