Ex-Cochise County official who claimed election deniers made work ‘toxic’ gets $130K settlementMay 31, 2023 GMT
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A former elections official for a rural Arizona county where leaders have embraced election conspiracy theories has received a $130,000 settlement over toxic work environment claims.
Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa sets election date as Aug. 23May 31, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's national elections will take place on Aug. 23, the country's president announced Wednesday. The vote is expected to be another closely watched affair in a country with a history of violent and disputed elections.
Nevada becomes latest to enhance penalties for election worker intimidation after statewide exodusMay 31, 2023 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Those who harass, intimidate or use force on election workers performing their duties in Nevada could soon face up to four years in prison under a new law signed by the Western swing state’s Republican governor on Tuesday.
Spain PM’s shock election call brings unruly coalition to heelMay 30, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's snap general election call breaks apart the coalition he built with the far-left United We Can party, marking a line in the sand with a movement born from grassroots activism whose electoral fortunes have nosedived.
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney implored new college graduates to not compromise when it comes to the truth, excoriating her House Republican colleagues for not doing enough to combat former President Donald Trump’s lies that the 2020 election was stolen.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could have a Democratic primary for governor in August because a judge ruled Friday that the party improperly excluded a candidate from the ballot.
The state Democratic Party immediately filed notice that it will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn the judge's ruling on the candidacy of Bob Hickingbottom.
GOP field in Pennsylvania Senate race still wide open as hard-right state lawmaker says he won’t runMay 26, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A hard-right Pennsylvania state lawmaker said Thursday night that he will not challenge Democratic Sen.
Cambodia’s top opposition party barred from July elections, leaving Hun Sen’s party unchallengedMay 26, 2023 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s top opposition party was barred Thursday from participating in elections set for July after the Constitutional Council refused to overturn a decision not to register the party over a paperwork issue.
West Virginia man to pay $1,000 fine for casting two mail-in ballots in 2020 electionMay 25, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man will pay $1,000 and serve a year on probation for illegal voting during the 2020 election, Secretary of State Mac Warner announced Thursday.
Richard Fox was sentenced last week in Fayette County Circuit Court for casting two mail-in ballots – one in West Virginia and one in Florida – during Nov.
Trump’s freewheeling, stream-of-consciousness speaking style draws legal attention amid probesMay 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump speaks about his legal woes in a way that would make most defense attorneys wince.
A recent sampling: In a March interview on Fox News Channel, the Republican former president said he had “the right to take” classified documents with him to his Florida resort and wouldn’t say he hadn’t looked at the records since leaving office.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Shaking up elections in Texas' largest county, the GOP-controlled Legislature on Tuesday approved abolishing a position in Harris County that oversees more than 2 million voters around Houston months before the city chooses a new mayor.
Erdogan wins endorsement for Turkish election runoff from third-place candidate OganMay 22, 2023 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The third-placed contender in the Turkish presidential elections formally endorsed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday for the second-round runoff vote to be held on May 28.
‘They’re opposed to government. But now they are the government.’ One county’s hard-right shiftMay 21, 2023 GMT
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Shortly after being sworn in last fall, the new majority of the Sumner County Commission in Tennessee acted to update one of its official documents. The new version said county operations would not only be orderly and efficient, but “most importantly reflective of the Judeo-Christian values inherent in the nation’s founding.”
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Walker formally entered next year’s race for North Carolina governor on Saturday, saying that he's best suited to win the seat that has eluded Republicans for much of the past three decades, by attracting a diverse set of voters in the otherwise closely divided state.
Trial over Kari Lake’s last challenge to loss in Arizona governor’s race ends for 2nd dayMay 19, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The trial for Kari Lake's only remaining legal claim in her challenge to the Arizona governor's race ended Thursday without a decision.
Attorneys for Gov. Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Maricopa County, who had yet to bring out any of their own witnesses, asked Judge Peter Thompson to go ahead and enter a judgment based on partial findings.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the remaining registered Democrats on a North Carolina Supreme Court whose new Republican majority recently overturned previous decisions on gerrymandering and voter identification announced Thursday that he won't seek reelection next year.
False claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter even as Musk promises otherwiseMay 18, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview this week, Twitter owner Elon Musk said users making false claims of stolen elections “will be corrected” on the platform.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's reelection campaign is vowing to hold the states that won him the White House in 2020 but also compete in places it lost like North Carolina and increasingly Republican-dominated Florida, providing what it says are “a number of viable pathways to the 270 electoral votes” needed to clinch four more years.
The elections board in Georgia's most populous county, a Democratic stronghold targeted by former President Donald Trump after his narrow 2020 loss in the state, will soon have new leadership.
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to approve the selection of lawyer Patrise Perkins-Hooker to serve as chair of the county Registration and Elections Board.
