Latest United States general election News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

Appointee named to complete term of Conn. secretary of state

Jun. 30, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired official from the state attorney general's office will serve as Connecticut's secretary of the state for the next six months, completing the term of Denise Merrill following her resignation to care for her husband, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. ...

Voter registration continues to rise in Kentucky

Jun. 30, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More new voters were added to Kentucky's registration rolls than were removed in May, marking the third straight month of gains, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. From May 18 — when the rolls reopened for registration following the state's May 17...

Trump to rally for Palin, Dunleavy, Tshibaka in Alaska

Jun. 29, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a rally in Alaska next week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including Sarah Palin, who is running for the Alaska's only U.S. House seat. A statement from a Trump political action committee said the...

Missouri enacts photo voter ID law before November elections

Jun. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will have to show photo identification to cast a regular ballot in the November election as a result of a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Mike Parson that caps a nearly two-decade-long push by Republicans for stricter voting requirements. ...

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

Jun. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme...

Sen. Mike Lee brushes off opponents to win Utah GOP primary

Jun. 29, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee won Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, brushing off attacks from two challengers who criticized him for his unwavering loyalty to former President Donald Trump and uncompromising lawmaking style. Lee’s decisive victory marked a win for...

GOP's Kathy Salvi to face Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November

Jun. 29, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kathy Salvi, a suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois on Tuesday, topping a field of seven candidates. Salvi, 63, of Mundelein, will take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in...

Colorado GOP voters reject indicted clerk for election post

Jun. 29, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday chose a former local official who pledged to keep politics out of running elections as their nominee for secretary of state over an indicted county clerk who gained national prominence by promoting conspiracy theories about voting machines. ...