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New Mexico voters can now sign up to receive absentee ballots permanently

Apr. 17, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Registered voters in New Mexico for the first time can join a permanent list to receive an absentee ballot by mail in future elections, state election regulators announced Wednesday. The secretary of state's office says it is accepting online requests for...

Defense and security are on citizens' minds before the EU Parliament elections, a survey finds

Apr. 17, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia's invasion of Ukraine is at the forefront of European Union citizens' minds, with defense and security seen as key campaign issues ahead of the June elections, according to a study published Wednesday. At national level, the EU's defense and security is...

US reimposes oil sanctions on Venezuela as hopes for a fair presidential election fades

Apr. 17, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday reimposed crushing oil sanctions on Venezuela, admonishing President Nicolás Maduro's attempts to consolidate his rule just six months after the U.S. eased restrictions in a bid to support now fading hopes for a democratic opening in the OPEC...

Croatia's ruling conservatives win parliamentary vote, but cannot rule alone

Apr. 17, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia 's governing conservatives convincingly won a highly contested parliamentary election Wednesday, but will still need support from far-right groups to stay in power, according to the official vote count. The election followed a campaign that centered...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 17, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

Voter ID took hold in the North Carolina primary. But challenges remain for the fall election

Apr. 17, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly everyone who voted in person in last month's North Carolina's primary showed a qualifying photo identification, a top election official told legislators Wednesday. But it's unknown how many didn't bother trying to vote in person or by mail because they lacked an ID,...

Dubious claims about voting flyers at a migrant camp show how the border is inflaming US politics

Apr. 17, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A humanitarian organization in northeastern Mexico said it did not create flyers urging migrants to vote for President Joe Biden that were filmed at its shelter in a viral video that sparked a firestorm of conservative outrage this week. Accusations that...

Florida's Bob Graham dead at 87: A leader who looked beyond politics, served ordinary folks

Apr. 17, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A leader like Bob Graham would be a unicorn in the hyper-partisan politics of today. The former Florida governor and U.S. senator wasn't a slick, slogan-spouting politician. He didn't have an us-against-them mentality. Sometimes, he even came across as more...

South Carolina making progress to get more women in General Assembly and leadership roles

Apr. 17, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At first glance, the all-male South Carolina Senate subcommittee deciding whether to approve a proposal to remove the sales tax from feminine hygiene products was a reminder that as recently as 2012 the state had no women in its Senate. But progress is being...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 17, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. April 15, 2024. Editorial: ‘Election Integrity’ And The Basics A Republican candidate for the District 17 House today finds himself on the outside looking in on the June GOP primary after his candidacy was decertified Friday because it...