Thailand’s Move Forward Party in talks with 5 other parties in attempt to form coalition governmentMay 17, 2023 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s progressive Move Forward Party on Wednesday held its first face-to-face discussions with five other parties in an attempt to form a coalition government, three days after scoring a stunning national election victory.
Trump-backed Daniel Cameron to face Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear in NovemberMay 17, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron won the Republican primary for Kentucky governor, becoming the first major-party Black nominee for governor in the state’s history and setting up a November showdown with Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear.
Unsuccessful Republican candidate in Arizona attorney general race pushes for new trialMay 16, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for the Republican candidate who lost last year's election for Arizona attorney general on Tuesday requested a new trial in his efforts to overturn the results of the November contest.
Kari Lake headed to trial on last remaining claim in suit over loss in Arizona governor’s raceMay 16, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid by election officials to throw out the last remaining election misconduct claim by Kari Lake, the 2022 Republican candidate for Arizona governor, setting up a three-day trial over the former TV anchor's challenge of her defeat to Democrat Katie Hobbs.
AP Election Brief | What to expect in Pennsylvania as a special election decides statehouse controlMay 16, 2023 GMT
Voters in suburban Philadelphia are set to decide party control of Pennsylvania's state House of Representatives on Tuesday with their pick to replace a Democrat who resigned.
Also on the ballot in Pennsylvania are primary elections for state Supreme Court and Philadelphia mayor, with the winner of the Democratic primary all but sure to become the city's next leader in this fall's general election.
AP Election Brief | What to expect in Kentucky as Republicans choose a nominee for governorMay 16, 2023 GMT
Kentucky Republicans will choose a nominee Tuesday to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in one of the most watched elections of the year. State Attorney General Daniel Cameron, former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft and state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles are among the 12 Republicans in the race.
Top Cambodian opposition party denied registration for July elections, will appeal rulingMay 16, 2023 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Election Committee refused on Monday to register the opposition Candlelight Party, the sole credible challenger to the governing Cambodian People’s Party, for July elections, saying it had failed to provide necessary documents.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Election integrity and Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law are prominent subjects in the state's Republican primary contest for an open state Supreme Court seat, as Donald Trump continues to baselessly claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
Biden endorses Democrat in special election with Pennsylvania House control at stakeMay 15, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democrat running for a vacant seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives received President Joe Biden's endorsement Monday in a race likely to determine control of the legislative chamber, with implications for abortion rights, the 2024 presidential contest and Gov.
A Democratic primary that will likely determine who becomes Philadelphia’s next mayor could boost a progressive cause struggling to make a comeback after national setbacks, but with no clear front-runner it's just as likely to fortify the city's existing Democratic machine.
What to Watch: Clues about voter sentiment could emerge from Kentucky, Pennsylvania primariesMay 15, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Off-year elections on Tuesday in Kentucky and Pennsylvania could send early signals about the mood of voters ahead of next year's races for the White House and Congress.
Virginia joins list of GOP states leaving bipartisan effort to combat voter fraud amid conspiraciesMay 12, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Election officials in Virginia have announced plans to withdraw the state from a bipartisan effort designed to ensure accurate voter lists and combat fraud — but that also has been caught up in conspiracy theories spread since the 2020 presidential election.
Kentucky is latest battleground for secretaries of state facing election falsehoods during primariesMay 12, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s secretary of state has won bipartisan praise during his first term in office for expanding voter access during the COVID-19 pandemic and overseeing elections that have been free of widespread problems.
A look at the candidates in Turkey’s presidential electionsMay 12, 2023 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is heading toward presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday.
Vegas man acquitted by US jury of making threats to Nevada election workers in January 2021May 11, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal court jury in Nevada has acquitted a Las Vegas man of charges that he made threatening telephone calls to state election officials the morning after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A candidate in Turkey's presidential election announced his withdrawal from the race Thursday, a move that's likely to benefit President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main challenger.
Turkey’s closely watched elections may stretch Erdogan’s rule or set country on new course
India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party challenged in only southern state where it holds powerMay 11, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — People in the southern Indian state of Karnataka voted Wednesday in an election where pre-poll surveys showed the opposition Congress party favored over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing Hindu nationalist party.
Officials: Florida sex offender charged with illegal votingMay 10, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A registered sex offender in Florida has been arrested on charges that he voted illegally in the November 2020 election.
Louis Palmieri, 77, of Melbourne, was charged Tuesday with false affirmation in connection with an election and voting by an unqualified elector, both third-degree felonies, according to Brevard County jail records.
Ohio Constitution question aimed at thwarting abortion rights push heads to August ballotMay 10, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters will get the chance to decide whether to make it harder to pass constitutional amendments just ahead of possible November vote on an amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state.
