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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Detroit News. Sept. 22, 2021. Editorial: Courts should check Whitmer’s fundraising scam Mackinac Island — Michigan Republicans are mounting a court challenge against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s move to blow past campaign fundraising laws and raise...

Judge: Vegas-area GOP should settle own leadership dispute

Sep. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a lawsuit in a dispute over control of the Republican party in the Las Vegas area, telling acting party leaders and a Trump faction claiming control that courts shouldn't settle what she termed an intra-party political fight. ...

EXPLAINER: How a new GOP law in Texas makes voting harder

Sep. 07, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sweeping changes to Texas' election code that GOP Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday make it harder — sometimes even legally riskier — to cast a ballot in the state, which already has some of the nation's most restrictive voting laws. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 01, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. August 28, 2021. Editorial: Hochul Has Only Partially Opened Door On Nursing Home Transparency Gov. Kathy Hochul has done the right thing — quickly — in acknowledging the additional 12,000 COVID deaths in New York. ...

Former Va. sheriff found guilty in federal bribery trial

Aug. 24, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff has been found guilty on all counts in a federal bribery trial. The jury deliberated for more than five hours before finding former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe guilty of 11 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money...

Ethics Board: Iowa governor broke no laws with COVID-19 ads

Aug. 13, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Ethics Board has found that Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds didn’t violate any laws when she appeared in a series of taxpayer-funded ads last fall promoting coronavirus public safety measures. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure...

Michigan GOP lawmaker announces bid for attorney general

Aug. 12, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Rep. Ryan Berman announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for Michigan attorney general. The Oakland County lawyer said in a letter from his campaign that he's running in the 2022 race to restore the rule of law and...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 11, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 11, 2021. Editorial: ALEC and the FEC: Did right-wing organization violate campaign law and its own tax-exempt status? It’s more than coincidence when Republican legislatures throughout the nation all start...

Nebraska voter ID ballot drive begins gathering signatures

Aug. 06, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A campaign to require a government-issued photo identification to vote in Nebraska has started collecting signatures to place the issue on the 2022 general election ballot. Citizens for Voter ID said it started gathering signatures Thursday. State...

Albuquerque mayor faces ethics complaint in reelection bid

Aug. 04, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Critics of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller have filed a new ethics complaint alleging that the Democrat violated the city's election laws by using a city employee for campaign purposes. The complaint filed Tuesday by supporters of Sheriff Manuel...