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Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes

Aug. 12, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The judge in a case brought by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration against three counties that aren't reporting mail-in ballots lacking handwritten dates on their return envelopes told lawyers Friday she will rule as quickly as possible. Commonwealth Court Judge...

Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP's strength

Aug. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift in Republican-leaning counties contributed to the overwhelming support of abortion rights last week in traditionally conservative Kansas, according to a detailed Associated Press analysis of the voting...

School district tries to fix bad Spanish translation

Aug. 12, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With voting already under way in Florida's Aug. 23 election, officials in a county where about one in four voters are Hispanic are scrambling to fix a Spanish translation error that can't help efforts to raise more money for education. The Broward...

Nevada officials offer regulations as hand-counts gain steam

Aug. 12, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hand-counting teams of four, not all from the same party. Table centers at least 10 feet apart. Ballots counted 20 at a time. Those are some of the regulations the Nevada secretary of state's office is proposing for how counties can count paper ballots by hand...

Cambodia court charges opposition politician with defamation

Aug. 11, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A leading Cambodian opposition politician who publicly complained about alleged unfairness in June local elections has been charged with defamation, his lawyer said Thursday. Son Chhay, deputy president of the opposition Candlelight Party, said in an...

Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race

Aug. 10, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, was defeated Wednesday in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb...

Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona

Aug. 10, 2022 20:44 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona.

Arizona county that saw election snafu to waive city costs

Aug. 10, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona county where the Aug. 2 primary election was beset with multiple issues that led to the firing of its election director will waive the costs for running municipal elections in 11 cities and towns and plans to hire an outside election expert to review what went wrong. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 8, 2022. Editorial: Enforce price transparency A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good idea. But the...

Election skeptics advance in key Wisconsin, Minnesota races

Aug. 10, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has won his Democratic primary, advancing to a general election in which Republicans hope to win back the seat and give it power over elections. And in Minnesota, Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election...