Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

Security bolstered as challenge to Indonesia vote begins

Jun. 14, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities bolstered security in the Indonesian capital Friday as hearings began in a court challenge to the results of April's presidential election. The losing candidate former Gen. Prabowo Subianto claims there was massive electoral fraud and is asking the Constitutional Court...

GOP pushes back on cash governor seeks for voting machines

Jun. 12, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are refusing to commit to the millions of dollars sought by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that Pennsylvania's counties buttress election security by replacing their voting machines before 2020's presidential elections. Republicans who control...

Malawi suspends broadcast call-in shows over election unrest

Jun. 7, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's government on Friday ordered all call-in shows to be suspended while accusing some broadcasters of "careless and unethical coverage" of unrest after last month's disputed election. Journalism advocates quickly called the directive "a very serious violation of media...

Partisan control determines how states act on voting rights

Jun. 1, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both...

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May. 29, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims that the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for "massive" fraud is mainly printouts of news articles. Former...

Malawi's Mutharika sworn in, declares 'I am not dead!'

May. 28, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday called for unity as he was sworn in for a second five-year term after an election in which top opposition parties alleged irregularities. The 78-year-old Mutharika began his acceptance speech by declaring "I am not dead!" to address...

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

May. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate has been posted online for use by supportive outside...

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

May. 24, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to win...

North Carolina Democrat in House race not for impeachment

May. 23, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat running for a congressional seat in a do-over election in North Carolina said Thursday he is not in favor of holding impeachment hearings aimed at President Donald Trump. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dan McCready repeatedly blamed partisanship in both major...

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May. 23, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to challenge the result in court. The apparently orchestrated chaos that turned central Jakarta into a...