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2 more Mississippi electric co-ops eye high-speed internet

Aug. 18, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two more Mississippi electric cooperatives are making plans to create subsidiaries to offer high-speed internet, after the first two cooperatives jumped into the business last week. Prentiss County Electric Power Association Manager Ronny Rowland tells the Northeast Mississippi...

Livingston voters to decide if town stays dry

Aug. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Buying anything stronger than beer in the Louisiana town of Livingston has been next to impossible for quite some time, but that could soon be changing. WAFB-TV reports voters started a petition to loosen some of the town's alcohol laws, and the town's board of aldermen recently...

Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said those problems place a burden on...

Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020

Aug. 17, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they'll attend a forum in Sioux City on Monday and Tuesday named for longtime Native American...

Activists say thousands at risk of illegal voter roll purge

Aug. 16, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting rights activists say about 4,000 Ohio residents are at risk of being illegally removed from state voting rolls, a figure questioned by the state's elections chief. In a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, representatives of the League of Women Voters Ohio, the NAACP and...

Judge orders paper ballot contingency plan for Georgia

Aug. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Georgia election officials fail to meet the tight timeline they've set to implement an entirely new voting system, they'll have to quickly pivot to hand-marked paper ballots for the March presidential primaries. That's according to a Thursday ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg....

Judge orders release of Maryland county voter registration

Aug. 15, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of the voter registration list for Maryland's largest county. Judicial Watch, a conservative group that sued the state elections board for the voter registration list for Montgomery County, said Thursday it's time for states to clean up state voter...

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019

Aug. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia's outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming fight over the state's new...

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019, use hand-marked paper ballots if new system not ready for 2020

Aug. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019, use hand-marked paper ballots if new system not ready for 2020.

Pelosi kicks off Governor's Day at Illinois State Fair

Aug. 14, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Illinois Democrats on Wednesday to work to defeat Republican President Donald Trump and regain control of the Senate in 2020. The California Democrat gave the keynote speech at the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association brunch, the...