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Nevada sees more registered voters, mostly nonpartisans

Aug. 03, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada elections officials reported a slight increase in registered voters in July, most of whom decided to forgo registering with a political party and instead register as nonpartisan. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reported 16,851 more...

Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year's midterm elections. After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional...

NLRB preliminary finding revives labor organizing at Amazon

Aug. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recommendation to nullify the election results of an Amazon union vote in Bessemer, Alabama is breathing new life into the labor movement. The recommendation was issued Monday by a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board, who said that...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Greitens wants Trump’s endorsement. That it’s even a possibility speaks volumes. In an encouraging sign of sanity among Missouri Republican campaign donors, scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric...

Lawmaker seeks probe after Maricopa County rejects subpoena

Aug. 03, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A top Arizona lawmaker asked state Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday to investigate whether Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to comply with subpoenas for records related to the 2020 election. Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli of Lake...

Partisan sniping marks Kansas redistricting before it starts

Aug. 03, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Partisan bickering among Kansas legislators over redistricting has intensified even before their first public hearings on how to redraw the state's political boundaries. Democrats are complaining that 14 town hall meetings across the state are...

Widow appointed to late husband’s seat as county supervisor

Aug. 03, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Members of a county governing board in Mississippi have chosen the widow of their recently deceased colleague to temporarily fill his seat. Portia Harris was sworn in Monday to the District 2 seat on the Jackson County Board of Supervisors,...

Jack Ballard announces run for Montana's US House seat

Aug. 03, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrat Jack Ballard announced Tuesday a run for the U.S. House, in the hopes of unseating Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale. Ballard, 58, is a writer who resides in Red Lodge and covers hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation. ...

GOP senator hopes to issue election subpoenas within 2 weeks

Aug. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator who wants to have the committee he leads force three counties to turn over election machines, ballots and related material said Tuesday he thinks subpoenas will be issued in the next two weeks. Sen. Doug Mastriano of...

Ex-senator, TV anchor Allen is Ciattarelli's running mate

Aug. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former state Senator and one-time Philadelphia TV news anchor Diane Allen to be his running mate. Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member, is set to officially name Allen as...