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Milwaukee election official charged with fraud in court

Dec. 02, 2022 17:11 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The former Milwaukee Election Commission deputy director charged with fraudulently requesting military absentee ballots just days before last month’s election posted a $2,500 signature bond in her initial court appearance Friday. Kimberly Zapata was represented...

Georgia: What to expect on election night

Dec. 02, 2022 12:47 PM EST

A fiercely competitive Senate runoff in Georgia has national implications as Democrats try to solidify their hold on the upper chamber of Congress. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is trying to win a full Senate term against Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Warnock got over 37,000 more votes...

Louisiana: What to expect on election night

Dec. 02, 2022 12:44 PM EST

With no statewide offices on the ballot, Louisiana’s general election on Dec. 10 features three constitutional amendments. One would restate that only U.S. citizens can vote in Louisiana, which is already part of the state constitution. The other two would give the state Senate the authority to...

North Carolina board certifies general election results

Nov. 29, 2022 18:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday after an extensive canvassing process designed to ensure the votes have been tabulated correctly. The five-member panel tasked with overseeing statewide...

Wis. election officials weigh changes to military voting

Nov. 25, 2022 09:36 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are weighing whether changes to military absentee voting are needed after a top Milwaukee election official was charged with fraud in false requests for military absentee ballots just days before the Nov. 8 election. Kimberly...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 18, 2022 10:39 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Split-ticket voting in Arizona...

Ohio GOP aims to change voting laws during lameduck session

Nov. 17, 2022 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief on Thursday championed a lameduck push to require a supermajority of voters in order to pass certain constitutional amendments, a move that came the same day further voter restrictions were added to a significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws. ...

Connecticut Democratic official sentenced for ballot fraud

Nov. 15, 2022 16:34 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former chairperson of a local Democratic Party in Connecticut must serve two years' probation and pay a $35,000 fine for fraudulently submitting absentee applications and ballots for dozens of people without their knowledge during a local election. John...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Detroit News. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Will Dems do to Michigan what they’ve done to America? Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won an impressive victory Tuesday, and in doing so grabbed the brass ring for a political CEO: a Legislature totally controlled by her own party....

How Georgia's Senate runoff between Walker and Warnock works

Nov. 11, 2022 23:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia's election runoff rules could determine control of the Senate for the second time in a row, and Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock finds himself in the middle of it again — this time against Republican Herschel Walker. Two years ago, two runoff...