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Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP – Associated Press

The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue has arisen repeatedly in cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania,

Alaska

State constitutional convention measures stoke partisan fear

Photo: Katherine Hayes waves a flag and a sign urging Alaska lawmakers to fund a full oil wealth fund check, known locally as the PFD or Permanent Fund Dividend, in Wasilla, Alaska Simmering public anger in Alaska over the legislature’s failure to settle the state’s most radioactive issue — how big a check residents should

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