#Election

  • Colorado Voters Given Another Chance to Abolish Slavery In Upcoming Midterm Elections

    Residents in Colorado have an opportunity to vote during midterm elections on whether or not the state should amend the constitution to abolish slavery as a form of punishment. Over 15 state constitutions in the United States permit slavery as a way of legal punishment for those who’ve committed a...
  • Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to elections

    PHOENIX (AP) – As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging a...
  • Trump warns West Virginia voters not to pick Don Blankenship

    US President Donald Trump has warned West Virginians not to vote for a Republican candidate who describes himself as “Trumpier than Trump”. Don Blankenship, a former mine owner, is out on probation after he was jailed when 29 workers died at his mine in 2010. The ex-coal baron is...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’s running for Senate

    Washington (CNN)Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is running for the US Senate, he told Politico in an interview published Monday, setting up a serious challenge to the state’s incumbent Democrat, Bill Nelson. “You’re probably surprised, but I’m going to announce I’m running for senator,” Scott told Politico, joking that...
  • Facebook pledges to tighten election security ahead of midterms

    SAN FRANCISCO – After being gamed by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election, Facebook says it’s working to tighten election security ahead of the midterm elections. Company executives detailed new initiatives to prevent foreign interference and anticipate new tactics to undermine the integrity of the November elections. Thursday’s...
  • Senate sexual harassment complaint names State Senator who’s running for Lt. Governor

    ATLANTA – A female lobbyist has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against a top State Senator and candidate for the lieutenant governor’s post, David Shafer. The complaint was filed with the Secretary of the Senate less than one month after the legislature revised its sexual harassment policies to include...
  • Female candidates see early boost in Texas primary

    ATLANTA (AP) – Predictions of a historic wave of female candidates on the ballot in November received an early boost after the nation’s first primary this week in Texas, with a record number of women advancing in congressional and state legislative races. Most of those candidates are Democrats, a national...
  • Trump: Dems defended election integrity until they lost

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again accusing his predecessor of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump tweets that’s because President Barack Obama “thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want to ‘rock the boat.'” But Trump says...
  • Judge narrows bribery case against New Jersey Democratic Senator Menendez

    (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday threw out several bribery charges against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, five days after U.S. prosecutors announced they would seek to retry him after his first trial ended with a hung jury. The New Jersey politician, who is expected to run for...