2 ex-south Louisiana officials get a year for buying votesDecember 1, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two former officials in south Louisiana have been sentenced to a year in prison as part of a scheme to pay voters during a federal election, authorities said.
Jerry Trabona, 73, the former police chief in Amite City, and Kristian Hart, 50, a former councilmember, pleaded guilty in July to violating federal election laws, the U.S.
Tennessee gov sets election dates to replace fallen lawmakerNovember 29, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has set election dates to fill the opening left by the death of Democratic state Rep.
Philadelphia man charged for forging 2019 election petitionsNovember 17, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia political consultant is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures to get Democratic nominee clients onto 2019 primary ballots in the city, according to the Attorney General's office.
New Mexico begins certification process for midterm electionNovember 15, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Midterm election results were certified Tuesday by at least three county commissions in New Mexico at the start of a once-routine process that in some locations has become a focal point for those voicing distrust in voting systems.
Mental health evaluation ordered in election tampering caseNovember 9, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a mental health evaluation for a Colorado man accused of inserting a USB thumb drive into a voting machine during the primary election in June.
Democrats poised to keep huge edge in California LegislatureNovember 9, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of drama in legislative races that came to a head Tuesday between Democrats and Republicans, and even members of the same party competing under California rules that advance the top vote-getters from the June primary election regardless of their political allegiance.
Officials: Woman charged with voting in Florida and AlaskaNovember 4, 2022 GMT
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman was arrested Friday on charges that she voted in Florida and Alaska during the same election cycle over several years.
Cheryl Ann Leslie, 55, of Loxahatchee, was charged with two counts of felony fraud, according to Palm Beach County jail records.
Man arrested on suspicion of tampering with voting machineNovember 4, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man who is a registered Democratic voter has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with voting equipment by allegedly inserting a USB thumb drive into a voting machine at a polling station during the primary election in June, authorities said.
Dem rival: WVa GOP Rep. Miller’s forum absence stands outNovember 3, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Carol Miller repeatedly passed on opportunities to engage with her main opponent to discuss issues with voters in her West Virginia district, instead taking a more direct route.
Navajo presidential hopefuls represent change or continuityOctober 31, 2022 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans two decades.
Incumbent President Jonathan Nez and challenger Buu Nygren emerged as the top two vote-getters among 15 candidates in the tribe’s primary election in August.
False election claims overwhelm local efforts to push backOctober 23, 2022 GMT
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Harvey Wollman, last South Dakota Democratic governor, diesOctober 19, 2022 GMT
HURON, S.D. (AP) — Harvey Wollman, who 45 years ago became the last Democratic governor of South Dakota, has died. He was 87.
Wollman died of natural causes Tuesday at a hospital in Huron, his son, Mike, told The Associated Press.
EXPLAINER: What is Louisiana’s ‘jungle primary’?October 19, 2022 GMT
On Nov. 8, Louisiana voters go to the polls, just like in states across the country — only they'll technically be voting in a primary election that includes candidates from all corners.
Colorado county to send out mislabeled election ballotsOctober 18, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Nearly 110,000 voters in a southern Colorado county will be receiving general election ballots that were mistakenly labeled as primary election ballots, a blunder that has led the state’s secretary of state to appoint a supervisor to oversee November’s vote in a county that also had issues with ballots in its primary election.
Dem leads in fundraising for GOP-drawn Nashville House seatOctober 17, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Heidi Campbell led in fundraising and spending last quarter in an open U.S. House race in Tennessee, where Republican Andy Ogles has taken a lower-key general election approach in a Nashville congressional district that the GOP redrew in hopes of picking up a seat.
As Clackamas tally drags on, OR state House race uncalledJune 7, 2022 GMT
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — The results of a state House race are still unclear nearly a month after Oregon’s primary election because of vote-counting delays in Clackamas County.
County Clerk Sherry Hall said election results won’t be updated until June 13 — the state's election certification deadline — leaving the outcome of the Democratic primary for House District 38 up in the air.
VP Harris to headline dinner for South Carolina DemocratsJune 6, 2022 GMT
Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to South Carolina this week to headline a fundraising dinner for Democrats in the state, which plays a key role in the presidential nominating process.
Montana election officials increasing security for primaryJune 6, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Frustrated county election administrators in Montana are increasing security for Tuesday's primary election while the state’s commissioner of political practices says misinformation about election security is eroding people’s faith in democracy.
Election 2022: Primaries shift focus to control of US HouseJune 6, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A midterm primary season that opened with elections testing former President Donald Trump's sway among Republicans enters a new phase this week with U.S.
2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 7 statesJune 6, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Primary elections in seven states Tuesday will set the stage for U.S. House and Senate races this fall, with many contests shaped by political fissures in both major parties and the lingering shadow of former President Donald Trump.
Debate finally set for South Carolina Democratic hopefulsJune 3, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least some of the five South Carolina Democrats seeking their party's gubernatorial nomination are expected to debate, just more than a week before the state's primary elections.
Mills widens fundraising advantage in Maine governor’s raceJune 3, 2022 GMT
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills widened her fundraising advantage over Republican Paul LePage in the governor's race, according to new financial disclosures filed Friday.
Mills has raised $3.2 million to date, more than double the nearly $1.5 million raised by LePage, according to the disclosures.
Ky. official to back bill stopping ‘frivolous’ recount bidsJune 3, 2022 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says he will support legislation to only allow recount requests from candidates coming within 1 percentage point of the winner.
Arizona woman admits guilt in ballot collection schemeJune 2, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence.
Mike Lee weathers intraparty attacks at Utah GOP debateJune 2, 2022 GMT
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Two Republicans took aim at a politician known as one of former President Donald Trump's most devoted allies on Wednesday, attacking incumbent Sen. Mike Lee and working to convince voters that one of Washington's more polarizing figures may not be ideal for voters in one of the country's most conservative states.
Idaho primary election audit of 20K ballots finds few flawsJune 2, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A audit of Idaho's May primary found only six variations from initial results of about 20,000 ballots chosen at random from precincts in eight counties, officials said Wednesday.
Former Democratic SoS candidates endorse one-time rivalJune 1, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — All three of the Democratic candidates for secretary of state who didn't make it into a runoff to be the party's nominee have fallen in line behind a single former rival.
Nearly one third of Idaho voters cast ballots in May primaryMay 31, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Just under a third of Idaho's registered voters cast ballots in the May 17 primary election, nearly matching the percentage that voted in the 2018 primary.
Including new election-day voter registrations, 32.4% of registered voters cast ballots in the 2022 primary, the Idaho Press reported.
Oregon county complete counting blurred primary ballotsMay 31, 2022 GMT
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Clackamas County, Oregon, said Tuesday they have finished duplicating the majority of primary election ballots that were rejected by vote-counting machines because of a printing error that resulted in blurred barcodes on tens of thousands of ballots.
Recount begins in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for SenateMay 27, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Recounting began Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, with barely 900 votes separating celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.
‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of powerMay 26, 2022 GMT
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another possible White House run.
Incumbents in Georgia beat primary opponents down the ballotMay 25, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S.
Takeaways: Trump’s big defeat; election denial backfiringMay 25, 2022 GMT
Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov.
Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoffMay 25, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta.
Georgia primary running smoothly despite new election lawMay 25, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — In the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, Georgia's high-stakes primary election appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday with no reports of major problems in one of the nation's most important battleground states.
After Cawthorn’s loss, candidate challenge ruling reversedMay 24, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A week after U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his primary election, a federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a trial judge's decision that had blocked North Carolina's elections board from examining whether he should be disqualified from running for reelection.
After primary, Mastriano rejoins closed Senate GOP meetingsMay 24, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fallout from last week's primary election has been playing out in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in recent days, including punishment for two lawmakers who worked to unseat fellow incumbents.
Mace, Arrington meet in South Carolina 1st District debateMay 24, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In one of the year's most closely watched congressional Republican primaries, U.S.
2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhereMay 23, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov.
Stacey Abrams aims to recapture energy of first campaignMay 23, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — For Stacey Abrams, everything is different this time.
Unlike her first campaign for Georgia governor in 2018, she enters Tuesday's primary election as the presumptive Democratic nominee, facing no competition.
