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Some House candidates in redrawn district don't live there

Jun. 23, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges recently in the...

EU election observers deploy for historic Zimbabwe election

Jun. 23, 2018 5:32 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The European Union has deployed election observers in Zimbabwe for the first time in 16 years as the country prepares for its first vote since independence without longtime leader Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe ally who took office after Mugabe stepped...

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

Jun. 22, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The...

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

Jun. 22, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive presidency. It will either solidify President Recep Tayyip...

Thwarted before, North Carolina GOP wants photo ID mandate

Jun. 21, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification — a proposal previously thwarted this decade by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory. Legislation to...

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result

Jun. 21, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a disputed law ordering a hand recount of the ballots from last month's national elections after widespread allegations of fraud embarrassed political leaders and marred the initial result. What was supposed to mark the start of a new era for Iraq has...

Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections

Jun. 21, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer. The vast, mineral-rich nation is under pressure to ensure a...

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Jun. 20, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills is the gubernatorial Democratic primary winner under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, the nation's biggest test of the system, officials announced Wednesday. Mills had the most first-place votes, and her lead held after additional rounds...

Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting

Jun. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine names Janet Mills as Democratic gubernatorial primary winner in nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting.

The Latest: DC OKs change in minimum wage for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT): 9:28 p.m. Washington, D.C., voters have approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the way restaurants and bars pay tipped employees. With 90 percent of the vote reported Tuesday night, Initiative 77 had secured...