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Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Feb. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North...

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Feb. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot. The House bill, filed Thursday, addresses some aspects of election law criticized during...

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

Feb. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based...

Texas' election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

Feb. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' embattled election chief has apologized over an inaccurate list of 95,000 people on the voter rolls flagged as possible non-U.S. citizens, and a Senate committee postponed a vote Thursday on his nomination — a signal his job could be in jeopardy. Secretary of State David...

Nebraska considers kicking its habit of recall elections

Feb. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's habit of booting mayors and county commissioners out of office before their terms end could be in jeopardy under an unusual proposal that would end the state's status as one as one of the nation's most prolific users of recall elections. Voters have attempted to oust local...

Correction: Georgia-Voting Machines story

Feb. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a challenge to Georgia's voting machines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a federal appeals court ruling affects two lawsuits. It is actually a single lawsuit with two sets of plaintiffs that is affected. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Dead Oklahoma mayor 2nd in primary, advances to next ballot

Feb. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Despite dying in December, the then-mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb has advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb's name will be on the April 2nd general election ballot with former Mayor Dan O'Neil after Lamb...

Kansas didn't use national voter database it runs last year

Feb. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized national database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states wasn't used last year in Kansas, the state that administers it, the official overseeing the state's elections told lawmakers. Kansas Elections Director Bryan Caskey said his office under former...

US House Democrats' voting rights inquiry headed to Georgia

Feb. 13, 2019 12:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. House Democrats are bringing a voting rights inquiry to Georgia as they look into allegations of voter suppression during the 2018 elections. A House subcommittee will hold a Feb. 19 field hearing in Atlanta on "voting rights and election administration in Georgia." Peter Whippy is...

If congressional race deemed tainted, will redo get support?

Feb. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the candidates in the nation's last undecided congressional race are anticipating the possibility that North Carolina's elections board finds the contest tainted by ballot fraud, but have proposed distinct options should the divided body fail to order a re-do. Lawyers for...