Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

Bill addressing absentee ballot mischief advances in Senate

Jul. 1, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The procedure for requesting North Carolina mail-in absentee ballots would change and records of those requests would become confidential under legislation advancing after an investigation into a congressional race last fall led to a new election. The Senate's elections committee voted...

Afghan Taliban say latest talks with US are 'critical'

Jun. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is "critical" as the two sides "rewrite" a draft agreement in which American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees from the insurgents that they would fight terrorism. "We are...

Widodo seals 2nd term as Indonesia leader after court battle

Jun. 27, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court Thursday rejected a losing presidential candidate's allegations of massive and systematic election fraud, sealing a second term for Joko Widodo, who in fending off the rising power of Islamists has drifted toward authoritarian tactics. The Constitutional...

Double jeopardy fight looms after Manafort pleads not guilty

Jun. 27, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A frail Paul Manafort shuffled into court Thursday in handcuffs and prison garb and pleaded not guilty to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him behind bars even if President Donald Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election...

The Latest: Istanbul mayor-elect greets tens of thousands

Jun. 23, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's repeated mayoral election in Istanbul (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made an opposition candidate mayor-elect of Turkey's largest city. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke late Sunday...

Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul's rerun election

Jun. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of the Turkish city's mayoral election. Turkey's top election authority voided the first vote, which an opposition candidate narrowly won. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the March 31 vote, alleging irregularities....

Mauritania votes as 1st peaceful transfer of power expected

Jun. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians on Saturday went to the polls as the outgoing president's preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. It was expected to be the country's first peaceful transfer of power. One candidate of...

Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race

Jun. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, but she will have to compete in an August runoff that will determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang...

Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan election

Jun. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Early results in Guatemala's presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead in a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. Three hours after polls closed, but with votes tallied from just 13% of polling...

Security bolstered as challenge to Indonesia vote begins

Jun. 14, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities bolstered security in the Indonesian capital Friday as hearings began in a court challenge to the results of April's presidential election. The losing candidate former Gen. Prabowo Subianto claims there was massive electoral fraud and is asking the Constitutional Court...