Latest Local elections News

Former Evansville mayor picked as Indiana United Ways leader

Jul. 25, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former mayor of Evansville has been picked as the temporary leader of the Indiana United Ways organization. The group said Jonathan Weinzapfel would serve as interim president and chief executive officer through the end of 2021. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 25, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 24, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

Detroit-area city will provide ballots in Bengali language

Jul. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A small, diverse Detroit-area community has agreed to provide election ballots in the Bengali language. A federal judge signed off on a settlement between Hamtramck and lawyers who represented a woman who speaks Bengali and has limited English...

Arizona GOP official: Ballots in recount safe from roof leak

Jul. 23, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Republican official said Friday that ballots stored for the review of the Maricopa County 2020 election were not damaged by water leaking from the ceiling at a state fairgrounds building during Phoenix-area monsoon thunderstorms. “No ballots...

GOP officials decry order to yank vote machines over 'audit'

Jul. 23, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican elected officials from a small, rural Pennsylvania county urged state officials Friday to reconsider a decision to require new voting machines because a software firm was allowed to inspect the equipment after the election. Stuart...

Alabama city leader won't quit after using racial slur

Jul. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A white city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won't apologize, and might run for mayor. Others are calling for his resignation. Tarrant City Council member Tommy Bryant told news...

Pennsylvania decertifies county's voting system after audit

Jul. 21, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top election official has decertified the voting machines of a sparsely populated county that disclosed that it had agreed to requests by local Republican lawmakers and allowed a software firm to inspect the machines as part of an "audit" after the 2020...

Bragg officially declared winner in Manhattan DA primary

Jul. 20, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg, who would be Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, has officially been declared the winner of the Democratic primary race for the role. The New York City Board of Elections on Tuesday announced certified results for the June 22...

Fraud charges brought in 2nd Wisconsin 2020 election case

Jul. 19, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who cast two absentee ballots in the 2020 presidential election has been charged with four felonies, making him the second person in the battleground state to face charges stemming from the election. Former President Donald Trump has...