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Nevada counties review election results amid false claims

Jun. 24, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Dozens of residents urged commissioners in Nevada's two largest counties on Friday not to certify results of the June 14 primary, some expressing doubt about the election by recounting their personal experiences and others repeating many of the false claims and conspiracy...

Rural Nevada county delays approving primary vote results

Jun. 23, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in one rural Nevada county decided Thursday to postpone until Friday certifying results of the 317 ballots cast in their jurisdiction during the state’s June 14 primary election. The decision in Esmeralda County, the least populous county in the...

Official named to monitor primary in third Colorado county

Jun. 23, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s secretary of state has appointed a supervisor to monitor Tuesday's primary elections in a third county after some residents received ballots with the wrong state House district and others received ballots that didn't include a county commissioner's race. ...

New Mexico election drama has roots in wider county movement

Jun. 23, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — A rural New Mexico county's initial refusal to certify its primary election results sent ripples across the country last week, a symbol of how even the most elemental functions of democracy have become politicized pressure points amid the swirl of lies stemming from...

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

Jun. 22, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials after the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience far beyond Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.S who said the stories could easily have been their...

Gov. Baker signs bill ensuring mail-in ballots, early voting

Jun. 22, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A voting rights bill designed to ensure that mail-in ballots and early voting become permanent fixtures in future Massachusetts elections was signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law, which had passed the Democrat-controlled...

GOP secretary of state, Dem gubernatorial nominations set

Jun. 21, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

Voters selected the Republican nominee for Alabama's top election official in the runoff Tuesday, and the general election race for governor was set as Democratic voters picked their gubernatorial nominee. Three other statewide nominations plus a U.S. House seat also were on the ballot. Here is a...

Nguyen to face Raffensperger for Georgia secretary of state

Jun. 21, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats chose state Rep. Bee Nguyen as their nominee for secretary of state, a position that assumed new importance after former President Donald Trump cast doubt on Georgia’s 2020 election results by making false claims of widespread voter fraud. Nguyen...

Bowser wins Democratic primary for mayor in Washington, D.C.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, overcoming a progressive rival and virtually guaranteeing that she will win a third consecutive term to lead a city confronting inequality, crime and public safety concerns. Bowser...

'Nowhere I feel safe': Election officials recount threats

Jun. 21, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wandrea “Shaye” Moss testified Tuesday to lawmakers about how her life was upended when former President Donald Trump and his allies falsely accused her and her mother of pulling fraudulent ballots from a suitcase in Georgia. The former Georgia elections...