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‘The brand is so toxic’: Democrats fear extinction in rural U.S.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 18, 2022

 Some Democrats in rural Pennsylvania are afraid to tell you they’re Democrats. The party’s brand is so toxic in the small towns 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh that some liberals have removed bumper stickers and yard signs and refuse to acknowledge publicly their party affiliation. These Democrats are used to being outnumbered by the local Republican majority, but as their numbers continue to dwindle, those who remain are feeling increasingly isolated and unwelcome in their own communities.

Returned ballots, worry in Texas start 2022’s first primary

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 14, 2022

Texas began early voting Monday in 2022's first primary following a rushed rollout of tougher restrictions and the return of hundreds of mail ballots, dealing Republicans a clumsy debut of voting rules they tightened across the U.S. over the past year in the name of election security.

Spokane County Democrats seeking new chair as November elections loom

Former Chairwoman Nicole Bishop resigned at the end of January, citing "intraparty conflict" and personal reasons for vacating the job she'd held since summer 2020. That election followed the resignation of the party's prior chair and members of the party leadership after complaints about inclusiveness of diverse voices in decision-making. 

‘A hell of a year’: GOP eyes big 2022, but weaknesses remain

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 31, 2021

This time last year, the Republican Party was hitting bottom. Having already lost the presidency and House, the GOP would soon squander its Senate majority and watch with horror as thousands of Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent attack last Jan. 6 that will be forever linked to the Republican president's legacy.  What a difference 12 months make.

Federal watchdog: Trump’s USDA overpaid corn farmers by $3B

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 21, 2021

The Trump administration overpaid corn farmers by about $3 billion in federal aid in 2019 and farmers in the South were paid more for the same crops than those elsewhere in the country, a federal watchdog agency has found.

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 14, 2021

An Associated Press review of every potential case of voter fraud in the six battleground states disputed by former President Donald Trump has found fewer than 475 — a number that would have made no difference in the 2020 presidential election.

Georgia’s Perdue sues over 2020 election, pushes fraud claim

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 10, 2021

Days after announcing his candidacy for governor, Republican David Perdue further embraced debunked claims of electoral fraud in Georgia's 2020 presidential race by joining a lawsuit seeking to prove he and former President Donald Trump were cheated out of election victories.