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Worcester, minority residents settle voting rights lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Black and Latino residents of Worcester who alleged that the city's system of electing school committee members dilutes the voting power of people of color and violates federal voting laws. ...

Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote

Oct. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Thursday, swiftly scheduling a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against the former White House aide after he defied a subpoena....

No city officials testifying as part of election subpoenas

Oct. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Representatives for elections officials from Wisconsin's five largest cities and the state elections commission said Thursday that the officials won't have to sit for interviews with the Republican-hired lead investigator, even though the subpoenas they were issued...

Judge: Kansas election database function not public record

Oct. 14, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican secretary of state did not violate the state's open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted, a judge ruled. The...

Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

Oct. 13, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election. ...

3-judge panel appointed to decide Virginia election dispute

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday appointed a three-judge panel to hear arguments on whether candidates who win election this year to Virginia's House of Delegates should be forced to run again next year. All 100 seats in the House are up for...

Judge rules Mesa County clerk cannot oversee Nov. elections

Oct. 13, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Colorado county elections clerk cannot be involved in the November elections after multiple investigations, including a criminal probe by the FBI, were opened into a security breach of the county's voting machines. Judge Valerie...

Judge dismisses Fulton County ballot review case in Georgia

Oct. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging fraud in Georgia's most populous county during the 2020 election. The suit sought a review of some 147,000 absentee ballots to see if any were illegitimate. The lawsuit was originally filed in December...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: No Nobel for ignoble legislators It usually doesn’t require the award of a Nobel Prize to demonstrate how wrong-headed Pennsylvania state legislators can be in crafting public policy based on their...

Election workers accused of shredding voter applications

Oct. 11, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in Georgia's most populous county, where election operations are already under review by the state, have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications, according to a county statement released Monday. Preliminary...