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Arkansas judge announces bid for state Supreme Court seat

Oct. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge announced Monday he's running for a seat on the state's Supreme Court, setting up another potentially expensive and heated race in a state that has drawn heavy involvement from outside conservative groups. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan "Chip" Welch said he...

The Latest: Poland's ruling party has votes to govern again

Oct. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's election (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Final official returns from Poland's parliamentary election confirm the conservative Law and Justice party has won a narrow majority in the lower house that will allow it to govern for a second four-year term. The state...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament but lost control of the Senate, according to results reported Monday. When exit polls were released after voting ended...

Poland's ruling party declares victory in divided nation

Oct. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative governing Law and Justice party won the most votes in Sunday's election in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in parliament to govern for four more years. The exit poll, conducted by the...

Louisiana governor race goes to runoff; 5 state jobs settled

Oct. 13, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Bel Edwards' bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a race that became heavy with national politics in the final days. Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie...

Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

Oct. 12, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has asserted so much control over the judicial system that the European Union has declared the rule of law at risk....

US judge hears arguments about Mississippi election system

Oct. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III heard arguments Friday, just over three weeks before...

Nobel literature pick heartens liberal Poles in populist era

Oct. 10, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days before a national election that is likely to be won by the country's right-wing populist party. Tokarczuk, 57, is...

Abortion ban opponents conflicted in Louisiana governor race

Oct. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — At the height of Louisiana's debate over a strict new abortion ban, phone calls poured into Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' office, from people urging him to jettison the measure and threatening to withhold votes for his reelection bid as he signed the new law. So many hundreds of...

'Dumbest' judge Neely seeks WVa Supreme Court seat again

Oct. 9, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who once joked that he was "America's laziest and dumbest judge" announced Wednesday that he'll seek a seat on the court again next year. Richard Neely was elected to the court at age 31 in 1972. He served until stepping down in 1995 to...