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Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally

Dec. 10, 2019 10:40 PM EST

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Trump's visit to Pennsylvania...

Mexican man sentenced for voter fraud in federal elections

Dec. 10, 2019 5:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Mexican national who assumed an American's identity to vote in five federal elections was sentenced Tuesday to 3 years, 9 months in prison in a federal courtroom in Sacramento. Gustavo Araujo Lerma, 64, was convicted by a jury in August of aggravated identity theft, making a...

Multistate voter database suspended in lawsuit settlement

Dec. 10, 2019 4:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized database that checks whether voters are registered in multiple states has been suspended “for the foreseeable future” until security safeguards are put in place as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit, a civil rights group said Tuesday. The...

Georgia gov ordered to answer questions in election lawsuit

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will have to sit for questioning about comments he made that seemed to express concern about minority voter registration, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled that the Republican governor will have to answer questions as part of a lawsuit...

Groups: Ohio immigrants need more training, voter education

Dec. 10, 2019 3:49 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting-rights advocates in Ohio have urged both the state's top lawyer and the elections chief to do more to assure that immigrants understand the voting process, after more than 350 apparent non-citizens were referred for investigation last week. A coalition of 11 groups raised their...

Leaders concerned over list of noncitizens in vote proposal

Dec. 10, 2019 11:46 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Compiling a list of legal but noncitizen residents as part of a proposal to allow noncitizen voting in a Vermont city could have negative and unintended consequences, local leaders said. The proposal returned to Burlington City Council Charter Change Committee on Monday because of...

Consulting firm allows Buttigieg to release names of clients

Dec. 9, 2019 11:12 PM EST

The McKinsey & Co. consulting firm said Monday that it will allow Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago while the Democratic presidential contender also pledged to open his fundraising events to the news media and provide the names of key fundraising organizers. The moves...

Kansas GOP lawmaker facing probe changes voter registration

Dec. 9, 2019 6:26 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressman who is being investigated by local authorities for listing a UPS Inc. store as his residence in registering to vote has changed his registration to name a Topeka apartment complex as his home. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins is still listing the UPS store in...

Oklahoma Democrats welcome independents to vote in primaries

Dec. 9, 2019 4:55 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials say registered independents will be able to continue voting in Democratic primaries during the next election cycle. Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday he'd been notified by the Oklahoma Democratic Party that it will continue to allow...

Pennsylvania warns county over defying voting machine edict

Dec. 9, 2019 4:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is being told it would lose out on millions of dollars in aid and almost certainly be sued by the state if it refuses to take action to buy new voting machines before Dec. 31, county officials said Monday. Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said that was the...