The Latest: Center-left incumbent leading German state vote

Bernd Althusmann, top candidate of the Christian Democrats, speaks with journalists after casting his ballot at a polling station in Suedergellersen, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. About 6.1 million residents are eligible to vote in Sunday’s state election in Lower Saxony. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats hope to oust the Social Democrats of current governor Stephan Weil. (Philipp Schulze/dpa via AP)


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