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Polls open as Italians vote in general election that could bring first far-right government to power since WWII

Sep. 25, 2022 01:02 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Polls open as Italians vote in general election that could bring first far-right government to power since WWII.

Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

Sep. 24, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country's most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a...

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Sep. 24, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion. “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week. Vice President...

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

Sep. 24, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Donald Trump, Stewart...

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

Sep. 24, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Republican...

Alaska judge keeps Oath Keepers lawmaker on November ballot

Sep. 24, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge has ruled that a state lawmaker affiliated with the Oath Keepers may stay on the general election ballot in November even though he's likely ineligible to hold public office. But Judge Jack McKenna on Thursday ordered elections officials to...

Budd embraces Trump, abortion opposition in NC Senate race

Sep. 23, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In competitive races across the U.S., Republican candidates are distancing themselves from their party's most controversial policies and people — namely, abortion and former President Donald Trump — as Election Day approaches. Not Ted Budd. ...

Longtime Florida official Peter Antonacci dies at 74

Sep. 23, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Longtime Florida official Peter Antonacci, who was most recently tapped to run the state's new elections crime unit, died Friday. He was 74. The governor's office confirmed Antonacci's death in a statement but didn't mention a cause. “He...

Ballot error misprints Wisconsin independent's information

Sep. 23, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Election Commission notified clerks Friday that an independent candidate's identifying information was printed incorrectly on general election ballots in the state's 2nd District. The commission said an error at the state level meant county clerks...

Judge: Maryland can start counting mail-in ballots earlier

Sep. 23, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge granted an emergency petition on Friday filed by the Maryland State Board of Elections to enable the counting of mail-in ballots earlier than they were during the state's July primary. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge James Bonifant...