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Lauren Witzke celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

Newcomer Witzke wins GOP US Senate primary in Delaware

Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer and firebrand Lauren Witzke, who campaigned on halting U.S. immigration for 10 years and has tried to distance herself from accusations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, defeating the...

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Voting integrity advocates will try this week to convince a federal judge that the state of Georgia should scrap its touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots, while the state will ask her not to order any changes, especially so close to an election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Judge weighs ordering changes to Georgia's election system

Sep. 14, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order Georgia to make changes to the way elections are run in the state with seven weeks to go before November's general election. Lawyers for election integrity advocates, who filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia's election system, are asking U.S....

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Voting integrity advocates will try this week to convince a federal judge that the state of Georgia should scrap its touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots, while the state will ask her not to order any changes, especially so close to an election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Images of 9/11 attack, porn interrupt voting machine hearing

Sep. 11, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal hearing on a challenge to Georgia's voting machines was interrupted Friday when someone began posting video and symbols during the live Zoom session, including images from the Sept. 11 attacks, a swastika and pornography. Before the interruption, there were roughly 100 people...

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Voting integrity advocates will try this week to convince a federal judge that the state of Georgia should scrap its touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots, while the state will ask her not to order any changes, especially so close to an election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Another showdown set this week over Georgia voting machines

Sep. 9, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voting integrity activists will try this week to convince a federal judge that Georgia should scrap its brand new touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots. The state, meanwhile, will ask her not to order any changes, especially with an election looming. A hearing...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo a stack of table top voting booths are stored at the Allegheny County Election Division's warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Election officials are bracing for a potentially chaotic election, trying to navigate the risks of voting during a pandemic, a tidal wave of mail ballots and the president fanning skepticism about the validity of the tabulation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears

Sep. 4, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

Political battles and pending court fights threaten to upend months of planning for the pandemic election, election officials are warning. In key states, they remain hamstrung with only weeks to prepare. Ongoing partisan litigation could dictate dramatic last-minute changes to rules and procedures in several...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo a stack of table top voting booths are stored at the Allegheny County Election Division's warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Election officials are bracing for a potentially chaotic election, trying to navigate the risks of voting during a pandemic, a tidal wave of mail ballots and the president fanning skepticism about the validity of the tabulation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears

Sep. 3, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

Political battles and pending court fights threaten to upend months of planning for the pandemic election, election officials are warning. In key states, they remain hamstrung with only weeks to prepare. Ongoing partisan litigation could dictate dramatic last-minute changes to rules and procedures in several...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo, election worker Adonlie DeRoche, seated, wears a mask and face shield behind Plexiglas for safety during the coronavirus pandemic, while handing a ballot and single-use pen to a voter during the primary election in Portland, Maine. Thousands of U.S. election officials are busy sharing creative ideas they hope will keep voters and polling places safe from infection. (AP Photo/David Sharp, File)

Coronavirus worries force election officials to get creative

Aug. 30, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus has upended everyday life in ways big and small. What happens when those disruptions overlap with voting? Thousands of state and local election officials across the U.S are sharing ideas and making accommodations to try to ensure that voters and polling places are safe...

N.C. judge won't halt use of touch-screen vote-mark machines

Aug. 20, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Certain touch-screen ballot-marking machines will remain in use in North Carolina this fall, a judge ruled in a case in which voters questioned the equipment's accuracy and health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state NAACP join the four voters who demanded in April that the...

Review of primary prompts elections agency to seek changes

Aug. 3, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state elections agency is asking lawmakers to require counties to distribute mail-in ballots earlier for the 2020 General Election and beyond, based on its review of how the greatly expanded mail-in system performed during the June 2 primary. Current law...