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Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe

Dec. 01, 2021 16:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney investigating the 2020 election told Wisconsin lawmakers during a testy hearing Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit to force officials in Green Bay and Madison to provide testimony. Meanwhile, the state's embattled...

In Atlanta, underdog Andre Dickens rises to mayor's office

Dec. 01, 2021 14:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Andre Dickens, who rolled to victory Tuesday in the Atlanta mayor's race, was told he was aiming too high once before. In 2013, he was an administrator at Georgia Tech when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta City Council. ...

Rochester getting interim mayor as embattled Warren resigns

Dec. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said she had “no regrets” as she prepared Wednesday to leave office a month early after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge. The embattled Democrat agreed in October to cut short her second...

Councilman Andre Dickens wins Atlanta mayor race over Moore

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta’s next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council’s current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November. Dickens won a...

Venezuela's high court retroactively disqualifies candidate

Nov. 30, 2021 17:20 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan opposition candidate who has been leading in vote count in the governor's race for the home state of the late President Hugo Chávez has been retroactively disqualified by the country’s highest court more than a week after the election was held. ...

Warner Robins mayoral candidates wrangle over tax bill

Nov. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Local finances have taken center stage as voters in one middle Georgia city decide a mayoral runoff on Tuesday. Current Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms has faced criticism from challenger LaRhonda Patrick as Toms seeks a third term after an...

Beloved Honduran mayor stood out in bloody electoral season

Nov. 27, 2021 17:52 PM EST

CANTARRANAS, Honduras (AP) — San Luis was the eighth stop on a tour of nine villages for Francisco “Paquito” Gaitan, the popular mayor of this municipality perched in the mountains outside the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. Two weeks before the elections, Gaitan...

South Africa's ANC loses mayors in Johannesburg and Pretoria

Nov. 24, 2021 13:00 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has lost control of the city councils of Johannesburg and other major cities, following recent local government elections. The ANC won less than 50% of the votes in the municipal elections...

EU reports improvements, old tactics in Venezuela election

Nov. 23, 2021 14:49 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s regional elections last weekend happened under better conditions compared to the country's elections in recent years but were marred by the use of public funds to benefit pro-government candidates, European Union monitors announced Tuesday. ...

City Council cuts Seattle police budget, drawing criticism

Nov. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved a 2022 budget that cuts police department spending from previous years, drawing criticism from people who say city voters earlier this month endorsed more spending on public safety. In an 8-1 vote Monday, the council...