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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, ballots are counted at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Democrats plan to move quickly on one of the first bills of the new Congress, which would set federal election standards. The For the People Act would require states to offer early voting, same-day registration and the option of absentee voting for all registered voters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Democrats make federal election standards a top priority

Jan. 23, 2021 10:18 AM EST

Democrats plan to move quickly on one of the first bills of the new Congress, citing the need for federal election standards and other reforms to shore up the foundations of American democracy after a tumultuous post-election period and deadly riot at the Capitol. States have long had disparate and contradictory...

Julia Letlow, widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, makes her way into the Louisiana State Archives to sign up to run for the 5th District seat on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Luke Letlow won a December election for the congressional seat but died of COVID-19 complications in December, before he could be sworn into office. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Louisiana congressional candidate registration period ends

Jan. 22, 2021 7:04 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than two dozen candidates vying to be Louisiana's newest U.S. House members registered by Friday's deadline to run in the March 20 special election to fill the two vacant congressional seats. Thirteen contenders filed paperwork to appear on the ballot for the 5th District seat...

A look at Louisiana candidates signed up for March election

Jan. 22, 2021 5:46 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for the March 20 election ended Friday. The ballot includes two special elections for U.S. House seats and a special election for a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seat. The candidates who qualified are: U.S. HOUSE, 2nd DISTRICT: Chelsea Ardoin,...

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...

Iowa House member criticized for election fraud, gun posts

Jan. 22, 2021 4:05 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The top Democrat in the Iowa House on Friday asked that a Republican legislator be removed from committee assignments because of his claims about election fraud and what some saw as threatening language about guns. House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard asked House Speaker Pat...

Kansas state Reps. Brenda Landwehr, left, R-Wichita, and Susan Concannon, R-Beloit, confer during a House debate on a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Both supported the measure, which would overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision in 2019 that declared access to abortion a

Kansas advances anti-abortion measure on Roe anniversary

Jan. 22, 2021 3:59 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Friday pushed a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution through the state House, a bitter reminder of election setbacks for abortion rights Democrats on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide. The vote was...

The sunsets as people arrive to vote at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Ironton, Louisiana for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Latest Louisiana COVID-19 emergency elections plan approved

Jan. 21, 2021 8:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will continue to use an expanded version of absentee-by-mail voting for the upcoming spring elections that will fill two U.S. House seats, under a coronavirus emergency plan that won bipartisan approval from lawmakers Thursday. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, already...

Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks to reporters during an election night watch party, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Riverside, Iowa. Miller-Meeks is running for the seat in the state's 2nd Congressional District. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

New Iowa rep asks US House to dismiss contest in 6-vote race

Jan. 21, 2021 3:44 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa asked the U.S. House on Thursday to dismiss an election contest filed by her Democratic challenger that argues the six-vote race was wrongly decided. Miller-Meeks argued in a legal motion that the Democratic-controlled chamber should...

State Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans, speaks about his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. The seat is vacant because former U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond resigned to work for the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Candidate qualifying begins in Louisiana congressional races

Jan. 20, 2021 5:40 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Candidate registration opened Wednesday for Louisiana's March 20 election to fill two vacant U.S. House seats, one representing a majority-minority district centered in New Orleans and the other a rural district covering the state's northeast and central parishes. The special...

Gov. Bill Lee speaks during the Tennessee Higher Education Commission session of the state budget hearings Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee said Tuesday he's looking to include

Tennessee gov set for State of the State speech in February

Jan. 19, 2021 4:10 AM EST

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is slated to give his third annual State of the State speech on Feb. 8. State lawmakers announced the date of the evening address on Friday. The first-term governor has entered his third year in office with fellow Republicans maintaining supermajorities in the House and Senate during the...