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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, Suriname President Desire

Suriname opposition asks Bouterse to concede amid slow count

May. 28, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Votes were still being counted Thursday three days after Suriname’s elections, with the opposition urging the government to concede defeat and President Desi Bouterse calling for a recount even though the final tally had not yet been released. The counting from...

Protesters attend a Safely Open Texas Now rally Saturday, April 25, 2020, across the street from the El Paso County Court House in El Paso, Texas, during the coronavirus outbreak. The protesters demanded elected officials safely reopen the State of Texas, the County of El Paso and the city of El Paso for business. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

May. 27, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail. The decision was unanimous by the Texas Supreme...

US judge refuses again to block Nevada's mail-in primary

May. 27, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has again rejected a conservative voting rights group’s bid to block the mail-in primary election now under way in Nevada as part of an effort to guard against spread of the coronavirus at traditional polling places. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said in a strongly...

Wisconsin agrees to broad mailing of absentee applications

May. 27, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted Wednesday to mail absentee ballot applications to most voters in the battleground state ahead of November's presidential election. The vote came just a week after the panel split 3-3 along partisan lines on whether to mail the forms to nearly...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 27, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ May 26 The Post and Courier on absentee mail-in ballots requiring a witness signature: The Legislature removed South Carolina’s biggest impediment to voting amid the pandemic when it passed a law this month to let all registered voters cast absentee...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 27, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ May 26 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on a statewide discount for West Virginia parks: Last week, Gov. Jim Justice said he wanted to thank all the front-line heroes in the battle against COVID-19 by doing something nice for them. But, he noted, it is...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, Suriname President Desire

Vote counting in Suriname suspended due to ‘tired staff’

May. 26, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Vote counting from Suriname's National Assembly elections was suspended Tuesday as the governing party trailed in announced returns, with authorities saying electoral personnel were exhausted a day after widespread problems in voting. Opposition parties and good government...

Feds: West Virginia mail carrier altered ballot requests

May. 26, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered, including five from Democrat to Republican, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Thomas Cooper delivered the...

A voter fills out her ballot at a primary polling place, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Judge: SC voters don't need witness to sign absentee ballot

May. 25, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

A federal judge says people voting by absentee ballot in South Carolina don't have to have a witness sign the voting papers. U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs on Monday ordered South Carolina officials to not enforce the requirement for a witness signature on ballots in the June 9 primary or any ensuing...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020 file photo, ruling party presidential candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye casts his vote in the presidential election, in Giheta, Gitega province, Burundi. The candidate of Burundi's ruling party, Evariste Ndayishimiye, was on Monday, May 25, 2020 declared the winner of the country's presidential election according to the election commission, with main opposition candidate Agathon Rwasa coming second and claiming that the elections were marred by fraud. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)

Ruling party's candidate wins Burundi's presidential poll

May. 25, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The candidate of Burundi's ruling party, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been declared the winner of the country's presidential election. Ndayishimiye won with 69% of the vote in the election which took place on May 20, the country's election commission announced Monday. Because he...