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Arizona counties face deadline to certify 2022 election

November 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Six Arizona counties must decide Monday whether to certify 2022 election results amid pressure from some Republicans not to officially approve a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races. Election results have largely […]


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Democrats hold small but shrinking lead in key Arizona races

November 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Arizona Democrats maintained small but dwindling leads over their Republican rivals in the races for U.S. Senate and governor, contests that could determine control of the Senate and the rules for the 2024 election in a crucial battleground state. The […]


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Kemp, Abrams argue abortion, voting in Ga. governor debate

October 31, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia’s elections during the pair’s final debate before Georgia’s Nov. 8 election, while elaborating on their positions on abortion and offering sharply differing visions for […]


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From WTOP’s Election Desk: In-person voting in Md.; key states for the Senate

October 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Maryland launches in-person voting Early in-person voting centers opened Thursday across Maryland ahead of the midterm elections, and there’s a lot going on across the state. There are no incumbents in the statewide races. Marylanders will pick between Democrat Wes […]


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Murkowski faces Tshibaka and Chesbro in Alaska Senate debate

October 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Alaskans want results, not “partisan political rhetoric,” as she faced her Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Kelly Tshibaka in a televised debate Thursday. Tshibaka questioned the value of Murkowski’s seniority and said it’s time for […]


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Georgia calls witnesses in defense of abortion law at trial

October 25, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A judge determining whether to strike down Georgia’s abortion limits heard conflicting views Tuesday about how such restrictions affect doctors who care for pregnant women. Georgia’s law bans abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, though it allows for […]


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A swing state no more? GOP confidence grows in Florida

October 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Democrats are increasingly concerned that Florida, once the nation’s premier swing state, may slip away this fall and beyond as emboldened Republicans capitalize on divisive cultural issues and demographic shifts in crucial contests for governor and the U.S. Senate. The […]


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Election deniers could make deep changes to Arizona voting

October 20, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Gathered at a table in the state Capitol a little less than two years ago, two Republicans and a Democrat took part in a ceremony prescribed by state law that made official Joe Biden’s 10,500-vote victory in Arizona’s 2020 presidential […]


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Democrat-controlled Nevada could be seeing red in midterm elections

October 19, 2022

Via: Fox News

Campaigning in Las Vegas, first-term Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada teamed up with rank-and-file members of the state’s powerful Culinary Union, which represents casino, hotel and restaurant workers in Sin City and Reno. “It was wonderful to join […]


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GOP goes to court again over Pennsylvania mail-in ballots

October 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The state and national Republican parties are suing anew in Pennsylvania in an effort to block some mail-in ballots — those lacking the voter’s handwritten date on the outside envelope — from being counted in November, when voters will elect […]


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Tax the rich for more EVs? California Democrats split

October 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A California ballot measure that would tax the rich to help put more electric cars on the road may seem tailor-made to win support from Democrats in a state known for climate leadership, but Proposition 30 has one notable opponent: […]


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New debate drama emerges in race for Arizona governor

October 13, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for Arizona governor, blasted a Phoenix PBS affiliate Wednesday for scheduling an interview with her Democratic rival, Katie Hobbs, saying the move makes it easier for Hobbs to avoid a debate. A state commission that […]


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Judge to decide next steps on Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

October 7, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A judge in Ohio was scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to extend a block on Ohio’s law banning virtually all abortions on a more permanent basis. Hamilton County Judge Christian Jenkins previously decided to pause the law through […]


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DC Council advances bill that would let noncitizens vote

October 5, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

In a 12-1 vote Tuesday, the D.C. Council passed an election bill that, if approved in a second vote, would let noncitizens living in the District vote in local elections. The legislation would allow undocumented immigrants, green card holders and […]


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Biden to focus on hurricane victims in Florida, not politics

October 5, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden will visit hurricane-ravaged Florida with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives — putting politics on mute for now to focus on those in need. […]


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GOP front-runner lies low in open US House race in Nashville

October 4, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Nearly two months after far-right conservative Andy Ogles secured the Republican nomination in a reconfigured congressional district that cuts into left-leaning Nashville, the former rural county mayor has largely vanished from the public arena. In August, Ogles won a nine-way […]


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12 fastest growing US cities for IT talent

September 28, 2022

Via: CIO

These days, it’s difficult to find a company that isn’t looking for qualified professionals to fill vital IT roles. In fact, despite layoffs and hiring freezes reported among technology companies, IT job postings grew month-over-month in the first half of […]


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Insurers say California’s inaction threatens auto policies

September 26, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Top U.S. insurance companies and associations say California is risking a crisis in the nation’s largest automobile insurance market by refusing to approve any rate increases for more than two years, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The companies […]


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Abortion, education, grocery prices: Women voters critical in November midterms

September 23, 2022

Via: Fox News

Suburban women are shaping up to be a coveted group this election cycle in wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson ruling. Abortion surged as a top issue among voters with a new Fox News poll showing 20% of […]


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LA mayoral candidate Karen Bass insists gun storage, registration ‘100% legal’ in debate

September 22, 2022

Via: Fox News

During Wednesday night’s Los Angeles mayoral debate, Rep. Karen Bass insisted that guns stolen from her home in a burglary were properly kept, and accused opponent Rick Caruso of ‘desperation’ for asking about it. The two weapons were reported to […]