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Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

Jul. 18, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday. Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election...

In Georgia, Kemp sets out to mend fractured GOP

Jul. 10, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “running scared” as he seeks a second term. Because precious little about...

Democrats bet on early Latino outreach to avoid '20 pitfalls

Jul. 09, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweaty recent Thursday afternoon, Alex Berrios was instructing his team on how to get people to register to vote. Extend your hand, he said; it makes folks more likely to stop. Smile a lot, that works, too. But immediately take no for an answer so you don't seem...

Q&A with Georgia Gov. Kemp: Voters ‘know what the truth is’

Jul. 09, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four years can be a lifetime in politics. Especially in Georgia. Brian Kemp won the 2018 Republican primary for Georgia governor propelled by grassroots conservatives and a late endorsement from then-President Donald Trump. Kemp went on to defeat...

Kemp raises $4M in early 2021, has $9M in bank for 2022 race

Jul. 08, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Governor Brian Kemp has more than $9 million on hand more than a year before the 2022 general election, having raised nearly $4 million from Feb. 1 through June 30. Kemp has raised nearly $12 million since the beginning of 2020. He is one of...

Democrats bet on early Latino outreach to avoid '20 pitfalls

Jul. 08, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweaty recent Thursday afternoon, Alex Berrios is instructing his team on how to get people to register to vote. Extend your hand, he says; it makes folks more likely to stop. Smile a lot, that works, too. But immediately take no for an answer so you don't seem...

In Georgia, Herschel Walker puts GOP in a holding pattern

Jun. 26, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The recently ousted former senator who wants her job back. A football hero considering his first run for office. Little-known politicians eyeing promotions. And a former president overshadowing them all in a state he lost last November. Republicans’...

Justice Department suing Georgia over state's new voting law

Jun. 25, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state's new election law, alleging Republican state lawmakers rushed through a sweeping overhaul with an intent to deny Black voters equal access to the ballot. “Where we believe the civil rights of...

In Senate vote, Biden sees 'step forward' for elections bill

Jun. 21, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday it views the Senate's work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Sen. Joe Manchin as a “step forward," even though the Democrats' priority legislation is expected to be blocked by a Republican filibuster. ...

Georgia officials seek to remove 102,000 voters from rolls

Jun. 18, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration. Republican Brad Raffensperger announced the list Friday, part of an every-other-year bid to...