Email Welcome to our live blog of the Election results. Be sure to check out our webcasts with Katie Couric and the CBS News political team here throughout the night, beginning at 9: We'll also be streaming our coverage on YouTube. After a long night of heavy Democratic losses - and a GOP takeover in the House of Representatives - Republicans are celebrating what is largely considered a conservative wave of success.
Senate in Alabama, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, in Fairhope, Alabama. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Without the delay, it would be too late to remove Moore from the ballot, because Alabama state law requires candidates to withdraw at least 76 days before an election.
With only a month to go until voters go to the polls, Moore would thus remain a candidate despite allegations of sexual misconduct. The Washington Post reported the story of Leigh Corfman, who said Moore kissed her and touched her inappropriately inwhen she was 14 years old.
The investigation also included testimonies from three other women who said Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers. Alabama Republican candidate for U. Senate Roy Moore speaks with reporters as he visits the U.
Capitol on October But in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Moore was unable to definitively reject the idea he had dated teenagers during his 30s. Sources briefed on deliberations among those in Washington said that pushing the election date was one of several ideas, along with the possibility of endorsing a write-in candidate.
Governor Ivey is reportedly considering a delay, but wants to ensure support from President Donald Trump before doing so. Presidential intervention would help solve the problem, because if Trump himself asked Moore to step down and endorsed a write-in candidate, few Republicans would challenge the new pick.
Ivey has already rescheduled the Senate race once before, after taking office in April as the replacement for Governor Robert Bentley, who stepped down following a sex and corruption scandal.
A delay in this case, however, might prove more difficult.
Military members and absentee voters have already submitted ballots for the December election. Moore himself has insisted that he is staying in the race, even though several Republican lawmakers have called for him to step down.
Not all Republicans have withdrawn their support for Moore, though. A GOP state senator, Trip Pittman, is among those who said Moore should not be punished unless allegations are proved to be true in court. Meanwhile, Republicans attending an event to tout their new tax plan remained silent for a full 44 seconds when asked to comment on allegations against Moore.
Even though some top lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have not denounced Moore or asked him to step aside, it now appears that others are working behind the scenes to push him out.New Mexicans likely won’t see a Libertarian candidate for governor on the ballot in November.
While still unofficial, the results of a recount conducted Wednesday show the party’s primary candidates for those races lacked enough write-in votes to make it onto the general election ballot. Democrat Bill Cobbs will run write-in campaign for Michigan governor Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs will not file signatures for the August primary.
Will iinstead wage a write-in. In the primary election for governor, turnout was percent and in , the last time the race had no incumbent, the turnout was percent and 95 percent of that vote went to Democratic. Many Republicans pursuing the governor's mansion this cycle face a predicament in the general election: a tie to President Trump may have swayed a primary in their favor, but in closer races, it.
Governor before election. Gray Davis Democratic.
Elected Governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger Republican. SANTA FE – The Libertarian Party plans to seek a recount after its write-in candidate for governor received votes, falling short of the vote threshold required to make the Nov.