Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results. Morales' Movement Toward...

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

Dec. 6, 2019 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill would amend the 1965...

Botswana opposition files election challenges alleging fraud

Dec. 6, 2019 12:12 PM EST

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — An opposition coalition in Botswana has begun filing court challenges to the recent election alleging fraud and arguing that its candidate should be president. Lawyers for the Umbrella for Democratic Change have not shared evidence backing their allegations of systematic rigging....

New Hampshire voting law on trial, just weeks before primary

Dec. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ten weeks before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, challengers of a state law that requires additional documentation for voters to register testified Tuesday that it has created confusion and intimidation, while supporters said the changes increase...

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...

Tanzania warns local journalists against quoting foreigners

Nov. 27, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government spokesman is warning local media that the government will take action against them for quoting foreigners. Hassan Abbasi issued the threat Wednesday after the United States and United Kingdom expressed concerns about irregularities in the local elections...

Bolivian lawmakers approve new elections, bar ex-president

Nov. 23, 2019 10:40 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a measure calling for new presidential elections that would exclude former leader Evo Morales — a key step toward pacifying a nation rocked by unrest since an Oct. 20 marred by reported irregularities. The bill was first...

Evo Morales’ backers leaving barricades after Bolivia deal

Nov. 22, 2019 11:13 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold a new election and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives. The Andean nation has...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Mayor of St. Louis suburb charged in election fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 81-year-old mayor of a St. Louis suburb was charged Thursday with submitting fraudulent absentee voter applications in what prosecutors say was an effort to illegally influence the city’s municipal elections. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins is charged with four counts of...