Elections

File - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Verna Vasbinder prepares her new bunk in the city's new Temporary Bridge Shelter for the homeless as her dog, Lucy Lui, looks on in San Diego. A new federal report says the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of a West Coast homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting possible success in those cities' efforts to combat the problem. Homelessness overall was up slightly across the country, although the report did not provide a complete picture of the problem. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 17, 2018 - 6:01 pm
A federal report released Monday provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis that has gripped many cities up and down the West Coast. The number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of the homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting those...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his final State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder signed laws on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents vowed to challenge in court. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
December 14, 2018 - 5:27 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents blasted as shameful. To...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat by a roll of the dice. The race for a seat on the Hoxie City Council was determined by Cliff Farmer and incumbent Alderwoman Becky...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Democratic challenger Tony Evers, left, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, shake hands during gubernatorial debate in Madison, Wis. Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Democrats sue to prevent Republicans from diluting the powers of newly elected governors and attorneys general in Wisconsin and Michigan, the lawsuits will probably center on one question: Are lawmakers usurping authority that belongs to the executive branch? The legal threat...
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December 07, 2018 - 4:29 pm
HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 6, The Associated Press reported that Cliff Farmer, an Arkansas political candidate who missed voting for himself in a local election, was vacationing in Florida. Farmer was on a work-related trip.
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, Republican candidate for Georgia Secretary of State Republican Brad Raffensperger participates in a debate in Atlanta. Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow are vying in a Dec. 4 runoff for Georgia secretary of state. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 12:57 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Brad Raffensperger won a runoff election Tuesday to become Georgia's next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state. Raffensperger, a state lawmaker from suburban Atlanta,...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows candidates for mayor of Little Rock, Ark., from left, Frank Scott and Baker Kurrus, in the Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. Scott, 35, a banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades after it was the center of a school desegregation crisis. He'll succeed outgoing Mayor Mark Stodola, who announced earlier this year he wouldn't seek re-election. (The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 11:48 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades after it was the center of a school desegregation crisis. Frank Scott, 35, defeated Baker Kurrus...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Democrat Georgia Secretary of State candidate John Barrow speaks during a campaign stop at Daniel Field in Augusta, Ga. Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger are vying in a Dec. 4 runoff for Georgia secretary of state. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:50 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's voters have one more chance to make their voices heard about the state's election infrastructure. Tuesday's runoff election for Georgia secretary of state pits Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger against former Democratic congressman John Barrow. Neither candidate won...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Yolanda Jimenez casts her mail-in ballot in at the voting center at the California Museum in Sacramento, Calif. In California, the election doesn't always stop on Election Day and this year, in a string of closely contested U.S. House races, it was only the beginning. A stunning 5 million ballots were counted in the state after the election ended on Nov. 6, some not until several weeks later. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 30, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A combination of recent changes in California's election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and, some Republicans believe, disadvantaged their party. A stunning 5 million ballots — more than 40 percent of the overall total — were counted after Nov. 6. In many...
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This Nov. 23, 2018 photo shows Alaska State Review Board ballot examiner Stuart Sliter reacting when a loose ballot from a tied state House race is found without an envelope in Juneau, Alaska. Officials are investigating the origin of the ballot and will decide by Friday, Nov. 30, whether to count it during a recount of the Fairbanks House District 1 race. (James Brooks/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 11:48 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Control of Alaska state government, at least for the next two years, could hinge on a mystery ballot that an election worker found on a table in a Fairbanks voting precinct more than three weeks ago. The uncounted ballot could break a tie in an Alaska state House race. A...
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