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EXPLAINER: How mailed ballots slow results in Pennsylvania

May. 19, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call U.S. Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Former President Donald Trump blasted the state's elections procedures on social media...

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

May. 18, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick spent Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania's hotly contested race for the Republican nomination to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. It's also expected to be among the party's most...

S. Carolina tries early voting even as other states restrict

May. 18, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina election officials are preparing for early voting for the first time in next month's primaries, expanding the ability to vote in an era when many other states are passing laws to make it harder to cast ballots. Republicans, Democrats and...

In early primaries, voters favor polling places over mail

May. 15, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The great vote-by-mail wave appears to be receding just as quickly as it arrived. After tens of millions of people in the United States opted for mail ballots during the pandemic election of 2020, voters in early primary states are returning in droves to in-person...

Perdue suit pushing election fraud claims dismissed by judge

May. 12, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue that alleged fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in the state's most populous county during the 2020 general election. Perdue filed the lawsuit, along with an individual voter,...

Minneapolis man found guilty of lying in vote fraud trial

May. 12, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man was found guilty Tuesday of lying to a federal grand jury about abusing a process for submitting absentee ballots for other voters during Minnesota's primary election in August 2020. After a day of testimony, the jury of 10 women and two men...

SC Senate compromise resurrects early voting bill, House OKs

May. 11, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators unanimously approved a compromise Wednesday that would allow the state to hold true early voting and the House quickly approved the bill raising the possibility voters could head to the polls for two weeks before the June 14 primary. ...

GOP works to get out the vote after calling elections rigged

May. 06, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue has made election fraud the centerpiece of his run for Georgia governor. But if he hopes to win in this year's midterm elections, his supporters will have to use the same democratic system he says they shouldn't trust. The only way to win a...

Man pleads guilty to voting in 2 states in 2016, fined $1K

May. 05, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man who voted in New Hampshire and via absentee ballot in Arizona in the 2016 general election has been ordered to pay over $1,000 in fines and penalties. Sigmund Boganski, 77, cast a ballot in New Hampton, New Hampshire, on Nov. 8, 2016. He cast an absentee...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. April 30, 2022. Editorial: To develop or not develop, that is the question It occasionally feels like we are our own worst enemy. We fuss and fret that we need housing, affordable preferably, and that we’d like to see more manufacturing jobs in...