Politics

  Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that enough uncounted absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots remain to force a Dec. 4 runoff and keep alive her bid to become the first black woman i

  Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Some campaign signs still up days after election

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

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  Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

Mark Pettway becomes first African-American elected Jefferson Co. sheriff

Will Ainsworth projected to win Lieutenant Governor’s race

AP projects Kay Ivey winning governor’s race

Election Results: Alabama General Election

Get the latest results from all the races in the Alabama General Election on November 6th, 2018.

Alabama voters OK amendment on rights for unborn

Alabama voters have decided to add language to the state's 1901 constitution saying the state recognizes the rights of unborn children.

  Steve Marshall thankful for family support

In the middle of the bustle of the election return watch party for incumbent Alabama Attorney general Steve Marshall, are two young children

Alabama voters approve pro-Ten Commandments amendment

Voters in Alabama have approved a constitutional amendment regarding the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools and government buildings.

  You Decide 2018: Alabama General Election Coverage

Midterm Elections 2018: National Results

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

What you need to know for the Alabama General Election

You Decide 2018: A look at some of Alabama’s biggest races

Rogers, Hagan go head-to-head for AL District 3 Congressional seat

Rogers has held the seat for the past 16 years. Hagan is hoping for an upset.

Weather impacting election day?

weather impacting election day

Straight party voting in Alabama: What you need to know

Straight party voting rules in Alabama

Alabama Governor candidates make final campaign push

Alabama candidates for Governor travel the state during their last day of campaigning

Final countdown to 2018 midterms

Election Day is Tuesday, and the balance of power in Congress is at stake.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

Days before election, rallies held to encourage you to get out and vote

We’re just days away from Election Day, and here in Birmingham people organized rallies to encourage you to get out and vote.

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

“Woke Vote” works to make your voice heard at polls

It's the last weekend of campaigning before the mid-term elections. One group in Birmingham is working hard, pushing people the polls.

A Tale of Two Prosecutors in Jefferson County

Two veteran prosecutors want to be Jefferson County's District Attorney. The candidates bring vastly different experience to the table.

AL Governor’s race in final days of campaign

Alabama governor candidates hopeful as gubernatorial campaign moves closer to the finish line.

Alabama Governor: Meet the Candidates - Walt Maddox

Learn more about Walt Maddox ahead of Alabama's General Election on November 6th.

Alabama Governor: Meet the Candidates - Kay Ivey

Learn more about Kay Ivey ahead of Alabama's General Election on November 6th.

Amendment Two: What you need to know about the State Abortion Policy Amendment

Another amendment on the ballot for Alabama voters Amendment 2, which concerns abortion. I

Alabama’s Lt. Governor’s race: Meet the Candidates

Alabama’s second in command position will be filled on Nov. 6. The seat was vacated in 2017 after then Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey took over gubernatorial duties.

Today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot in AL

The general election is less than a week away, but today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice: Meet the Candidates

The race for Alabama’s Chief Justice involves two high profile candidates with long histories in Alabama. The Chief Justice serves as both the top judge in the state and the top administrative official over all state courts.

Alabama Secretary of State: Meet the Candidates

The race for Alabama’s top elections official and records keeper pits a Republican incumbent against a Democratic newcomer.

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

General Election Sample Ballots for Central Alabama: November 6th, 2018

Find the sample ballot for each of the Central Alabama counties for the state’s upcoming General Election on November 6th, 2018.

Lt. Governor candidate’s wife injured in accidental shooting

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Will Ainsworth’s wife was injured in an accidental shooting today.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s race: Meet the Candidates

Longtime Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale hopes to keep his job, but faces a detective from his own department, Mark Pettway, who wants to replace him.

Alabama Attorney General’s race: Meet the Candidates

Republican incumbent Steve Marshall faces Democratic newcomer Joe Siegelman in race for Attorney General.

Amendment One revisits Ten Commandments issue in Alabama

Voters will decide whether Ten Commandments can be displayed in public buildings.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

Formal complaint filed against AL attorney general

Two Montgomery lawyers are filing a formal complaint against Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

What stopped Tommy Tuberville from running for AL governor

The “Riverboat Gambler” talks Auburn’s six straight wins over Alabama in the Iron Bowl, the “JetGate” scandal, and how Coach Ed Orgeron helped him meet his wife. Plus, did Tommy Tuberville seriously consider running for governor in Alabama?

B’ham City Council Vacancies

Tuesday the Birmingham City Council deadlocked over replacing Jay Roberson in District Seven on the Birmingham City Council.

Judge rules Jefferson Co. Circuit Judge nominee ineligible

Just two weeks from election day, there’s no Democratic nominee in one Jefferson County judge race.

Monday is the last day for November election voter registration

Alabama secretary of state talks voter registration

You Decide 2018: Monday is your last chance to register to vote

REMINDER: If you want to vote during the November 6th general election, you must be registered by midnight tonight.

Alabamians will take abortion stance in general election

Voters will make a stance on abortion in the general election with Amendment 2 on the ballot.

Maddox demands Gov. Ivey produce documents ahead of Nov. 6 election

Walt Maddox says Governor Kay Ivey can disprove allegations that a member of her security detail while Lieutenant Governor was demoted because he confirmed she had a health problem to one of his superiors.

AL congressional candidate raises voter registration concerns

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says that there’s no reason for any concern.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

Nick Saban enters political arena with senate endorsement

The ads started rolling out this week.

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Alabama lawmakers moving forward with hands-free driving law

Alabama could see a hands-free law passed in 2019.

Gov. Ivey’s doctor refutes stroke report

Governor Kay Ivey's doctor released a letter Tuesday to try and refute new claims she suffered a series of strokes in 2015.

Amendment One: Displaying Ten Commandments and religious freedom

Voters will decide if Amendment One will become a part to the state constitution.

Jefferson County DA reacts to Governor Ivey’s moratorium on early parole for violent offenders

We're getting new reaction Monday evening from Jefferson County's District Attorney after Governor Kay Ivey’s move Monday to temporarily stop early parole for violent inmates.

Amendment 2: Rights of the unborn v. right to choose

The debate over abortion has always been a heated issue. Amendment 2 will ask Alabama voters in November to make a choice on the state’s stance on the matter.

D.A. Candidate wants less jail time for first-time drug offenders

Democratic candidate for district attorney, Danny Carr, says he wants to see less jail time for non-violent first-time drug offenders.

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

Governor Kay Ivey Speaks to Tuscaloosa Rotary Club

Governor Kay Ivey talks in more detail why she wants voters to elect her to the office she now holds.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

A senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda

Trump’s disapproval rating reaches all-time high

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

Election Results: Municipal Elections: August 28th, 2018

Get up to the minute results for all the races in today's primary runoff elections.