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California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of Mexican cookies and...

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 19, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 18, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...

Orange County, California's diversity emboldens Democrats

Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" —...

Black voters ordered off bus; Georgia county defends action

Oct. 17, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living center in Georgia were told to get off a bus taking them to vote. Jefferson County, which operates the senior center, considered Monday's event "political activity" that's not allowed...

Group sues Tennessee county over invalid voter registrations

Oct. 16, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group representing black voters is suing the election commission in Tennessee's largest county, which includes Memphis, after thousands of registrations were deemed invalid by the commission. The Tennessee Black Voter Project filed a lawsuit Monday in Shelby County Chancery Court...

Claims of voter suppression and 'illegals' in Georgia

Oct. 16, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A bitter political battle over access to the polls is consuming the final stretch of the hotly contested Georgia governor's race. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee, says Democrat Stacey Abrams and liberal allies are fighting for immigrants without legal status to cast...

In Georgia, claims of vote suppression and publicity stunts

Oct. 14, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Democrat vying for the governorship of Georgia, is ratcheting up her assertion that Republican rival Brian Kemp is effectively suppressing minority and women voters in his role as secretary of state. The Kemp campaign is returning fire with charges of a "manufactured ......

Hurricane-walloped North Carolina votes again after Big 1

Oct. 14, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For a Southern state regularly exposed to hurricanes, call it an election Florence-style. In 2016, North Carolina voters cast their ballots just four weeks after Hurricane Matthew unleashed devastating floodwaters on the state's eastern half. This fall, they're voting about seven weeks...