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Idaho ex-lawmaker makes 1st court appearance on rape charge

Oct. 13, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former state lawmaker made his first appearance in an Idaho courtroom on charges that he raped a young legislative intern earlier this year. Aaron von Ehlinger attended the court proceeding before Ada County Magistrate Judge John Hawley through a...

Oklahoma schools leader switches parties to run for governor

Oct. 07, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the state's response to COVID-19 in schools, said Thursday she will switch parties and run as a Democrat against him next year. ...

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom

Sep. 17, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an...

California GOP licks wounds after another lopsided loss

Sep. 16, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The results of Tuesday’s recall election in which California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an attempt to remove him from office look all too familiar to the state's enfeebled Republicans — they were embarrassed again by Democrats, who haven’t lost a statewide race in...

Democrats see a midterm map in California recall success

Sep. 15, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Few Democrats were surprised to see Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom swat down a Republican-driven recall campaign in bright-blue California. But they were pleased with how he did it. By making the race into a referendum on former President Donald...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall

Sep. 15, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from...

EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

Sep. 14, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Just over 8.5 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — were returned prior to Election Day out of 22 million sent to...

Biden: Results of California recall will be felt nationally

Sep. 13, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden put Democrats’ approach to the coronavirus pandemic on the line Monday, casting the California recall that could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office as an opportunity for voters to show the nation that “leadership matters, science...

GOP pushes unfounded fraud claims before California recall

Sep. 13, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans were trying to contain a fire of their own making a day before voting ends in the recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, persuading their voters to turn out Tuesday even as party leaders promoted unsubstantiated claims that the...

EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

Sep. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — already have been returned out of 22 million sent to registered voters....