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Justice Dept. weighs in on 2020 election robocall suit

Aug. 12, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has weighed in on a civil lawsuit against two conservative political operatives accused of using robocalls to dissuade Black voters from taking part in the 2020 election. The department said Friday that defense lawyers for the two men...

Voter groups object to proposed Nevada hand-counting rules

Aug. 12, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — As officials in some parts of rural Nevada vow to bypass voting machines in favor of hand counting ballots this November, the Nevada secretary of state’s office is proposing statewide rules that would specify how to do it, including requiring bipartisan vote counters, room for...

Tribe wins injunction blocking county voting plan

Aug. 12, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An American Indian tribe has won a court order blocking Lyman County officials’ plan to hold an at-large election for county commissioners in November. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Friday that the county has developed a plan that would give...

Court: Proposed judicial election changes unconstitutional

Aug. 12, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a proposal to change the way state Supreme Court justices are elected is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November ballot. The 5-2 ruling upheld a March decision by District Court Judge Peter Ohmann of...

Appeals court puts Georgia PSC elections back on ballot

Aug. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ordered that statewide elections for two Georgia public service commissioners be put back on the November ballot, only a week after a federal judge postponed the elections after finding that electing the five commissioners statewide illegally...

Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes

Aug. 12, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The judge in a case brought by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration against three counties that aren't reporting mail-in ballots lacking handwritten dates on their return envelopes told lawyers Friday she will rule as quickly as possible. Commonwealth Court Judge...

School district tries to fix bad Spanish translation

Aug. 12, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With voting already under way in Florida's Aug. 23 election, officials in a county where about one in four voters are Hispanic are scrambling to fix a Spanish translation error that can't help efforts to raise more money for education. The Broward...

Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

Aug. 11, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law school Thursday in defense of the nation’s democratic institutions, an event that carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens joined together at the same site to denounce a brutal military dictatorship. ...

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

Aug. 11, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows. The mock election, fueled by performances that brought the din of an Anchorage, Alaska, café to a...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 11, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Brunswick News. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Viable solutions needed for state to tackle homelessness If state legislators are serious about finding a productive approach to growing homelessness in Georgia, then they must seek and uncover facts. That excludes listening...