Stories tagged: "elections"


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Republican Candidate for Attorney General Says Century-Old Poem is Sign of Leftist Takeover. It Isn’t.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written in 1899 by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson as a rallying cry for equality and justice.

FILE - The Arizona House of Representatives gather during a legislative session Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Legislature voted to ban gender-reassignment surgery for minors and sends bill to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Despite a Majority in the Legislature, Republicans Fail to Pass Many Restrictive Voting Laws

Voting proposals from Democrats, on the other hand, include automatic and same-day voter registration, opening more early voting locations, and implementing a voters’ bill of rights.

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo a voter casts her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Former President Donald Trump’s discredited allegations about a stolen election did nothing to save his presidency months ago. Courtrooms, state governments and ultimately Congress affirmed the legitimacy of his defeat and the honesty of the process. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill to Restrict Voting Access Could Harm Voters With Disabilities, Advocates Say

The measure includes an exemption for those with disabilities, but critics said it would be of little use because the American with Disabilities Act precludes elections officials from inquiring about a person’s disability.

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State Republicans Failed to Pass These 6 ‘Bad Policy’ Election Laws

The failed proposals would have added layers of bureaucracy to the election process, such as requiring returned ballots to be sorted by precinct and limiting what pens could be used at polling places.

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Townsend Drops US House Bid After Rebuke of Rogers Costs Her Trump Backing

Arizona Sen. Kelly Townsend dropped her bid for Congress after failing to get a “promised” endorsement from former President Donald Trump.

Former NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center), now a U.S. Senate candidate, wound up on some shortlists as a potential justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
North Carolina Republicans Eye State Courts as Next Political Battlegrounds

Republicans and their allies have themselves spent millions of dollars on North Carolina Supreme Court races over the past decade.

FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Miami. The Florida Supreme Court told  DeSantis on Thursday, Feb. 9,  it will not answer his question on whether a Black congressman's district is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Florida Republicans Eye State Courts as Next Political Battlegrounds

Earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected a request from Gov. DeSantis to dissolve a north Florida district drawn to give Black voters a chance to pick their own representatives.