Latest State elections News

Michigan board deadlocks on measure to repeal emergency law

Apr. 22, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections board deadlocked Thursday on certifying a veto-proof initiative that would enable the Republican-led Legislature to wipe from the books a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to issue sweeping pandemic orders last year. The 2-2 vote...

After months of study, lawmakers face election law decisions

Apr. 21, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A monthslong review of state election law by Pennsylvania representatives has wrapped up, but leaders said Wednesday it's unclear what changes, if any, might be enacted for the November election. There are many ideas floating around, but House...

Maricopa County delivering ballots, equipment for audit

Apr. 21, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in Arizona's most populous county started delivering equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden to the state fairgrounds on Wednesday. They plan to cart 2.1 million ballots to the site Thursday so Republicans in the state Senate who have...

Failed governor candidate Loren Culp to run for US House

Apr. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp will challenge U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a fellow Republican, in next year’s primary after Newhouse was one of 10 members of the House GOP who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Second state House Democrat joins lieutenant governor's race

Apr. 21, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Another state House member is jumping into the race for Georgia's lieutenant governor post. Rep. Derrick Jackson, a Tyrone Democrat, made the announcement Wednesday. Jackson, who was first elected to the House in 2016, said he wants...

Virginia agrees to absentee ballot option for blind voters

Apr. 21, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia election officials have agreed to permanently provide an absentee ballot option for blind voters. The agreement comes after several voters with disabilities, the American Council of the Blind of Virginia, and the National Federation of the...

Green Bay city attorney releases report on fall election

Apr. 21, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay's city attorney has released a report in response to questions about the integrity of the community's November election raised by Republican state lawmakers and other conservatives. Vanessa Chavez's 19-page report mirrors the city's...

Democrats point to Georgia in push for new elections law

Apr. 20, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are spotlighting Georgia as they build their case for a broad overhaul of U.S. election law, arguing the new voting rules in the state are emblematic of Republican measures across the country that threaten access to the polls. A Senate...

As California recall looks likely, hard work begins for GOP

Apr. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's critics almost certainly have qualified a recall election for the ballot, a remarkable feat in the heavily Democratic state. Now the real work begins. The chance to recapture the...

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...