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Obama sharply criticizes Youngkin in Va. governor's race

Oct. 23, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters on Saturday to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the closely watched race. Obama accused Youngkin of...

New Jersey governor race tests Murphy's progressive politics

Oct. 23, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Paid sick leave. Taxpayer-funded community college. A phased-in $15 minimum wage. New Jersey has taken a decidedly liberal shift under first-term Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, increasing income taxes on the wealthy, expanding voting rights and...

GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states

Oct. 23, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there. Republicans in at least four states where Democrats control the...

Early voting begins; mayorships, amendments at stake

Oct. 23, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers began casting ballots Saturday in elections for local and county offices in an early voting period that will run through Oct. 31. In addition to deciding the next mayors of cities including Buffalo and New York, people will vote on five...

Wisconsin audit finds elections are 'safe and secure'

Oct. 22, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A highly anticipated nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin released Friday did not identify any widespread fraud in the battleground state, which a key Republican legislative leader said shows its elections are “safe and secure.” ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational opportunity to all Americans. Biden acknowledged as much in a...

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

Oct. 22, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no experience as a candidate, and few insider connections or public political views. ...

Las Vegas man charged with voting twice in November 2020

Oct. 21, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas businessman is facing criminal charges of voting twice in the November 2020 election, including with his dead wife’s ballot, Nevada state Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Thursday. Donald “Kirk” Hartle, 55, faces two felony...

Harris campaigns in Virginia, calls governor's race 'tight'

Oct. 21, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Washington suburbs on Thursday night to campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in a Virginia governor's race that she acknowledged looks closer than once expected. “This race is tight,”...