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Judge rebukes Jan. 6 defendant, sentences him to time served

Aug. 04, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

A federal judge on Wednesday assailed the false claims of election fraud pushed by former President Donald Trump and his supporters as she sentenced a member of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to time served, saying the Michigan man “placed his trust in someone who repaid...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 04, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 1, 2021. Editorial: Give us a break In shifting to an endless campaign, where one election campaign begins nearly as soon as the previous one ends, Wisconsin politicians seem to have taken a page from a neighboring...

Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed...

County refuses Arizona Senate's subpoena in election audit

Aug. 02, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials refused Monday to turn over routers sought by two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate in the latest subpoenas related to the contentious 2020 election audit and unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump’s loss in Arizona’s largest...

Man, 82, pleads guilty in scheme to swindle political donors

Aug. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — An 82-year-old Southern California man has pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to defrauding thousands of donors out of more than $250,000 given to phony political action committees purported to be associated with Democratic Party candidates, prosecutors said. ...

Texas audit proposed by GOP would miss minor but real errors

Aug. 02, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Republicans wants to audit the 2020 election results in just the large, mostly Democratic counties across the state. If they get their way, they'll miss many of the real — but minor — errors in the state's vote count. That's...

Myanmar military extends emergency, promises vote in 2 years

Aug. 01, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday declared himself prime minister and said he would lead the country under the extended state of emergency until elections are held in about two years. “We...

'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

Jul. 31, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks...

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Jul. 30, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from...

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'

Jul. 30, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. “Just say the...