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The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader. In Atlanta, Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church, King's onetime church, that they...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, a sign informs voters of the need for identification at the Olbrich Gardens polling location in Madison, Wis. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state legislature. Among the big hurdles they’ll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation’s toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

State voting, registration laws vary and change frequently

Jan. 19, 2020 9:22 AM EST

The rules of elections are always changing. In the states and the District of Columbia, lawmakers last year considered more than 2,900 bills dealing with elections and voting, and enacted more than 350, according to a tally by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The changes include deadlines for...

Karina Shumate, 21, a college student studying stenography, fills out a voter registration form in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state Legislature. Among the hurdles they'll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation's toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

Jan. 19, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Democrats believe they have a shot at making gains this year in Republican-dominated Texas, including winning control of one house of the Legislature for the first time in nearly two decades. Persuading voters isn't their only challenge. Voting and registration rules crafted by Republicans in recent years also...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, employees of the Fulton County Election Preparation Center in Atlanta test electronic voting machines. A computer security expert says he found that an election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs of tampering. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem discovered in August 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)

Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

Jan. 16, 2020 6:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Can cash buy the Dem nomination? Two billionaires are trying

Jan. 11, 2020 12:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer are testing an unproven theory in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination: that their vast personal wealth can buy the trophy. Not since Texas businessman Ross Perot spent $63.5 million in 1992 (more than $100 million in today's...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg meets Abrams while working to build broad campaign

Jan. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting rights...

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2019 file photo shows Gloria Steinem at the 2019 Women's Media Awards in New York. The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States is being celebrated in a variety of programming by PBS this summer. Steinem is featured in Great Performances “Gloria: A Life.

PBS highlighting women with summer of programming

Jan. 10, 2020 4:09 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 100th anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States is being celebrated in a variety of programming by PBS this summer. American Experience's “The Vote” will chronicle the story of the campaign by women for voting...

Voting group founded by Georgia’s Abrams raises $14.6M

Jan. 8, 2020 8:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday reported raising more than $14.6 million in the last half of 2019. A big chunk of Fair Fight’s haul came as a single $5 million donation from Democratic presidential candidate...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019 file photo, former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Abrams has a new book coming out next summer that will focus on voting rights. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that “Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Stacey Abrams book on voting rights to be published in June

Jan. 7, 2020 10:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams has a new book coming out next summer that will focus on her signature cause, voting rights. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that “Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America" is scheduled for June 2020. Based on research and her run for...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 20-19 file photo, former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Georgia doesn't have to put almost 100,000 voters back on its rolls, a federal judge ruled Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones ruled that a voting rights advocacy group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams is improperly asking him to interpret state law. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy, File)

Federal judge won't undo Georgia voter purge

Dec. 27, 2019 9:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia doesn't have to put almost 100,000 voters back on its rolls, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones ruled that a voting rights advocacy group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams is improperly asking him to interpret state law. Jones also said the group hasn't...