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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at pre-legislative news conference on in Tallahassee, Fla.  The state of Florida is asking a U.S. appellate court in Georgia to set aside an earlier judge's ruling that allowed some impoverished felons to regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts.  The matter that will play out Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 before the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals is far from inconsequential because of the razor-thin margins that sometimes decide election contests in Florida, a perennial battleground state.(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Appeals court weighs Florida law on felon voting rights

Jan. 28, 2020 12:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a federal appeals court to set aside a ruling that allowed some felons to regain access to the ballot box despite owing fines and other legal debts. Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, argue that only felons who...

Monument commemorating voting rights to be built

Jan. 28, 2020 10:29 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A monument honoring voting rights for African American men and women will soon be built on Pennsylvania's Capitol grounds. The monument will also commemorate former residents of the Old Eighth Ward, a black community in Harrisburg that was demolished to make way for the state Capitol...

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

Jan. 28, 2020 10:24 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also found that Arizona's...

Woodbury official will skip meeting over residence dispute

Jan. 27, 2020 7:06 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County supervisor has agreed not to attend a meeting Tuesday due to a dispute over where he is registered to vote. Supervisor Jeremy Taylor said he would not attend the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting after a decision by the county auditor over which of his two homes...

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At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter suppression in election

Jan. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about “gutsy women” with her daughter, Chelsea. But Clinton’s most prominent return to the...

Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

Jan. 27, 2020 4:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that there are no plans to suspend Illinois' automatic voter registration program as election officials work to contain the fallout from more than 500 people being mistakenly registered. A "programming error” by Secretary of State Jesse White's office...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo Kansas Sec. of State Scott Schwab gavels members to order during the opening session of the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka. A Republican lawmaker is planning legislation that would force Schwab to implement a 2019 law that allows residents to vote at polling places most convenient to them. Across the aisle, a top Senate Democrat says he may sue to force Schwab to comply with the law that would replace traditional polling places with

Bill would force state to let residents choose polling place

Jan. 27, 2020 2:33 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is planning legislation that would force Secretary of State Scott Schwab to implement a law passed last year that allows residents to vote at locations most convenient to them, rather than assigning them to polling places. Across the aisle, Senate Minority Leader...

US appeals court rejects Tennessee election security lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2020 2:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Teen. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with a lower court in rejecting a lawsuit that challenges the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a September district court ruling against the...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EST

Fort Worth Star-Telegram. January 24, 2020 Texans, before you can vote in primaries, you must be registered. Here’s what to do You’ve probably heard that it’s an election year. What you may not know is that if you want to participate in the first round and you’re not already registered...

Stefano Bonaccini, president of the Emilia-Romagna Region and Democratic Party candidate, waves to supporters during the closing event of the electoral campaign of the Democratic Party of Emilia-Romagna at the ARCI Benassi club in Bologna, Italy, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)

Salvini's power bid through regional vote looks to founder

Jan. 26, 2020 9:06 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s attempt to destabilize Italy's national government by forcing the left out of power in a key northern region appeared to founder Sunday. With 20% of precincts reporting in Emilia-Romagna, Democratic Party incumbent Stefano Bonaccini was...