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Georgia primary running smoothly despite new election law

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, Georgia's high-stakes primary election appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday with no reports of major problems in one of the nation's most important battleground states. A record number of ballots cast during...

Alabama GOP voters decide secretary of state, other nominees

May. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Republican voters in Alabama will decide their party's nominees in four statewide races Tuesday after campaigns in which many of the candidates touted their devotion to faith, former President Donald Trump and guns. A statewide constitutional amendment to fund park improvements also is on the...

Trump’s bid to reshape GOP faces biggest hurdles in Georgia

May. 24, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump hoped to avoid a stinging defeat in the Georgia governor's race on Tuesday as Republican primary voters decided the fate of the former president's hand-picked candidate to lead one of the most competitive political battlegrounds in the U.S. In all, five...

$2.3 million stolen from Wisconsin Republicans is recovered

May. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — All of the $2.3 million stolen from the Wisconsin Republican Party by hackers just before the 2020 presidential election has been recovered, including nearly $600,000 obtained by the FBI and given back to the party last month, the state party chairman said Tuesday. ...

Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBC

May. 24, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show. The program, set to debut in the first quarter of 2023, will...

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

May. 24, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is facing a tough primary challenge Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the wrath of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to overturn Trump's loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state. Trump was...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 24, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....

UN envoy urges Somalia's new leaders to tackle urgent issues

May. 23, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country Monday to build on last week's election of a new president and work on national reconciliation, improve relations between the central government and states, and confront the growing threat from the al-Shabab extremist group. ...

Pence push for Kemp caps end of Georgia primary campaign

May. 23, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence made an in-person push for Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection a day before the Republican incumbent faces his biggest challenge from a GOP candidate backed by Pence's old boss. Pence rallied with Kemp in suburban Atlanta on Monday...

Booted from GOP ballot, Trump House pick to advise ex-rival

May. 23, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A one-time U.S. House hopeful in Tennessee who landed former President Donald Trump's endorsement before state Republican Party officials booted her off the ballot is now providing national security advice to another candidate in that race. Morgan Ortagus is...