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Minnesota 3rd party US House candidate Paula Overby dies

Oct. 05, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paula Overby, a third-party candidate in Minnesota's hotly contested 2nd Congressional District, died Wednesday, her family said. Her son, Tyler Overby, said the 68-year-old died of complications from heart valve trouble after being hospitalized for the past two...

Criticism over latest NC redistricting back at Supreme Court

Oct. 05, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Supreme Court returned to the state’s recent divisive round of redistricting on Tuesday, as justices heard further challenges to General Assembly and congressional district lines getting used for next month’s elections. The state’s...

Trial set in North Dakota tribes’ lawsuit over redistricting

Oct. 04, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A trial has been set in a federal lawsuit brought by two Native American tribes that allege North Dakota’s new legislative map dilutes tribal members’ voting strength. The bench trial is scheduled for June 12, 2023. A bench trial means the verdict is up...

Justices mull latest challenge to landmark voting rights law

Oct. 04, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared open Tuesday to making it harder to create majority Black electoral districts, in an Alabama case that could have far-reaching effects on minority voting power across the United States. The justices heard two...

GOP front-runner lies low in open US House race in Nashville

Oct. 04, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly two months after far-right conservative Andy Ogles secured the Republican nomination in a reconfigured congressional district that cuts into left-leaning Nashville, the former rural county mayor has largely vanished from the public arena. In August,...

Louisiana state GOP Rep. Stefanski announces bid for AG

Oct. 03, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana state Rep. John Stefanski, a Republican, announced his 2023 bid for Attorney General on Monday. Stefanski chairs the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, which was recently at the center of a contentious redistricting battle. The Crowley lawmaker...

Black representation in Alabama tested before Supreme Court

Oct. 03, 2022 05:16 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The invisible line dividing two of Alabama's congressional districts slices through Montgomery, near iconic sites from the civil rights movement as well as ones more personal to Evan Milligan. There’s the house where his grandfather loaded people into his...

Judge: Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 election

Sep. 28, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 state and district elections due to severe election day glitches, the president of the German capital’s constitutional court said Wednesday. Several political parties and government entities, including Berlin’s election...

Kansas race tests which matters more: Economy or abortion?

Sep. 28, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Republicans redrew Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids ' suburban Kansas City, Kansas-area district this year to make a third term harder for her to win, adding rural areas where former President Donald Trump did well and removing urban areas that Davids had carried handily. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Times and Democrat. September 18, 2022. Editorial: Know your voting status and races on your ballot If you plan to vote in the November general election, September’s National Voter Registration Month is the time to take stock of your status and look ahead to casting...