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Iowa will keep voter registration system for 2020 elections

Jul. 19, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's 14-year-old voter registration system will live to see another presidential election. The Iowa Secretary of State's office confirmed Thursday that a long-discussed plan to replace the I-Voters database will not be completed before the 2020 elections. Spokesman Kevin Hall said...

Nebraska wins national recognition for election security

Jul. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state has won a national award for its efforts to keep election secure. Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen's office received the Innovators Award earlier this week from the National Association of State Election Directors. Evnen's office collaborated with...

New, more secure voting equipment delivered to North Dakota

Jul. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's has received more than 900 new voting machines with enhanced security features to replace equipment that's 15 years old, state officials said. Testing of the new equipment, delivered to a warehouse in Bismarck, began this week before the machines are distributed to the...

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William...

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...

Court upholds new districts in Navajo voting-rights case

Jul. 16, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld newly drawn voting districts in a Utah county after a judge had found the old boundaries amounted to racial gerrymandering and violated the rights of Navajo voters. The opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver comes after...

The Latest: German minister confirmed for top EU post

Jul. 16, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU parliament vote on European Commission president (all times local): 7:35 p.m. The European Union's parliament has confirmed German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to be the new president of the EU's executive commission. The European Parliament voted 383-327 vote...

Booker's Iowa senior adviser leaves, citing personal reasons

Jul. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker's Iowa senior adviser is departing his 2020 presidential campaign, leaving the New Jersey senator without one of his top staffers in a key early voting state. Iowa senior adviser Joe O'Hern confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that he had stepped down from the...

The Latest: Biden offers health plan 'public option' details

Jul. 15, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's defense of "Obamacare" (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend much of the coming week talking about his approach to health care. On Monday, Biden is unveiling a plan that would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care...

GOP official: Ohio election on St. Patrick's Day would be OK

Jul. 15, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican who is Ohio's elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick's Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget. The proposed move from March 10 to March 17 drew objections from some Democratic...