Latest Voting News

Republican election bill pushed ahead over Dems' objections

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans on a legislative committee Tuesday pushed out a multifaceted proposal to revamp Pennsylvania election law, a bill backers said would make need improvements and standardize procedures. Democrats were dead-set against it, insisting that...

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

Jun. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud, despite his former attorney general declaring there was no evidence of it, newly released emails...

Ballot drop box investigation for 2020 begins in Georgia

Jun. 15, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during last year's election. “New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop...

Postcards headed to inactive Wisconsin voters this week

Jun. 15, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Postcards are being mailed this week to about 187,000 voters in Wisconsin who have not cast a ballot in the past four years, informing them that they will have their registration deactivated unless they take action within 30 days. If the voter does...

'We need more': Democrats frustrated as agenda faces hurdles

Jun. 15, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — They have spent much of the past year fighting for Democrats in this working-class corner of northeastern Pennsylvania, knocking on thousands of doors, giving their evenings to phone banks and devoting weekends to voter registration drives. But...

State Democrats roll out same-day voter registration program

Jun. 15, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat-backed efforts to expand voter access in New Mexico are coming to fruition with the delayed rollout of same-day voter registration. The first trial run took place in a low-turnout special congressional election on June 1, allowing voters...

Hundreds protest Manchin's opposition to voting law overhaul

Jun. 14, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators outraged with Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to a sweeping overhaul of U.S. election law marched through West Virginia's capital city on Monday evening. Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign,...

Arizona audit of 2020 election hits hand-count milestone

Jun. 14, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-led hand recount of ballots cast in Arizona’s most populous county hit a major milestone Monday when counters finished tallying all the regular ballots cast in November's presidential and U.S. Senate election, the Arizona Senate's liaison said. ...

Florida gets another legal challenge to new elections rules

Jun. 14, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two more groups sued Florida over its new restrictive elections laws Monday, adding to a growing chorus of voter rights advocates who say the rules could keep some people from casting ballots. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in...

N. Carolina rights groups say GOP bills impede voting access

Jun. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil and voting rights groups Monday blasted election bills written by North Carolina Republicans and expected on the Senate floor this week, calling them another GOP attempt at voter suppression, especially of minority groups. Senate GOP leaders...