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Despite analysis, Parson adamant mask mandates don't work

Dec. 03, 2021 14:46 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A health department analysis shows Missouri cities that require masks to combat the coronavirus pandemic this year saw fewer infections, but Republican Gov. Mike Parson insisted Thursday that mandates don't work. The analysis was first reported...

Early voting for Louisiana's Dec. 11 election ends Saturday

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting is wrapping up Saturday in the 38 Louisiana parishes that have elections on the Dec. 11 ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have local elected jobs on the ballot, with...

Head of GOP-led election probe says mayors could be jailed

Dec. 02, 2021 18:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A retired state Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to investigate Wisconsin’s 2020 election says the mayors of Madison and Green Bay should face punishment and possibly jail time if they don't meet with him, according to court documents. ...

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

Dec. 02, 2021 07:58 AM 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 the Georgia Institute of Technology when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta...

Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe

Dec. 01, 2021 19:46 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...

GOP targets Wisconsin elections system, nonpartisan director

Dec. 01, 2021 07:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are working to discredit the bipartisan system they created to run elections in the state after President Joe Biden narrowly won last year's presidential race, making the political battleground the latest front in the national push by the GOP to...

Algeria's top parties keep power in local elections

Dec. 01, 2021 03:00 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The parties behind the Algerian president's governing majority dominated local and regional elections, while Islamist parties saw their support diminish, according to official results. The head of the election authority, Mohamed Charfi, announced...

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...