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Kari Lake’s lawsuit over defeat in Arizona governor’s race thrown out by judge

A judge has thrown out Republican Kari Lake's challenge of her defeat in the Arizona governor's race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, rejecting her claim that problems with ballot printers at some polling places on Election Day were the result of intentional misconduct. In a decision Saturday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson, who was appointed by then-Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, found that the court did not find clear and convincing evidence of the widespread misconduct that Lake had alleged had affected the result of the 2022 general election.Following Thompson's decision, Lake said on Twitter that she would appeal. Lake, who lost to Hobbs by just over 17,000 votes, was among the most vocal 2022 Republicans promoting former President...
Obama, on the Pennsylvania campaign trail, tells Democrats “sulking and moping is not an option”
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Obama, on the Pennsylvania campaign trail, tells Democrats “sulking and moping is not an option”

The Democratic Party's most powerful voices warned Saturday that abortion, Social Security and democracy itself are at risk as they labored to overcome fierce political headwinds — and an ill-timed misstep from President Biden — over the final weekend of the high-stakes midterm elections."Sulking and moping is not an option," former President Barack Obama told several hundred voters on a blustery day in Pittsburgh."On Tuesday, let's make sure our country doesn't get set back 50 years," Obama said. "The only way to save democracy is if we, together, fight for it." Obama was the first president, but not last, to rally voters Saturday in Pennsylvania, a pivotal state as voters decide control of Congress and key statehouses. Polls across America will...
Biden votes early in Delaware for November midterms
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Biden votes early in Delaware for November midterms

President Biden — accompanied by one of his granddaughters, a first-time voter — cast his midterm ballot on Saturday.In-person early voting in his home state of Delaware, where Mr. Biden regularly returns for weekends, began Friday. Democrats nationwide have encouraged voters to take advantage of early voting, either by mail-in ballots or at precincts where available to maximize turnout. Mr. Biden said he was feeling good about the midterms, which will decide control of Congress for the next two years. U.S. President Biden and his granddaughter Natalie Biden after they voted early in Wilmington, Delaware, on Oct. 29, 2022. Natalie Biden is a first-time voter and daughter of the late Beau Biden. TASOS KATOPODIS/A...
FBI warns voters about election-related crimes
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FBI warns voters about election-related crimes

The FBI is warning voters against election-related crimes, a standard warning before all major elections but one that warrants increased vigilance this year amid threats to local election workers.Specifically, the FBI is warning voters against ballot and voter fraud, campaign finance violations and civil rights violations such as voter suppression and voter intimidation. "Free and fair democratic elections are one of the founding pillars of the United States," the FBI said in its 2022 November midterm elections warning. "The FBI is committed to protecting every eligible citizen's right to vote. Consistent with past practice, the FBI is providing this information to educate voters about federal election crimes and how to avoid them, and to encourage voters to report suspected violat...
Arizona prosecutors want 66-year-old grandmother to go to prison for collecting 4 ballots in 2020
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Arizona prosecutors want 66-year-old grandmother to go to prison for collecting 4 ballots in 2020

A parade of character witnesses provided a judge Thursday with glowing reports about a southern Arizona woman who admitted to collecting four early ballots in the 2020 primary election as her lawyer seeks leniency and prosecutors urge him to send her to prison for a year. Testimony in Yuma County Superior Court painted a picture of Guillermina Fuentes as filled with remorse and a pillar of small border community of San Luis.The 66-year-old mother and grandmother, witnesses said, has spent her life helping others while raising her children, caring for her aging mother and building a business.Prison or jail time, they said, would hurt the community and serve no purpose. Fuentes is a school board member and former mayor in San Luis who has pleaded g...
Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
Testimony from Sidney Powell and Mark Meadows sought in Georgia election probe
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Testimony from Sidney Powell and Mark Meadows sought in Georgia election probe

The prosecutor who's investigating whether Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia is seeking to compel testimony from more allies of the former president, including former chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Sidney Powell.Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis filed petitions Thursday seeking to have Meadows and Powell, as well as Meadows contact James "Phil" Waldron and former Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn, testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta next month. Sidney Powell, left, and Mark Meadows, right. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images and Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images Seeking testimony from Meado...
North Dakota AG, secretary candidates outline views | Govt-and-politics
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North Dakota AG, secretary candidates outline views | Govt-and-politics

Candidates for two high-profile statewide offices outlined their views in an early candidate forum.Republicans Michael Howe and Michael Lepp and Democrat Jeffrey Powell are running for secretary of state, to succeed retiring Republican incumbent Al Jaeger.Democrat Tim Lamb is challenging Republican Attorney General Drew Wrigley, whom Gov. Doug Burgum appointed in February to fulfill the remaining term of longtime officeholder Wayne Stenehjem, who died Jan. 28 at 68 from cardiac arrest. Wrigley needs to win in November to continue serving.Howe and Lepp will square off in the June primary for the right to advance as the Republican nominee in the November general election. None of the other candidates at the forum faces a challenger in the primary.The North Dakota Newspaper A...