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Wisconsin Republican expands 2020 election investigation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The highest ranking Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly said Friday that he was expanding a probe into the 2020 presidential election, saying it will take more investigators and time than originally planned. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos signed...

US bids 'do svidaniya' to Russian staff at Moscow embassy

Jul. 30, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States said Friday it has laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia ahead of an Aug. 1 deadline set by the Kremlin for their dismissal. The move is just the latest in a series of measures taken by both sides that have strained...

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'

Jul. 30, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec....

Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

Jul. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn in to the House on Friday, days after winning a special election in which he defeated his predecessor's widow, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. Trump continues to hold tremendous sway over the GOP...

Experts raise alarms over fundraising for GOP ballot reviews

Jul. 30, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first donation came in early May, for $50, and with a message: “GOD BLESS THE USA!!” In just over a month, the crowdfunding page dedicated to bringing an Arizona-style review of the 2020 presidential election to Pennsylvania had collected...

South Carolina lawmaker to challenge US Rep. Tom Rice

Jul. 30, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

A South Carolina state lawmaker is mounting a primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, saying the five-term Republican broke his constituents' trust by voting to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this year. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press,...

County declines election audit without new voting machines

Jul. 29, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rural Pennsylvania county formally declined to participate in a “forensic investigation” of the state’s 2020 presidential election sought by backers of former President Donald Trump, dealing another blow Thursday to prospects for a months-long spectacle of the...

Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'

Jul. 29, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare for another swing at the White House. ...

Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee fined $21K

Jul. 29, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee has been fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for improperly handling contributions, according to documents obtained by a newspaper. The penalty follows a 2016 complaint made...

Anti-Trump Republican enters Pennsylvania's race for Senate

Jul. 28, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A one-time chief of staff to the late former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia will run for U.S. Senate as an anti-Trump Republican, and sees a crowded GOP primary as a key ally. Craig...