Latest Judicial elections News

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...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. September 21. 2022. Editorial: High court secrecy The Court of Appeals’ refusal to reveal the vote for an acting chief judge is unbefitting an open justice system. Imagine if an election was held and a winner declared, but the...

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...

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...

GOP's election-year standing with independents at risk

Sep. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Motiff has voted for Sen. Ron Johnson every time his name appeared on the ballot, starting in 2010 when the Wisconsin Republican was first elected as part of the tea party wave. Fond of his tough views on spending, she began the year planning to support his reelection...

Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms

Sep. 16, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting software available for download. Ballot-counting machines inspected by people not supposed to have access. The list of suspected security breaches at local election offices since the 2020...

Ohio chief justice: New redistricting amendment needed

Sep. 15, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's efforts to curb gerrymandering are not working and voters must once again amend the constitution to take politics completely out of the process, the retiring chief justice of the state Supreme Court said Thursday. The current redistricting commission,...

Wisconsin lawsuit challenges federal voter registration form

Sep. 15, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm is challenging the use of a federal voter registration form in Wisconsin, saying it doesn't meet the requirements laid out by state law. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a judge to declare the...

Judge says Delaware vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in upcoming November election. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook ruled that the law, the result of legislation that...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 12, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

Detroit News. September 7, 2022. Editorial: Board right to demand clarity from abortion proposal Incorrect spacing between words prompted a deadlocked vote from the Board of State Canvassers last week regarding the Reproductive Freedom for All ballot proposal, which...