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India Walton defeats Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary. The 38-year-old nurse and union leader pulled off the victory over Mayor Byron Brown with the backing of the Democratic Socialists of...

Councilman defeats indicted Rochester mayor in Dem. primary

Jun. 23, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, was defeated Tuesday in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans. Evans’...

Vermont Legislature to seek to overturn 3 governor vetoes

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

The Vermont Legislature will be back Wednesday to hold what is expected to be a two-day session to attempt to override three bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott. In Vermont, attempts to override vetoes by the governor must start in the chamber where the...

EXPLAINER: What's next now that GOP has blocked voting bill?

Jun. 23, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

Senate Republicans have blocked debate of a sweeping overhaul of how elections are run in the U.S. The bill was pushed by congressional Democrats who argued it was needed to counter a spate of new GOP laws this year tightening voting rules in the states. A look at what...

Adams takes fragile lead in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Jun. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams appeared to take a fragile lead Tuesday in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, but it could be weeks before it becomes clear who is actually on top in the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting. ...

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats' big voting rights bill

Jun. 22, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. ...

Indicted Rochester mayor Lovely Warren defeated in Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans

Jun. 22, 2021 22:38 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted Rochester mayor Lovely Warren defeated in Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans.

Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

Jun. 22, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly sent bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots. ...

Top elections official urges quick action on mail-in voting

Jun. 22, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With current no-excuse mail-in voting laws set to expire at the end of the month, state lawmakers need to hurry up and take action to extend those rights through the end of the year, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said Tuesday. Up to 21...

Michigan county seeks vote recount sought by Trump backers

Jun. 22, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — A rural northern Michigan county sought state permission Tuesday to recount its 2020 presidential election ballots and hire an outside firm to look for evidence of voting machine tampering. The Cheboygan County Board of...