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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Larry Householder starts pre-trial legal joust Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is in the process of carving out a new role in state politics, as an educator on federal corruption law. Mr....

Nevada county's plans to hand-count early ballots challenged

Oct. 03, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural county in Nevada where conspiracy theories about voting machines run deep is planning to start hand-counting its mail-in ballots two weeks before Election Day, a process that risks public release of early voting results. Several voting and civil rights...

In Brazilian Amazon, a 1,000-mile voyage so people can vote

Oct. 02, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — In most democracies, citizens go to the polls. But in Brazil’s sparsely populated Amazon region, the polls often go to the voters. Most people in the vast rainforest live in urban areas, but thousands reside in tiny villages several days from the nearest...

Election officials brace for confrontational poll watchers

Oct. 02, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The situation with the poll watcher had gotten so bad that Anne Risku, the election director in North Carolina's Wayne County, had to intervene via speakerphone. “You need to back off!” Risku recalled hollering after the woman wedged herself between a...

Max Baer, Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice, dies

Oct. 01, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Max Baer, the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has died only months before he was set to retire, the court confirmed Saturday. He was 74. Baer died overnight at his home near Pittsburgh, the court said in a news release. The court didn't give a...

2 lawsuits target Wisconsin policy on absentee ballots

Sep. 30, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two lawsuits filed this week argue that Wisconsin election clerks should be allowed to accept absentee ballots that are missing portions of witness addresses, the next step in the ongoing legal battle that has pit conservatives against liberals in the battleground state. ...

Maryland court says mail-in ballot count can start Saturday

Sep. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appeals court has rejected a request by Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee to delay counting of mail-in ballots that could start as soon as Saturday. An order Thursday by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals denied an emergency request...

GOP pursues court order over rejected signature check motion

Sep. 30, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One week before North Carolina election officials begin processing by-mail ballots in the closely watched Southern swing state, the GOP is pursuing its latest legal challenge to the electoral procedures established by the Democrat-led State Board of Elections. ...

Salt Lake clerk candidate once claimed election was stolen

Sep. 29, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic officials are railing against a Republican running to be the top election official in Utah's most populous county after reporting detailed his history of claiming, without evidence, that the 2020 election was stolen. The Salt Lake Tribune reported...

Michigan lawmakers approve early absentee ballot processing

Sep. 28, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials would begin processing absentee ballots two days before the Nov. 8 election under legislation approved Wednesday in hopes of avoiding delays in counting, with absentee voting expected to remain a popular option. Michigan is one of...