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AP FACT CHECK: Pro-Trump auditors spin election falsehoods

Sep. 24, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

A group hired by Trump-friendly Republicans to examine the results of the 2020 election in Arizona’s largest county spun falsehoods about deleted data, double voting and other malfeasance in a report that ignored basic facts about how elections are run. The report...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Sep. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to weigh in and wouldn't be fairly represented. ...

Recall effort against Cowboys for Trump founder lags

Sep. 24, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Time is running out for a recall effort aiming to kick Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin out of office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Supporters of the petition drive in Otero County say they still need to collect several...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Supreme Court...

Pro-Kremlin party officially handed supermajority in Duma

Sep. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election authorities on Friday officially announced the final results of last week's parliamentary vote, in which the Kremlin's party retained its supermajority amid widespread reports of violations and incidents of voter fraud. Russia's Central...

GOP's Leonard again running for Michigan attorney general

Sep. 24, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Tom Leonard announced his candidacy for Michigan attorney general on Friday, again seeking the Republican nomination he won in 2018 before losing to Democrat Dana Nessel in the general election. Leonard, a DeWitt lawyer,...

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

Sep. 24, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates, including those who were in contact with him before the...

Texas announces audit of 2020 votes after Trump urges review

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas election officials said Thursday night they were auditing the 2020 results in four large counties hours after former President Donald Trump, continuing to falsely claim the election was stolen, pressed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for a ballot review. ...

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

Sep. 23, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates who were in contact with him before and during the attack....