Latest Elections News

Iowa Democrats pick ex-House candidate as new state leader

Jan. 29, 2023 11:43 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats chose a failed Congressional candidate to lead their state party as they grapple with a series of election losses and an effort from the national party to take away its first-in-the-nation status in the presidential race. Rita Hart, the former...

Elections shine spotlight on Tunisia's troubled democracy

Jan. 29, 2023 09:17 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president and its shaky, decade-long experiment with democracy are facing an important test Sunday as voters cast ballots in the second round of parliamentary elections. Turnout was just 11% in the first round of voting last month, according to the...

Maldives president to run again after winning primary

Jan. 29, 2023 07:28 AM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won a party primary and will run for a second term in September elections. Solih defeated Mohamed Nasheed, the parliament speaker and a former president, in the Maldivian Democratic Party primary held Saturday night. ...

Gallego holds first events of Arizona Senate campaign

Jan. 28, 2023 21:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Ruben Gallego held the first public events of his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday, taking aim at independent incumbent Kyrsten Sinema and casting his candidacy in a patriotic appeal to the American dream. The fifth-term congressman recounted his journey from...

Arizona Republicans pick former Trump official to lead party

Jan. 28, 2023 21:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades. DeWit replaces firebrand...

Trump opens 2024 run, says he's 'more committed' than ever

Jan. 28, 2023 19:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with stops Saturday in New Hampshire and South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. ...

Retired Czech army general Pavel wins presidential election

Jan. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Pavel, a retired army general, decisively defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote Saturday to become the Czech Republic's new president. Pavel, 61, will succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post....

Kentucky governor flexes incumbency power in reelection bid

Jan. 28, 2023 12:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Playing up the advantages of incumbency he hopes to ride to reelectio n, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently touted the state's newest round of job-creation successes, honored a retiring police officer and highlighted recovery assistance for a flood-stricken region. ...

Challenge for Tunisian democracy: Getting voters to show up

Jan. 28, 2023 12:00 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia was once the Arab world’s hope for a new era of democracy. Now it’s in the midst of an election that’s more of an embarrassment than a model. Barely 11% of voters turned out in the first round of parliamentary elections last month, boycotted by...

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles

Jan. 28, 2023 09:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Divided...