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Alabama House committee approves bill to ensure ballot access for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

The Alabama House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee Wednesday approved a time extension to place President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on the state ballot in November. HB 448, sponsored by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, would extend the deadline to certify candidates for the November general election from Aug. 15 to […]

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Shomari Figures and Caroleene Dobson head to general election • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

Democrat Shomari Figures and Republican Caroleene Dobson are headed to the November general election after winning runoffs Tuesday in Alabama’s newly drawn 2nd Congressional District. As of 10:26 p.m. Tuesday, Figures, an attorney, had 21,926 votes (61%) while House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, had 13,990 votes (39%) in unofficial returns. In the Republican runoff, […]

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Civil rights groups file suit against Alabama law criminalizing some absentee ballot assistance • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

A group of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against a new Alabama law criminalizing some forms of absentee voting assistance, alleging it amounts to voter suppression. Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB 1, sponsored by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, on March 20. “Voter […]

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Joe Biden campaign hints at litigation if Alabama keeps president off ballot • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign Wednesday urged Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen to put the president on the ballot, and hinted at litigation if he didn’t.  In a letter to Mike Jones, general counsel for the Alabama Secretary of State’s office, Birmingham Attorney Barry Ragsdale, representing the campaign, said the party could provisionally certify […]

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Meet the candidates running in Alabama House District 27 • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Voters in Marshall County will choose a Republican nominee for the Alabama House in a special election Tuesday. Six Republicans will compete for the party nomination in House District 27. The seat is solidly Republican: Former Rep. and current Sen. Wes Kitchens, R-Arab, got 84% of the vote in the 2018 election and 89% of […]

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WSFA airs GOP, Democratic runoff debates in AL District 2 Congressional race | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MOBILE, Ala. (WSFA) – WSFA 12 News aired runoff debates for candidates in both the Republican and Democratic runoff races over the course of two days. Four candidates are seeking to win their party’s nomination Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District general election. The Republican runoff aired Monday and featured businessman and former state Sen. Dick Brewbaker […]

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To boost Trump, GOP attorneys general charge into battle over state election rules • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

With less than six months before voting begins, the legal jousting over the rules for the 2024 election is already underway. And former President Donald Trump’s campaign is getting support from allies who have stayed mostly under the national radar: red-state attorneys general. In court filings made in recent months, these chief state legal officers […]

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Jeana Ross, Alan Miller advance to GOP runoff in House District 27 special election • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Former Alabama Secretary of Early Childhood Education Jeana Ross and Arab City Councilman Alan Miller are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for Alabama House District 27 in Marshall County.  Ross, who lives in Guntersville, had 1,404 votes (39.23%) in unofficial returns Tuesday evening. Arab City Councilman Miller had 737 votes (20.59%) as […]

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What Marilyn Lands’ win says, and what it doesn’t • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

One thing is clear from Marilyn Lands’ House District 10 victory: Abortion still motivates Democrats. Lands turned a seven-point loss in 2022 into a 25-point romp on Tuesday. And for the first time since 2002 – when then-Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman almost pulled off a shocking re-election upset – Alabama Democrats came out of an […]

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Alabama’s Britt blasts Biden on economy, immigration in GOP State of the Union reply • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

First-term U.S. Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama delivered the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Thursday night, and laid blame on Biden for a host of national and international crises — what she said is chaos at the border, in cities, in the economy and among U.S. allies. Britt stuck […]

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