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Mobile Mayor Stimpson urges council to swiftly remove Police Chief Paul Prine; Council to also consider third-party investigation into allegations

The Mobile City Council has a full slate on Tuesday’s agenda, including two resolutions concerning embattled Police Chief Paul Prine. The council will first consider a resolution to allow a third-party investigation into allegations made by Prine after he was placed on administrative leave. Those allegations include “improper administration of the Mobile Police Department; lack […]

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Banning Ranked Choice Voting is the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure in the country | #elections | #alabama

On the heels of Alabama’s ballot harvesting ban, I am turning my attention towards the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure elections in the country: the outlawing of ranked choice voting. SB 186 sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) and HB 423 sponsored by State Rep. Mark Shirey (R-Mobile) prohibit […]

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Left-wing groups sue Alabama over new ballot harvesting law | #elections | #alabama

The ACLU, NAACP and other groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama’s 42 District Attorneys and Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen to block the recently enacted Senate Bill 1, which increased penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama.  The ACLU of Alabama claimed the law “directly targets, […]

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Lands 62%, Powell 38% — After Democrat special election blowout, Republicans asking ‘what happened’? | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

State Rep.-elect Marilyn Lands (D-Madison) won the special election for House District 10 on Tuesday, making her the first net-gain Democratic pick-up in the Alabama Legislature since 2002. 1819 News surveyed local and state Republicans, political consultants and elected officials to find out what they believe occurred and what they see for the future. One […]

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ALGOP chair Wahl downplays Dems attempts to turn HD10 loss into national ‘bellwether decision’ — ‘Either a lack of understanding of the political landscape or an attempt to mislead voters’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl released a statement on Wednesday downplaying Democrats’ attempts to make the Republican loss in House District 10 to a Democrat into a national issue for other elections. Wahl said, “National Democrats are trying to insinuate that House District 10 is a bellwether decision, not just for Alabama but also […]

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12 Alabamians elected, appointed to Board of National Federation of Republican Women | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama will be well represented on the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) Board of Directors in 2024-2025. The NFRW, the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country, met last week in the Washington, D.C., area to conduct organizational business and receive updates on Capitol Hill from Republican elected officials. Alabama junior U.S. Sen. […]

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‘There will be no funny business in Alabama elections’ | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation banning ballot harvesting into law on Wednesday.  The legislation was sponsored by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) and State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville). “Here in Alabama, we are committed to ensuring our elections are free and fair. I commend Secretary of State Wes Allen, as well as members […]

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ALGOP selects Patrick Pinkston for 19th Judicial Circuit seat | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee recently selected Elmore County District Judge Patrick Pinkston to be its nominee for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Place 1.  The position became vacant following Gov. Kay Ivey’s appointment of Bill Lewis to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Pursuant to state law, the ALGOP is tasked with choosing a […]

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ALGOP chair Wahl backs bill requiring post-election audits – ‘I want to see Alabama leading the nation in common sense solutions’ | #elections | #alabama

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is backing legislation requiring county probate judges to conduct mandatory ballot audits after every county and statewide election. House Bill 259 (HB259), sponsored by State Rep. Debbie Wood (R-Valley), would require the probate judge of each county to conduct a post-election audit after every county and statewide general election to […]

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ALGOP slams JeffCo Democrats after recent convictions – ‘The Democrats in our County have become synonymous with corruption and incompetence’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

After the recent guilty pleading and resignation of State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham), the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is calling out “corruption” in the Jefferson County Democratic Party. It was revealed on Tuesday that Rogers had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection […]

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