4 Republicans vying for secretary of state nominationMay 21, 2022 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four Republicans are vying for the nomination for Alabama secretary of state, the official responsible for overseeing state elections.
Ed Packard, who worked in the secretary of state’s elections division for nearly 25 years, faces State Auditor Jim Zeigler, state Rep.
Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballotMay 21, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials are battling to keep their offices in primary elections that will be decided Tuesday in Georgia.
Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both face fellow Republicans endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who also picked a favorite in the open race for lieutenant governor.
Ballot fiasco delays results in Oregon, vote-by-mail pioneerMay 20, 2022 GMT
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that can’t be read by vote-counting machines will delay results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon’s primary election, a shocking development that is giving a black eye to a vote-by-mail pioneer state with a national reputation as a leader on voter access and equity.
Pennsylvania lawmakers see terms ended by primary defeatsMay 18, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republicans lost a primary race and another was in real danger Wednesday of going down to defeat, both targeted by challengers from the right.
Montana primary voters must be registered by noon on June 6May 18, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montanans who want to cast a vote in next month's primary election must be registered with their county elections office by noon on June 6, under an order by the Montana Supreme Court.
Midterm updates | Idaho attorney general loses GOP primaryMay 18, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s Republican attorney general primary, beating a longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role.
Tennessee Democratic Party to host 3 gubernatorial debatesMay 18, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Democratic Party say they will host three gubernatorial debates ahead of the upcoming August primary election.
According to a news release, Democratic candidates Jason Martin, Carnita Atwater and JB Smiley Jr.
A guide to Tuesday’s primary election in KentuckyMay 18, 2022 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary competed Tuesday for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races.
Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party's nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating five little-known challengers in the Kentucky primary.
North Dakota governor’s own funds target fellow RepublicansMay 16, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election largely to a political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with his spending initiatives and policy goals.
Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Fetterman recovering from strokeMay 16, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state’s high-profile Senate contest, suffered a stroke just days before the primary election but was on his way to a “full recovery,” his campaign said on Sunday.
‘Reprehensible’: Oz condemns GOP opponent’s tweet on IslamMay 14, 2022 GMT
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz is stepping up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
A guide to the May 17 primary election in KentuckyMay 14, 2022 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races.
In his pursuit of a third Senate term, Rand Paul has made a name for himself as a national voice for a libertarian-leaning philosophy based on limited government and restrained spending.
Mowers cleared of violating NH state law after double votesMay 13, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Trump administration official running for Congress in New Hampshire did not violate state law by voting twice during the 2016 primary election season, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said Thursday without taking a position on whether federal law was broken.
House colleagues now rivals in Kentucky legislative primaryMay 12, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For state Reps. Jim Gooch Jr. and Lynn Bechler, getting to know their rival in this year's election campaign was no problem: The Republican colleagues are competing for the same House seat in Kentucky's primary election.
Early voting underway ahead of Kentucky’s primary electionMay 12, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three days of early voting for the primary election got underway Thursday at designated polling places across Kentucky — the result of a bipartisan election measure passed by state lawmakers.
Likely Senate contest in Kentucky pits ideological oppositesMay 11, 2022 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul rarely targets his likely Democratic challenger by name, but the Republican's campaign attacks in Kentucky are unmistakably aimed at Charles Booker's agenda — in what's shaping up as a populist-themed battle featuring starkly different ideas to win the people over.
2 Arkansas counties list wrong first name for Senate hopefulMay 11, 2022 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Senate candidate Jake Bequette filed a lawsuit Tuesday after two counties incorrectly listed his first name as “Jack" on their ballots for this month's Republican primary election, with early voting already underway.
GOP maintains firm grip on legislature in West Va primariesMay 11, 2022 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters did nothing to dramatically alter the makeup of the state legislature on Tuesday in primary election contests that seemed certain to leave Republican supermajorities in both chambers intact.
It’s official: NY congressional primary moving to Aug. 23May 10, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It's official: New Yorkers will have to wait until August to vote in the primary elections for U.S. representatives, rather than June, after a federal judge gave his stamp of approval to the delay Tuesday.