New North Carolina elections board members sworn in, with photo ID and district map changes aheadMay 10, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new edition of North Carolina's State Board of Elections convened Wednesday, a panel now tasked with helping implement a photo voter identification law later this year and administering 2024 general elections under yet-again different legislative and congressional district maps.
Pennsylvania GOP puts clout back on line in primary after losing ’22 Senate, governor racesMay 10, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party is trying to learn from internal strife over last year's failure to endorse in premier primary contests and, this year, it is putting its clout on the line by issuing endorsements ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
Ohio constitution overhaul faces deadline, backlashMay 9, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort by a Republican faction in Ohio to make it harder to change the state constitution faces a critical juncture Wednesday, with action needed in the politically fractured Ohio House where the undertaking has so far stalled.
Top challenger in Cambodian polls awaiting official approvalMay 9, 2023 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Election Committee announced Monday that 20 political parties have registered for July’s general election but nine of them still have not been approved, including the Candlelight Party, the sole credible challenger to the governing Cambodian People’s Party.
Biden uses humor to try to defuse concerns about his ageMay 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden served in the Senate for 270 years. He used to be three years older than his sister Valerie, but now has 20 years on her.
Uzbekistan calls snap presidential election for July 9May 8, 2023 GMT
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Uzbekistan's leader on Monday called a snap presidential election for July, with the announcement coming a week after a constitutional referendum extended the term from five years to seven.
Wisconsin election officials want to revive ‘critical’ planMay 8, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election officials in battleground Wisconsin hope to revive a bipartisan plan they say is critical to rebuilding confidence in elections but that was killed last week by Republicans without debate.
New Twitter rules expose election offices to spoof accountsMay 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tracking down accurate information about Philadelphia's elections on Twitter used to be easy. The account for the city commissioners who run elections, @phillyvotes, was the only one carrying a blue check mark, a sign of authenticity.
UK local elections: Conservatives battered as Labour surgesMay 5, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative Party endured a drubbing from voters Friday in local elections that delivered a warning to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ’s government, and a boost to the opposition, as a national election approaches.
Kansas loses legal fight over voting law passed in 2021May 5, 2023 GMT
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has lost a legal fight over one of the voting laws that its Republican-led Legislature passed in the wake of the 2020 election.
U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Thursday that it was unconstitutional to make it a crime for groups to include voter’s name, address and other information on advance ballot applications.
Unprecedented number of primaries prompt some Democrat angstMay 5, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Since their wipeout in the 2021 election cycle, Virginia Democrats’ one remaining hold on state government has been in the General Assembly’s upper chamber.
Key dates in the career of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip ErdoganMay 5, 2023 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who earlier this year marked 20 years in power — first as prime minister and later as president — is seeking a third consecutive presidential term in elections on May 14.
Wisconsin lawmakers unveil bipartisan election overhaulsMay 4, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers unveiled bipartisan plans on Thursday to address problems that have disrupted how elections have been administered in the presidential battleground state since 2020.
Recall effort against Arizona election denier failsMay 4, 2023 GMT
Organizers of an effort to remove a rural Arizona county supervisor for skepticism over the results of last year's election announced that they have fallen short of the legal requirement to proceed with a recall effort that would have given voters the option of removing him from office.
Kemp signs bill to ban outside election cash in GeorgiaMay 3, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has banned local governments from accepting any funding for elections from outside groups, after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the measure on Wednesday, ratifying a push by his fellow party members.
Voters oust Michigan clerk who doubts election resultsMay 3, 2023 GMT
ADAMS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Voters in one of Michigan's most conservative counties have ousted a small-town clerk accused of improperly handling voting equipment after casting doubt on President Joe Biden’s election victory.
Election denier Jim Marchant running for US Senate in NevadaMay 3, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Marchant, a Nevada Republican who led a movement of candidates who promoted Donald Trump's lies of a stolen 2020 election, announced Tuesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Jacky Rosen in the swing state.
Judge mulls whether voting machine case should go to trialMay 2, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's voting machines say they are unconstitutional and should be scrapped in favor of hand-marked paper ballots. State election officials dismiss their concerns as unfounded and argue that the state's voting system is safe and secure.
Almost half of midterm voters cast ballots early or by mailMay 2, 2023 GMT
Almost half of all voters in the 2022 midterm elections cast their ballots before Election Day either by mail or through early voting, with Asian and Hispanic voters leading the way, according to new data the U.S.
Can Biden win again? Here’s how past incumbents faredMay 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — No president wants to give up the power and prestige that comes with the office after only one term, and Joe Biden is no exception. He's pushing forward even though polls show a majority of Americans don't want to see him run again.