French President Macron Reelected: What’s Happening Next?
French President Macron Reelected: What's Happening Next?

PARIS (AP) — After winning another five years in the French presidential palace, Emmanuel Macron intends to go back to work straightaway on domestic and foreign policy — but he will soon face crucial parliamentary elections where he may struggle... Read More

Political News
Beto O’Rourke Announces Bid for Texas Governor
2021-11-15 16:53:01
by Reece Nations

EL PASO, Texas — Former El Paso congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced on Monday that he is running for governor of Texas. In the video announcing his candidacy, O’Rourke focused closely on the Texas government’s slow... Read More

Ohio, Florida Voters Cast Ballots in Three Congressional Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both Democrats and Republicans brought out their heavy hitters in the runup to the special congressional election in central Ohio, as the parties sought to boost turnout in one of three off-year contests on the ballot... Read More

In The States
Trump Won’t Be Making 11th-Hour Trip to Virginia, Youngkin Says
2021-10-28 23:23:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The hints were “Y-U-G-E.” But now Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor, has pretty well put the kibosh on former President Donald Trump coming to Virginia to campaign. “He’s not coming,” the candidate told WTOP-FM radio on... Read More

Trudeau's Party Wins Canada Vote But Fails to Get Majority

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted in a vote that focused on the coronavirus pandemic but that many Canadians saw as unnecessary. Trudeau entered... Read More

Woodfin Cruises to Reelection in Birmingham Mayoral Race
2021-08-25 14:18:04
by Dan McCue

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin cruised to an easy reelection win Tuesday night by garnering 64% of the vote and leaving no doubt that a runoff election will be unnecessary this year. In declaring victory at about... Read More

In The States
Could Beto Be Back? O'Rourke Mulling Bid for Texas Governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There's no road trip, no soul searching. No beard or blogging. But Beto O'Rourke is making a political life decision again. Three years after becoming Democrats' breakout star out of Texas, and a year removed from... Read More

Lessons Learned on Motivating Voters from the 2020 Election Cycle
2021-03-26 18:03:28
by Sara Wilkerson

This week, Change Research, a polling research firm, and New Georgia Project, a voting advocacy group, hosted a joint webinar discussion on how polling data was used to motivate and engage the American voting public during the 2020 election cycle.  ... Read More

State News
Election Turmoil Splits West Virginia City's Evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you're Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains — you have your choice. You can follow Pastor Doyle Bradford of Father's House International Church,... Read More

State News
Iowa District 2 Election Saga Continues
2021-01-27 15:00:17
by Sara Wilkerson

In a Monday webinar hosted by Iowa Democrat Rita Hart, Hart’s attorney Marc Elias disputed Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks' recent motion of dismissal for Hart’s contention with the state’s 2nd Congressional District election results.   Hart, who ran for the House of... Read More

Watchdog Probes if DOJ Officials Tried to Overturn Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said... Read More

Election Was Most Secure in American History, US Officials Say

WASHINGTON — State and federal election officials, along with experts in the private sector, said they had "utmost confidence in the security and integrity" of the Nov. 3 vote, as President Donald Trump continues to make unfounded claims of fraud and key security officials involved... Read More

Safest Voting Method Is Using Paper, Leading Cyber Expert Says

Election voting is the cybersecurity industry’s most difficult challenge, and casting ballots on paper is the safest option against any digital disruptions, says CrowdStrike Holdings co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch. “Voting is the hardest thing to secure... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Floats Election 'Delay' Amid Claims of Voting Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a “delay” to November’s presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. The dates of federal elections — the Tuesday after... Read More

Political News
Lawsuit in Arkansas Seeks Order Allowing Safe Signature Collection During Pandemic
2020-04-23 14:59:40
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Arkansas on Wednesday claims the state's election laws make it virtually impossible to collect the requisite signatures for placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot. At issue in the lawsuit, which was filed in the... Read More

State News
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Advance Proposal to End Lieutenant Governor Elections
2020-01-31 17:00:02
by Dan McCue

The Pennsylvania state Senate has voted to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would end the current practice of having the governor and lieutenant governor run separately for their party’s nomination. Currently, candidates for Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor run... Read More

State News
Pennsylvania Election Fiasco Blamed on Incorrect Settings on New Voting Machines

PHILADELPHIA — When votes were tallied last month using new voting machines in Northampton County, it was quickly obvious that something had gone wrong. The numbers were so clearly inaccurate that a judge ordered the machines impounded, scanners were brought... Read More

John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana
2019-11-18 19:05:21
by Dan McCue

Louisiana reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Saturday, dealing a stunning blow to Republicans who had banked on President Donald Trump's popularity in the conservative state to return the governor's mansion to the GOP. Edwards is the only Democratic governor... Read More

Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election

NORFOLK, Va. — Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in an historical election that sets Virginia on a new course. That put Democrats in control of the General Assembly and governor’s office for the... Read More

Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote
2019-09-17 21:36:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. told attendees at an election security forum Tuesday that tech platforms have become "battlefields" in a "bloodless conflict" and that winning requires arming voters with in-depth knowledge of the threat they face. "We need... Read More

Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog
2019-09-17 20:59:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to reform the Federal Election Commission so that it can enforce the nation's campaign finance and election laws in a non-partisan manner. The push to pass the Restoring Integrity... Read More

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