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GOP candidates stress urgency at annual Nevada cookout

Aug. 13, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Standing in front of 1,500 Republicans at a rural ranch backdropped by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Nevada’s Republican governor candidate Joe Lombardo referenced the “elephant in the room” without naming him. The second-place finisher in the...

Supreme Court hearing set on Shreveport mayor reelection bid

Aug. 12, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court has set arguments for Tuesday on whether Shreveport’s mayor can run for reelection in November after using the wrong address when he signed up for the race. A lawsuit says Mayor Adrian Perkins did not use the address where he claims...

Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race

Aug. 10, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, was defeated Wednesday in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb...

Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona

Aug. 10, 2022 20:44 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona.

Arizona county that saw election snafu to waive city costs

Aug. 10, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona county where the Aug. 2 primary election was beset with multiple issues that led to the firing of its election director will waive the costs for running municipal elections in 11 cities and towns and plans to hire an outside election expert to review what went wrong. ...

Appeal court: Shreveport mayor disqualified from reelection

Aug. 08, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The mayor of Shreveport cannot run for reelection because he signed up for this fall's elections using the wrong address, a Louisiana appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a state district judge who ruled last week that...

Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for Nashville US House seat

Aug. 05, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andy Ogles, a far-right county mayor, won Tennessee’s crowded Republican primary on Thursday in a reconfigured congressional district in left-leaning Nashville that the party is hoping to flip in November. In a warning ahead of the general election, he said, “Liberals,...

Simon visits Minneapolis suburb to tout election security

Aug. 04, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Secretary of State Steve Simon visited a suburban Minneapolis elections office on Wednesday for a public display of tests on voting equipment, part of a continuing effort to persuade voters that they can have confidence in the accuracy and security of elections as the...

Arizona county hit with voting problems, officials vow fixes

Aug. 03, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in an Arizona county are vowing to overhaul their election procedures after a shortage of some ballots at about two dozen voting sites during Tuesday's primary election led to some voters leaving without being able to cast their ballots. Pinal County...

Arizona's Arpaio narrows rival's lead in comeback attempt

Aug. 03, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Phoenix metro sheriff who was ousted in 2016 by voters frustrated with his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, has narrowed his opponent’s lead in the race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades. ...