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Milwaukee election official charged with fraud in court

Dec. 02, 2022 17:11 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The former Milwaukee Election Commission deputy director charged with fraudulently requesting military absentee ballots just days before last month’s election posted a $2,500 signature bond in her initial court appearance Friday. Kimberly Zapata was represented...

Election certification delays few, but a 'test run' for 2024

Nov. 30, 2022 15:24 PM EST

Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results. Three weeks after the end of voting, such challenges...

Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperation

Nov. 30, 2022 14:06 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal investigation of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz learns this week how much prison time he gets on charges of sex trafficking a minor and identity theft, but not before trying to convince a judge that his cooperation in several...

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Nov. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EST

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out...

NAACP: 'Scant' info in records about election integrity unit

Nov. 29, 2022 18:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia NAACP said Tuesday it was “deeply disappointed” after receiving “scant” information of substance in response to a wide-ranging public records request it made with the state's Republican attorney general about his new election integrity unit. ...

Judge orders men who made fake robocalls to register voters

Nov. 29, 2022 17:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two men convicted of fraud for targeting Black voters with phony robocalls before the 2020 election must spend 500 hours registering voters in low-income neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., an Ohio judge has ruled. Jacob Wohl, 24, of Irvine, California, and Jack...

Court says Trump aide Meadows must testify in election probe

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. The...

12 Kentucky counites chosen for post-election audits

Nov. 29, 2022 04:05 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twelve counties have been randomly chosen to undergo audits following the 2022 general election, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said. Post-election audits will be conducted in Jefferson, Webster, Shelby, Rowan, Oldham, Laurel, LaRue, Owen, Anderson,...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 23 The Washington Post on regaining trust in the ethics of the U.S. Supreme Court Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas...

Belarus' top diplomat, ally to president, dies at 64

Nov. 26, 2022 17:13 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, a longtime associate of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, has died at age 64. Belarusian authorities didn't name the cause of death. Makei wasn't known to suffer from any chronic illness. ...