Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

Mozambique's opposition Renamo wants re-run of elections

Oct. 19, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's main opposition party on Saturday rejected the ruling party's overwhelming victory indicated by early election results and urged that the vote be re-run because of what it called widespread fraud and intimidation. Renamo Secretary-General Andre Magibire said the...

Afghan officials say election results ready later this month

Oct. 14, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's delayed presidential election results should be ready later this month, after technical problems with the counting, its Independent Election Commission said on Monday. Afghans voted in presidential elections earlier last month despite Taliban threats and violence....

Correction: Dominican-Primary Challenged story

Oct. 8, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In an Oct. 7 story on the Dominican Republic's presidential primary, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that former President Leonel Fernández wants to run for a third term. If he won the presidency in 2020, it would be his fourth term. The story also...

Conservative leader calls Trudeau a fraud in Canadian debate

Oct. 7, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leading candidate to replace Justin Trudeau as Canada's prime minister attacked him Monday during the second debate of the campaign, calling him a phony and fraud who can't even recall how often he's worn blackface. Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer immediately brought up Trudeau's...

Marty Small: New rider in Atlantic City's mayor-go-round

Oct. 5, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small intends on bringing big changes to Atlantic City, where yet another political corruption scandal has propelled him to the office he has sought for so long. Small, the City Council president, became acting mayor Friday, a day after Frank Gilliam Jr., a fellow Democrat,...

New Atlantic City mayor's vow: I'll follow the law

Oct. 4, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small began his tenure as acting mayor of Atlantic City by setting a seemingly low bar for himself, yet one that has tripped up many of his predecessors in the ethically challenged city. "I'm going to follow the law at all times," he declared. Small was speaking at a...

The Latest: Atlantic City council head sworn in as mayor

Oct. 4, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on new Atlantic City mayor being sworn in (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Atlantic City has a new mayor. City Council President Marty Small was sworn in Friday, a day after fellow Democrat Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball club...

With vote over, Afghanistan faces possible political chaos

Sep. 29, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan now faces a period of uncertainty and possible political chaos. Saturday's vote was marred by violence, Taliban threats and widespread allegations of mismanagement and abuse. It was the fourth time Afghans have gone to the polls to...

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

Sep. 28, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls...

AP Interview: Key Afghan presidential candidate claims fraud

Sep. 26, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just days away from Afghanistan's presidential election, leading challenger and current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah alleged that the vote is threatened by widespread abuses of power by his rival, incumbent President Ashraf Ghani, during an interview with The Associated Press...