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In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, members of the media take images of a destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Across Bolivia, the government of interim President Jeanine Áñez is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of the former leader, who ruled the Andean country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down. It was a scene...

Illinois: Error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

Jan. 21, 2020 5:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An error in Illinois' new automatic voter registration system led to a possible 545 non-U.S. citizens being registered to vote, 16 of whom cast ballots, state officials publicly acknowledged this week. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office, which oversees driver's licenses, said...

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales speaks during a meeting to announce the presidential candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism political party, MAS, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.  It was announced that former foreign minister David Choquehuaca, will be the MAS presidential candidate in Bolivia’s May 3 elections. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)

Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

Jan. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales announced Sunday that ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora will be his party's presidential candidate in Bolivia's May 3 elections. Speaking from self-exile in Argentina, Morales said the vice presidential candidate for his Movement To Socialism party...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, a sign informs voters of the need for identification at the Olbrich Gardens polling location in Madison, Wis. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state legislature. Among the big hurdles they’ll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation’s toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

State voting, registration laws vary and change frequently

Jan. 19, 2020 9:22 AM EST

The rules of elections are always changing. In the states and the District of Columbia, lawmakers last year considered more than 2,900 bills dealing with elections and voting, and enacted more than 350, according to a tally by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The changes include deadlines for...

Karina Shumate, 21, a college student studying stenography, fills out a voter registration form in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state Legislature. Among the hurdles they'll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation's toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

In Texas and other states, voters face a variety of barriers

Jan. 19, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Democrats believe they have a shot at making gains this year in Republican-dominated Texas, including winning control of one house of the Legislature for the first time in nearly two decades. Persuading voters isn't their only challenge. Voting and registration rules crafted by Republicans in recent years also...

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi, right, during his inauguration ceremony in Maputo, Mozambique, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Nyusi has been sworn in for a second and final term after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)

Mozambique's Nyusi begins 2nd term amid violent challenges

Jan. 15, 2020 10:59 AM EST

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in for a second and final term Wednesday after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. Nyusi, 60, won re-election in October with 73% of the vote, while the opposition alleged irregularities. The president of...

Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

Jan. 14, 2020 5:44 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a central portion of a 2016 voter identification law that it said had required a “misleading” and “contradictory” sworn statement from people lacking a photo ID. The 5-2 ruling upholds a...

Protesters besiege the offices of Abkhazia President Raul Khadzhimba in the city of Sukhumi, in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of Raul Khadzhimba, who was re-elected Abkhazia's president in September 2019, and some demonstrators scuffled with guards as they tried to break into the presidential administration building. (AP Photo)

Hundreds rally to demand resignation of Abkhazia's leader

Jan. 9, 2020 10:31 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia besieged the regional leader's office Thursday to demand his resignation. The demonstrators claim there were widespread irregularities in the re-election of Raul Khadzhimba for a second 5-year term as Abkhazia's president in...

Trump sending aid mission to Bolivia ahead of election

Jan. 7, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is sending an assessment team to Bolivia this week to discuss possible resumption of foreign aid to the Andean nation following the ouster of leftist leader Evo Morales, according to two people with knowledge of the visit. The team organized by the U.S. Agency for...

Hawa Alam Nuristani, chief of Election Commission of Afghanistan, center, speaks during a press conference at the Independent Election Commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The election commission is to announce the results of the Sept. 28 election Sunday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan president appears to win new term in initial results

Dec. 22, 2019 12:00 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears to have narrowly won a second term, according to preliminary results from September's balloting that were announced Sunday, although his main challenger rejected the outcome as illegitimate. If the outcome stands despite the complaints of...