Latest Election recounts News

Afghanistan’s election recount draws protests in capital

Nov. 29, 2019 2:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A leading presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has organized protests over a recount in Afghanistan’s elections that have been mired in accusations of fraud. Thousands of Abdullah’s supporters rallied on Friday in the capital, Kabul, against what they say is...

Afghan candidate halts another attempt at ballot recount

Nov. 17, 2019 7:52 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan election commission has tried to launch another ballot recount but presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah halted the attempt by saying he won't let his observers participate. The September election has been mired in controversy. The election commission has tried to...

Vote totals set to be double-checked in Kentucky gov’s race

Nov. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in...

Afghan presidential candidate boycotts recounting process

Nov. 10, 2019 3:39 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has unilaterally withdrawn his team's election observers from an official recount of ballots ahead of long-delayed election results. Abdullah says Sunday the results will have no legitimacy if his team's observers are not present...

Some in GOP warn against election challenge in Kentucky

Nov. 7, 2019 7:24 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky Republicans are warning Gov. Matt Bevin against challenging the election results in his reelection bid unless he finds evidence of massive fraud. U.S. Rep. James Comer, who lost to Bevin by 83 votes in the 2015 GOP gubernatorial primary, is among Republicans suggesting...

AP Explains: Kentucky race for governor too close to call

Nov. 6, 2019 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the tally of votes in Kentucky's race for governor drew to a close late Tuesday night, Democrat Andy Beshear held a lead of a few thousand votes over Republican incumbent Matthew Bevin out of more than 1.4 million votes counted. Beshear declared victory and Democrats celebrated, but...

Polish ruling party seeks vote recount after loss of Senate

Oct. 22, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has requested a recount in six districts of votes for candidates to the Senate after losing control of that chamber in the country's recent election. The request sparked accusations from opposition parties that Law and Justice, the ruling party, was...