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Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruption

Dec. 9, 2018 9:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters overwhelmingly approved three of four questions on a referendum ballot...

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

Dec. 9, 2018 7:08 PM EST

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina....

In Hollywood of Mississippi, voter fraud like a movie script

Dec. 8, 2018 12:38 PM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — In a town that calls itself the Hollywood of Mississippi, people say for years they've been hearing tales of dirty politics worthy of a movie script, like campaigns buying votes with cash or beer. But it wasn't until the past few days when the former police chief, a former fire chief...

Absentee vote changes may have invited 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 11:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned...

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race said Friday that he would support a new election if it's proved that fraud changed the outcome of a contest that was decided by 905 votes. Mark Harris released a video statement addressing allegations of...

Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

Dec. 7, 2018 3:55 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending...

The Latest: Candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 3:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a probe into voting irregularities in an unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Republican candidate in an unresolved North Carolina congressional race says he would back a new election if a probe proves that fraud swayed the race's...

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate says he would back new election if probe proves fraud swayed outcome

Dec. 7, 2018 3:25 PM EST
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican congressional candidate says he would back new election if probe proves fraud swayed outcome.

Beer for vote: Another arrest in Mississippi election fraud

Dec. 7, 2018 3:17 PM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Prosecutors in Mississippi say a former fire chief promised beer and money to influence votes as officials have arrested a seventh person in an election fraud case. Madison County Assistant District Attorney Bryan Buckley tells The Clarion-Ledger that Cary Johnson was arrested Friday....

Apathy high as Venezuela holds weekend local elections

Dec. 7, 2018 12:13 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A handful of anti-government candidates in this weekend's elections for local council seats in Venezuela did their best to campaign on the street one evening under the flash of passing headlights in an eastern neighborhood of the capital. Nobody stopped to hear their pitches....