Midterm elections

Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections walks near ballot boxes at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office during a recount on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker also rejected a...
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November 15, 2018 - 10:42 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all. Precinct 2807 in Providence has just 14 registered voters. The state Board of Elections website for days showed that none...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, following a meeting for the House Republican leadership elections. McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 15, 2018 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda. With Speaker Paul...
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Bins filled with ballots are stacked at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office as employees count ballots during a recount, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 14, 2018 - 9:45 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With time running out in Florida's high-stakes election recount, lawsuits piled up Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, outdated ballot-scanning machines overheated and President Donald Trump leveled his latest unfounded allegation, that people had been voting...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love walks to greets supporters during an election night party, in Lehi, Utah. Love has cut into Democratic challenger Ben McAdams' lead as vote-counting continues in the race that remains too close to call a week after Election Day. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 14, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love sued Wednesday to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to challenge mail-in ballot verification. In a contest where "every single vote is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Andy Kim, the Democratic candidate in the U.S. Congressional District 3 race, speaks during a debate against Republican candidate Tom MacArthur, in Newark, N.J. Kim, the Democratic former national security aide to Barack Obama, has defeated two-term Republican incumbent Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd District. Kim upset MacArthur in the hotly contested southern New Jersey district, widening the Democrats’ edge in the House. The U.S. House historian’s database shows he’s the first Asian-American elected from New Jersey. Kim has never run for or served in elected office before. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:29 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrat Andy Kim, a political newcomer and former national security aide in the Obama administration, defeated Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur in a tight race in which the incumbent's vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act was a hot issue. Kim upset MacArthur in the hotly...
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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Augusta, Maine. Poliquin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in an attempt to stop a tabulation of ranked-choice ballots in his race against Democratic challenger Jared Golden. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 14, 2018 - 4:40 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday aimed at stopping Maine's unusual ranked-balloting system, even as election staffers scanned votes to determine the winner of last week's congressional race. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and three activists sued Tuesday to...
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Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) is arrested by capitol police during a protest over election ballot counts in the rotunda of the state capitol building Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Atlanta. Dozens filled the rotunda in the center of the Capitol's second floor Tuesday just as the House was scheduled to convene for a special session. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 14, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Amid lingering uncertainty over Georgia's still unsettled race for governor, a state senator on Wednesday tearfully decried her arrest a day earlier during a protest with her constituents as they demanded all votes be counted. Sen. Nikema Williams, an Atlanta Democrat, was one of 15...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, is flanked by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., left, the senator-elect from Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate in the undecided challenge to incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., during a meeting with new GOP senators at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 14, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans welcomed the first woman to their leadership team in years Wednesday as they sought to address the optics of the GOP side of the aisle being dominated by men. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst called her selection to the leadership ranks "a great honor." "It's a great...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, is flanked by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., left, the senator-elect from Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate in the undecided challenge to incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., during a meeting with new GOP senators at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 14, 2018 - 11:13 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Florida Gov. Rick Scott will step down from the state panel responsible for certifying the results in the state's highly contested elections. Daniel Nordby, a lawyer for the Republican governor, told...
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