Latest United States general election News

Senate's residency fight drags out tension of election

Dec. 9, 2018 10:14 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the Pennsylvania Senate, the election didn't necessarily end at 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. The chamber's Republican majority is questioning the residency qualifications of a newly elected Democrat who flipped a Republican-held Pittsburgh-area seat by a mere 793 votes, injecting tension...

The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration

Dec. 8, 2018 5:40 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker didn't discuss any 2020 ambitions in his speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm victory celebration. Booker is headlining the event Saturday in Manchester,...

New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

Dec. 8, 2018 11:19 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The incoming county clerk in Utah County used to work for a major construction machinery company helping companies increase sales and efficiencies. Now, Amelia Powers will be tasked with figuring out to run efficient elections in a county that Gov. Gary Herbert called out last month as...

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of...

Maine won't investigate if some received wrong ballots

Dec. 8, 2018 8:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine secretary of state's office won't investigate concerns raised by some Republican voters who say they received ballots for the wrong congressional district. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, said Friday the office had seen no evidence to...

Absentee vote changes may have invited 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 11:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned...

Rosen fundraising topped $26M, Heller $15M in NV Senate race

Dec. 7, 2018 8:30 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen raised more than four times as much money as Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the final weeks of her successful campaign to unseat him in the high-profile race in November, with her total for the election cycle surpassing $26 million to Heller's $15...

The Latest: Horsford outspent Hardy in US House race

Dec. 7, 2018 7:28 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the final campaign finance reports candidates for the Senate and House in Nevada filed with the Federal Election Commission (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Democrat Steven Horsford outraised and outspent Republican Cresent Hardy in the race for a U.S. House seat that each held...

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...

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race said Friday that he would support a new election if it's proved that fraud changed the outcome of a contest that was decided by 905 votes. Mark Harris released a video statement addressing allegations of...