SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A staunchly conservative political party in California could have to change its name because some state lawmakers say it confuses voters into believing they are...
2020 Democrats weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism
Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: "He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe...
FBI: Shooter at California food festival had ‘target list’ with religious groups, US buildings, both political parties
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — FBI: Shooter at California food festival had 'target list' with religious groups, US buildings, both political parties.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was told by the state of Nevada that he couldn't register the name "WTF Party" for political candidates is suing election officials, claiming his free speech rights were...
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese on Thursday took to the streets in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country to insist that an upcoming transitional government be made up of experts...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating...
Israel’s Arab parties reunite for upcoming elections
JERUSALEM (AP) — Four political parties representing Israel's Arab minority have announced they will unite for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has a new home and has changed his political affiliation for the fourth time.
PARIS (AP) — The leader of France's traditional right-wing party The Republicans has resigned following its trouncing in the European Parliament election last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle surprise medical bills and other...
BANGKOK (AP) — Eleven small political parties in Thailand announced Monday they will support the military-backed candidate to form the next government, seven weeks after the country's first...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Chinese diaspora in Australia, long regarded as a politically apathetic ethnic minority, are being wooed like never before by political parties who see them as key...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's dominant political parties took a hammering in local elections as Brexit-weary voters expressed frustration over the country's stalled departure from the European Union,...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A candidate for the Republican nomination in a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat is suing the GOP after being barred from debates and access to internal party...
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding a wave of populism across Europe and campaigning to slow down Finland's efforts to fight climate change, the euroskeptic Finns Party came within 6,800 votes of winning the...
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Democrat and a Republican are the final two candidates in the officially nonpartisan race to be Lincoln's next mayor.
Republican Cyndi Lamm and Democrat Leirion Gaylor...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State law forbids a lobbyist from giving to the campaigns of candidates for the Kentucky General Assembly. That way, lobbyists, whose job is to influence lawmaker decisions,...
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois prosecutor says he's changing political parties for the 2020 election.
Jefferson County State's Attorney Sean Featherstun says he'll run as a...
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next...
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha...
Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's main political parties held their final major rallies ahead of Sunday's general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them...
LONDON (AP) — A group of British lawmakers who quit the Conservative and Labour parties to form a centrist independent bloc in Parliament said Tuesday they have begun the progress of forming a new...
Labour lawmaker quits party in latest jolt to UK politics
LONDON (AP) — A 12th British lawmaker this week has quit one of the country's main political parties, as fallout from Brexit continues to splinter U.K. politics.
Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism
LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties.
Australia blames ‘state actor’ for hacking political parties
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said Monday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a "malicious intrusion" on Feb. 8.
Indiana Senate panel backs easier ballot access for parties
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Smaller political parties would face lower requirements to get their candidates on Indiana's ballot under a bill backed by a legislative panel.
Current state law requires parties to either have a candidate for Indiana secretary of state obtain 2 percent of the vote or collect that many petition signatures to be included on the November election ballot statewide. That would be nearly 45,000 votes from the 2018 election results.
Appeals panel: Delaware bench party parity unconstitutional
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals panel has upheld a ruling that a provision in Delaware's constitution requiring a political balance among state court judges is unconstitutional.
Arkansas Senate OKs requirement for new political parties
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved a measure that would make it more difficult for new minor political parties to get on the ballot.
Gerrymandering lawsuits linger as next redistricting nears
As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties.
Judge denies Montana’s request to toss Green Party lawsuit
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A magistrate judge has denied Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton's request to throw out a ballot-access lawsuit by the Montana Green Party and its supporters.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John Johnston rejected Stapleton's motion to dismiss and ordered a December bench trial in the case after a court hearing on Tuesday.
The Green Party alleges that Montana's qualification requirements for minor political parties are unconstitutionally burdensome.
Tennessee GOP backs resolution for closed primary elections
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Party officials are suggesting that the state start asking voters to register by party affiliation and limit primary elections to party voters.
But the proposal has drawn mixed reviews among the state's top Republican elected officials, with no favor coming from the current or incoming governor, but openness to the discussion from top Republican legislative leaders.
Michigan election: Whitmer win follows wakeup call for Dems
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer's decisive victory was powered not just by places Democrats typically carry in a successful statewide campaign, strongholds like Detroit and suburban bellwethers such as Oakland and Macomb counties.
She also won or made gains in Republicans' own backyard, buoying Democrats over the implications for 2020 and beyond.
2 Minnesota marijuana parties about to get major status
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two political parties advocating legalization of marijuana in Minnesota are poised to get a boost.
Preliminary results show the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party and the Legal Marijuana Now Party both received at least 5 percent of the vote in a statewide contest in Tuesday's midterm elections, enough to earn major party status in Minnesota.
Minnesota GOP ‘soul searching’ after statewide drubbing
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It was a tale of two political parties in Minnesota on Wednesday: resurgent Democrats who tightened their grip on the governor's office and two U.S. Senate seats in Tuesday's election, and wincing Republicans shut out of statewide contests for a 12th straight year and swept out of power in the Minnesota House.
The Latest: GOP Gov.-elect DeWine begins transition work
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's election results (all times local):
Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has begun immediate preparations for his transition to office less than 24 hours after defeating Democrat Richard Cordray in what both political parties expected to be a much tighter race.
Kansas Democrats stem decline in voter registration
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats halted a 20-year decline in Kansas voter registration numbers, but still trail far behind the dominant Republican party, official figures released Monday show.
On the eve of the 2018 midterm election, the Kansas secretary of state's office released the latest figures showing more than 1.84 million registered voters in the state. All the political parties in Kansas added to their ranks, while the number of unaffiliated voters fell.
Ethnic Tamil party pledges vote against Sri Lankan strongman
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An ethnic minority Tamil party in Sri Lanka said Saturday that it will support a no-confidence motion to be brought against the country's former strongman whose controversial appointment as prime minister has plunged the country into a political crisis.
In a political doghouse, Minnesota’s minor parties team up
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Call it collusion or a gentlemen's agreement, but three of Minnesota's minor political parties are working together to climb back into relevance.
In the two decades since professional wrestler-turned politician Jesse Ventura jolted Minnesota with a third-party upset win to become governor, Minnesota's third parties have been relegated to the political doghouse.