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Georgia asks appeals court to return PSC elections to ballot

Aug. 09, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is asking a federal appeals court to put elections for public service commissioners back on the November ballot, a week after a federal judge found that the statewide election of the five commissioners illegally diluted Black votes. Attorney General Chris...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. August 7, 2022. Editorial: UIL needs to mandate heat-safety measures for Texas high school football We must protect student athletes from heat stroke, no matter what climate they live in. High school football practice is back for...

Judge rules Georgia must end statewide PSC elections

Aug. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia's statewide election of its five public service commissioners illegally dilutes Black voting power, ordering the state to not prepare ballots for two races that had been scheduled in November. The ruling by U.S. District...

Will abortion be on more state ballots after Kansas vote?

Aug. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents were shocked and abortion rights advocates energized by a decisive statewide vote in heavily Republican Kansas this week in favor of protecting abortion access, yet it's not likely to translate into new abortion votes across the U.S. in the November...

Primary vote could mean no Black Detroit member in Congress

Aug. 03, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — State Rep. Shri Thanedar won Michigan’s 13th Congressional Democratic primary, topping a field of nine candidates in a district that covers most of Detroit and potentially leaving the predominantly Black city next term without Black representation in Congress for the first time...

Kansas voters protect abortion rights, reject measure that would have allowed statewide ban

Aug. 02, 2022 22:43 PM EDT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters protect abortion rights, reject measure that would have allowed statewide ban.

Arizona attorney general race wide open in GOP primaries

Jul. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The race for Arizona attorney general is wide open heading into Tuesday's primaries, with six Republicans and a lone Democrat eyeing a job that could have have an outsized role on issues like abortion and election integrity. Term limits prevent Arizona Attorney...

In Georgia, Democrats look to abortion rights to lure votes

Jul. 28, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — If it was up to Mary Paris, Georgia’s 2022 elections would be a referendum on abortion. As she watched her grandchildren play in a park in an upscale Atlanta suburb, the nurse practitioner said forcing women to give birth to unwanted children is...

Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Jul. 27, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote...

Wisconsin disabled voters file federal lawsuit over ballots

Jul. 25, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four people in Wisconsin with disabilities have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to ensure that they'll be able to get help turning in their ballots, even though the conservative-controlled state Supreme Court said no one other than the voter can return absentee ballots...