Elections

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace thousands of outdated voting machines statewide in only a matter of months. The state is making a $106 million purchase of new voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
August 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have no time to spare as they replace outdated voting machines ahead of the presidential primaries. The state is buying 30,000 voting machines for $106 million from Dominion Voting Systems, even as it fends off legal challenges. The new machines offer a...
Read More
August 07, 2019 - 11:09 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A populous Southern California county long known as a GOP stronghold now has more registered Democrats than Republicans. Orange County's Registrar of Voters reports Wednesday there are 89 more Democrats than Republicans among its 1.6 million registered voters. The parties...
Read More
A voter passes a voting kiosk as he prepares to vote at a Jackson, Miss., precinct in the party primaries, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 07, 2019 - 1:01 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi party primaries (all times local): 12:55 a.m. A longtime Republican figure will join state Treasurer Lynn Fitch in a runoff seeking the GOP nomination for Mississippi attorney general. Andy Taggart of Madison finished second in Tuesday's voting,...
Read More
Mourners bring flowers to a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, for the slain and injured in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 06, 2019 - 6:13 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prompted to act by the bloodshed in Dayton, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine proposed a package of measures Tuesday that he says will address mass shootings, declaring, "We can come together to do these things to save lives." Yet members of DeWine's own party have repeatedly blocked gun-...
Read More
FILE--In this April 11, 2017, file photo, Neb. state Sen. John McCollister of Omaha gestures during a debate on the Senate floor in Lincoln, Neb. McCollister, a Republican, has blasted his party for "enabling white supremacy in our country" and calling on the state's all-GOP congressional delegation to speak out against President Donald Trump's inflammatory comments about minorities. McCollister, a moderate Republican made the comments on Twitter late Sunday, in response to weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left 29 dead. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 06, 2019 - 4:52 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the Nebraska Republican Party urging a GOP state lawmaker to switch parties (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Nebraska state lawmaker is facing calls to leave the GOP after he blasted fellow Republicans for "enabling white supremacy" and staying silent after...
Read More
FILE - In this combination of file photos, Democratic candidate for Kentucky governor and state Attorney General Andy Beshear, left, responds during a debate at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., on April 24, 2019; and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks in the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., on Feb. 28, 2019. In a showdown that’s been boiling for years, Bevin and Beshear will be competing in the cauldron of Kentucky’s foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at the Fancy Farm picnic, the governor’s race already has the makings of a grudge match. (AP Photo/File)
August 02, 2019 - 7:00 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a showdown that's been boiling for years, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear will be competing in the cauldron of Kentucky's foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday at the Fancy Farm picnic,...
Read More
August 01, 2019 - 7:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alleged hit list of political opponents, a promise of access, heated denials, an audiotape and suspicions of a setup. Texas Republicans are reeling from an internal scandal that could threaten their long dominance of the state Legislature in the nation's most populous...
Read More
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock talks to reporters after the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 31, 2019 - 11:23 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has blocked a Trump administration policy change that stopped nonprofit groups from identifying their big donors on federal disclosure forms. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Tuesday that the IRS didn't give proper public notice before it stopped requiring...
Read More
July 30, 2019 - 10:56 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board says it may certify suppliers of new voting machines this week, after all. The board announced it will meet Thursday to consider certifying the systems. The meeting agenda also shows they are likely to rescind a plan approved this week to change...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., discusses the government shutdown during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott was never told in 2016 when he was Florida’s governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election, he said Sunday, July 28, 2019, on NBC's "Meet the Press." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 28, 2019 - 3:17 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election. Scott said on NBC's "Meet the...
Read More

Pages