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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020 file photo, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee in Washington. The head of the Republican National Committee is declining to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the White House in 2024. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the party would stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP Exclusive: GOP to stay neutral should Trump run again

Jan. 27, 2021 9:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday declined to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the White House in 2024, saying the GOP would stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary. In an interview, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel also described the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 27, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 26 The Mercury News and East Bay Times on California's easing of coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift regional stay-at-home orders across the state makes absolutely no sense. The governor’s...

Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, packs up her computer as she prepares to leave during the floor session of the Virginia Senate inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. She had asked that the censure resolution against her be put off for another day after announcing that her mother-in-law had open-heart surgery. The Senate members agreed to put the vote off for a day. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia Senate approves measure rebuking Amanda Chase

Jan. 27, 2021 6:26 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Wednesday approved a measure rebuking one of its most far-right members for a “pattern of unacceptable conduct," including an allegation that she voiced support for those who participated in storming the U.S. Capitol. On a vote of 24-9, three Republicans...

Amanda Bohren holds her one-year-old son, Luke Spencer Bohren, as she waits to vote on Election Day, in the Mid City section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana renews search for vendor to replace voting system

Jan. 27, 2021 5:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has resumed efforts to replace thousands of decades-old voting machines, with the state's elections chief issuing a new solicitation for bidders Wednesday amid a political climate where such contracts are getting intensified scrutiny. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin already...

A worker at the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections works to process absentee ballots at the State Farm Arena Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia bill would require photo ID copies for mail voting

Jan. 27, 2021 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican member of Georgia’s state Senate introduced a bill Wednesday that would require people to make copies of their photo ID and mail it to election officials twice to vote absentee by mail. The bill comes after a large increase in mail voting, spurred on by the coronavirus...

Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

Jan. 27, 2021 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-styled far-right propagandist was arrested in Florida on Wednesday on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint accused 31-year-old Douglass...

Candidate joins race to lead Indiana Democratic Party

Jan. 27, 2021 1:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The daughter of a former Indiana Republican governor wants to become the state Democratic Party’s next leader. Trish Whitcomb announced Wednesday her bid to replace state Democratic Chairman John Zody, who announced in November he wouldn’t seek reelection to the position...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2021 10:01 AM EST

The Capital Times. January 20, 2021. Editorial: The Wisconsin Legislature has its own ‘sedition caucus’ After President Donald Trump incited a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol in the deadly siege of Jan. 6, national commentators began referring to the Republican members of Congress who...

In this image from video, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the president pro tempore of the Senate, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

GOP largely sides against holding Trump impeachment trial

Jan. 26, 2021 8:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but five Senate Republicans voted in favor of an effort to dismiss Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, making clear a conviction of the former president for “incitement of insurrection” after the deadly Capitol siege on Jan. 6 is unlikely. While...

FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, Pete Snyder, center, gestures as he talks to delegates during the opening of the Virginia Republican convention in Richmond, Va. Snyder has joined the crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor. The CEO of a capital investment firm, Snyder said in a campaign video released Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 that he was running as an innovator, disruptor and problem solver seeking to shake up state politics after “eight years of failed leadership” by Democrats in the governor’s mansion.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Republican Snyder joins crowded Virginia governor contest

Jan. 26, 2021 4:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Entrepreneur and former Fox News contributor Pete Snyder has joined a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, touting his business experience and promising a new approach to leadership in Richmond. The CEO of a capital investment firm, Snyder said in an...