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Republican Arizona election official says Trump "unhinged"

May. 15, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run. ...

Georgia GOP still seeking a fight over Trump election loss

May. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a once reliably Republican Georgia congressional district that has turned into a swing district held by a Democrat, a GOP congressional convention on Saturday showed activists consumed by the unproven belief that Donald Trump had been cheated out of the 2020...

Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

May. 15, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. But the company suing Powell over her baseless claims of...

Navajos say new Arizona restrictions will complicate voting

May. 15, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Republicans say the voter restrictions they're pushing after President Joe Biden's win in the state last year are designed to strengthen the integrity of future elections. To some, the changes will make voting more difficult than it...

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

May. 15, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's judiciary chief, a hard-line cleric linked to mass executions in 1988, registered on Saturday to run in the Islamic Republic’s presidential election next month, a vote that comes as negotiators struggle to resuscitate Tehran's nuclear deal with...

Zimbabwe court blocks leader from keeping chief justice on

May. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s High Court on Saturday forced the country’s chief justice to retire, ruling that an extension of his term by the president is illegal. The ruling is a major setback for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose party in May pushed...

McKissick easily wins 3rd term as South Carolina GOP chair

May. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republicans on Saturday selected Drew McKissick to lead them for a third term as chairman, turning back a challenge from a recent transplant to the state who portrayed himself, over the current chairman, as the candidate most closely aligned with...

Virginia GOP nominee's independence from Trump up for debate

May. 15, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — If Glenn Youngkin was looking to pivot back to the political center after winning the GOP's nomination for governor in Virginia, Donald Trump made it a little tougher by giving the nominee a big bearhug of an endorsement. “Glenn is...

Iran's judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric linked to 1988 mass executions, registers to run for president

May. 15, 2021 03:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric linked to 1988 mass executions, registers to run for president.

In devotion to Trump, House GOP taps Stefanik for a top post

May. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik to a leadership post Friday, highlighting how the party whose lodestar has long been conservative policies increasingly views allegiance to Donald Trump as its indispensable key to electoral success. ...