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NYC mayoral primary will be big test for ranked vote system

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City next week in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank several candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Two...

GOP election bill sponsor takes case to Wolf news conference

Jun. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The partisan political debate over potential changes to how Pennsylvania registers voters and runs elections moved Thursday from the Capitol in Harrisburg to suburban Philadelphia, where the leading House Republican on the topic showed up at a news conference by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. ...

Reports detail tense moments with Georgia election monitors

Jun. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As a pair of election workers sat at a table counting ballots during an audit of Georgia's presidential election in November, no fewer than eight Republican monitors swarmed around them, hurling accusations of voter fraud and taking photos in violation of the rules. ...

8 file petitions to become next Cleveland mayor

Jun. 17, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eight candidates have filed petitions to become Cleveland’s next mayor. The nonpartisan race is considered wide open after Frank Jackson announced last month that he would not seek a fifth four-year term. Jackson is the longest-serving mayor in...

Last debate for NYC mayoral candidates; early voting ongoing

Jun. 16, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running in the Democratic primary to be New York City's next mayor made their pitches to voters in the final televised debate on Wednesday, even as early voting has begun. As in prior debates, the candidates were asked about a rise in...

NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...

Observer: Georgia county's elections messy, not fraudulent

Jun. 16, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Election processes in Georgia's most populous county were badly managed, sloppy and chaotic, but there was no evidence of fraud, said an independent monitor who spent many hours over several months observing county election workers. Detailed notes kept by...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

Newsday. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Plan for MTA goes off track For a brief moment, there seemed to be a path forward for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that would allow two seasoned transit leaders to share the conductor’s seat and...

County clerks: Don't hold Newsom recall before mid-September

Jun. 15, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's county elections officials are urging the lieutenant governor not to schedule the expected recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom before mid-September. One reason? Any earlier and they can't guarantee enough paper to print ballots. ...

Runoffs set to replace 2 Georgia state House members

Jun. 15, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Republicans will advance to a runoff in a special election in a southeast Georgia state House district, while a Republican and a Democrat will advance to a runoff in a Cobb County state House district. In House District 156, which covers all of...