State elections

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes explains to the canvassing board the discrepancy in vote counts during the hand count at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 8:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An embattled county elections official at the center of Florida's recall has been suspended. Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Friday immediately suspending Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from office for misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar waves to supporters after winning re-election during the Democratic election night party in St. Paul, Minn. Klobuchar will be in Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. As potential Democratic White House hopefuls begin making trips to Iowa, the party will have to decide whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien, File)
November 30, 2018 - 6:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story. This heart-versus-head...
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November 29, 2018 - 9:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania's counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020. Paperwork...
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FILE-This Sept. 13, 2012, file photo shows Kathryn Dodge, a candidate for the Alaska House District 1 seat in Fairbanks, Alaska. Dodge, a Democrat, is tied with Republican Bart LeBon, and the race could go to a recount on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, if officials decide to discard an absentee ballot that came in with no other supporting documentation to determine whether it was legally cast. (Sam Harrel/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP, file)
November 29, 2018 - 5:01 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — It's a sign that every vote does count. A single mystery ballot found on a precinct table on Election Day but not counted then could decide a tied Alaska state House race and thwart Republican efforts to control the chamber and all of state government. The ballot arrived in...
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Salome Zurabishvili, former Georgian Foreign minister and presidential candidate, speaks to the media at her campaign headquarter in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. the French-born former foreign minister of Georgia Zurabishvili celebrated what she claims is her victory in a tight presidential runoff Wednesday that marks the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
November 29, 2018 - 10:14 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's new president is the country's French-born former foreign minister, election officials said Thursday as the losing candidate vowed to challenge the result, calling it a "criminal farce." The Central Election Commission said Salome Zurabishvili had won nearly 60...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. Texas has long been a pipeline for Republican presidential candidates like nowhere in the nation. But it's two of the state's rising stars from the other party who look poised to take 2020 shots at the White House. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says he's likely to run, while O'Rourke has done an about-face and isn't ruling one out a bid either, after nearly upsetting Republican Ted Cruz in a Senate race that became highly-watched nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Known in recent decades for producing Republican presidential candidates, Texas has two Democrats poised to run for president in 2020. Julian Castro, a secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, says he's likely to run, while Rep. Beto O'...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 9:14 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to her supporters as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 12:35 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was...
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This combination photo shows Mike Espy, left, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, on Oct. 5, 2018, and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Nov. 5, 2018, both in Jackson, Miss. The last U.S. Senate race of the midterms was coming to a close Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as Mississippi residents chose between Hyde-Smith, a white Republican Senate appointee whose "public hanging" comments angered many people, and Espy, a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 27, 2018 - 10:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith says she will work hard to represent everyone in Mississippi regardless of whether they voted for her. Hyde-Smith was speaking to supporters Tuesday after...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta. After losing governor’s races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump’s picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say the Senate must reject Thomas Farr’s nomination to a North Carolina district court. The Democrats say Farr is a threat to voting rights of nonwhites. Farr defended North Carolina laws that federal courts have found discriminatory against black voters. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 27, 2018 - 9:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — After losing close governor's races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump's picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say in a joint statement Tuesday that the Senate should...
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