Politics - Elections

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Published Feb. 19 2019

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Published Feb. 18 2019

Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a...

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Published Feb. 15 2019

Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting...


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New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker launches 2020 bid

Published Feb. 1 2019

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite...

In Georgia House District 5 race, candidates argue over the meaning of the word 'slashed'

Published Jan. 28 2019

Georgia State House candidate Matt Barton defended his record as a city councilman Monday, arguing his political opponent is not...

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Published Jan. 17 2019

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a...

Congo: Opposition leader Tshisekedi wins presidential vote

Published Jan. 10 2019

Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday to the surprise...

Jesse Vaughn, Matt Barton to face each other in runoff for Georgia House District 5 seat

Published Jan. 8 2019

The election season in Georgia's 5th District will continue into February, with Calhoun attorney Jesse Vaughn and Calhoun businessman Matt...

What you need to know about Tuesday's Georgia House special election

Published Jan. 7 2019

Any Georgian casting a ballot Tuesday will likely have a more impactful voice than usual.

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new North Carolina election

Published Dec. 12 2018

North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race...

Tennessee U.S. Sen. Alexander's internal poll shows 65 percent approval among GOP voters

Published Dec. 10 2018

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's pollster says the Tennessee Republican is "in a strong position" to win the 2020 Senate GOP...

Six qualify for Georgia House special election in Gordon, Murray counties

Published Dec. 7 2018

Six candidates qualified for a special election for an open state house seat in Northwest Georgia.


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U.S. Senate race in Tennessee saw record-setting $93 million spent

Published Dec. 7 2018

A state record-setting $93 million-plus was spent in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee that Marsha Blackburn won last...

North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

Published Dec. 6 2018

The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of...

Ballot fraud investigation muddies North Carolina election

Published Dec. 4 2018

Allegations of flagrant absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina district have thrown the Election Day results of one of...

Special election scheduled to replace Georgia state Rep. John Meadows

Published Dec. 4 2018

Voters will pick a candidate to fill the late Georgia state Rep. John Meadows' shoes at the beginning of next...

The runoffs: It's election day - again - in Georgia

Published Dec. 3 2018

Voting gets underway Tuesday for Georgia's runoff elections, which will settle two statewide races in which neither party won a...

Few lines at polls as Mississippi votes in U.S. Senate runoff

Published Nov. 27 2018

Voting was swift and easy in many precincts Tuesday as Mississippi residents were deciding the last U.S. Senate race of...

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee announces Cabinet picks

Published Nov. 27 2018

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced his first Cabinet appointments as well as several key appointments to his staff.

The 'Grinch,' state revenue projections and Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee

Published Nov. 26 2018

The "Grinch" was on full display this week as Tennessee State Funding Board members approved formal revenue growth projections for...

Trump rallies for embattled U.S. senator in Mississippi

Published Nov. 26 2018

President Donald Trump stumped in Mississippi on Monday for a Republican Senate appointee who wants voters to focus on her...

Early voting underway for Georgia secretary of state race

Published Nov. 26 2018

North Georgia voters can cast ballots in one last statewide election this year, and the main issue at hand is...

Democrat's path to victory in Mississippi: Black turnout

Published Nov. 23 2018

The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn't supposed to be competitive.