Election 2012

Virginia Election News

Republicans Plan Lawsuit Against Restoration Of Voting Rights For Va. Felons

GOP lawmakers in Virginia say they plan to challenge Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action allowing more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November.

Virginia Restores Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday that restored voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons in the commonwealth.

Maryland Election News

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Ted Cruz tries to reboot his campaign by announcing a running mate. Bernie Sanders begins cutting staff but vows to stay in the race until the final primary in June. And former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is sentenced to prison after admitting he sexually abused teenage boys. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Outlook For Maryland's Republican Candidates: Michael Steele Weighs In

The former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former chairman of the Republican National Committee talks about some of the winners of Tuesday's Republican primaries and their potential strategies for pulling off upsets in November against high-profile Democrats.

DC Election News

Clinton Pledges To Be 'Vocal Champion For D.C. Statehood' If Elected President

Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.

Effort To Legalize Gambling In D.C. Looks Like A Tough Bet

A group that wants to legalize gambling in D.C. and open a casino in Anacostia is facing legal challenges in its attempt to the put the issue on the November ballot.

National Election News

Trump Gains Enough Delegates For GOP Presidential Nomination

Donald Trump has reached the magic number of 1,237 delegates, according to The Associated Press, making him the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

Garnering support of 1,238 delegates out of 1,237 needed, Trump is now the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.