Latest Voting rights News

New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

Nov. 26, 2022 08:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems. That's just what election...

Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024

Nov. 25, 2022 07:32 AM EST

Before Election Day, anxiety mounted over potential chaos at the polls. Election officials warned about poll watchers who had been steeped in conspiracy theories falsely claiming that then-President Donald Trump did not actually lose the 2020 election. Democrats and voting rights...

UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

Nov. 24, 2022 12:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those committed against women and children. A resolution put forward by...

New Hampshire secretary of state faces challenger next month

Nov. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan will face his first election next month, and his first challenger. Democrat Melanie Levesque, a former state senator from Nashua, said Thursday she is running for the position Scanlan took over in January when...

Ohio GOP aims to change voting laws during lameduck session

Nov. 17, 2022 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief on Thursday championed a lameduck push to require a supermajority of voters in order to pass certain constitutional amendments, a move that came the same day further voter restrictions were added to a significant rewrite of Ohio's election laws. ...

Democrat Caraveo wins Colorado's new US House district

Nov. 15, 2022 16:08 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo has defeated Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer in a tight race to win a U.S. House seat in a new district that stretches north of Denver's suburbs. The Associated Press called the race in Colorado's 8th Congressional...

Shapiro to take office with mandate from Pennsylvania voters

Nov. 15, 2022 09:28 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Josh Shapiro, the Democratic governor-elect of Pennsylvania, will take office with a decisive mandate from voters, who overwhelmingly rejected a Republican drive to pare back abortion rights and voting laws in the premier battleground state. Shapiro, the...

Nevada high court rejects plea to stop county's hand-count

Nov. 14, 2022 22:10 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court denied an emergency writ from two voting rights groups on Monday that sought to shut down a controversial hand-count of all paper ballots in rural Nye County, meaning that the county clerk can continue the hand-counting of ballots that have been counted...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 14, 2022 16:21 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. November 12, 2022. Editorial: A message of hope from Election 2022 The big winner in Tuesday’s election wasn’t any single candidate or political party or issue. It was American democracy. Voter turnout nationally...

Biden: Still not enough votes to codify abortion rights

Nov. 14, 2022 15:42 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that Democrats still lack the power to codify abortion rights into law despite his party's stronger-than-expected performance in the midterm elections. “I don't think there's enough votes,” he said at a press conference...