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Cheney braces for loss as Trump tested in Wyoming and Alaska

Aug. 16, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a leader in the Republican resistance to former President Donald Trump, is fighting to save her seat in the U.S. House on Tuesday as voters weigh in on the direction of the GOP. Cheney's team is bracing for a loss against a...

Several statewide offices contested in Wyoming GOP primary

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection while more competitive Republican primary races have shaped up for secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming on Tuesday. Democrats, meanwhile, have all but ceded these offices...

Palin, Murkowski highlight Alaska's 2 elections on Tuesday

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters get their first shot at using ranked voting in a statewide race Tuesday in a special U.S. House election in which Sarah Palin seeks a return to elected office. Also, Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces 18 challengers in a primary in which...

Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 election

Aug. 15, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor on Monday. The...

What to watch: Cheney in trouble while Palin eyes comeback

Aug. 15, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections in Wyoming and Alaska on Tuesday could relaunch the political career of a former Republican star and effectively end the career of another — at least for now. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the vice chair of a U.S. House committee seeking to expose the...

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 15, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Detroit News. August 8, 2022. Editorial: GOP should pass on compromised DePerno Matt DePerno was never the best choice for Republicans to unseat Attorney General Dana Nessel in the November election. He was awarded the state party’s endorsement in April at a...

Conspiracies complicate voting machine debate in Louisiana

Aug. 13, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The need for Louisiana to replace its voting machines is not in dispute. They are badly outdated — deployed in 2006, the year after Hurricane Katrina struck -- and do not produce paper ballots that are critical to ensuring election results are accurate. ...

Justice Dept. weighs in on 2020 election robocall suit

Aug. 12, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has weighed in on a civil lawsuit against two conservative political operatives accused of using robocalls to dissuade Black voters from taking part in the 2020 election. The department said Friday that defense lawyers for the two men...

Congress OKs Dems' climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

Aug. 12, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their House and Senate majorities in...