Latest Municipal elections News

Rhode Island city settles ACLU suit over political signs

Dec. 06, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Pawtucket is lifting restrictions on political campaign signs under a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, officials said Tuesday. The ACLU filed suit in July on behalf of two Democratic candidates for the state...

2 ex-south Louisiana officials get a year for buying votes

Dec. 01, 2022 11:58 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two former officials in south Louisiana have been sentenced to a year in prison as part of a scheme to pay voters during a federal election, authorities said. Jerry Trabona, 73, the former police chief in Amite City, and Kristian Hart, 50, a former councilmember,...

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Nov. 26, 2022 10:22 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about...

Jury rejects discrimination suit by former prosecutor

Nov. 22, 2022 11:38 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal court jury has rejected a discrimination lawsuit by a veteran former Philadelphia homicide prosecutor over his 2018 termination by District Attorney Larry Krasner. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that jurors deliberated for less than two hours Monday...

Louisville police chief to resign at end of year

Nov. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields will step down in January, less than two years after she took the job amid tensions over the department's handling of Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting by police. Louisville Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg said Monday that he...

Election conspiracists claim some races for local offices

Nov. 19, 2022 08:02 AM EST

As voting experts cheered the losses of election conspiracy theorists in numerous high-profile races on Election Day, Paddy McGuire prepared to hand over his office to one of them. McGuire, the auditor of Mason County in western Washington, lost his reelection bid to Steve Duenkel, a...

In ailing LA, Mayor-elect Karen Bass promises unity, change

Nov. 17, 2022 17:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karen Bass, the first Black woman elected Los Angeles mayor, sketched her vision Thursday to reform the scandal-plagued City Hall and solve an out-of-control homeless crisis. A day after her historic victory over billionaire developer Rick Caruso, Bass appeared...

Philadelphia man charged for forging 2019 election petitions

Nov. 17, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia political consultant is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures to get Democratic nominee clients onto 2019 primary ballots in the city, according to the Attorney General's office. The charges announced Wednesday against...

LA elects US Rep Karen Bass mayor, first Black woman in post

Nov. 16, 2022 21:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass defeated developer Rick Caruso to become the next mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman to hold the post as City Hall contends with an out-of-control homeless crisis, rising crime rates and multiple scandals that have shaken...

New Hampshire town’s vote oddity was human error, not fraud

Nov. 16, 2022 14:59 PM EST

CLAIM: Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan received 1,100 votes in a New Hampshire town with only 700 residents, suggesting fraud. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The town clerk of Columbia, New Hampshire, confirmed that she miswrote 106 votes as 1,106 votes, causing a temporary reporting error...