Latest Voting News

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...

Newsom can't tie recall to GOP in voter guide, lawsuit says

Aug. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. His contention that...

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...

Man, 82, pleads guilty in scheme to swindle political donors

Aug. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — An 82-year-old Southern California man has pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to defrauding thousands of donors out of more than $250,000 given to phony political action committees purported to be associated with Democratic Party candidates, prosecutors said. ...

Texas audit proposed by GOP would miss minor but real errors

Aug. 02, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Republicans wants to audit the 2020 election results in just the large, mostly Democratic counties across the state. If they get their way, they'll miss many of the real — but minor — errors in the state's vote count. That's...

Myanmar military extends emergency, promises vote in 2 years

Aug. 01, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday declared himself prime minister and said he would lead the country under the extended state of emergency until elections are held in about two years. “We...

'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

Jul. 31, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks...

Biden's infrastructure win overshadowed by new virus surge

Jul. 31, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. When the Senate voted this week, with bipartisan support, to begin work on an infrastructure...

'Botched': Arizona GOP's ballot count ends, troubles persist

Jul. 31, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans’ partisan review of the 2020 election results got off to a rocky start when their contractors broke rules for counting ballots and election experts warned the work was dangerous for democracy. When the auditors stopped the counting...

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Jul. 30, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from...