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Nicaragua party lists presidential candidate despite arrests

Aug. 02, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A conservative coalition registered a former leader of the 1980s Contra rebels Monday as a presidential candidate to challenge the re-election bid by President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua's Nov. 7 elections. The Citizens for Liberty coalition...

County refuses Arizona Senate's subpoena in election audit

Aug. 02, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials refused Monday to turn over routers sought by two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate in the latest subpoenas related to the contentious 2020 election audit and unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump’s loss in Arizona’s largest...

Newsom can't tie recall to GOP in voter guide, lawsuit says

Aug. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. His contention that...

Head of Wisconsin's election review says probe is warranted

Aug. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who is leading a review of the 2020 presidential election says a very thorough examination of the election is warranted, but the purpose of the investigation is not to overturn the results. Retired...

Ambassador: US orders 24 Russian diplomats out by Sept. 3

Aug. 02, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ambassador to the United States says Washington has ordered 24 Russian diplomats to leave the country by Sept. 3, a move that comes shortly after the U.S. said it had laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia. ...

What election? California Democrats worry over recall apathy

Aug. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in...

Trump's kingmaker status faces test in Ohio special election

Aug. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election, the former president's allies quickly shifted their attention to Ohio to ward off another embarrassing loss. ...

EU slaps sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady, 7 others

Aug. 02, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady and Vice-President Rosario Murillo and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy, amid a crackdown on opposition politicians in the Central American...

Will Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Newsom recall?

Aug. 01, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political...

'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

Jul. 31, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks...