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Kansas election official loses job for violating policy

Jan. 21, 2021 4:21 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman said she is losing her job for violating a policy by remotely accessing the state's voter registration database when working from home while fighting cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary of State Scott Schwab informed...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2021 1:26 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The Index-Journal on calls for the U.S. to heal and unite: This was being written just 24 hours before noon today, well before the sun had set Tuesday or risen today over the U.S. Capitol. Much has been done ahead of today’s events, ahead of the...

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose interacts with staff members as they follow the election from Ohio's election command center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

18K Ohio voters inactive no more after high 2020 engagement

Jan. 19, 2021 5:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Tuesday that over 18,000 inactive voter registrations are back in the state’s good graces after record-high participation in the 2020 election. The Republican elections chief said that about 10,000 of the flagged voters cast ballots in...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 13, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 The Post and Courier on state Attorney General Alan Wilson and the Republican Attorneys General Association: We’re glad to see S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson repudiate his former deputy’s efforts to drum up attendance at the rally that...

A protester walks past the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Early warning signs emerge for GOP after US Capitol riots

Jan. 12, 2021 1:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, about 225 Republicans logged in to the election office in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to change their party registration. Ethan Demme was one of them. “Ever since they started denying the election result, I...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Jacob Anthony Chansley, the Arizona man with the painted face and wearing a horned, fur hat, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 and charged with counts that include violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol

Jan. 11, 2021 1:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as the victor. “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,”...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Jacob Anthony Chansley, the Arizona man with the painted face and wearing a horned, fur hat, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 and charged with counts that include violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover

Jan. 11, 2021 1:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol at the president’s behest last week was overwhelmingly made up of longtime Trump supporters, including Republican Party officials, GOP political donors, far-right militants, white supremacists, and adherents of the QAnon myth...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Jacob Anthony Chansley, the Arizona man with the painted face and wearing a horned, fur hat, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 and charged with counts that include violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover

Jan. 10, 2021 10:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as the victor. “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,”...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Jacob Anthony Chansley, the Arizona man with the painted face and wearing a horned, fur hat, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 and charged with counts that include violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover

Jan. 10, 2021 9:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol at the president’s behest last week was overwhelmingly made up of longtime Trump supporters, including Republican Party officials, GOP political donors, far-right militants, white supremacists, and adherents of the QAnon myth...

AG’s office arrest city councilman on alleged election fraud

Jan. 6, 2021 1:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A city councilman in Louisiana has been arrested for alleged election fraud, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday. Attorney General Jeff Landry said Amite City Councilman Emmanuel Zanders was arrested Tuesday on eight counts of election fraud. He was booked into the...