How election-denying GOP governors could tilt the 2024 presidential election
Republican candidates who claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump have been nominated for governor in four critical swing states, raising concerns that if elected they could try to sway election results in 2024 and beyond. In Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Republican primary voters elected a candidate who has denied the […]
Louisiana lawmakers react to Biden’s student debt cancellation
President Joe Biden’s action of canceling student loan debt is drawing praise from Democrats and ire from Republicans, including Louisiana’s delegation in Congress. Biden announced Wednesday a plan to forgive up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most low- and middle-income borrowers and $20,000 in debt for those who received Pell grants. The […]
Election officials can’t access federal funding for security as violent threats mount
With less than three months until the midterm election, many election officials across the United States say a continuing onslaught of violent threats makes them worried about their safety and that of their colleagues.
Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties
Second in a two-part series. See part one here. Since the 2020 election, Iowa has enacted one new felony and two new misdemeanor criminal offenses targeting election officials. The state’s omnibus election law, passed in 2021, criminalizes election officials who fail to perform their duties, don’t adequately maintain voter lists, or interfere with other people […]
Trump calls Nevada and the nation ‘cesspool of crime’ as Lombardo, Laxalt look on
Former President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas Friday to tout his chosen candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor in an often-meandering speech centered on crime in Nevada and nationally. Trump dedicated a significant chunk of his 45 minute speech at the Treasure Island resort to condemning the Democratic party for being soft on crime, […]
Abrams raises $22M in 2 months in cash rich Georgia rematch with Kemp
ATLANTA – Democrat Stacey Abrams has leapt ahead of Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in campaign fundraising in their rematch contest, though she lags slightly behind Kemp in the polls. The former state House minority leader’s campaign released eye-popping campaign finance figures Friday that show she has raised a total of $21.8 million dollars in […]
Expect abortion to remain a campaign issue, consultants say
Voters in Louisiana are used to the tell-tale signs of a contentious election showing up in their mailbox: a report card deeming candidate A more “pro-life,” a derragtory post card declaring candidate B as bad as a liberal. For almost 50 years, Republicans have campaigned on anti-abortion messages. The foe of Roe v. Wade, which […]
‘It’s basically a race’: 3 courts consider future of Louisiana’s congressional districts
The legal battle to determine the boundaries of Louisiana’s congressional districts is now taking place simultaneously at all three levels of the federal judiciary, and the parties involved are fighting on multiple fronts. The decision comes down to whether Black voters will hold a majority in one or two of the state’s six U.S. House […]
Trump loyalty not enough as former president’s grip slips in Georgia elections
ATLANTA – Two Trump-backed congressional candidates came up far short in Tuesday’s runoff election, serving as further evidence of the former president’s waning influence in Georgia. Former Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones left the governor’s race to run for Congress in a deep red east Georgia district with former President Donald Trump’s blessing. Jones was […]
The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.
This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence. “It was on a […]
Dueling endorsements in U.S. Senate primary underscore the fight for Ohio’s conservatives
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Vance bills himself as Pro-Trump, but he has talked a lot less about the former president in his primary campaign since Trump endorsed his competitor.
Trump sends cash to anti-Kemp group, marking his first big midterm donation
Former President Donald Trump has opened up his wallet – or at least his political action committee – in the hopes of thwarting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s bid for a second term.