- Judge: GOP, Constitution Party exempt from open primary rule Updated: Nov-25-15 1:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has ruled two Utah political parties that challenged a new state election law are exempt from a requirement that they allow unaffiliated voters in their primary elections.
- Voters in western Wisconsin recall mayor in special election Updated: Nov-25-15 9:13 am
ARCADIA, Wisconsin - Voters in Arcadia have recalled a mayor who had been in charge of the western Wisconsin city for nearly a decade.
- Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count Updated: Nov-24-15 8:43 pm
HONOLULU - Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.
- Recording shows heated call between governor candidates Updated: Nov-24-15 8:26 pm
ST. LOUIS - An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican candidates for Missouri governor.
- 20 percent of eligible voters did so in Indiana election Updated: Nov-24-15 5:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's municipal general elections drew a combined turnout of 20.5 percent of eligible voters
- NC elections head steps down as 2016 election cycle revs up Updated: Nov-24-15 3:36 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The head of North Carolina's statewide elections board is resigning just as the 2016 election cycle starts with candidates filing for ballot places next month, he said Tuesday.
- Stenehjem kicks off campaign for North Dakota governor Updated: Nov-24-15 1:53 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Republican North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem kicked off his campaign for governor Tuesday while Democrat and former state Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel began laying the groundwork for a potential bid.
- The Latest: Deputy AG says primary delay will cause problems Updated: Nov-23-15 5:50 pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The latest on a hearing Monday in front of a three-judge federal panel about whether the state should be forced to redraw some of its legislative districts before the 2016 elections (All times local):
- Rand Paul talks faith in Kentucky campaign swing Updated: Nov-23-15 5:10 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Rand Paul came home for Thanksgiving to talk about his faith in God.
- Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist Updated: Nov-23-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.
- Field of GOP candidates for Missouri governor down to 4 Updated: Nov-23-15 3:42 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - State Sen. Bob Dixon no longer is running for Missouri governor in 2016.
- Edwards names team to lead transition to governor's office Updated: Nov-23-15 4:01 am
NEW ORLEANS - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has picked seven people to lead his transition into the governor's office.
- After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition Updated: Nov-22-15 6:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor's race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he'll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.
- Kansas black leaders agree on legislative, election agenda Updated: Nov-22-15 4:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A group of African-American leaders from throughout Kansas is calling for expanding Medicaid, repealing restrictive voting laws, reforming criminal sentencing and putting more restrictions on payday lenders.
- The Latest: Louisiana chose hope, says Edwards after win Updated: Nov-21-15 11:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):
- By luck of the 'straw', Democrat wins Mississippi House race Updated: Nov-20-15 5:09 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republicans drew the short straw Friday in Mississippi. Seriously.
- Longtime state legislator Martinez won't seek re-election Updated: Nov-20-15 4:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Longtime state legislator Ken Martinez says he won't seek re-election and has instead taken a job as the new Bernalillo County attorney.
- The Latest: Democrat picks green straw, wins tie election Updated: Nov-20-15 3:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on a Mississippi state House election that was decided by drawing straws (all times local):
- Fed appeals court won't stop Hawaiian election vote count Updated: Nov-19-15 9:27 pm
HONOLULU - Votes cast in an ongoing election for Native Hawaiians can be counted as planned, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
- Gov.-elect Bevin opens inaugural church service to public Updated: Nov-19-15 4:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has moved his inaugural church service to the Frankfort Convention Center and has opened it to the public.
- Lieutenant governor's runoff a low-key affair in Louisiana Updated: Nov-19-15 12:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Though Louisiana is in the midst of a lieutenant governor's race, it's been hard to tell, overshadowed by the state's competitive race for governor.
- Conway outspent Bevin on TV in Kentucky governor's race Updated: Nov-19-15 4:01 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democrat Jack Conway spent nearly twice as much as Republican Matt Bevin on TV ads, but it was not enough to get him elected governor.
- Kansas Board of Regents discusses racial tension on campuses Updated: Nov-19-15 2:56 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Board of Regents has discussed the issue of racial tension on university campuses amid heightened conversation at the University of Kansas.
- Tied House election to be decided by a long green straw Updated: Nov-18-15 9:32 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A drawing of straws could decide the winner of a tied legislative race in Mississippi, and the outcome will determine whether Republicans reach a supermajority in the state House of Representatives.
- Refugee flap overtakes state issues in La. governor's race Updated: Nov-18-15 7:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana governor's race has taken a surprising turn into foreign policy ahead of Saturday's election, as TV political ads and campaign rhetoric shifted this week to the Paris terrorist attacks and the wisdom of allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. borders.