Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

Texas border mayor charged with trying to rig own election

Apr. 25, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas mayor on the U.S.-Mexico border was charged Thursday with trying to cheat his way into office through an illegal voting scheme in a region long plagued by public corruption scandals. The arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina also comes at a time of heightened tension over...

Early voting sites open in 9th District primary for US House

Apr. 24, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Republican and unaffiliated voters can start casting early ballots in the North Carolina special congressional election prompted by findings of ballot fraud. Early-voting sites open on Wednesday through May 10 in the 9th congressional district's eight counties. Six counties have just...

2020 could disrupt New Mexico's all-male Senate lineage

Apr. 22, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman is knocking on the door of an enduring boys' club in New Mexico politics, as Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver signals her interest in the 2020 race for U.S. Senate. She registered a campaign committee last week with the Federal Election Commission and is expected to...

Federal grand jury investigating N Carolina ballot fraud

Apr. 17, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury meeting in North Carolina is weighing whether to recommend criminal charges in the tainted congressional race. The grand jury is meeting Tuesday through Thursday in Raleigh to review election irregularities in the 9th Congressional District. State elections board...

Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Apr. 17, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Wednesday confirmed the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. All eyes however, were turned toward Turkey's top...

Turkey's ruling party wants Istanbul election voided, redone

Apr. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country's commercial hub continued. The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, filed its "extraordinary objection" to the...

Some overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim

Apr. 16, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Election Supervision Agency said Tuesday about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia's biggest city should vote again in presidential and legislative elections after finding evidence that postal ballots had been tampered with. Election officials rushed to...

Arizona county approves money for election investigation

Apr. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona county on Monday approved money for an investigation of possible voter fraud in a remote community on the Arizona-Utah border where members of a polygamous sect kept control of a town council. The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the request...

Secretary of State Simon expects to appeal voter data ruling

Apr. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon says he expects to ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a ruling that voter data sought by a conservative election watchdog group is public. A Ramsey County judge sided with the Minnesota Voters Alliance last July, and the Court of...

Student council presidential election hacked by candidate

Apr. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first online election for student government at Berkeley High School became a lesson in more than democracy. Students also learned about vote fraud, hacking and digital privacy after a high school junior who was running for class president cast hundreds of fake online votes for...