Latest Elections News

An appeals court dismisses charges against a Michigan election worker who downloaded a voter list

Apr. 19, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court dismissed charges against a Michigan election worker who put a USB flash drive into an electronic poll book and downloaded the names of voters at the close of a primary election in 2022. The court's conclusion: James Holkeboer's conduct...

Indians vote in the first phase of the world's largest election as Modi seeks a third term

Apr. 19, 2024 10:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader. People...

Croatia's top court rules President Milanović cannot be prime minister because of campaign

Apr. 19, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's Constitutional Court on Friday banned President Zoran Milanović from becoming prime minister in case his center-left party manages to garner a majority after this week's highly contested parliamentary election. The ballot on Wednesday ended...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

Apr. 19, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the White House....

AP PHOTOS: For the world's largest democratic exercise, one village's polling officers are all women

Apr. 19, 2024 06:52 AM EDT

CHEDEMA, India (AP) — The line was orderly at Government Middle School as people waited patiently to vote Friday, even after one of the voting machines malfunctioned. The officers at the polling station in Chedema village in India's tiny mountain state of Nagaland had arrived the...

Here's what you need to know about the world's largest democratic election kicking off in India

Apr. 19, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world’s largest democratic election could also be one of its most consequential. With a population of over 1.4 billion people and close to 970 million voters, India’s general election pits Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an avowed Hindu nationalist, against...

Arizona Republican drops reelection effort after accusation he forged signatures

Apr. 18, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A leader of the conservative group Turning Point Action resigned from the organization Thursday and dropped his bid for reelection to the Arizona House of Representatives after he was accused of forging signatures on his nominating petitions. Republican state Rep....

India begins voting in a 6-week election that could give Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi a third term

Apr. 18, 2024 21:34 PM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India begins voting in a 6-week election that could give Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi a third term.

Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power

Apr. 18, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Hindu nationalism, once a fringe ideology in India, is now mainstream. Nobody has done more to advance this cause than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of India’s most beloved and polarizing political leaders. And no entity has had more influence on his...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 18, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...