Constitutional amendments

January 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York unveiled new measures Tuesday intended to address chronic corruption problems in a state where 30 lawmakers have left office facing criminal or ethical allegations since 2000. A proposed state constitutional amendment suggested by Sen. Liz Krueger, a...
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Former felons Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, left, and David Ayala, husband of State Attorney Aramis Ayala, celebrate with copies of their voter registration forms after they registered at the Supervisor of Elections office Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Former felons in Florida began registering for elections on Tuesday, when an amendment that restores their voting rights went into effect. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 08, 2019 - 3:09 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians on Tuesday when most felons regained their right to vote under a state constitutional amendment. "I'll be a human being again. I'll be an American citizen again," Robert Eckford...
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December 28, 2018 - 9:31 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's president has urged parliament to reject a deal with Greece under which his country would amend its constitution and change its name to North Macedonia in return for being able to join NATO. Gjorge Ivanov, a longtime critic of the name deal, spoke Friday in his...
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December 18, 2018 - 2:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's legislature has taken the first step to override the governor's veto of legislation implementing a recently approved constitutional amendment on voter ID. The state Senate voted Tuesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the bill filling in...
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Demonstrators gather at the steps of the Capitol before going inside to chant in the Rotunda as the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives consider bills during a "lame duck" session in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec 12, 2019. Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from incoming Democratic officeholders or voters. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 12:55 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from voters or incoming...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready leans against wallboard as he pauses during a Habitat For Humanity building event in Charlotte, N.C. The nation's last unresolved fall congressional race with McCready against Republican Mark Harris is awash in doubt as North Carolina election investigators concentrate on a rural county where absentee-ballot fraud allegations are so flagrant they've put the Election Day result into question. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 04, 2018 - 5:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina 9th Congressional District race (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The investigation into allegations of absentee voter fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District has spilled over into debate among legislators about a bill implementing a new...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Photo identification requirements to vote in person in North Carolina have cleared one legislative chamber. The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to the measure detailing qualifying IDs and exceptions. The measure received initial Senate approval Wednesday and now goes to...
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Republican Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, center, waves to the supporters with his wife, Casey, left, and Republican Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nunez, third right, after thanking the crowd Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. DeSantis defeated Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Patrick Gentry
November 07, 2018 - 7:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democrats tried something new and got the same result, losing the sixth straight governor's race, possibly losing all three statewide offices on Tuesday's ballot and winding up with a Senate race that's too close to call. In short, the Democrats' blue wave hit...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp waves before speaking to supporters Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 07, 2018 - 3:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 3:05 a.m. Republican nominee for Georgia governor Brian Kemp says he is "confident victory is near" but is waiting on final results in the close race. Kemp told supporters at his election...
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Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris, center, speaks as President Donald Trump, left, and Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., right, listen during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
November 06, 2018 - 5:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the general election in North Carolina (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Irish Beckett said she voted straight Democratic because she wants the country "to get back together." Beckett, a 56-year-old black woman who is a dialysis technician, said the country has had its...
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