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Maryland county to decertify primary results and rescan

Aug. 08, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Frederick County will decertify the results of last month's primary and reconvene this week to rescan all mail-in and provisional ballots because of a discrepancy attributed to human errors in ballot accounting, county and state elections officials announced...

GOP Rep who voted to impeach advances in Washington primary

Aug. 05, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, who voted to impeach Donald Trump, advanced Friday to the general election following days of vote counts in Washington state's primary, but fellow Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler saw her advantage against an opponent endorsed by Trump...

Recount confirms that indicted Colorado clerk lost election

Aug. 04, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A recount has confirmed that an indicted Colorado county clerk who alleged voting fraud lost the primary election she ran in last month in her attempt to win the post of running the state's elections, officials announced Thursday. The results barely changed, with Mesa...

Update to electors law desperately needed, senators declare

Aug. 04, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin made the case on Wednesday for overhauling the 1800s-era Electoral Count Act, pushing for quick passage of a bipartisan compromise that would make it harder for a losing candidate to overturn legitimate results of a...

Colorado clerk gets primary recount after raising $250,000

Jul. 29, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A prominent Colorado election conspiracy theorist, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, will get a recount after all, state officials announced Thursday, now that she has raised $256,000 to pay for the review of her loss in the Republican primary for secretary of state. ...

Colorado GOP primary losers ask for another recount

Jul. 26, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

Two Republicans who baselessly suggested their losses in last month's GOP primaries in Colorado may be due to fraud filed their second round of requests for recounts on Tuesday. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and State Rep. Ron Hanks both echoed former President Donald Trump's lies...

Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riot

Jul. 20, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators agreed Wednesday on proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections that came under intense scrutiny after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020...

Parroting Trump, GOP primary losers cast doubt on elections

Jul. 16, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It was no shock that state Rep. Ron Hanks and Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters handily lost their recent Republican primaries in Colorado for U.S. Senate and secretary of state. Hanks was outspent 14-to-1 by his rival. Peters, who was vying to become Colorado's top...

Calvey, Gieger still headed to runoff after Oklahoma recount

Jul. 13, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former state Rep. Kevin Calvey and veteran prosecutor Gayland Gieger are still headed to an August runoff in the race for Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor following a manual recount, state election officials said Wednesday. Calvey and Gieger were the top two...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Deer season tweaks show responsibility A few days ago the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announced a handful of changes to this year’s white-tailed deer season. They weren’t major — most hunters probably...