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Conservative Texas activist allegedly sought federal support

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston conservative activist charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated assault had asked a U.S. attorney in Texas to provide federal marshals to help his private investigator se...

Georgia Republicans spar over Trump's false election claims

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the state's top election official, accused a fellow Republican at a debate Monday of lying and spreading misinformation about former Presi...

EXPLAINER: How France's old-school voting system works

PARIS (AP) — Paper ballots tucked in paper envelopes. No absentee voting, and no early voting either. French voters in Sunday’s presidential election are using and old-school system that has defied ca...

Deep-red Utah embraced voting by mail. Then came 2020.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As Dewon Holt toured a Utah ballot counting center, she listened intently and questioned election officials about concerns circulating since the 2020 election — about voting machine...

Texas conservative activist charged after alleged assault

A prominent conservative activist in Houston has been charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon over an October incident involving a contractor the activist hired, hi...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear arguments on ballot boxes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a case that will likely determine how extensively absentee ballot drop boxes can be used in the upcoming mid...

GOP lawsuit looks to throw out absentee voting in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to strike down the vote-by-mail system used by 90% of voters in a battleground state that will be crucial to determining w...

Wisconsin court won't allow drop boxes for April 5 election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday denied a request from the state elections commission to keep absentee ballot drop boxes in place through the April 5 election for local...

Trump turns to endorsements to keep bending GOP to his will

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump spent months persuading a longtime ally to challenge Georgia's sitting Republican governor. This week, he gave David Perdue another boost, orchestrating a deal for a rival...

Ballot drive seeks to expand voting in battleground Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan ballot drive that was launched Monday would make it easier to vote, creating more than a week of early voting, letting all voters request an absentee ballot for future...

Court throws Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law into doubt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A court declared Friday that Pennsylvania's expansive 2-year-old mail-in voting law violates the state constitution, agreeing with challenges by Republicans who soured on the pr...

Wisconsin GOP lawmaker calls for election cheating in video

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican Wisconsin state lawmaker was recorded on video saying that Republicans need to “cheat like the Democrats” to win elections and that he’d like to punch Democratic Gov...

New Hampshire secretary of state since 1976 to retire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bill Gardner, the nation's longest-serving secretary of state and chief protector of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary, said Monday he will leave office thi...

Judge declines to toss suits challenging Georgia voting law

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected motions to dismiss eight lawsuits challenging Georgia's sweeping new election law. Georgia's law is one of many approved by Republican-led...

As voters across US weigh new rights, Maine says yes to food

The right to food won rave reviews Tuesday from Maine voters, who passed the nation's first guarantee for people to grow, harvest and eat according to their own wishes. The Maine bal...