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Sedgwick County will not fight firing of election official

Jan. 22, 2021 5:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County commissioners decided Friday to not fight the firing of Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman after Secretary of State Scott Schwab promised the county a role in choosing her successor. Lehman lost her job for violating a policy by remotely accessing the state’s...

Vaccine registration off to strong start in New Hampshire

Jan. 22, 2021 5:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Registration for the next phase of New Hampshire's coronavirus vaccination plan got off to a quick start Friday, with more than 70,000 people signing up in the first hour and more than 147,000 by late afternoon. Registration opened at 8 a.m. for the approximately 325,000 people in...

Judge in still-undecided House race to rule on 1,200 ballots

Jan. 22, 2021 4:13 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge in upstate New York said Friday he plans to soon weigh in on the fate of 1,100 challenged affidavit ballots that could determine the winner of the nation’s last undecided U.S. House race. Former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican, had a 29-vote lead over the...

Members of the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee signal whether they want to be recorded as voting yes or voting no on a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The committee has approved the measure, which would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision declaring access to abortion a

Vote's timing is key issue with Kansas anti-abortion measure

Jan. 21, 2021 7:50 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers insisted Thursday that their proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution be put to voters on the August 2022 primary ballot, leading to criticism that they fear it would fail if put to a broader swath of voters during that year's general election....

Ex-City council candidate in WVa pleads to election fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 12:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former city council candidate in West Virginia has been placed on two years' probation after admitting to falsifying signatures on a nomination petition. Timothy Aaron Metz, 44, pleaded guilty Thursday in Monongalia County Circuit Court to one count of falsely filing a...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico State Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. A New Mexico county official who runs a group called

Cowboys for Trump leaders seeks cover for financial backers

Jan. 20, 2021 10:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday from the jailed founder of Cowboys for Trump, tossing the effort to block or avoid possible financial disclosure requirements as a political group in New Mexico. The lawsuit filed in June 2020 from Couy Griffin and Cowboys for Trump was in...

Maricopa County, Senate working to end election fight

Jan. 20, 2021 5:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials and the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate on Wednesday agreed to avoid further court hearings while they work on a deal to get the Senate a raft of data from November's election. The move could lead to an end of a bitter dispute over subpoenas issued by the...

Governor tests negative; teachers want vaccine

Jan. 20, 2021 5:33 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday tested negative for COVID-19 after possible exposure to the coronavirus from a participant at the governor’s recent coronavirus briefing who tested positive, the governor’s office said. Scott will continue to quarantine and be tested again...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 20, 2021 1:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 19, 2021 7:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...