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Kentucky ethics commission charges former secretary of state

Nov. 19, 2021 12:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky ethics commission on Thursday charged Alison Lundergan Grimes with improperly using her office for personal and political purposes when she served as secretary of state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The Executive Branch Ethics...

Woman given suspended sentence in voter registration case

Nov. 19, 2021 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been given a suspended sentence after pleading no contest to voter registration fraud and petit larceny, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. The case was brought after election officials flagged a suspicious online...

Nevada approves district maps that bolster Democrats’ edge

Nov. 16, 2021 21:16 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak approved redrawn district maps on Tuesday that account for a decades-worth of population growth and shore up Democrats' voter registration advantage in statehouse districts and two congressional battlegrounds. The newly...

No joke: Comedians, cannabis companies push pot legalization

Nov. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Big cannabis companies are backing a new, celebrity-infused campaign to enlist marijuana users to pressure members of Congress to legalize pot nationwide. Federal legalization has advanced somewhat but still faces strong headwinds on Capitol Hill. The...

3rd Pima County resident faces illegal voting charges

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona attorney general on Monday announced the indictment of a Pima County man who is accused of voting in the 2020 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. The case is the third filed by the attorney...

Maine joins dozens of states to improve voter registration

Oct. 21, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has joined more than 30 states that use electronic tools to try to improve the process of registering people to vote. The state is now a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center, a nonprofit representing 32 states. Joining the...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

California congressional race could help tilt House control

Oct. 18, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could be one of the most competitive House races in the country is taking shape in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where a Democratic assemblyman Monday became the latest candidate to announce a bid to oust Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao. ...

Gov. Whitmer vetoes 2 more election-related bills

Oct. 15, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer again vetoed election bills Friday, blocking proposals that would accelerate the state's review of ballot initiatives and change the process for canceling the registrations of dead voters. The Democrat said the legislation...

A day after swearing-in, new NC judge switches registration

Oct. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A northeastern North Carolina judge changed her voter registration from Democrat to Republican the day after she was sworn in to the job for which Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper appointed her. District Court Judge Jennifer Karpowicz Bland...