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Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

May. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the building as mostly peaceful patriots and downplaying repeatedly the violence of the day. ...

Texas runoff election for US House seat set for July 27

May. 12, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A July 27 special election runoff was set Wednesday between two Republicans for a North Texas district's vacant U.S. House seat. Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement came more than a week after Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey were the top vote-getters to...

Wisconsin disabled community opposes election law changes

May. 12, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters with disabilities urged lawmakers on Wednesday to reconsider two Republican-backed bills passed by the state Senate that would make it more difficult to cast absentee ballots as part of the broader GOP push to make it harder to vote by mail following...

The Latest: Hearing on Capitol riot wraps; little new info

May. 12, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A House hearing on the federal response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has concluded after more than five hours of testimony that...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 12, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. May 11, 2021. Editorial: Thoughtful gestures mean much in tough times As the shutdowns and disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic enter their 15th month, it remains important to honor the exceptional work of those who have...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

(McComb) Enterprise-Journal. May 7, 2021. Editorial: Early voting can prevent fraud Mississippi’s resistance to early voting — and the backtracking of other Republican-led states that previously were receptive to it — makes sense only if you...

West Virginia Delegate Mick Bates switches from Dem to GOP

May. 12, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates has switched to the Republican Party. Raleigh County Delegate Mick Bates changed his voter registration Wednesday, increasing the GOP's supermajority in the House to 78-22. ...

Oklahoma governor signs bill to extend early voting by 1 day

May. 12, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill to expand early, in-person voting by one day during general elections. The bill Stitt signed late Tuesday will add one day of early, in-person voting from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Wednesday before a general...

House GOP ousts Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership job, punishing Trump critic who rebuked his election fraud falsehoods

May. 12, 2021 09:30 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP ousts Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership job, punishing Trump critic who rebuked his election fraud falsehoods.

UK government plan to toughen voter ID rules draws criticism

May. 12, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced contentious plans to toughen election voting rules by requiring photo identification at polling stations, a move it says will protect the democratic system against electoral fraud. But opponents and civil liberties...