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In Texas, GOP voting bills zero in on Democratic Houston

Apr. 15, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nation’s next big voting battle underway in Texas would outlaw 24-hour polling places, drive-thru voting and make it a crime for elections officials to mail unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Put another way: Everything Houston — the...

Mississippi official defends own comment about 'woke' voters

Apr. 15, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top elections official says he thinks people are doing a “hatchet job” on him over comments he made in a television interview about “woke” and “uninformed” voters on college campuses. Secretary of State Michael Watson, a...

Benson: Michigan voting bills more restrictive than Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top election official on Thursday blasted Republican-backed voting bills that are pending in the Legislature, calling them an “un-American" affront to voters and saying some would be more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia. ...

Kansas fight shows how election 'reforms' may favor one side

Apr. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Charley Crabtree was looking to help voters in nursing homes get absentee ballots delivered on time last year, so he picked up about 75 from at least 10 locations in his hometown of Lawrence. Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature want to make what he did a crime...

Arizona Senate will conduct audit at state fairgrounds

Apr. 14, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate is renting the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds for its audit of Maricopa County’s election results. The Senate will use the former Phoenix Suns arena to store election equipment and 2.1 million 2020 ballots. ...

Georgia lawmaker's legal work targeted again over voting law

Apr. 13, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Protesters are trying to get a Georgia state representative fired by cities and counties that pay him to be their attorney, citing his role in pushing through a voting law that adds restrictions. The Washington City Council voted 4-2 to ask Rep....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 13, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. April 12, 2021. Editorial: Those rules that got waived for the pandemic? Let’s get rid of them Once a law or regulation is in place, it’s usually hard and time-consuming to remove. But when the pandemic shut down much of normal...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 5, 2021. Editorial: A tawdry attack on voting rights, Senate Bill 7 should be rejected by the House Texas Republican senators disregarded the hours of expert testimony in committee and objections on the floor, they overlooked...

Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended results

Apr. 11, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. She says there was no widespread fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to “put my thumb on the...

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs that said “Let Us Vote” and “Protect Georgia Voting Rights,” drawing...