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AUSTIN, Texas – After a bitter partisan fight over a sweeping Republican election bill consumed most of Thursday night, the Texas House gave initial approval to Senate Bill 7 shortly after 3 a.m. Friday after adopting a series of agreed-upon amendments in rapid-fire fashion with little or no explanation provided. Many of the changes, negotiated in the early-morning hours among members of both ...

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LANSING, Mich. — Former President Donald Trump targeted the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate on Friday as he continued his efforts to mislead about the state's 2020 election. Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump, the GOP incumbent, by 154,000 votes or 3 percentage points in November, and six months later, there is no evidence of wrongdoing that would have changed the outcome. Still, Trump and ...

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House Republicans are expected to vote next week on whether to remove Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post, according to two sources familiar with the plans, as powerful forces in the GOP are aiming to install New York Rep. Elise Stefanik in her place. The exact timing was not immediately known, but both sources said GOP leaders are set to convene members for the intra-party vote ...

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What’s wrong with this picture? Everything. Scene One: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came to West Palm Beach Thursday to sign a flawed and needless overhaul of state election laws. Not one county election supervisor was in favor of it. Republican and Democratic supervisors alike called the changes unnecessary and predict problems at the polls and a lower voter turnout when DeSantis himself runs ...

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WASHINGTON — By most political calculus, the sweeping election reform bill that Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is trying to shepherd through the Senate is a moonshot: hard to achieve and fraught with complications. For "anyone who is serious about trying to get something done to make it easier for people to vote ... we're ready to go," Minnesota's senior senator said in an ...

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NEW YORK — New York state is taking legal action against two conservative activists, accusing them of paying to deploy thousands of deceptive robocalls during the 2020 election to suppress Black voter turnout. Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday asked a federal judge for permission to join a suit filed earlier by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation against the men, Jacob ...