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Thousands protest for Georgian ex-president's release

Oct. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s jailed former president jammed a square in the center of the country’s capital Thursday to demand his release. The rally of some 30,000 people in Tbilisi’s Freedom Square underlined tensions...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 5, 2021. Editorial: A cautionary tale Municipalities around the state should pay close attention to a cautionary tale unfolding in the city of Mobile, where a runoff election this week offered voters an unusual choice between a...

Italy's center-left claim mayoral wins; populists slump

Oct. 04, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces, spearheaded by the Democrats, were sweeping to victory Monday in Milan and other big city mayoral races while clinching a runoff berth in Rome, where the populist 5-Star Movement's Mayor Virginia Raggi faced a stinging defeat, according to partial...

Ruling party in ex-Soviet Georgia leads municipal elections

Oct. 03, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Near-final results from nationwide municipal elections in Soviet ex-republic Georgia show the ruling party well ahead of challengers, but the mayoral contests in the country’s five largest cities likely will need runoffs. The Central Elections...

Giving limit rises to $7,600 for Georgia political donors

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Candidates seeking election to statewide offices in Georgia can now legally accept more from each donor. After a Thursday vote by the state ethics commission, people, corporations, political committees and political party can give each candidate up to...

Mobile City Council President Levon Manzie dead at 38

Sep. 20, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The president of the Mobile City Council, two-term council member Levon Manzie, has died, the city said in a statement Monday. Manzie, a fourth-generation minister who was seeking re-election, was 38. He had suffered from kidney ailments since his...

Crowded field running for Mississippi Senate seat

Sep. 16, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nine people have qualified to run for a Mississippi Senate seat vacated in June when Sen. Sampson Jackson retired after 29 years. Gov. Tate Reeves scheduled a special election for Tuesday, Nov. 2, WTOK-TV reported. A runoff election, if necessary,...

Wu advances in Boston mayor race; opponent too early to call

Sep. 15, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. The question is, which two? Democrat Michelle Wu emerged the top...

Ida's devastation prompts call to postpone October election

Sep. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's elections chief Tuesday asked Gov. John Bel Edwards to delay the October statewide election by five weeks because of Hurricane Ida's damage to polling locations, displacement of elections workers and widespread destruction across southeastern parishes. ...

Herschel Walker registers in Georgia; run for Senate next?

Aug. 23, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former football great Herschel Walker has registered to vote in Georgia, a possible prelude to him running for U.S. Senate in 2022. Electronic voter registration records show Walker registered last Tuesday at an Atlanta house owned by his wife, Julie...