Latest State elections News

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...

Montana Democratic Party challenges changes to voter ID laws

Apr. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Democratic Party has asked a judge to overturn a law that ends Election Day voter registration and another that requires college students to provide other proof of residency besides a student ID to register and vote. In the lawsuit filed...

Florida Republicans barrel ahead with rewriting voting rules

Apr. 20, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats, voting rights advocates and the county officials responsible for running elections in Florida appeared powerless to halt moves by Republican lawmakers Tuesday to tighten the ways in which citizens can cast ballots. As Florida gears up...

GOP-backed overhaul of Ohio voting laws nearing release

Apr. 20, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws is under way that could reduce early voting days and prohibit ballot drop boxes while also adding conveniences like online mail-in ballot requests, the bill's sponsor said this week. State Rep. Bill...

Former U.S. education secretary runs for Maryland governor

Apr. 20, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he's running for governor of Maryland. King, who was education secretary in former President Barack Obama's administration, announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination in...

In death, long after loss, Mondale's liberal legacy stands

Apr. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you. ...

Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 20, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and...

Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

Apr. 19, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and...