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2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Oct. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for U.S. military members, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones, officials announced Wednesday. While some technology experts have warned that such systems could be...

Mexican gov. suggests God 'punished' rival who died in crash

Oct. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican governor who won a special election after the rival he initially lost to died in a helicopter crash is apparently suggesting she stole the vote and was "punished" by God. Miguel Barbosa Huerta of the national governing Morena party lost the 2018 governor's election in Puebla...

'Dumbest' judge Neely seeks WVa Supreme Court seat again

Oct. 9, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who once joked that he was "America's laziest and dumbest judge" announced Wednesday that he'll seek a seat on the court again next year. Richard Neely was elected to the court at age 31 in 1972. He served until stepping down in 1995 to...

Lieberman’s son first Democrat vying for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman’s announcement Thursday says he’s running because he’s “fed up with...

The Latest: Jack Kingston joins hunt for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on candidates vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former congressman from Savannah is the latest Republican to join the hunt to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Jack Kingston announced Thursday that...

The Latest: Ex-Rep Chris Collins pleads guilty in stock case

Oct. 1, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea from former U.S. Rep Chris Collins of New York (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has pleaded guilty in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress. The Republican from western New York entered the plea on Tuesday in...

High-ranking Georgia Republican woman seeks US Senate seat

Sep. 30, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The highest-ranking Republican woman in the Georgia legislature on Monday joined the competition to replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. House Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones says she has submitted an application to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to Isakson's seat....

Collins resigns from Congress ahead of expected guilty plea

Sep. 30, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from western New York, submitted his resignation from Congress on Monday ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic....

The Latest: Speaker Pelosi's office says Collins resigning

Sep. 30, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Chris Collins of New York and an insider trading case (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Rep. Chris Collins of New York is resigning from Congress ahead of his expected guilty plea in an insider trading case. That's according to a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who...

Duffy serves final day in House; Evers sets January election

Sep. 23, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic governor announced Monday that the special election to fill Republican Sean Duffy's congressional seat will be held in January, a move that avoids potentially boosting GOP turnout in a state Supreme Court election next spring. Duffy's House district, in mostly...