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Voting groups sue over Florida congressional map

Apr. 22, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voting rights groups sued Florida on Friday over a congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, saying it will diminish the state's Black representation and benefit Republicans. Florida lawmakers approved the...

Florida Legislature to vote on DeSantis' congressional map

Apr. 18, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers will return to the Capitol Tuesday to begin a special session to approve a new congressional map after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the previous GOP-backed boundaries that preserved minority districts. The work should be easy, given...

Lawmakers vote to ban donations for election expenses

Apr. 07, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday voted to ban election offices from accepting donations and grants from private organizations to help fund voting operations, including voter registration, education and outreach. If signed into law, Alabama would be the latest...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 06, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

LaCrosse Tribune. April 3, 2022. Editorial: Voters will decide on partisanship impact locally Close readers of our Good Morning Page 2 likely have seen the impactful “Why I Vote” submissions by area residents, published on Tuesdays and coordinated by the League of...

Arkansas Supreme Court stays ruling against 4 voting laws

Apr. 01, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday allowed four new voting laws that a lower court judge found unconstitutional to remain in effect, halting his ruling while justices take up the case about the restrictions. The high court granted an emergency stay...

Voting groups sue, say redistricting wrongly diluted voices

Mar. 17, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two voting-rights groups sued the state of Utah Thursday seeking to block new redistricting maps they say unfairly solidify one-party GOP control and ignore a voter-approved independent commission. The League of Women Voters and Mormon Women for Ethical...

Ohio voter advocate dies at 90, uses obit to get out vote

Mar. 16, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Services were held Wednesday for long-time Ohio voting rights advocate Margaret “Peg” Rosenfield, who died the day her last letter to the editor ran in the local newspaper. She was 90. Rosenfield's obituary reported that she died Friday “after a long...

GOP Kansas Senate map creates 2 districts with 2 incumbents

Mar. 11, 2022 14:20 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are moving to redraw the boundaries of Kansas Senate districts so that a GOP and Democratic senator would face running against each other and the Redistricting Committee's chair would be drawn into a GOP colleague's district. Republicans and...

House advances bill to ban donations for election functions

Mar. 10, 2022 20:40 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday advanced legislation that would prohibit officials from accepting private donations, grants and services to help fund election-related expenses, including voter registration, education and outreach. ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop group's door-to-door voter fraud hunt

Mar. 09, 2022 16:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A coalition of civil and voting rights organizations invoked the 19th-century Ku Klux Klan Act in a lawsuit filed Wednesday seeking to stop a group of Donald Trump supporters from going door-to-door in Colorado in a search for already-debunked voter fraud. The suit...