Latest Judicial elections News

Group sues for more robust N. Carolina voter roll cleanup

Apr. 9, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A conservative-leaning group sued North Carolina election officials on Thursday, accusing them of not doing enough to thin out voter registration rolls as federal law directs. In Charlotte federal court, Washington-based Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the state, state...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference at Liberty Plaza in downtown Atlanta. By requiring Georgia voters to provide their own stamps for mail-in ballots, the state is effectively imposing a poll tax that is an unconstitutional barrier to the right to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus

Apr. 9, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia on Thursday postponed primary elections for the second time this year because of the coronavirus, pushing back primaries scheduled for May to June. The move came a day after New Jersey and Virginia joined at least 15 other states in delaying their primaries amid the coronavirus...

Isaac Repinski, of Milwaukee, juggles after voting at Riverside High School in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Tony Evers sought to shut down Tuesday's election in a historic move Monday that was swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of the day. (Mike De Sisti/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state's court

Apr. 8, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee during an election held despite a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic. An election-eve...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 8, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 7 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on the future of the school year for West Virginia students: No one can say what course COVID-19 will take through West Virginia. We know that the virus has gained a strong foothold here, however, and if the experience...

Voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest: Voters return 77% of absentee ballots in time

Apr. 7, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin's primary election (all times local): New numbers from the Wisconsin Elections Commission show voters have returned at least three-quarters of the absentee ballots they requested in time for them to count in the state’s spring election and more could be...

This April 6, 2020 photo provided by Scott Trindl shows one of the tables, fitted with protective plexiglass, at the sole polling location for city of Waukesha, Wis., residents. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, April 6, 2020 moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. (Scott Trindl via AP)

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Apr. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the...

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party, takes part in a parliamentary session in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, April 6, 2020. Uncertainty over whether Poland will hold a postal presidential election during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic deepened Monday after a deputy prime minister resigned, leaving Kaczynski's ruling party without enough votes to approve an exclusively mail-in ballot. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish parliament approves election only by postal vote

Apr. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted late Monday to conduct the country's forthcoming presidential elections exclusively through postal voting due to the lockdown imposed for the coronavirus pandemic. Parliament also empowered house speaker Elzbieta Witek to push back the date of the election, if...

The Latest: Justice says election should proceed

Apr. 6, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who is on the ballot Tuesday said the election should proceed as the court was weighing a legal challenge from Republicans who want to block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers...

Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election

Apr. 5, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and liberal groups on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an extended absentee voting period for Wisconsin's spring primary, an election unfolding amid public health fears due to the coronavirus. The groups argue that a federal judge's order this week extending...