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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...

Missouri judge weighing lawsuits over photo ID law

Sep. 23, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys argued in court Friday over two lawsuits challenging a new Missouri law on voter photo identification and civic engagement rules. The hearing over how and whether the lawsuits should proceed was held before a judge in Cole County. ...

In-person voting starts in Minnesota, 3 other early states

Sep. 23, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In-person voting for the midterm elections opened Friday in Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, kicking off a six-week sprint to Election Day in a landscape that has changed much since the pandemic drove a shift to mail balloting in the 2020 presidential contest. ...

Montana law ending Election Day voter registration on hold

Sep. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court, in a split ruling on Wednesday, upheld a temporary order blocking the enforcement of two election-related laws passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature while the laws are being challenged in court. Five justices agreed with a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 21, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. September 20, 2022. Editorial: The ACC walks away It wasn’t a question of whether, but when. As expected, the Atlantic Coast Conference is leaving Greensboro for Charlotte, and (as if this wound needed more salt) will...

Bipartisan mayors voice criticism of new voting restrictions

Sep. 20, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors said Tuesday that whatever political differences they might have, they are united in fighting against recent voting restrictions enacted in some Republican-controlled states that they view as an attack on democracy. The mayors spoke at...

Judge dismisses disciplinary case against Texas AG's deputy

Sep. 20, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has thrown out a lawsuit that the state bar brought seeking to discipline the top deputy to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over the Republican's failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud. A similar case against Paxton...

Congress eyes strongest response yet to Jan. 6 attack

Sep. 20, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are voting this week on changes to a 19th century law for certifying presidential elections, their strongest legislative response yet to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. ...

Gableman represents man charged with false ballot requests

Sep. 19, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who led a fruitless 14-month investigation into the state's 2020 election results appeared in court Monday to represent a man accused of fraudulently requesting absentee ballots. Michael Gableman said he was...

Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices

Sep. 17, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

Spurred by conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, activists around the country are using laws that allow people to challenge a voter’s right to cast a ballot to contest the registrations of thousands of voters at a time. In Iowa, Linn County Auditor Joel Miller...