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GOP map likely to hinder lone Democrat clears Kansas Senate

Jan. 21, 2022 17:26 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans used their supermajority Friday to win Kansas Senate approval for a redistricting plan that likely would make it harder for the state's only Democrat in Congress to win reelection this year. The nearly four-hour debate ahead of the Senate's 26-9 vote...

Western Native Voice sets up voter registration kiosks

Jan. 21, 2022 17:17 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An organization whose work includes increasing Native American participation in elections wants to make it easier for people to register to vote after the 2021 Legislature ended Election Day registration. Western Native Voice has begun placing voter...

Wisconsin GOP lawmaker calls for election cheating in video

Jan. 21, 2022 16:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican Wisconsin state lawmaker was recorded on video saying that Republicans need to “cheat like the Democrats” to win elections and that he’d like to punch Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over pandemic restrictions. The video of state Rep. Elijah...

Wisconsin Justice Department appeals ballot drop box ruling

Jan. 21, 2022 16:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice is appealing a judge's ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul filed notice with Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren on Thursday that he is appealing Bohren's...

Canada, US and allies talk aid for Haiti at virtual meeting

Jan. 21, 2022 16:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Haiti’s spiraling insecurity and growing concerns about its ability to hold general elections following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse prompted two dozen international senior officials to meet Friday and agree to increase aid. Canada, which hosted the...

GOP investigator no longer wants to jail Wisconsin mayors

Jan. 21, 2022 16:45 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired investigator looking into Wisconsin's 2020 election is no longer seeking to jail the mayors of Green Bay and Madison for allegedly not complying with a subpoena he issued last year. A judge on Friday said he needed more facts before...

Groups that won suits over Ohio maps submit their own plan

Jan. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The winners of lawsuits challenging Ohio's gerrymandered legislative maps submitted their own plan for new lines to the state's redistricting panel Friday, signaling a possible path to ending legal wrangling as 2022 elections approach. “Our teams worked...

Facing tough '22 elections, Dems want a year of achievements

Jan. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at midterm elections that could cost them control of Congress, Democrats are trying to sculpt a 2022 legislative agenda that would generate achievements and reassure voters that they’re addressing pocketbook problems and can govern competently. Last...

Lawmaker who made anti-Asian slur is resigning, cites health

Jan. 21, 2022 15:46 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers is resigning, House Democratic officials said Friday. Rep. Gerald Brady’s resignation will be effective Feb. 4, according to a press release from the...

Texas man charged with election threats to Georgia officials

Jan. 21, 2022 15:37 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that a Texas man has been arrested on charges of posting threatening messages on Craigslist about killing government officials in Georgia following the 2020 election. It was announced as the first arrest by the Justice...