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Georgia governor gets GOP primary challenge from former Dem

Apr. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Democrat Vernon Jones crowd-surfed across adoring Trump supporters in October after speaking at one of the former president's campaign rallies. Now the scandal-plagued politician hopes to surf their discontent to a Republican primary victory over Gov. Brian Kemp. ...

Sununu signs bill authorizing audit in Windham House race

Apr. 12, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall. After eight candidates competed for the town’s four House seats in November, a recount showed four of them each receiving an additional 300...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 5, 2021. Editorial: A tawdry attack on voting rights, Senate Bill 7 should be rejected by the House Texas Republican senators disregarded the hours of expert testimony in committee and objections on the floor, they overlooked...

Bill authorizing Windham election audit sent to governor

Apr. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall is headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he would sign it. After eight candidates competed for the town's four House seats in November, a recount showed four...

No plans to revive Louisiana's voting machine search soon

Apr. 08, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin told lawmakers Thursday that he won't soon restart Louisiana's work to upgrade its voting technology, after two prior efforts to replace thousands of voting machines were scrapped amid controversy. Ardoin, the...

County clerk: I won't count May primary ballots by hand

Apr. 05, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — The chief election officer in a northern Michigan county said she won't count paper ballots by hand in the May 4 primary, despite the wishes of commissioners. Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy said an electronic voting system “must be used in all...

Judge tosses some claims in old Georgia election lawsuit

Apr. 01, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A wide-ranging lawsuit filed more than two years ago and challenging the way Georgia's elections were run has been pared down by a judge who said this week that claims against the state's “exact match” voter registration requirement can move forward. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Mar. 26, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer CEO...

Arizona Democrats call recount of Maricopa ballots 'charade'

Mar. 22, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats on Monday lashed out at Republicans who control the Arizona Senate for their plan to do a complete hand recount of 2.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county, calling the effort a “charade” to keep backers of former President Donald Trump fired up...

Michigan county chooses to count ballots by hand in May vote

Mar. 20, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan county that was sued over its counting of the fall election will count paper ballots by hand in the May 4 primary. Antrim County commissioners turned down a request from the county clerk for $5,080 to prepare Dominion voting...