Latest Voting News

Trial begins on challenge to latest N. Carolina voter ID law

Apr. 12, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right. ...

A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have reached the last day of their annual 90-day session with priority legislation on pandemic relief and police reform already approved. Here is a glance at some of the measures the General Assembly passed this session: PANDEMIC...

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Apr. 12, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state's recently enacted law restricting voting access. The film is the largest and most high profile Hollywood production...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 5, 2021. Editorial: A tawdry attack on voting rights, Senate Bill 7 should be rejected by the House Texas Republican senators disregarded the hours of expert testimony in committee and objections on the floor, they overlooked...

CEOs gather to speak out against voting law changes

Apr. 11, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

More than a hundred top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss their response to restrictive voting laws under consideration in several states and already enacted in Georgia, according to a statement from organizers of the meeting. The...

Ecuador goes with conservative banker in presidential vote

Apr. 11, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Voters in Ecuador appeared to turn to a conservative businessman in Sunday's presidential runoff election, rebuffing a leftist movement that has held the presidency for over a decade marked by an economic boom and then a yearslong recession, while in neighboring Peru a...

Analysis: Mississippi unlikely to ease its election laws

Apr. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S. Widespread early voting? Not in Mississippi. This state has a...

Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

Apr. 11, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests with the...

Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended results

Apr. 11, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. She says there was no widespread fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to “put my thumb on the...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...