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Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...

NC trial looks at partisan bias after US justices won't

Jul. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in the kind of political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts. Lawyers for...

The Latest: Voter: Lawsuit tries 'to unrig a rigged process'

Jul. 15, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a partisan gerrymandering trial beginning in North Carolina state court (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A Democratic voter has testified that a gerrymandering lawsuit against North Carolina lawmakers is "trying to unrig a rigged process." The first day of the partisan...

Court: GOP mapmaker's files allowed in gerrymandering trial

Jul. 12, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A few dozen computer files recovered from the home of a deceased Republican redistricting consultant can be offered as evidence in next week's partisan gerrymandering trial in North Carolina, state judges ruled on Friday. The three-judge panel presiding over the trial that starts...

Census has been subject of legal wrangling for decades

Jul. 10, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Legal wrangling has surrounded the U.S. census count for decades, culminating in this year's fight over adding a citizenship question . Most challenges have centered on correcting mistakes counting underrepresented populations such as minorities in the official census, which determines...

Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff

Jul. 9, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Voters in the 3rd District GOP primary runoff chose state Rep. Greg Murphy of...

Judge refuses to toss California lawmaker's corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial out of San Diego, saying he found no evidence so far that the California Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in ruling from the...

The Latest: Judge denies pretrial motions for congressman

Jul. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter who is scheduled to go to trial in September, (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A federal judge has refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his...

New tally flips results of Queens DA race, forcing recount

Jul. 4, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A primary for Queens district attorney that was already receiving national attention as a proxy for the national fight between different Democratic factions is taking another turn, with a tally of paper ballots reversing the initial results and the close margin forcing an automatic recount....

Albania's ruling Socialists win local polls overwhelmingly

Jul. 3, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results show that Albania's ruling Socialist Party won all but two districts in last weekend's municipal elections that were boycotted by the opposition. Counting on the website of the Central Election Commission, the body that monitors the elections, showed that s the...