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Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban

Dec. 13, 2018 12:59 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted. The action was the latest in a low-key charm offensive to improve relations with Western nations that accuse Prime Minister...

The Latest: Elections chief seeks stability in board probe

Dec. 12, 2018 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to the North Carolina election board, which has yet to finalize who won a very close congressional race because of alleged ballot fraud (all times local): 6:45 p.m. North Carolina's election board chief is concerned about complications if the board's...

Amid fraud probe, an election redo might require new primary

Dec. 12, 2018 5:44 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With ballot fraud allegations hanging over a disputed North Carolina U.S. House race, state lawmakers have agreed to change the way such "do-over" congressional elections are handled. The state House and Senate voted Wednesday to require new primary elections, in addition to a new...

Indiana agency investigates county's Election Day glitch

Dec. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A state agency is investigating an Election Day technical glitch that left some central Indiana voters waiting in lines for hours and others not voting at all. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Tuesday in a statement that her office is investigating Johnson County's...

California Editorial Rdp

Dec. 12, 2018 12:40 PM EST

Dec. 12 The Press Democrat on Congress and the president needing to fix FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to mismanage disaster contracting, according to federal auditors. To paraphrase the Roman poet Juvenal, Quis procurabit ipsos procuratores? (Who will manage the managers?) If FEMA won't...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 9:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate. The state Democratic Party gave the affidavit...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 7:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Republican Party leader says an affidavit alleging a county's early vote totals were shared improperly would be grounds alone for a new election in an unsettled congressional race. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes made the comment Tuesday about a Bladen County precinct...

Louisiana lawmaker shuffle: Elections fill seats, open more

Dec. 11, 2018 4:34 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The fall elections have reshuffled seats in the Louisiana Legislature and will force a new round of special elections early next year. After the November and December elections, Louisiana has one new state senator and two new state House members, and the House has another round of...

Cambodian court gives suspended sentences to labor leaders

Dec. 11, 2018 10:08 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Six Cambodian union leaders on Tuesday each received suspended 2 1/2-year prison terms in connection with labor protests about five years ago in which four garment workers were killed and around 20 others hurt. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court found the labor leaders guilty on...

Kentucky city removing statue of anti-immigrant editor

Dec. 11, 2018 9:47 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The statue of a Kentucky newspaper editor whose anti-immigrant editorials were blamed for instigating a deadly Election Day riot is being removed from Louisville's main public library. The Courier Journal reported that the city of Louisville was moving the statue of George Dennison...