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North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

Jun. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday. The decision comes amid worries of foreign election interference that have grown since special...

Security bolstered as challenge to Indonesia vote begins

Jun. 14, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities bolstered security in the Indonesian capital Friday as hearings began in a court challenge to the results of April's presidential election. The losing candidate former Gen. Prabowo Subianto claims there was massive electoral fraud and is asking the Constitutional Court...

Anita Hill open to voting for Biden if he wins 2020 Dem nod

Jun. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anita Hill says she'd be open to voting for Joe Biden if he wins the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Hill, who testified in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, has criticized Biden for his handling of the hearings. Biden was chairman of the...

Albania: Lawmakers rebuke president's 'invalid' stop of vote

Jun. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament passed a resolution Thursday criticizing President Ilir Meta for attempting to cancel upcoming municipal elections, a move it called unconstitutional, beyond the president's authority and "absolutely invalid." Lawmakers voted 100-7 in favor of the rebuke in a...

A look at where Wisconsin's lame-duck laws, challenges stand

Jun. 12, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated almost all of the laws that Republicans passed during a December lame-duck legislative session that limited the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The actions in Wisconsin mirror Republican moves after losing...

GOP pushes back on cash governor seeks for voting machines

Jun. 12, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are refusing to commit to the millions of dollars sought by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that Pennsylvania's counties buttress election security by replacing their voting machines before 2020's presidential elections. Republicans who control...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

Jun. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election. In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon...

Biden and Trump attack each other in a possible 2020 preview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly laid into each other while traveling in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashing verbal attacks that at times felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than a lazy summer about 17 months...

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

Jun. 11, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost her seat...

Federal lawsuit: Arkansas voting system dilutes black rights

Jun. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The voting system for electing judges to Arkansas' top courts violates black residents' rights by diluting the strength of their votes, according to a federal lawsuit filed by civil rights lawyers. The lawsuit filed Monday says that because the state's seven Supreme Court justices...