County outside Atlanta is rejecting absentee ballots at an astounding rate. Gwinnett County says it is acting legally. But Georgia is hit by a federal civil rights lawsuit demanding that it halt all efforts to discard mailed-in ballots.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Kentucky’s General Election, and there are a few options to get it done. Kentucky residents can register on GoVoteKY.com or at their county clerk’s office.
The unusual, well-funded outside group is running ads against Texas Republican Pete Sessions and Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, while supporting North Carolina Republican Patrick McHenry and Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Conventional wisdom says it costs hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to win a congressional primary election. But a handful of wanna-be House members are advancing to the November ballot having spent less than $5,000.
Lexington mayoral candidate Linda Gorton was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s primary. Gorton told supporters who celebrated with her at the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation that she was surprised by the outcome.
A high school math teacher unseated the House majority floor leader in one primary election Tuesday. Six other teachers also won primaries. With 32 educators on the legislative ballot in November — most of them Democrats — GOP leaders and Gov. Matt Bevin may come to regret pension changes and insults to educators.
Growth and development have long been Lexington's biggest political issues. Voters sent a clear message in the mayoral primary when Kevin Stinnett, the favored candidate of developers, finished fourth.