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2022 midterms: What to know about Ohio, Indiana primaries

UPDATED: Mon., May 2, 2022

The first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm election season unfolds on Tuesday, as Ohio voters pick nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate while Indiana voters consider whether their Legislature should become even more conservative.

Trump’s bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races

UPDATED: Mon., May 2, 2022

NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s post-presidency enters a new phase this month as voters across the U.S. begin weighing the candidates he elevated to pursue a vision of a Republican Party steeped in hardline populism, culture wars and denial of his loss in the 2020 campaign.

Hunter Biden is prime target if Republicans win Congress

UPDATED: Mon., April 25, 2022

Intelligence officials had gathered to brief select members of Congress on future threats to U.S. elections when a key lawmaker in the room, No. 3 House Republican Elise Stefanik of New York, tried to move the discussion to a new topic: Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Doorbelling group checking voter rolls in Spokane County not government-sanctioned, Auditor’s Office says

UPDATED: Sat., April 23, 2022

The organization's website includes a YouTube video featuring Glen Morgan, who introduces himself as an activist and former candidate for the Thurston County Assessor's Office. Morgan is a frequent filer of Public Disclosure Commission complaints, often against Democratic or progressive candidates, and was responsible for a mailer in a state Senate race in Spokane in 2018 that urged voters to write-in a candidate that wasn't actively seeking the office. 

Deep-red Utah embraced voting by mail. Then came 2020.

UPDATED: Fri., April 22, 2022

Distrust in elections continues to reverberate around the U.S. and subject election officials to new levels of scrutiny, even in Utah where universal mail-in voting has been widely embraced since the GOP-controlled Statehouse allowed counties to adopt the policy a decade ago.

Marjorie Taylor Greene hostile in testimony over eligibility

UPDATED: Fri., April 22, 2022

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was hostile during testimony Friday in a hearing on her eligibility to run for reelection, saying she did not remember liking and making various social media posts surrounding the attack on the U.S. Capitol last year and accusing an opposing lawyer of speculating and twisting her words.

Trump sways convention races for Michigan AG, elections jobs

UPDATED: Thu., April 21, 2022

Former President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to mold Republicans' 2022 tickets will be put to the test this weekend in Michigan, where thousands of party activists will endorse candidates, including in a contentious attorney general's race.

Congress seeks compromise to boost computer chip industry

UPDATED: Mon., April 18, 2022

A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of dollars from the federal government..

Defense rests in trial of 4 men in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot

UPDATED: Thu., March 31, 2022

One of four men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer testified in his own defense Thursday, repeatedly telling jurors “absolutely not” when asked if he agreed to abduct her before the 2020 election.

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s video address to county commission candidate draws complaint

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich's retort to a Spokane County commission candidate in a video recorded at the courthouse and posted to the office's Facebook page is being investigated by state election officials as a potential misuse of taxpayer resources. Knezovich said the video is part of a public information campaign intended to give citizens the ability to question leaders he charged with working against public safety efforts of his office.

Election 2022: Texas primary tests GOP’s rightward shift

UPDATED: Tue., March 1, 2022

Voters in Texas will usher in the midterm campaign season with primaries that will test just how far to the right the Republican Party will shift in a state where many in the GOP have already tightened their embrace of former President Donald Trump.