Month: November 2018

Election Day 2018: A nation on edge heads to the polls

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Michael Gregoire marched along a downtown sidewalk in the tense days before the midterm elections, waving a hand-painted sign at passing traffic: “DEFEAT REPUBLICANS 2018.” “The survival of the country is going to depend on this …

Early voting breaks midterm record in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina has shattered the record for absentee ballots cast in a midterm election. The South Carolina Election Commission said more than 230,000 votes were cast as of Friday evening. That is 46 percent more absentee votes th…

Colorado US Rep. Coffman is fighting for his political life

DENVER (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has kept a firm grip on his Colorado seat for a decade, even as his suburban Denver district shifted steadily leftward. But he’s fighting for political survival in Tuesday’s election. The five-term incumb…

Montana to decide Senate, House races and key ballot issues

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The growing popularity of early voting in Montana has resulted in fewer people casting their ballots on Election Day. But about a third of all voters participating in the midterm elections were still expected head to their polling …

Romanian ex-prison chief who tortured inmates dies in jail

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Alexandru Visinescu, a Romanian communist-era prison guard serving a 20-year sentence for crimes against humanity, died Monday in prison at 93, Romanian authorities said. Visinescu was the first prison guard from the early yea…

Lindsey Graham says Jeff Sessions may step down after midterms

Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may step down after this week’s midterm elections. “Jeff will probably step down. We’ll have a new attorney general most likely early next year,” Mr. Graham, South Caro…