Latest State elections News

California Republicans approve recall endorsement process

Jul. 24, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party cleared the way Saturday to potentially endorse a candidate among the 24 Republicans seeking the governorship in the upcoming recall election. The endorsement vote will take place virtually Aug. 7 and does not...

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

Jul. 24, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own strength and...

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

Jul. 23, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own...

Candidate for governor says he did not cause fatal accident

Jul. 23, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for governor last month, said Friday that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours. ...

Arizona GOP official: Ballots in recount safe from roof leak

Jul. 23, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Republican official said Friday that ballots stored for the review of the Maricopa County 2020 election were not damaged by water leaking from the ceiling at a state fairgrounds building during Phoenix-area monsoon thunderstorms. “No ballots...

Republican John Kovacs launches bid for Nevada House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican John Kovacs on Friday announced plans to run for southern Nevada battleground congressional district in 2022. The Henderson construction company owner joins a growing field of challengers who hope to unseat Democratic Rep. Susie Lee,...

GOP officials decry order to yank vote machines over 'audit'

Jul. 23, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican elected officials from a small, rural Pennsylvania county urged state officials Friday to reconsider a decision to require new voting machines because a software firm was allowed to inspect the equipment after the election. Stuart...

Trump's sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders,...

Mexico fines candidate's party for role of influencer wife

Jul. 22, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s electoral agency fined the party of a state gubernatorial candidate $2.75 million Thursday, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife’s social media posts. Winning candidate Samuel García and his wife, Mariana...

Conservation status cut Youngkins' farm tax bill by 95%

Jul. 22, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and his wife cut the real estate tax bill on their horse farm when they successfully petitioned Fairfax County to designate the more than 30-acre property around their Great Falls home as agricultural property,...