Latest Voting News

County calls police over 'election integrity' home visitors

Jul. 29, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — York County officials have received reports about people purporting to be from an “election integrity committee” going to homes and questioning the residents about their vote in the 2020 presidential election, the York Dispatch reported Thursday. ...

Bridgeport City Councilman indicted on election charges

Jul. 28, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut City Council member and landlord has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple election fraud charges, including allegedly forging the signatures of his tenants on absentee ballots so it would appear they had voted for him. ...

Georgia asks judge to toss DOJ lawsuit targeting voting law

Jul. 28, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is asking a judge to toss out a Department of Justice lawsuit challenging the state's sweeping new election law. In a motion to dismiss filed Wednesday in federal court in Atlanta, lawyers for the state called the lawsuit “a politicized...

O'Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march

Jul. 28, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, she recalled another long distance: the drive her parents made from the outskirts of town in the 1950s to cast their ballot, after paying a $3 poll tax. ...

Haiti's new PM pledges to hold elections soon after slaying

Jul. 28, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's newly installed prime minister, Ariel Henry, held his first press conference on Wednesday as he pledged to hold elections as soon as possible following the slaying of President Jovenel Moïse. Henry said the government's mission is...

Missouri to pay about $1 million in federal voting lawsuit

Jul. 28, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri must pay more than $1 million in legal fees for failing to follow federal voting laws, an appeals court has ruled. A 2018 lawsuit filed by the St. Louis and Kansas City chapters of the League of Women Voters and the A. Philip Randolph...

Wisconsin GOP leader doesn't want another election probe

Jul. 27, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The highest ranking Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly said Tuesday that he didn't know what a forensic audit of the state's 2020 presidential election results would prove, saying two other ongoing investigations were sufficient while disagreeing publicly with a GOP...

Douglas County won't prosecute violations of new voter law

Jul. 27, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez said Tuesday her office will not prosecute violations of new voting laws that took effect on July 1. Valdez said in news release the law is too vague and too broad and “threatens to create felons...

Arizona Senate issues new subpoena for 2020 election audit

Jul. 27, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate issued two new subpoenas late Monday for materials from the 2020 election as they look to continue their unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump's loss in Maricopa County. The subpoenas issued by...

Jesse Jackson among 39 arrested at sit-in at Sinema's office

Jul. 26, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, were among 39 people arrested Monday after refusing to leave the Phoenix office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has faced unrelenting pressure from liberal activists over her opposition to...