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Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

Aug. 17, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's elections director said she's confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday's primary. The issue stems from the implementation of a 2016 ballot...

Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story

Aug. 17, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press reported that voting-integrity advocates have asked a federal judge to force Kemp to use a new paper-based balloting system in time for the November midterms. The story should have specified that the plaintiffs say they are asking that a system...

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Aug. 17, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court. Soumaila Cisse held a news conference to...

Potential new write-in rules could impact elections

Aug. 17, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Spurred by new laws authorizing charter schools and making changes to the state's pension system, an unprecedented 34 current and former teachers are on the ballot in Kentucky for seats in the state legislature. Bob Nelson isn't one of them. The retired teacher in Logan County missed...

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

Aug. 17, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state. Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, leads Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in unofficial results from the Aug. 7 special...

APNewsBreak: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Aug. 16, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records. Election officials have not given an exact count of how many did so, but those who didn't may have to vote...

Cambodia's ruling party swept seats, official results show

Aug. 15, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Final results showed Cambodia's ruling party swept elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another term but reinforcing skepticism of the vote's legitimacy. The National Election Committee confirmed Wednesday the Cambodian...

The Latest: Pearl Jam unapologetic for White House poster

Aug. 15, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a Pearl Jam concert poster that shows the White House in flames (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Pearl Jam's bassist is unapologetic for a concert poster that has Republicans crying foul. Jeff Ament said in a statement Wednesday that he was the "sole conceptualist" for the...

Pakistan parliament elects Imran Khan's ally as speaker

Aug. 15, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday elected an ally of Imran Khan as its speaker, paving the way for the former cricket star to become the next prime minister even as he faced a new legal challenge amid a claim that he had fathered an illegitimate daughter in the United States. The claim,...

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

Aug. 15, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat Tuesday evening after...