State governments

CORRECTS FROM SEN.-ELECT TO CANDIDATE- U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks to a supporter at the Barton Barr Central Library, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Phoenix. Sinema and Republican challenger Martha McSally are seeking the senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who is retiring in January.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 09, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans who had alleged the state's two biggest counties were illegally counting some ballots changed course Friday and agreed to settle their lawsuit if rural voters also get an extra chance to fix problems with ballots cast in the state's tight U.S. Senate race. The...
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Republican Brian Kemp, right, shakes hands with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival's refusal to concede. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 12:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor. Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage, and he's already resigned as...
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Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech as he is joined on stage by his wife R. Jai Gillum, right, and running mate Chris King and his wife Kristen Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum lost the Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 09, 2018 - 4:13 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Razor-thin margins in Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the specter of possible recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation's midterm elections. In the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum's...
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This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. Democrats and Republicans nationwide will have to wait a bit longer to see if Georgia elects the first black woman governor in American history or doubles down on the Deep South’s GOP tendencies with an acolyte of President Donald Trump (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
November 08, 2018 - 8:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, removing himself from the ongoing count of the governor's election he says he's already won. Kemp made his announcement in the governor's office of the Georgia Capitol, standing beside the man he plans to...
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Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech as he is joined on stage by his wife R. Jai Gillum, right, and running mate Chris King and his wife Kristen Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum lost the Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 08, 2018 - 7:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida faced the prospect of recounts in the razor-thin races for governor and U.S. Senate, potentially prolonging the battle over two of this year's most-closely watched campaigns. In the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said Thursday it's prepared for a...
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Julie Skomski checks in with a line of people behind her on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 while voting in the midterm election at the District No. 4 location at CrossWay Church in Germantown, Wis. (John R. Ehlke /West Bend Daily News via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inspired outrage, love, fear and every emotion in between. He has also inspired record-breaking turnout at the ballot box. With votes still being counted, an estimated 113 million Americans cast ballots in the first nationwide election of the Trump...
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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Christine Hallquist addresses supporters as she delivers her concession speech during an election night rally party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Hallquist lost to incumbent Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 08, 2018 - 1:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The country's first major-party transgender candidate for governor said Thursday she doesn't know what she will do next now that she's lost the election in Vermont — but Christine Hallquist is keeping all of her options open. Hallquist, a former utility executive who was a...
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This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. Democrats and Republicans nationwide will have to wait a bit longer to see if Georgia elects the first black woman governor in American history or doubles down on the Deep South’s GOP tendencies with an acolyte of President Donald Trump (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
November 08, 2018 - 1:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the race for Georgia governor (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Stacey Abrams' campaign says it will continue to fight to get all outstanding votes counted in the Georgia governor's race and won't accept former Secretary of State Brian Kemp's declaration of victory. At a...
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Former President Barack Obama stands with Georgia Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov. Sarah Riggs Amico, left, gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and congressional candidate Lucy McBath, right, after speaking at during a campaign rally at Morehouse College Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 08, 2018 - 7:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Karen Handel has conceded her long-red House seat in the Atlanta suburbs to an African-American gun control advocate making her first run for public office. Handel's statement Thursday morning says her careful review of the vote count shows she narrowly lost to...
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Florida Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Mayor Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech along side his wife First Lady R. Jai Gillum, running mate Chris King and his wife Kristen King on the campus Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Octavio Jones/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the many successes among candidates of color, the midterm elections also proved to some the enduring power of racism, with minority politicians' intelligence and integrity called into question by their opponents and President Donald Trump in what were widely seen as coded...
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