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2020's election keeps coming up in 2021's high court race

Apr. 16, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the Republican primary in Pennsylvania's top-of-the-ticket election contest this year, one particular subject keeps coming up on the campaign trail: last year's presidential election. The campaign for an open state Supreme Court seat follows...

As America embraces early voting, GOP hurries to restrict it

Apr. 16, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

Nearly seven of every 10 voters cast their ballots before Election Day in 2020. Republicans are moving to make it harder for that to happen again, potentially affecting the voting preferences of millions of Americans. The GOP's campaign to place new restrictions on...

Early voting ends Saturday in Louisiana congressional runoff

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period wraps up Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat for a district centered in New Orleans and extending up the Mississippi River into Baton Rouge. Two Democratic state...

In Texas, GOP voting bills zero in on Democratic Houston

Apr. 15, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nation’s next big voting battle underway in Texas would outlaw 24-hour polling places, drive-thru voting and make it a crime for elections officials to mail unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Put another way: Everything Houston — the...

Residents want vote on limiting cruise ship access in Juneau

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some Juneau-area residents have filed paperwork seeking to qualify for the local ballot proposed limits on cruise ships in Alaska's capital city. The proposed measures submitted Monday would ban large cruise ships at certain times and over a...

Suspect in Iowa trooper's fatal shooting had run for sheriff

Apr. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The candidate for sheriff in rural Iowa had an unusual background: a record of alcohol-related crimes that landed him in the same county jail he would run if elected. But Michael Lang, a construction worker with no policing experience, told a...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 15, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: And the 2021 hypocrisy award goes to ... April 15 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Legislature may not go home for weeks, but already, the session’s prize for blatant...

Delaware AG says ex-police chief not fit for pubic office

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware attorney general’s office has asked a judge to prevent a former police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Authorities said in Wednesday’s Superior Court filing that they are...

Arizona Senate will conduct audit at state fairgrounds

Apr. 14, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate is renting the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds for its audit of Maricopa County’s election results. The Senate will use the former Phoenix Suns arena to store election equipment and 2.1 million 2020 ballots. ...

Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy, Nas back McGuire for NYC mayor

Apr. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy and Nas endorsed banker Ray McGuire for New York City mayor on Wednesday, throwing their star power behind a candidate who has yet to break through in a crowded Democratic primary field. The three entertainers praised...