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Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reports that in court filings the Democratic attorney...

Lawsuit argues new Montana law suppresses student vote

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday is challenging a new Montana law banning voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in certain areas of college campuses. The lawsuit filed by the Montana Democratic Party, Montanans for Tester, and University of Montana...

Once a hero, Oregon congressional candidate funds questioned

Oct. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alek Skarlatos, a hero soldier-turned-Republican congressional candidate, started a nonprofit shortly after his 2020 defeat in a western Oregon race, pledging to advocate for veterans “left high and dry” by the country "they put their lives on the line for." ...

Giving limit rises to $7,600 for Georgia political donors

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Candidates seeking election to statewide offices in Georgia can now legally accept more from each donor. After a Thursday vote by the state ethics commission, people, corporations, political committees and political party can give each candidate up to...

High court adds 5 cases, including one brought by Ted Cruz

Sep. 30, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday added five new cases to its calendar for the term that begins next week, among them a challenge to federal election law brought by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz’s challenge involves rules about repaying a...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Detroit News. Sept. 22, 2021. Editorial: Courts should check Whitmer’s fundraising scam Mackinac Island — Michigan Republicans are mounting a court challenge against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s move to blow past campaign fundraising laws and raise...

Judge: Vegas-area GOP should settle own leadership dispute

Sep. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a lawsuit in a dispute over control of the Republican party in the Las Vegas area, telling acting party leaders and a Trump faction claiming control that courts shouldn't settle what she termed an intra-party political fight. ...

EXPLAINER: How a new GOP law in Texas makes voting harder

Sep. 07, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sweeping changes to Texas' election code that GOP Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday make it harder — sometimes even legally riskier — to cast a ballot in the state, which already has some of the nation's most restrictive voting laws. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 01, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. August 28, 2021. Editorial: Hochul Has Only Partially Opened Door On Nursing Home Transparency Gov. Kathy Hochul has done the right thing — quickly — in acknowledging the additional 12,000 COVID deaths in New York. ...

Former Va. sheriff found guilty in federal bribery trial

Aug. 24, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff has been found guilty on all counts in a federal bribery trial. The jury deliberated for more than five hours before finding former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe guilty of 11 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money...