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Analysis: Mississippi unlikely to ease its election laws

Apr. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S. Widespread early voting? Not in Mississippi. This state has a...

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...

Court flips on signature rules for Pa. nominating petitions

Apr. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters who sign a Pennsylvania political candidate's nominating petition have to list the address where they are registered to vote or it does not count, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision overturns a 5-year-old precedent because...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 6 Cookeville Herald-Citizen on marking Easter one year into the pandemic: To say we’ve been through a lot this past year may be the biggest...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 7 The Herald-Dispatch on the return of sports tourism: Sports tourism is coming back after taking a hiatus last year, and that’s good news for the...

Graham, McMaster criticize sweeping voting rights bill

Apr. 07, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham joined South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday in criticizing the sweeping voting and ethics legislation that passed the U.S. House last month along mostly partisan lines. The two Republicans insisted the bill...

Alabama revises voter form with religious oath, lawsuit ends

Apr. 07, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An atheist group asked a judge Wednesday to end its federal lawsuit against the state of Alabama since officials have revised its voter registration forms, which required an oath to God. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and Secretary of State...

Maine eyes creation of online voter registration

Apr. 05, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal to allow eligible residents to register to vote online. The proposal introduced Monday by Democratic Rep. Teresa Pierce of Falmouth would implement online voter registration between now and 2023. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted covers himself in shame by not disavowing ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is a savvy and reasonable man who clearly aims for higher office. So why is Husted so dead...

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

Apr. 03, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights. ...