State elections

FILE - This combination of file photos show U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2017, left, and state Rep. Jared Golden in 2018, right, in Maine. Federal Judge Lance Walker has dismissed a lawsuit by Poliquin aimed to nullify outcome of first ranked choice congressional election won by Golden. (AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
December 13, 2018 - 4:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation's first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin sought to have the voting system declared unconstitutional after he...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:36 pm
MCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has finally removed all legal questions about the McCormick County sheriff two years after his election. The justices ruled Wednesday that Republican Clarke Stearns is legally qualified for the job because he spent 31 years as a certified law...
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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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December 12, 2018 - 4:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With ballot fraud allegations hanging over a disputed North Carolina congressional race, state lawmakers have agreed to change the way such "do-over" House elections are handled. The House and Senate voted Wednesday to require both new primary and general elections if the state...
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Congress party supporters hold a cut-out of party President Rahul Gandhi and celebrate outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The Congress party won in the states of Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan, while it was in a close fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh state. (AP Photo)
December 12, 2018 - 2:04 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has suffered an embarrassing defeat in three state elections in its Hindu stronghold just months before national elections. According to results announced by the Election Commission on Wednesday, the opposition Congress...
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Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad CEO, Arul Kanda Kandasamy arrives at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Arul and former Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, face fresh charges for tempering 1MDB audit report. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
December 11, 2018 - 11:17 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. Najib was charged along...
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December 11, 2018 - 1:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state Republican Party leader says an affidavit alleging a county's early-vote totals were shared improperly would be grounds alone for a new election in an unsettled congressional race in southeastern North Carolina. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes made the comment Tuesday about a...
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December 11, 2018 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum is set to address top Democratic Party donors gathered in Washington amid speculation he's considering a 2020 presidential bid. The Tallahassee mayor is fresh off a close loss in the Florida governor's race. Party officials confirm Gillum is the...
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December 11, 2018 - 8:30 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Three Republicans and one Democrat have filed for an open South Carolina Senate seat after the election of Greenville Sen. William Timmons to Congress. The Republican Timmons resigned his Senate seat after he was elected last month to replace retiring 4th District...
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December 10, 2018 - 9:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — County-certified election results show a state lawmaker losing his northeast Georgia seat by just two votes in a court-ordered repeat of a primary election. The close finish in state House District 28 entitles state Rep. Dan Gasaway of Homer to a recount if he requests one. Official...
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