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Dominica's leader expected to stay following snap elections

Dec. 06, 2022 20:00 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was expected to remain leader of the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica after snap general elections Tuesday that the main opposition party and its supporters boycotted. Twenty-one of 32 seats in the House of Assembly...

DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputed

Dec. 06, 2022 17:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to...

Arizona certifies 2022 election despite GOP complaints

Dec. 06, 2022 13:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top officials certified the midterm election results Monday, formalizing victories for Democrats over Republicans who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged. The certification opens a five-day window for formal election challenges. Republican Kari...

Texas governor picks veteran GOP lawmaker for elections job

Dec. 06, 2022 12:55 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday tapped a longtime Republican lawmaker to be Texas' new elections chief, a pick who could enjoy a smoother confirmation process following the blowback and scrutiny his two previous picks faced. Jane Nelson, a state senator who didn't...

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders names public safety picks

Dec. 05, 2022 18:08 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday named a 26-year veteran of the State Police as her pick to lead the law enforcement agency and the Department of Public Safety. Sanders, who was elected in November, named Capt. Mike Hagar as her nominee...

Former Education Secretary King named SUNY chancellor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EST

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. has been appointed chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation's largest university system, SUNY announced Monday. King is scheduled to begin in January at a salary of a $750,000. The appointment marks a return to New York...

Texas' top election official resigns after midterms

Dec. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top elections official resigned Monday after an intense year of trying to reassure election skeptics, navigating the rocky launch of new voting laws that resulted in thousands of discarded mail ballots and overseeing a limited audit of the 2020 election. ...

South Dakota Gov. Noem appoints incoming secretary of state

Dec. 02, 2022 16:39 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday appointed Monae Johnson, who won election for secretary of state in November, to fill the position for the next month following the early resignation of the current secretary of state. Johnson was set to be sworn into...

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

Top Kansas transportation official is stepping down Dec. 23

Nov. 29, 2022 13:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top transportation official in Kansas is stepping down just before Christmas in the first major change at a state agency since Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly narrowly won reelection earlier this month. Kelly's office announced Tuesday that Transportation...