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Minnesota elections chief seeks to make voting even easier

Jan. 09, 2023 17:41 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's chief elections officer called on state lawmakers Monday to make it easier for residents to vote while protecting elections officials from threats and intimidation. Key elements of Secretary of State Steve Simon's agenda are included in an...

New year expected to bring more changes to state voting laws

Dec. 29, 2022 00:14 AM EST

State lawmakers around the country introduced thousands of bills to change the way elections are run after former President Donald Trump falsely blamed his 2020 loss on voter fraud. Hundreds became law. Even with proponents of Trump's election lies roundly defeated during this year's...

No Chinese tournaments listed yet on WTA’s 2023 schedule

Nov. 15, 2022 17:13 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The WTA Tour released its schedule for 2023 through the U.S. Open in September, with no tournaments slated for China yet. The women’s tennis tour’s announcement of its provisional event dates, released Tuesday, said: “Details of the remaining...

Red wave? In Minnesota, Dems ride blue wave to control gov't

Nov. 09, 2022 16:38 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats defied expectations in a midterm election that had been expected to go well for Republicans, winning the governor's race and completing a trifecta Wednesday by winning both houses of the Legislature to take full control of state government for the first...

Democrat Tim Walz wins 2nd term as Minnesota’s governor

Nov. 09, 2022 03:25 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrat Tim Walz won a second term as Minnesota’s governor on Tuesday, fending off a challenge by Republican Scott Jensen, a family practice physician who grabbed national attention with his vaccine skepticism. Walz led Minnesota through the COVID-19 pandemic...