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Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

Jan. 24, 2022 16:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presidential election victory. ...

2nd Colorado clerk accused of election security breach

Jan. 24, 2022 16:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic Secretary of State on Monday ordered a Republican county clerk who has echoed former President Donald Trump's demands for “audits” of elections to return a copy he says he made of his county's election system, a potential breach of security. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 24, 2022 14:42 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 24, 2022. Editorial: Des Moines City Council should reverse insulting plan to silence Indira Sheumaker Frank Cownie, Connie Boesen, Joe Gatto, Josh Mandelbaum, Carl Voss and Linda Westergaard need thicker skin. And some more patience. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 24, 2022 14:17 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 19, 2022. Editorial: Meta’s move to Texas isn’t going to solve Facebook’s problems First, welcome to Texas, Facebook. Beg your pardon, Meta. Even if we are still adjusting to the rebranding, we are glad that one of the...

Canada, US and allies talk aid for Haiti at meeting

Jan. 21, 2022 23:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Haiti’s spiraling insecurity and growing concerns about its ability to hold general elections following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse prompted two dozen international senior officials to meet Friday and agree to increase aid. Canada, which hosted the...

NY expands absentee voting after defeat of ballot measure

Jan. 21, 2022 18:53 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday. The Assembly passed the bill 100-45 on Wednesday, and the Senate passed...

Wisconsin judge refuses to stay drop box restrictions ruling

Jan. 21, 2022 18:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge refused Friday to stay a ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, rejecting arguments that the decision will confuse voters heading into the Feb. 15 spring primary. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren's decision hands...

GOP map likely to hinder lone Democrat clears Kansas Senate

Jan. 21, 2022 18:07 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans used their supermajority Friday to win Kansas Senate approval for a redistricting plan that likely would make it harder for the state's only Democrat in Congress to win reelection this year. The nearly four-hour debate ahead of the Senate's 26-9 vote...

Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

Jan. 21, 2022 09:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. ...

As 2024 nears, Pence to speak at SC pregnancy center dinner

Jan. 21, 2022 08:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he positions himself for a possible White House bid, former Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the early-voting state of South Carolina, slated to give the keynote address at a fundraising banquet for a Christian pregnancy center that's become a regular stop for...