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Wisconsin audit finds elections are 'safe and secure'

Oct. 22, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A highly anticipated nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin released Friday did not identify any widespread fraud in the battleground state, which a key Republican legislative leader said shows its elections are “safe and secure.” ...

Another fantasy sports betting firm gets Louisiana license

Oct. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A second company is receiving a state license to run fantasy sports betting operations in the nearly three-quarters of Louisiana parishes where voters authorized the activity. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board voted unanimously Thursday for...

Some Lawrence area voters mistakenly received 2 ballots

Oct. 21, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some voters in the Lawrence area mistakenly received two ballots for the upcoming election because of a mix-up that officials are blaming on a third-party printing and mailing company. But Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said Wednesday that the...

Ballot confuses financing of proposed Albuquerque stadium

Oct. 21, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for the city’s $50 million stadium bond proposal. The Albuquerque Journal...

Woman accused of threatening judge over ballot review suit

Oct. 21, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is accused of threatening a Georgia judge and his family after he dismissed a lawsuit that sought to review absentee ballots from the 2020 election to see if any were fraudulent. The Henry County Sheriff's Office said Erin Northup,...

Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate

Oct. 21, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor offered starkly different visions Wednesday about how to lead the nation's largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate...

Indiana county's attorney faces meth-dealing charges

Oct. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an eastern Indiana county who once served as its top prosecutor has been charged with dealing methamphetamines. Martin R. Shields, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Henry Circuit Court with two counts of dealing in meth and...

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race

Oct. 20, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As police repeatedly filled her Seattle neighborhood with tear gas amid the racial justice demonstrations of 2020, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy bought a gas mask to protect her 9-year-old daughter from the irritants seeping into their home. She served as a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 20, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Time to rein in quid pro quo culture of Harrisburg The culture of Harrisburg would be best described as “clubby.” After legislative sessions at the State Capitol on Third Street, lawmakers and...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...