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House OKs election, ethics overhaul; Senate to slam door

Mar. 8, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged it will not come up for a vote and the...

Democrats flex power by taking aim at money in politics

Mar. 6, 2019 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. The legislation, called H.R. 1 to...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing....

The Latest: Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a congressional field hearing in Atlanta on voting problems (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. Those testifying at a congressional hearing in Atlanta on voting problems offered examples of how gerrymandering, cutbacks to early voting and polling place closures in Georgia had...