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Election skeptics advance in key Wisconsin, Minnesota races

Aug. 10, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette won his Democratic primary on Tuesday, 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...

Michels wins Wisconsin GOP governor primary, will face Evers

Aug. 10, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels...

Trump-backed Levy wins GOP Senate primary in Connecticut

Aug. 10, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leora Levy, a first-time political candidate who received a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump, won the Connecticut Republican primary for U.S. Senate in an upset Tuesday that could signal a shift for the state GOP after years of backing moderates. ...

Jarchow, Toney vie for chance to taken on Wisconsin AG Kaul

Aug. 10, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A testy race between the Republicans seeking to knock off Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul went to voters Tuesday, with Eric Tony and Adam Jarchow locked in a close race as results trickled in late. The pair were the leading candidates in a race that...

Republicans shut of out Washington Secretary of State race

Aug. 09, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Until Democratic state Sen. Steve Hobbs was appointed as Washington’s secretary of state last November, Republicans had a hold on the office for 56 years. Now, they've been shut out of the general election. Hobbs captured about 40% of the vote and easily...

Mar-a-Lago search just part of one of several Trump probes

Aug. 09, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate marked a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation is just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office. ...

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

Aug. 09, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant. The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately known. Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President...

Alabama GOP to vote on idea of recommending closed primaries

Aug. 09, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is one of 15 states that do not ask voters to register with a political party ahead of a voting in a primary. Some Republicans argue it’s time to change that. The Alabama Republican Party will take a vote this weekend on whether to support a party...

Georgia asks appeals court to return PSC elections to ballot

Aug. 09, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is asking a federal appeals court to put elections for public service commissioners back on the November ballot, a week after a federal judge found that the statewide election of the five commissioners illegally diluted Black votes. Attorney General Chris...

Kenya's close presidential election draws fewer voters

Aug. 09, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fewer Kenyans voted Tuesday in an unusual presidential election where a longtime opposition leader who is backed by the outgoing president faces the brash deputy president who styles himself as the outsider. Turnout was just 56% an hour before polls closed as some voters...