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Mexican candidate accused of rape vows to block elections

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections in his home state unless he is allowed to run.

Trump touts appeal to new voters as path for GOP return to power

Donald Trump plans to tell Republican donors that the party will retake control of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections and that “a Republican candidate” will win the White House in 2024 by championing working-class Americans, as he holds out the prospect of running again.

Trump in 2024? He says only that ‘a Republican’ will win

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party – and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP’s next presidential nominee – in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night.

Early polls suggest Bulgarian leader’s party will win vote

SOFIA, Bugaria — The center-right GERB party led by Bulgaria's prime minister appeared to be the likely winner Sunday of the country's parliamentary election after several exit polls showed it placing first in a fractured political landscape.

Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game

News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits.

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

ATLANTA — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights.

AP-NORC poll: Majority in U.S. back easier voter registration

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ proposals to overhaul voting in the U.S. won solid -- although not overwhelming -- support from Americans in a new survey measuring the popularity of major pieces of the sweeping legislation in Congress.

Georgia’s new GOP election law draws criticism, lawsuits

ATLANTA — Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state’s largest businesses for not speaking out more forcefully against the law, a day after advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging it.

Belarus opens terrorism probe against opposition leader

KYIV, Ukraine — Belarus authorities on Monday announced a criminal probe against the nation's top opposition figure on charges of terrorism, a move that follows a sweeping police crackdown on protesters demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader.

Myanmar forces kill scores in deadliest day since coup

YANGON, Myanmar — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country's capital, soldiers and police elsewhere killed scores of people while suppressing protests in the deadliest bloodletting since last month's coup.

Modi’s party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

NEW DELHI — Two Indian states with sizeable Muslim populations began voting in local elections Saturday in a test of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda is being challenged by months of farmer protests and a fresh wave of the pandemic.

Democrats assail Georgia law, make case for voting overhaul

Democrats on Friday seized on new voting restrictions in Georgia to focus attention on the fight to overhaul federal election laws, setting up a slow-building standoff that carries echoes of the civil rights battles of a half-century ago.

Democrats launch Senate battle for expanded voting rights

WASHINGTON — Democrats renewed their efforts Wednesday to muscle through the largest overhaul of U.S. elections in a generation, setting up a fight with Republicans that could bring partisan tensions to a climax in the evenly split Senate and become a defining issue for President Joe Biden.

GOP firebrand U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks enters Alabama Senate race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, a conservative firebrand and staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump who has come under fire for remarks he made preceding the attack on the U.S. Capitol, joined the Alabama GOP primary field on Monday to replace Sen. Richard Shelby.

Trump endorses challenger against Georgia elections chief

ATLANTA — Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a conservative Georgia congressman in his bid to unseat the Republican secretary of state who refused to help overturn the November election results.