Rep. George Santos Is Facing a Vote on His Expulsion From Congress as Lawmakers Weigh Accusations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. George Santos of New York is facing a critical vote to expel him from the House on Friday as lawmakers weigh whether his actions, fabrications and alleged lawbreaking warrant the chamber’s most severe punishment. The first-term Republican congressman is at grave risk of becoming just the sixth member of the … Read more

Former Wisconsin GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel Is Running for the State Supreme Court

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court against incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a 2025, casting the race as a chance for conservatives to win back a majority and serve as a check on liberals. Bradley is part of … Read more

Eyeing 2024, Michigan Democrats Expand Voter Registration and Election Safeguards in the Swing State

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democrats are building on an effort to overhaul election laws in the state by allowing 16-year-olds to register before they can legally vote at 18 and adding more protections for election officials ahead of a 2024 presidential election that the swing state could play a critical role in. The … Read more

Kari Lake Loses Suit to See Ballot Envelopes in 3rd Trial Tied to Arizona Election Defeat

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected Kari Lake’s request to examine signed ballot envelopes of 1.3 million early voters, giving the defeated Arizona Republican candidate for governor another loss in her third trial related to last year’s election. In an order filed Thursday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah Jr. argued their … Read more

Former Ambassador and Republican Politician Sues to Block Tennessee Voting Law

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Ambassador to Poland and longtime Tennessee Republican politician Victor Ashe sued state election officials on Wednesday over a law he claims is so vague that he could be prosecuted for voting in a Republican primary. The 1972 state law requiring primary voters to be “bona fide” party members or … Read more

The RNC’s Rules for the 2024 Convention Don’t Address What Would Happen if Donald Trump Is Convicted

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican National Committee’s rules for next year’s nominating contest and convention were released this week without addressing a question the GOP could well face next summer: Can the party’s delegates vote for a different candidate if the presumptive nominee is convicted of a felony? The RNC rules don’t include … Read more

North Carolina Trial Judges Block Election Board Changes Made by Republican Legislature

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina trial judges on Thursday blocked portions of a new law that would transfer Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s authority to pick election board members to the Republican-dominated General Assembly. Following a 90-minute hearing, the three state judges agreed unanimously to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Cooper. His lawyers … Read more

GOP Rep. George Santos Warns His Expulsion From Congress Before Conviction Would Set a Precedent

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant Rep. George Santos warned on Thursday that his expulsion from Congress before being convicted in a court of law would establish a new precedent that “is going to be the undoing of a lot of members of this body.” The first-term Republican congressman from New York could well become … Read more

Haley and DeSantis Are Relying More on Outside Campaign Groups With Time Running Out to Stop Trump

[ad_1] Struggling to energize his campaign, DeSantis this week privately encouraged his donor network to support a newly formed super PAC that’s taking over advertising responsibilities. That’s after a leadership shakeup at the pro-DeSantis super PAC that for months has been handling the bulk of both his advertising and his get-out-the-vote operation. At the same … Read more

Texas Man Sentenced 2 Years in Prison for Threatening Georgia Election Workers After 2020 Election

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man who was the first arrest by a Justice Department task force that investigates threats to election workers has been sentenced to two years in prison over posts made following the 2020 election, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Chad Christopher Stark, 55, was accused of posting threatening messages on Craigslist … Read more