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Generational split among black voters could hurt Biden

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. | February 24, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated. The 80-year-old civil rights activist has always backed Joe Biden, appreciative of the...

Trump campaign, RNC to spend $10M on voting lawsuits

By AAMER MADHANI | February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced Thursday that they will spend more than $10 million during the 2020 election cycle to battle Democrats on voting-related lawsuits and to...

Democrats diverge on outreach to anti-abortion swing voters

By ELANA SCHOR | February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In a party that’s shifted leftward on abortion rights, Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to a central challenge: how to talk to voters without a clear home in the polarizing debate over the government’s...

Voter registration error risks deportation for immigrants

By SOPHIA TAREEN | February 10, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The day Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick applied for an Illinois driver's license upended her life. When a clerk offered to register her to vote in 2005, the Peruvian citizen mistakenly accepted, leading to long legal battles and eventually...

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):11:25 p.m.Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class...

Illinois mistakenly cancels ex-inmates’ voter registrations

By SOPHIA TAREEN | February 3, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The voter registrations of nearly 800 former Illinois inmates may have been mistakenly canceled because of a “data-matching error” between state agencies, the State Board of Elections disclosed Monday.In Illinois, the voting rights...

The guillotine: Brexit ends election roles for expat Britons

By JOHN LEICESTER | January 30, 2020

SAINT-MARTIAL-SUR-ISOP, France (AP) — For many Britons living in towns and villages across Europe, the stroke of midnight Friday will mean losing the right to vote and run for office, with Brexit acting as an electoral guillotine on those privileges.From...

Appeals court weighs Florida law on felon voting rights

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and KATE BRUMBACK | January 28, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to set aside a ruling that allowed some felons to regain access to the ballot box despite owing fines and other legal debts.Florida Republicans,...

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

By BOB CHRISTIE and JACQUES BILLEAUD | January 28, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.The ruling from the 9th...