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NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...

Observer: Georgia county's elections messy, not fraudulent

Jun. 16, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Election processes in Georgia's most populous county were badly managed, sloppy and chaotic, but there was no evidence of fraud, said an independent monitor who spent many hours over several months observing county election workers. Detailed notes kept by...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

Newsday. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Plan for MTA goes off track For a brief moment, there seemed to be a path forward for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that would allow two seasoned transit leaders to share the conductor’s seat and...

County clerks: Don't hold Newsom recall before mid-September

Jun. 15, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's county elections officials are urging the lieutenant governor not to schedule the expected recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom before mid-September. One reason? Any earlier and they can't guarantee enough paper to print ballots. ...

Runoffs set to replace 2 Georgia state House members

Jun. 15, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Republicans will advance to a runoff in a special election in a southeast Georgia state House district, while a Republican and a Democrat will advance to a runoff in a Cobb County state House district. In House District 156, which covers all of...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

New Mexico rolls out same-day voter registration program

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat-backed efforts to expand voter access in New Mexico are coming to fruition, with the rollout of same-day voter registration this month. The first trial run took place in a low-turnout special congressional election on June 1, allowing...

Bill to let Philly voters recall elected officials gets vote

Jun. 15, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphians would be able to hold an election to remove elected officials under a bill the House State Government Committee advanced Tuesday on party lines. Until the meeting, the Republican-sponsored bill had applied to the state's governor,...

Republican election bill pushed ahead over Dems' objections

Jun. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans on a legislative committee Tuesday pushed out a multifaceted proposal to revamp Pennsylvania election law, a bill that backers said would make needed improvements and standardize procedures. Democrats were dead set against it,...

Georgia to review county's ballot drop box forms from 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during last year's election. “New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop...