HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled groups including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and others to coordinate transition work with outgoing Gov.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reviewing signatures from people seeking to recall Maui's mayor over COVID-19 mandates, affordable housing, water rights and other issues.
Lead organizer Sheila Walker declined to divulge to The Maui News the number of signatures her group obtained.
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has ordered two lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump to pay more than $180,000 in attorney’s fees for defendants Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook and others, saying the lawsuit was intended to manipulate “gullible members of the public” and helped spur the Jan.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has dropped visa requirements for Cuban citizens, a move that may spark an increase in Cubans travelling there in a bid to reach the United States.
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois' new congressional district map into law Tuesday, formalizing political boundaries drawn to help Democrats in next year's midterm elections, when Republicans are well positioned to win control of the U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered Tuesday as to what Republicans in Pennsylvania's Senate can accomplish from what they call a “forensic investigation" into last year's presidential election now that they have hired a contractor that has not pointed to any experience in elections.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican candidate trailing in a statewide recount for an open seat on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court conceded the race on Tuesday to Democrat Lori Dumas.
On Twitter, Drew Crompton congratulated Dumas and the other winners in the judicial races that were on the statewide ballot in Pennsylvania's Nov.
Former president Donald Trump has endorsed Maryland Del. Daniel Cox’s bid for the Republican nomination for governor.
Trump’s endorsement Monday described Cox as a “tough lawyer and smart businessman” who “fought against the Rigged Presidential Election every step of the way,” The Washington Post reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic former state Sen. Erica Smith announced Tuesday that she has ended her candidacy for U.S. Senate and will now launch a congressional bid to replace Democratic Rep. G.K.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas Monday to five more individuals, including former President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as lawmakers deepened their probe of the rallies that preceded the deadly attack.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who was former President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer until his 2018 arrest, said Monday that his three-year prison sentence — mostly spent in home confinement — was over as he took another swipe at his former boss and vowed to continue cooperating with law enforcement probes.
Vermont's sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Under the scrutiny of international observers, Venezuelans cast ballots for thousands of local races in elections that for the first time in four years included major opposition participation, a move that divided the already fractured bloc adversarial to President Nicolás Maduro.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was supposed to be a moment of triumph for Joe Biden.
The Democratic president had just signed into law the most significant infrastructure package in generations.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has been elected to a fifth term with a write-in campaign that lifted him to victory over India Walton, the democratic socialist who became a rising star of the left when she defeated him in the Democratic primary, a count of write-in votes completed Friday confirmed.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has become the first incumbent elected to a third term in Washington state in more than 40 years, beating Republican challenger Loren Culp, ...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona secretary of state's office on Friday certified that opponents of massive tax cuts enacted by the Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey collected enough signatures to block them from taking effect until voters can weigh in next November.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed when the key player in an absentee-ballot fraud case in North Carolina must report to federal prison for crimes involving benefits fraud because of the defendant's health issues.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden remains “healthy” and “vigorous” and fit for duty, but is showing some signs of aging, his doctor said Friday after the oldest president in American history underwent his first routine physical in office and — in a history-making moment — briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he underwent a colonoscopy.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party said Friday it has paid a $40,000 penalty and rid its accounts of $2,500 in contributions for campaign finance violations during the 2016 presidential election.
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Kansas on Friday to suspend a new law prohibiting out-of-state groups from mailing advance ballot applications, siding with two national nonprofit groups that contend it disenfranchises voters.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia state Senate approved a redistricting proposal on Friday that is likely to shift a congressional district from Democratic to Republican control, moving it closer to becoming law.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans pushed a bill through the legislature on Thursday that would prohibit officials from counting mail-in absentee ballots received after Election Day. Gov.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged in a broad campaign of election interference aimed at intimidating American voters during last year's presidential race and undermining confidence that the results of the contest could be trusted.
MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Charlie Kirk stood 80 miles from where George Floyd was murdered, faced an overwhelmingly white audience, and declared he was going to say things “no one dares say out loud.”
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With the legislative year nearing an end, North Carolina Republicans on Wednesday advanced a string of measures that voting rights groups fear would prevent lawfully cast ballots from being counted and discourage participation in the 2022 election.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's two remaining mayoral candidates sought to differentiate themselves on Tuesday, a day before early voters begin casting ballots in the election to lead Georgia's largest city.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino activists who were jailed, abused and tortured during late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' martial law asked the Commission on Elections Wednesday to disqualify his son and namesake from running for president next year, saying he may “whitewash” history and make it nearly impossible to recover plundered wealth.
CAIRO (AP) — Powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president, submitting his candidacy as next month's long-awaited vote faces growing uncertainty.
The candidacy of Hifter, a divisive figure in Libya, had been widely expected.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Daniel Rickenmann, a longtime city council member backed by Republicans, has been chosen as the mayor of South Carolina's capital city, a victory that came despite heavy-hitting Democratic endorsements for his opponent.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed to a federal election advisory board a prominent Republican attorney who assisted former President Donald Trump in his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Kelvin Butler of Magnolia was sworn in to the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, returning to the seat he previously held for 12 years.
Butler won a Nov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A national organization dedicated to electing progressive Black women at all levels has given its backing to state Sen. Mia McLeod in the South Carolina governor's race.
In its endorsement of the Democrat, Higher Heights for America on Monday called McLeod “a fierce advocate for jobs, economic and workforce development" who “knows how to bring Democrats and Republicans together to make real progress for South Carolina.”
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday filed his candidacy for a Senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back his vow to retire from politics when his term ends and prompting rights groups to say he is working to evade accountability for his deadly anti-drug campaign while in office.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jake Corman, the newest entrant to the crowded Republican gubernatorial field, said Monday that he will set himself apart by emphasizing his ability to break through gridlock and get things done with lawmakers in the institution where he has served for more than two decades.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas business executive whose claim of voter fraud was featured by state Republicans in November 2020 as proof of tainted votes has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of voting more than once in the same election.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Monday set a trial date next summer for a political operative accused of ballot fraud dating to 2016, including a 2018 congressional election whose results ultimately got tossed out.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary who holds the purse strings to much of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, was holding forth with reporters on its impact — the promise of more electric cars, intercity train routes, bigger airports — when a pointed question came.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Masks are required and guests will be asked to practice social distancing for the annual birthday tribute at the graveside of Franklin Pierce, the only New Hampshire resident to be elected president.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A small-business owner, organizer for Black Lives Matter and former ward of the state, Joanna Kelley, made history in the Nov. 2 election by becoming the first Black city councilor of Portsmouth in memory.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Voters in South Carolina's capital city will choose their new mayor on Tuesday.
Columbia is holding a runoff election between two current City Council members — Tameika Isaac Devine and Daniel Rickenmann.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter on Saturday registered her candidacy for vice president in next year’s elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the late dictator's son, in an alliance that has alarmed human rights activists.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former “Apprentice" contestant who accused former President Donald Trump of sexual assault dropped her defamation lawsuit against him Friday.
Summer Zervos sued the then-president in New York state court in 2017, saying he damaged her reputation when he said she and other women alleging sexual assault and harassment were making things up.
RARITAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Jack Ciattarelli said Friday he conceded the race for governor to Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy, more than a week after election day, but he added that he plans to run again in four years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rep. Madison Cawthorn says he’ll run in a new congressional district under North Carolina’s newly approved map.
His move to compete for a seat friendlier to Republicans could bolster his national profile and serve as a springboard to higher political office in a state slowly becoming more hospitable to Democrats.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are concerned at least somewhat by the potential for foreign interference in November's election, and a majority believes that Russia sought in 2016 to influence the outcome of that race, according to a new poll that underscores the anxiety and political divisions heading into the final weeks of the presidential contest...