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New Mexico state representative removed from ballot

Apr. 1, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico state Rep. Patricio Ruiloba was removed from the June 2 ballot after he did not follow procedure in collecting qualifying petition signatures, a district judge said. Judge Joshua Allison ordered Bernalillo County and the state election officials on Monday not to...

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Review: In 'Slay the Dragon,' a gerrymandering investigation

Mar. 31, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

Feeling beaten down by the news? Why not watch a documentary on gerrymandering to cheer you up? “Slay the Dragon," by Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman, deftly outlines how redistricting has eroded American democracy and helped usher compromise out of our legislatures. It's a level-headed documentary about...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 31, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Here are editorials from newspapers around Illinois. March 29, 2020 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Sausage Making at its worst In a time of national despair, Congress rushed to pass an economic stimulus bill aimed at assisting individuals and businesses — both large and small — whose financial status...

Complaint: Georgia rep. does not live in place he represents

Mar. 27, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker does not live in the district he represents, a complaint filed in the state said. The complaint filed this week accuses State Rep. Vernon Jones of living in Atlanta while representing Lithonia, a town 19 miles (31 kilometers) east of the city, The Atlanta...

Nevada's 4 incumbent US House members draw 2020 challengers

Mar. 22, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's four members of the U.S. House are all seeking reelection this year, but more than three dozen people have filed this month to run against them. Two members of Nevada’s congressional delegation, Democrat Dina Titus and Republican Mark Amodei, are not expected to face major...

Michigan logging applications for redistricting panel

Mar. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Applications still are pouring in to serve on a Michigan commission that will create districts for seats in the Legislature and Congress. The secretary of state said at least 3,590 notarized applications have been processed so far, and thousands more have been received. All...

Bay Area congressman in critical condition with pneumonia

Mar. 21, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

A congressman representing a San Francisco Bay Area district is in critical condition after he was hospitalized with pneumonia after he fractured a rib, his chief of staff said Saturday, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier was admitted to a hospital of March 13 after he fractured a rib when he fell while running, Betsy...

Petition canvassing halted amid coronavirus concerns

Mar. 20, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas groups trying to gather signatures for various petitions required to qualify for the November ballot have suspended their efforts amid public health concerns spurred by the new coronavirus. The group Arkansas Voters First has been trying to collect signatures for a...

Oberweis declared winner of 14th District GOP primary

Mar. 20, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis was declared the winner Friday by The Associated Press of this week's Republican congressional primary, giving him the opportunity to snatch the 14th District U.S. House seat from first-term Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood. With 100 percent of the precincts...

Convicted ex-Rep. Duncan Hunter, left, walks towards a court building for sentencing Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in San Diego. Hunter faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty on a corruption charge. Hunter served six terms representing one of Southern California's last solidly Republican districts before he resigned. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Ex-California Rep. Duncan Hunter gets 11 months in prison

Mar. 17, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced Tuesday to 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing campaign funds and spending the money on everything from outings with friends to his daughter's birthday party. The ex-Marine's attorneys had asked for most or...