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Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race

Aug. 03, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year's midterm elections. After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional...

Lawmaker seeks probe after Maricopa County rejects subpoena

Aug. 03, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A top Arizona lawmaker asked state Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday to investigate whether Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to comply with subpoenas for records related to the 2020 election. Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli of Lake...

GOP senator hopes to issue election subpoenas within 2 weeks

Aug. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator who wants to have the committee he leads force three counties to turn over election machines, ballots and related material said Tuesday he thinks subpoenas will be issued in the next two weeks. Sen. Doug Mastriano of...

SC town's mayor resigns due to health

Aug. 03, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

EDISTO BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina town's mayor is resigning due to unspecified health concerns. Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby said her resignation will be effective Aug. 5, news outlets reported Tuesday. Darby was elected in 2015, and helped lead the barrier...

Seattle's mayoral primary is a contest between liberal camps

Aug. 03, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in the primary election will decide Tuesday between Seattle mayoral candidates who represent the political divide between activist-left residents and more moderate progressives in one of the nation's most liberal cities. The question is whether...

Detroit voters consider major changes to city's charter

Aug. 03, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday were deciding a ballot proposal that calls for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Changes to the city...

County refuses Arizona Senate's subpoena in election audit

Aug. 02, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials refused Monday to turn over routers sought by two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate in the latest subpoenas related to the contentious 2020 election audit and unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump’s loss in Arizona’s largest...

Kansas AG vows to prosecute any violation of election laws

Aug. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday he will prosecute any violations of election laws in Douglas County that the district attorney refuses to act upon. Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez, a Democrat, said last week her...

Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

Seattle mayoral primary will be test of progressive movement

Aug. 02, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone. Pickup soccer games and dog owners playing fetch dominate a...