Latest Primary elections News

The Latest: Elections chief seeks stability in board probe

Dec. 12, 2018 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to the North Carolina election board, which has yet to finalize who won a very close congressional race because of alleged ballot fraud (all times local): 6:45 p.m. North Carolina's election board chief is concerned about complications if the board's...

Amid fraud probe, an election redo might require new primary

Dec. 12, 2018 5:44 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With ballot fraud allegations hanging over a disputed North Carolina U.S. House race, state lawmakers have agreed to change the way such "do-over" congressional elections are handled. The state House and Senate voted Wednesday to require new primary elections, in addition to a new...

Simon wants party preference private in presidential primary

Dec. 12, 2018 4:06 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is asking legislators to change a state law that requires voters to declare a party preference in the state's 2020 presidential primary and makes that information public data. Simon said in a statement Wednesday that there's no good reason to...

County treasurer who lost seat eyes run for Lincoln mayor

Dec. 12, 2018 1:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing is considering a run for Lincoln mayor after losing his re-election bid in the Republican primary while fighting criminal charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Stebbing, a Republican, may seek the job again after losing in 2015 to...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 9:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate. The state Democratic Party gave the affidavit...

Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms. Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a razor-thin...

More than $70 million spent in Montana US Senate race

Dec. 10, 2018 12:18 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Final numbers show more than $70 million was spent in the U.S. Senate contest between Democratic incumbent Jon Tester and his Trump-backed challenger. Tester secured a third term in the Nov. 6 election, defeating Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale to cap the most expensive...

Recount? Georgia lawmaker lost do-over by 2 of 7,040 votes

Dec. 10, 2018 11:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A race for a statehouse seat in Georgia still isn't resolved, despite a court-ordered repeat of last May's primary election. Official results show a state lawmaker losing his seat by just two votes. Now he's waiting for state certification, due Dec. 18, before deciding whether to request a...

Nebraska Democrats return to May presidential primary

Dec. 8, 2018 6:34 PM EST

ORD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democrats are giving up on the presidential caucus. During a meeting in Ord, the Nebraska Democratic Party's State Central Committee on Saturday overwhelming approved returning to a May primary for the 2020 election. The party first instituted the caucus in 2008 in hopes of having...

Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

Dec. 7, 2018 6:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president's "America first" approach to foreign policy. If...