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Wis. election officials weigh changes to military voting

Nov. 25, 2022 09:36 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are weighing whether changes to military absentee voting are needed after a top Milwaukee election official was charged with fraud in false requests for military absentee ballots just days before the Nov. 8 election. Kimberly...

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

Nov. 18, 2022 10:39 AM EST

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: ___ Split-ticket voting in Arizona...

Ohio GOP aims to change voting laws during lameduck session

Nov. 17, 2022 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief on Thursday championed a lameduck push to require a supermajority of voters in order to pass certain constitutional amendments, a move that came the same day further voter restrictions were added to a significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws. ...

Connecticut Democratic official sentenced for ballot fraud

Nov. 15, 2022 16:34 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former chairperson of a local Democratic Party in Connecticut must serve two years' probation and pay a $35,000 fine for fraudulently submitting absentee applications and ballots for dozens of people without their knowledge during a local election. John...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Detroit News. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Will Dems do to Michigan what they’ve done to America? Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won an impressive victory Tuesday, and in doing so grabbed the brass ring for a political CEO: a Legislature totally controlled by her own party....

How Georgia's Senate runoff between Walker and Warnock works

Nov. 11, 2022 23:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia's election runoff rules could determine control of the Senate for the second time in a row, and Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock finds himself in the middle of it again — this time against Republican Herschel Walker. Two years ago, two runoff...

Why Nevada election results are taking days

Nov. 11, 2022 21:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting votes in Nevada’s closely watched races for Senate could spill into the weekend — just as it's done before and just as officials reminded everyone it would this time, too. In fact, elections authorities in Clark (home to Las Vegas) and Washoe (home to...

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

Nov. 11, 2022 10:26 AM EST

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: ___ Arizona officials correct false...

Minor poll problems twisted into false US election claims

Nov. 09, 2022 18:29 PM EST

Voters did not encounter widespread problems on Election Day. That has not stopped former President Donald Trump and other Republicans from falsely portraying minor snags at polling places to undermine confidence in the results. Two years after conspiracy theorists spread lies about...

Why AP called Pennsylvania Senate race for John Fetterman

Nov. 09, 2022 11:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's performance with in-person and absentee votes in Philadelphia and in suburban Delaware County proved too much for Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz to overcome. Because most of the votes still coming in were from places...