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Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law. These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional...

Maryland professor observes elections up close

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — When Ukrainians went to the polls in 2019 and elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Maryland election judge was there to observe the democratic process play out. Todd Becker has observed foreign elections for decades with the Organization for Security and...

Washoe County offers legal aid to harassed county employees

Jun. 25, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County has established a legal assistance fund for county employees who've been unfairly attacked or harassed in public as tempers increasingly flare during hostile confrontations over election procedures and other controversies. The legal and personal...

Last Nevada county approves primary results after hand count

Jun. 25, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Counties across Nevada on Friday certified the last outstanding results of the state’s June 14 primary election after critics questioned the tallies by describing their own experiences at the polls and repeating conspiracy theories that nearly derailed certification in New...

Rural Nevada county delays approving primary vote results

Jun. 23, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in one rural Nevada county decided Thursday to postpone until Friday certifying results of the 317 ballots cast in their jurisdiction during the state’s June 14 primary election. The decision in Esmeralda County, the least populous county in the...

Official named to monitor primary in third Colorado county

Jun. 23, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s secretary of state has appointed a supervisor to monitor Tuesday's primary elections in a third county after some residents received ballots with the wrong state House district and others received ballots that didn't include a county commissioner's race. ...

New Mexico election drama has roots in wider county movement

Jun. 23, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — A rural New Mexico county's initial refusal to certify its primary election results sent ripples across the country last week, a symbol of how even the most elemental functions of democracy have become politicized pressure points amid the swirl of lies stemming from...

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

Jun. 22, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials after the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience far beyond Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.S who said the stories could easily have been their...

Gov. Baker signs bill ensuring mail-in ballots, early voting

Jun. 22, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A voting rights bill designed to ensure that mail-in ballots and early voting become permanent fixtures in future Massachusetts elections was signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law, which had passed the Democrat-controlled...

GOP secretary of state, Dem gubernatorial nominations set

Jun. 21, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

Voters selected the Republican nominee for Alabama's top election official in the runoff Tuesday, and the general election race for governor was set as Democratic voters picked their gubernatorial nominee. Three other statewide nominations plus a U.S. House seat also were on the ballot. Here is a...