Latest Judicial elections News

Man charged with threatening Nevada election workers' lives

Jan. 28, 2022 18:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing federal charges alleging he threatened the lives of state election workers he blamed for “stealing the election.” Gjergi Luke Juncaj pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas following his arrest on an indictment...

N. Carolina governor vetoes GOP bill pushing primary to June

Jan. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper refused on Friday to delay North Carolina's primaries by another three weeks to June, vetoing a measure that Republican legislators said would allow them more time to redraw their redistricting plans if the state Supreme Court strikes down boundaries. ...

Biden’s vow of Black justice a nod to his most loyal voters

Jan. 28, 2022 11:50 AM EST

As he struggled to survive the 2020 Democratic primary, Joe Biden made a striking pledge before voting began in heavily African American, must-win South Carolina: His first Supreme Court appointment would be a Black woman. On Thursday, with his poll numbers reaching new lows and his...

Applicants sought for judicial opening in Tennessee

Jan. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are taking applications to fill two imminent vacancies on the eastern section of the Court of Criminals Appeals. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments has set a deadline of midday Feb. 8 for applications to arrive at the...

Judge to decide if report on voting machines can be public

Jan. 27, 2022 18:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state on Thursday called on a voting technology expert to ask a judge to release a report detailing alleged security vulnerabilities in the voting machines used by the state — something the expert had already done. The report by J. Alex...

Voting machine company won't comply with Wisconsin subpoena

Jan. 27, 2022 16:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election...

Judge begins review to pick new congressional district maps

Jan. 27, 2022 12:09 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday launched a review of competing proposals to redraw the boundaries of the state's congressional districts, the morning after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a plan sent to him by Republican lawmakers. Commonwealth Court Judge...

Dems see high court pick as chance to revive 2022 prospects

Jan. 27, 2022 11:19 AM EST

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they will be buoyed by the prospect of President Joe Biden naming the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer's pending retirement,...

New Mexico Democrats seek sweeping voting access changes

Jan. 26, 2022 16:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. Automated restoration of voting rights for ex-convicts. More time to distribute and count absentee ballots. Democratic lawmakers have a lengthy wish list in New Mexico as they seek to expand access to...

Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to rule on ballot boxes

Jan. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative group Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take over a legal challenge to absentee ballot boxes in Wisconsin and immediately lift a lower court's ruling that kept current law in place. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty made...