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Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

May. 18, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One political party is holding urgent news conferences and congressional hearings over the topic. The other says it’s a dangerous distraction meant to seed doubts before this year's presidential election. In recent months, the specter of immigrants voting...

Here's how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the first debate stage under stringent Biden-Trump rules

May. 18, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long argued that the biggest hurdle of his presidential campaign is the perception that independent candidates can't win. He has looked to the debates as a singular opportunity to stand alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in front of a massive audience. ...

Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules

May. 17, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidat e with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the...

GOP fighting, 50-hour Democratic filibuster kill push to make amending Missouri Constitution harder

May. 17, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — GOP infighting and a record-breaking, 50-hour Democratic filibuster on Friday killed a Republican push to make amending Missouri's constitution harder, an effort in part aimed at thwarting an upcoming ballot measure on abortion-rights. The GOP-led Senate...

Abortion rights initiatives make the ballot in South Dakota and Colorado

May. 17, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

Voters in Colorado and South Dakota will have a say on abortion rights this fall after enough signatures were collected to put measures on the ballots. South Dakota voters will get a chance at direct democracy on the contentious issue in a conservative state where a trigger law...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 17, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Voters in both Colorado and South Dakota will have a say on abortion rights this fall after supporters collected enough valid signatures to put measures on the ballot, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to...

Croatia gets new government with a far-right party included ahead of European parliamentary vote

May. 17, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday voted into office a new government that marks a tilt to the right in another European Union nation ahead of the 27-nation bloc's parliamentary election next month. Although it is still dominated by conservative Croatian Democratic...

Potential signature fraud in Michigan threatens to disrupt congressional races

May. 17, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fraudulent signatures could upend Michigan's congressional races this year as each declared GOP U.S. Senate candidate faces new calls to investigate their attempts to get on the August primary ballot and a Democratic U.S. House candidate appears likely to fall short. ...

After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now

May. 17, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska's Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling place. She didn’t even consider taking advantage of the state’s no-excuse mail-in ballot process. In fact, she would prefer to do away with mail-in voting...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Idaho's state primary and Democratic presidential caucus

May. 17, 2024 09:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Idaho voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide primaries for the U.S. House and the state legislature, one contest will be noticeably absent from the ballot: the race for the White House. That’s because state lawmakers scrapped the presidential primary last year,...