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GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Aug. 07, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities. All three GOP candidates competing for the...

Clackamas County again under fire for election issues

Aug. 06, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Clackamas County is under fire for another elections blunder. Thousands of voters this week received the wrong pamphlets for the Oregon City mayor’s race. County officials noticed the error on Thursday and said voters in the county’s...

Pinal County names new recorder amid election woes reshuffle

Aug. 06, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors named a replacement for the elected recorder Friday as it continues to address a series of primary election problems that the board chairman called a “major screw-up.” The five-member board voted unanimously to name...

Progressive and centrist Dems battle for Vermont House seat

Aug. 06, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist...

Ex-lawmaker in Hawaii bribery case donates to campaigns

Aug. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The campaign committee of former Hawaii Democratic state Rep. Ty Cullen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year after taking bribes, donated to two candidates for the state House of Representatives last month. State Campaign Spending Commission data says Friends of...

GOP Rep who voted to impeach advances in Washington primary

Aug. 05, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, who voted to impeach Donald Trump, advanced Friday to the general election following days of vote counts in Washington state's primary, but fellow Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler saw her advantage against an opponent endorsed by Trump...

FACT FOCUS: Why final election results take days, not hours

Aug. 05, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

As election workers spend long hours tallying ballots in Arizona and elsewhere in the days after Tuesday’s primary elections, some critics are arguing they should be finished counting by now. Widely shared Twitter posts this week called the delayed results “corrupt” and...

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections

Aug. 05, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s primary elections were held Thursday to determine party nominees for governor, Congress and state legislative seats. A handful of ballot initiatives and district attorney races were also on the ballot in some counties, as well as Supreme Court...

Democrats could strip Iowa of opening spot in 2024 campaign

Aug. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats are poised to strip Iowa of its traditional lead-off spot in the presidential nominating calendar in 2024, part of a broader effort to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate by allowing less overwhelmingly white states to vote first. ...

Jason Martin wins Democratic nomination for governor in Tennessee primary election.

Aug. 05, 2022 12:43 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jason Martin wins Democratic nomination for governor in Tennessee primary election.