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Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

Apr. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned...

5 killed in election violence in India's West Bengal state

Apr. 10, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in India’s West Bengal state, police said Saturday. Security forces caused the majority of the casualties — four killed and four wounded — while...

Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...

Wisconsin Supreme Court says don't purge voters from rolls

Apr. 09, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something Democrats fought and conservatives have wanted done for nearly two years. The court’s...

Early voting beginning for Louisiana's congressional runoff

Apr. 09, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters across New Orleans, Baton Rouge and several southeastern parishes can begin casting early ballots Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat that will remain firmly in Democratic hands. Two...

House votes to move up state primary from September to June

Apr. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved a bill Thursday to move the date of the state primary from September to June and allow an earlier filing period, giving more time for a prevailing candidate to raise money and campaign. The bill, which passed the...

No one in small southwest Missouri town voted on Tuesday

Apr. 08, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LA RUSSELL, Mo. (AP) — Local elections in April generally attract few voters but a small southwest Missouri town hit a new low this week when not one of its 70 residents cast a ballot. Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis said his office checked several times to confirm...

South Korea's opposition party wins 2 key local elections

Apr. 08, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest cities, a blow to President Moon Jae-in ahead of next year’s presidential vote. Oh Se-hoon of the opposition...

Incumbent Stothert likely to face Neary for Omaha mayor

Apr. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s current mayor, Republican Jean Stothert, appears likely to face Democratic challenger and commercial real estate broker RJ Neary in the May 11 general election for Omaha mayor. Stothert held a commanding lead in the five-person primary...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 7 The Index-Journal on the outcry surrounding ‘vaccination passports’: Do you have a driver’s license? If so, do you keep it handy, especially...