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A worker at the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections works to process absentee ballots at the State Farm Arena Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia bill would require photo ID copies for mail voting

Jan. 27, 2021 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican member of Georgia’s state Senate introduced a bill Wednesday that would require people to make copies of their photo ID and mail it to election officials twice to vote absentee by mail. The bill comes after a large increase in mail voting, spurred on by the coronavirus...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, greets Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, right, before speaking to members of the Georgia Senate in the Senate Chambers on Sine Die, day 40, of the legislative session in Atlanta, Friday, June 26, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Lt. gov. wants to keep mail-in ballots but require photo IDs

Jan. 26, 2021 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor is joining the governor and House speaker in saying he supports requiring proof of identity from someone seeking to cast an absentee ballot, but he doesn't want to get rid of no-excuse mail-in ballots, as Republican senators have proposed. Republican Lt. Gov....

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...

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...

Minnesota Democrats unveil bill to expand voter access

Jan. 21, 2021 7:09 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are aiming to expand election protections and access to the ballot box after an election that featured disinformation and doubt about the results. The bill, with voting rights lawyer and freshman Democrat Rep. Emma Greenman of Minneapolis as chief author, has a...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 20, 2021 1:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 19, 2021 7:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp deliveries his State of the State address as Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, left, and House Speaker David Ralston look on in the House Chambers Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Governor says Georgia 'battered, is not broken' by pandemic

Jan. 14, 2021 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made a lengthy defense of his record fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting a strong economy and promising $1,000 bonuses for teachers and more money for education Thursday in his State of State address. Kemp's speech, made at the halfway mark of his four...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Transcript of Trump's speech at rally before US Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 9:11 PM EST

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally near the White House on Jan. 6 before a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump was impeached Wednesday by the U.S. House on a single charge of “incitement of...

Lawmakers considering whether to extend COVID voting rules

Jan. 13, 2021 6:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With a handful of special elections coming up, Connecticut lawmakers will likely soon decide whether to again give all eligible voters the option of voting absentee to avoid the polls during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The General Assembly's Government Administration and...