• Decision 2020 Nov 4, 2020

    Smith, Garcia Rematch; Rouda-Steel Race Highlight Local Congressional Races

    Christy Smith and Mike Garcia will have a rematch Tuesday in the 25th Congressional District, with Smith hoping to avenge an earlier loss to the Republican Garcia and reclaim the seat for the Democratic Party. It’ll technically be the fourth time in nine months the duo have faced off at the ballot box. In March, Smith and Garcia finished...

  • Orange County Oct 30, 2020

    Republicans Race to Win Back the 48th Congressional District in Orange County

    There are 6% more Republicans registered in Orange County than Democrats as Republicans race to win back the 48th Congressional District.

  • Decision 2020 Oct 30, 2020

    Republicans Race to Win Back the 48th Congressional District in OC

    There are 6% more Republicans registered in Orange County than Democrats as Republicans race to win back the 48th Congressional District. Vikki Vargas report for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2020.

  • Decision 2020 Mar 4, 2020

    Smith and Garcia, Porter and Raths, Rouda and Steel Poised for Runoffs

    Democrat Christy Smith and Republican Mike Garcia will square off in a May 12 special election runoff to fill out the remainder of Rep. Katie Hill’s term in the 25th Congressional District, and they’ll meet again in a November runoff for the right to fill the seat for the next two years. Smith and Garcia finished one-two in the...

  • Congress Oct 25, 2019

    Gabbard Drops Congressional Race to Focus on Presidential

    Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    5 Facts: Tulsi Gabbard

    Here are five things to know about Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard.

  • congressional race Feb 28, 2019

    North Carolina Political Operative Charged in Election Fraud Case

    The political operative at the center of an election fraud scandal that has engulfed a North Carolina congressional race was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal ballot handling and conspiracy. Four people working for him were also charged. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., 63, was accused of directing workers to collect and mail in other people’s absentee ballots during the 2018...

  • Republican Party Feb 27, 2019

    Mark Harris, GOP Candidate in Disputed US House Race, Not Running Again

    The Republican candidate whose apparent victory in a North Carolina congressional race was thrown out because of suspicions of ballot fraud announced Tuesday he will not run in the newly ordered do-over election, saying he needs surgery late next month. In a statement, Mark Harris said he’s skipping the upcoming re-do election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district for health...

  • attorney Feb 21, 2019

    Testimony of Candidate's Son Upends Election Fraud Hearing

    A Justice Department official gave shocking testimony in an election fraud hearing into his father’s campaign for the North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. John Harris said he warned his father, Republican Mark Harris, against hiring an operative now accused of running an illegal ballot-collecting operation.

  • Congress Feb 20, 2019

    Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

    The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country’s last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative’s sketchy activities. Political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation last year, North Carolina’s elections director testified...

  • Congress Jan 9, 2019

    North Carolina Election Fraud Probed Long Before 2018 Race

    Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spent weeks probing whether the man at the center of the current scandal was among a group buying votes. That 2010 investigation was one of at least a half dozen instances over...

  • georgia Jan 8, 2019

    Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

    As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor.

  • congressional race Dec 29, 2018

    House Leader: Dems Won't Seat Candidate in Unresolved North Carolina Race

    The dissolution of North Carolina’s elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete. Gov. Roy Cooper was met with Republican resistance after announcing he would appoint an interim Board of Elections after a three-judge state...

  • Congress Dec 20, 2018

    North Carolina Officials Previously Investigated Ballot Operative

    North Carolina officials sought criminal charges after the 2016 election against the man now at the center of absentee ballot fraud allegations, but prosecutors didn’t indict him before the now disputed 2018 congressional race, according to documents released Wednesday. The documents detail a two year investigation by the North Carolina State Board of Elections into Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. Elections...

  • Nancy Pelosi Dec 17, 2018

    NC GOP Moves for New Primary in Congressional Race Hit by Election Fraud Probe

    Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina’s lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations. “I think (legislators are) worried that Mark Harris might be damaged goods and they want to have the opportunity to have a different Republican nominee,” said Carter Wrenn, a Republican...

  • georgia Dec 12, 2018

    Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

    Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters. Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections...

  • Nancy Pelosi Dec 7, 2018

    North Carolina Democrat Drops Race Concession Amid Probe

    The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of absentee ballot fraud. Dan McCready’s reversal came as a top leader at the state’s Republican Party said it would support a new election in the unresolved 9th Congressional District race if an investigation shows that wrongdoing swayed its...

  • Senate Nov 16, 2018

    Golden Defeats Incumbent Poliquin in Maine Congressional Race

    A Democrat who finished behind Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the first round of balloting has come from behind to flip the seat in the second of its two U.S. House races. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday after a federal judge denied Poliquin’s request to halt tabulations under Maine’s new voting system.

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2018

    Is Change in the Water? Candidates' Roots, Trump at Issue in Calif. Farm Country Race

    In California’s 10th Congressional District, a sprawling patchwork of farms and small cities east of San Francisco, a tight congressional race is coming down to the wire. Democrat Josh Harder, a 31-year-old venture capitalist, is returning to his native district after making millions through Silicon Valley. He is challenging Republican Jeff Denham, a local farmer and Iraq War veteran who...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    Health Care and Medicaid Loom Large in Close Maine Congressional Race

    A lack of health care hits residents especially hard in Maine, with the oldest population in the country, and so the Democratic challenger in the state’s Second Congressional District is focused on saddling the incumbent with his vote to kill “Obamacare,” following a playbook unfolding across the country. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, New England’s only Republican in the House of Representatives,...

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