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Some Georgia state legislative races head to June runoffs

May. 28, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One Georgia state Senate seats and as many as 10 state House seats are headed to runoffs on June 21 after a majority of voters couldn't choose a party nominee on Tuesday. Banker Mike Hodges and former state House member Jeff Jones will contend for the Republican...

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at...

Kansas equity efforts bring little change after George Floyd

May. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — First she saw the graphic cellphone video showing Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death in Georgia, then news that Breonna Taylor had been shot in her Kentucky home during a botched drug raid. But when Teresa Parks watched videos of the white Minneapolis police officer pressing his...

In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat

May. 28, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Wayne Black was one of the few African Americans in the crowd as about 100 people gathered recently at the Republican Party headquarters near Columbus, Georgia, to hear from U.S. Senate candidate and football legend Herschel Walker. A member of the Muscogee...

Lieberman ends Democratic campaign for Arizona governor

May. 27, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Aaron Lieberman ended his campaign for Arizona governor Friday, saying there's no viable path to victory. Lieberman, a former state lawmaker from Paradise Valley, struggled to gain traction against the Democratic front-runner, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs,...

Hogan vetoes 18 bills, including ballot signature measure

May. 27, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced vetoes of 18 bills Friday, including a measure that would have allowed voters who forget to sign their mail-in ballot envelope to do so after mailing it to get it counted. The Republican governor also vetoed a bill that...

Arizona governor vetoes voter registration cancelation bill

May. 27, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill Friday that would require county recorders to launch an investigation anytime someone claims that a person's voter registration is invalid. Ducey, a Republican, said the bill could allow for subjective decisions and lead to...

Judges impose voided Statehouse map, set Aug. 2 primary

May. 27, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel on Friday ordered Ohio to hold an Aug. 2 primary using the third set of Statehouse maps approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, despite a rebuke of the plan by the state's high court. The court acted after giving Ohio a Saturday...

Deliberations underway in trial linked to Trump-Russia probe

May. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI as he pushed “pure opposition research” related to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks before the election, a prosecutor asserted Friday during closing arguments of the...

Progressive ousts Biden-backed Schrader in Oregon primary

May. 27, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a centrist who was endorsed by President Joe Biden, has been ousted in the Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner after results were delayed more than a week by a ballot-printing issue. ...