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People wait to cast their votes in the presidential election in Lome, Togo, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The West African nation of Togo is voting Saturday in a presidential election that is likely to see the incumbent re-elected for a fourth term despite years of calls by the opposition for new leadership. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Togo election could see president extend family's long rule

Feb. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EST

LOME, Togo (AP) — The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Saturday that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of calls by the political opposition for new leadership. President Faure Gnassingbe became president in 2005 following the death of his...

state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and Sen. Mark Koran, R-North Branch, appear at a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul, Minn. They appeared in support of Kiffmeyer's bill to tie legislative authorization for the secretary of state to spend a new round of federal election security money to passing her proposal for a provisional balloting system that Democrats warn could suppress turnout. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Key GOP senator revives fight over election security money

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An influential Senate Republican who held up federal election security funding for most of the 2019 legislative session moved Tuesday to tie approval of a new round of money to passing her proposal for a provisional balloting system that Democrats warn could suppress turnout. Sen....

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at the Munich Security Conference, in Munich, Germany. The Afghan Independent Election Commission said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Afghan president wins vote, opponent says he's the winner

Feb. 18, 2020 12:36 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday, but his closest opponent refused to recognize the results, declaring himself winner and potentially endangering peace negotiations with the Taliban. The...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...

This Jan. 15, 2020, photo shows Atlantic City N.J. Mayor Marty Small speaking at a rally in his city against a proposed change of government that would replace an elected mayor with an appointed city manager. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, the city's Democratic Committee went to court to try to bock the scheduled March 31 special election on the matter. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City Dems seek to block change of government vote

Feb. 11, 2020 4:04 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Democratic Party is seeking to block a special election next month on whether to eliminate an elected mayor in favor of an appointed city manager, alleging canvassers forged signatures and committed other acts of fraud. The party filed a legal challenge Tuesday,...

Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray, D-Horn Lake, applauds a group of 4-H leaders in the House chamber at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 5, 2020. The Republican controlled Mississippi House of Representatives, on a voice vote and without opposition, rejected a request by a Republican former lawmaker for a do-over in a close election in north Mississippi's DeSoto County. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

GOP-led Mississippi House affirms election of Democratic rep

Feb. 5, 2020 5:34 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Members of the Republican-controlled Mississippi House on Wednesday affirmed the election of one of their Democratic colleagues. On a voice vote and without opposition, they rejected a request by a Republican former lawmaker for a do-over in a close election in north Mississippi's...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at Hiatt Middle School, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Online misinformation fuels doubt as 2020 vote kicks off

Feb. 3, 2020 7:21 PM EST

Well before Iowans cast the first ballots of the 2020 presidential race, an insidious campaign to seed distrust in the election process was already underway. Conservative and liberal activists took to social media to push outright false or unproven claims to their online followers. Suspicions even reached...

Malawi court nullifies presidential vote, orders new one

Feb. 3, 2020 5:03 PM EST

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Constitutional Court in the southern African nation of Malawi on Monday nullified the results of last year's presidential election, citing “widespread, systematic and grave” irregularities including significant use of correction fluid to alter the outcome. A new...