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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. July 19, 2021. Editorial: Firing SC State’s president unlikely to help, could damage struggling school James Clark started his job as S.C. State University president in 2016 with two strikes against him. ...

Fraud charges brought in 2nd Wisconsin 2020 election case

Jul. 19, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who cast two absentee ballots in the 2020 presidential election has been charged with four felonies, making him the second person in the battleground state to face charges stemming from the election. Former President Donald Trump has...

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

Jul. 18, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday. Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election...

EXPLAINER: What's in the Texas GOP's voting bills?

Jul. 14, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

The Texas voting bills that prompted state Democrats' flight to Washington this week include a raft of tweaks and changes to the state's election code. Some are dramatic, others highly technical, and a couple could make life easier for voters. But taken as a whole, the...

Audit finds folds behind New Hampshire election miscount

Jul. 13, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

Auditors concluded that miscounts in a New Hampshire election were primarily caused by the way ballots were folded, according to a report released Tuesday. The audit, mandated by the legislature, was called by lawmakers from both parties after a losing Democratic...

GOP bill to add ID component to absentee ballot apps is dead

Jul. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans' attempts to add an ID component to absentee ballot applications and to institute signature verification at polling places have died in the GOP-led Legislature, amid pushback from election clerks and voting-rights advocates. ...

Judge won't block parts of Georgia election law for now

Jul. 07, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to block some challenged sections of Georgia's new election law ahead of two runoff elections next week, but he didn't rule out the possibility for future elections. Election integrity activists had asked U.S....

EXPLAINER: Absentees solidify win for Adams in NY mayor race

Jul. 06, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City Tuesday after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for his closest competitors to catch him. The Brooklyn Borough president...

New law updates absentee ballot form for incarcerated voters

Jul. 03, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state law is being updated to better account for absentee voting by inmates who are awaiting trial or serving time for misdemeanors. Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law Thursday that would update absentee ballot request forms to...

Bragg's opponent concedes in primary for Manhattan DA

Jul. 02, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg, a former top deputy to New York’s attorney general, was poised to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney and to take over the investigation of former President Donald Trump after his closest opponent conceded in the Democratic primary. ...