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After months of study, lawmakers face election law decisions

Apr. 21, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A monthslong review of state election law by Pennsylvania representatives has wrapped up, but leaders said Wednesday it's unclear what changes, if any, might be enacted for the November election. There are many ideas floating around, but House...

Failed governor candidate Loren Culp to run for US House

Apr. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp will challenge U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a fellow Republican, in next year’s primary after Newhouse was one of 10 members of the House GOP who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 21 The Times and Democrat on South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott's police reform proposals: It’s not hard to believe that most Americans do not favor...

Virginia agrees to absentee ballot option for blind voters

Apr. 21, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia election officials have agreed to permanently provide an absentee ballot option for blind voters. The agreement comes after several voters with disabilities, the American Council of the Blind of Virginia, and the National Federation of the...

Green Bay city attorney releases report on fall election

Apr. 21, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay's city attorney has released a report in response to questions about the integrity of the community's November election raised by Republican state lawmakers and other conservatives. Vanessa Chavez's 19-page report mirrors the city's...

Montana Democratic Party challenges changes to voter ID laws

Apr. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Democratic Party has asked a judge to overturn a law that ends Election Day voter registration and another that requires college students to provide other proof of residency besides a student ID to register and vote. In the lawsuit filed...

Montana governor approves ending same-day voter registration

Apr. 19, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed measures Monday to end same-day voter registration and require additional identifying information from those who use a student ID to register to vote. “Montana has a long history of secure, transparent elections,...

As America embraces early voting, GOP hurries to restrict it

Apr. 16, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

Nearly seven of every 10 voters cast their ballots before Election Day in 2020. Republicans are moving to make it harder for that to happen again, potentially affecting the voting preferences of millions of Americans. The GOP's campaign to place new restrictions on...

Suspect in Iowa trooper's fatal shooting had run for sheriff

Apr. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The candidate for sheriff in rural Iowa had an unusual background: a record of alcohol-related crimes that landed him in the same county jail he would run if elected. But Michael Lang, a construction worker with no policing experience, told a...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 14, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 14 The Advocate on Louisiana's fragile position as the pandemic continues: “A very precarious point.” That phrase comes from...