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Venezuela: Petition fell short in seeking Maduro recall vote

Jan. 27, 2022 15:33 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s National Electoral Council said Thursday that an opposition petition drive seeking to force a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro fell far short of the signatures needed, a result that had been expected because authorities allowed only a...

Missouri panel OKs recall options for school board members

Jan. 26, 2022 12:49 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill establishing a recall procedure for local school board members advanced out of a Missouri House committee Tuesday as that bill and others targeting school boards have gained early momentum. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the bills come...

Venezuela recall faces 'impossible' conditions; turnout low

Jan. 26, 2022 12:23 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans got a chance on to demand a recall of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday — but a government-friendly electoral board imposed limits that backers said were impossible to meet. That added to complaints about a system sharply tilted in favor of the...

Judge tosses GOP challenge to exception for recall donations

Jan. 06, 2022 12:41 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Republicans' lawsuit challenging the ability of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign to collect excess donations under an exception for recall attempts, saying they lack the standing to sue. District Judge Janet Neff in Grand...

GOP's Elder to raise funds for Congress, skip Newsom rematch

Jan. 04, 2022 19:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican Larry Elder announced Tuesday he will bypass a possible rematch with California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom this year but is forming a fundraising committee that will give him a visible platform from which to build national connections and consider a future run for...

Recall drive tied to migrant housing vote fails in Alma

Jan. 04, 2022 14:41 PM EST

ALMA, Mich. (AP) — Three officials who supported housing migrant boys in a mid-Michigan community won't face a recall election. Their critics failed to collect enough signatures to meet a Dec. 31 deadline, the Morning Sun reported. In September, the Alma City...

New maps, new building, new bills greet California lawmakers

Jan. 03, 2022 21:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday to begin an eight-month session in an election year, shaded by uncertainty but buoyed by a second consecutive year of massive budget surpluses. They hurried to introduce proposed legislation to...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 27, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Traverse City Record-Eagle. Dec. 23, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting commission couldn’t get much more wrong The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was wrong. Not just a little wrong, but really wrong. So wrong a majority of Michigan...

San Francisco DA, others denounce mayor's plan for police

Dec. 20, 2021 20:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's top prosecutor on Monday pushed back on the mayor's call for increased policing to battle rampant drug dealing in one of the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods, urging her instead to put more money into housing and treatment that get at the root causes of...

Socialist Seattle City Councilmember survives recall attempt

Dec. 17, 2021 21:22 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Seattle have retained socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the controversial lawmaker and long-time foe of hometown tech giant Amazon. Sawant had faced a recall effort. King County Elections on Friday officially certified the Dec. 7 recall...