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Kansas GOP uses texts to hinder independent's governor bid

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Republican Party tried Thursday to undercut a state lawmaker's independent candidacy for governor by texting people who signed his petitions for the November ballot to urge them to remove their names. The texts told the signers for state Sen. Dennis...

Jan. 6 witness Rusty Bowers has no regrets in GOP race loss

Aug. 03, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters relegated House Speaker Rusty Bowers to the history books after the conservative Republican crossed former President Donald Trump and refused to back his unsupported claims that he lost in 2020 because of fraud. Bowers was thoroughly trounced in...

2020 results denier to oversee voting in rural Nevada county

Aug. 03, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County commissioners in rural Nevada appointed a new top election official who has denied that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election and promises to implement plans to count every ballot by hand, in place of electronic vote tabulating machines. Republican...

Election skeptics rise in GOP races to run state elections

Aug. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump-endorsed state lawmaker who won the GOP nomination for Arizona secretary of state is the latest candidate to advance to the November ballot for a post overseeing state elections while denying the results of the last one. The early success of such candidates...

South Dakota ethics board pushes ahead in Noem investigation

Aug. 03, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota government ethics board on Wednesday pressed forward with its investigation of two complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem, resisting an effort from the Republican governor to see them dismissed and extending the time it has to examine the allegations. ...

With Greitens out, independent is new challenge for Schmitt

Aug. 03, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Republican leaders got their wish with the defeat of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, they face another complication: A well-funded, right-leaning political newcomer who could splinter some of the Republican and independent vote in...

Takeaways: Abortion backlash in Kansas, Greitens' collapse

Aug. 03, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the biggest days of this year's primary campaign season, voters rejected a measure that would have made it easier to restrict abortion rights in red-state Kansas and repudiated a scandal-tarred former governor seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. ...

Kansas GOP nominates Kobach for AG, advancing comeback bid

Aug. 03, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Tuesday nominated Kris Kobach for Kansas attorney general, keeping alive the polarizing conservative’s bid for a political comeback following his losses in a governor’s race and U.S. Senate primary over the past four years. Kobach, a former...

Third-party candidates file to run for Pa. governor, Senate

Aug. 01, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania third-party candidates for governor and U.S. Senate have filed paperwork ahead of a Monday deadline to get on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, potentially making a crucial difference in the high-stakes races. Three parties — the Keystone...

Top election official races feature deniers of 2020 results

Aug. 01, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker endorsed by former President Donald Trump who attended the Jan. 6, 2021, rally that preceded the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol and another lawmaker who also believes the 2020 presidential election results should be overturned are among four Republicans...