Lake seeks election records in suit against Arizona county

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, has filed a public records lawsuit demanding that Maricopa County turn over a variety of election-related documents. Lake refused to acknowledge which she lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs and drew attention for weeks to voters who said they encountered long lines and … Read more

Musk says he will support DeSantis if Florida governor runs for president

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday he would back Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who recently won a second term, runs for president. Earlier this month, DeSantis beat Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 percentage points to win re-election as governor of Florida and cemented himself … Read more

Raphael Warnock has cash advantage over Herschel Walker

The Reverend Raphael Warnock, Democratic Senator from Georgia (L), and Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker from Georgia. Reuters Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign has nearly three times as much money as Republican nominee Herschel Walker heading into the home stretch of Georgia’s Senate election runoff, according to new documents filed by the Federal … Read more

Alaska’s Murkowski, Peltola win reelection in latest Trump rebuke

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Democratic Representative Mary Peltola of Alaska both won re-election on Wednesday against opponents backed by Donald Trump, the latest high-profile defeats of candidates backed by the former president. Peltola and Murkowski came out on top after Alaska officials finished tabulating all ballots for the Nov. … Read more

In Thanksgiving tradition, Biden pardons two chatty turkeys

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, wearing his trademark aviator sunglasses, pardoned two North Carolina turkeys named Chocolate and Chip on Monday, sparing them from Thanksgiving dinner tables. In return, the pair of huge turkeys gobbled up their appreciation in the latest episode of the White House tradition of smiles to kick … Read more

Georgia court declines to halt Saturday early runoff voting

ATLANTA (AP) — A decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals Monday means counties can offer early voting next Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The Court of Appeals denied a state request to stay a lower court’s ruling that state law permits early voting … Read more

Arizona attorney general wants report on voting machine problems

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office demanded that Maricopa County officials provide a report on voting machine problems that caused delays in the state from the battlefield in this month’s midterm elections. A letter dated Saturday from Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright calls on county officials to report by … Read more

Top U.S. House Republican McCarthy plans special committee on China

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Sunday he would form a select committee on China if elected speaker of the house, blaming the Biden administration not to stand up to Beijing. “China is the No. 1 country when it comes to intellectual property … Read more

Republicans identify 42 Biden administration officials they want to testify

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday identified 42 White House and Democratic President Joe Biden administration staffers they expect to testify next year. next after their party takes control of the chamber. In Nov. 18 letters to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and other senior … Read more

After midterms, relieved U.S. election officials look to 2024 race

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Election officials who had prepared for death threats and unrest ahead of midterms said extensive preparations ensured a generally peaceful and orderly vote, even on fiercely contested battlefields – inspiring some confidence that a 2024 presidential election will be conducted smoothly. In Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, officials have taken … Read more