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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. voters will cast ballots this year on devices that look and feel like the discredited paperless voting machines they once used, yet leave a paper record of the vote. Computer security experts are warning that these so-called ballot-marking devices pose too much of a risk. Ballot-marking machines were initially developed not as primary vote-casting tools but as “accessible” alternatives for the disabled. They print out paper records that are scanned by optical readers that tabulate the vote. They cost at least twice as much as hand-marked paper ballots, which computer scientists prefer because paper can’t be hacked. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned

Feb. 23, 2020 4:31 PM EST

In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year’s election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems. But...

U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne speaks to supporters at Farmers Market Cafe in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Byrne fights to make Senate runoff

Feb. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Stepping up to address a Republican club meeting at the Farmer’s Market Cafe, a meat-and-three restaurant not far from the Alabama Capitol, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne gave a version of the oft-repeated phrase of his U.S. Senate campaign. “I’m a Christian. I''m a...

Monday final day to register for upcoming Alabama elections

Feb. 15, 2020 10:43 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Monday is the final day to register to vote in the March 3 primary elections in Alabama. People have until midnight to electronically register to vote in the election. Voters can check their registration status and polling places at the Alabama secretary of state's website. Voters...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

Feb. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in...

Seth Morrison, a site leader who will oversee multiple precincts at a caucus site in the metro Las Vegas area, poses for a portrait at his home in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Concerns are growing that next week's Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

After Iowa caucus problems, concerns grow over Nevada's plan

Feb. 12, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerns have been growing that next week's Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote, with Nevada facing many of the same organizational and technical challenges that crippled Iowa’s process. Volunteers who will be leading the Feb. 22 caucuses...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks with reporters after President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. A war of words between Trump and Manchin is heating up. The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday, Feb. 10, to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of back-and-forth that ignited when Trump criticized Manchin for voting to impeach him from office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump, Manchin trading barbs as impeachment feud boils over

Feb. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A post-impeachment spat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has sunk to name-calling and insults. The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of back-and-forth that ignited when Trump criticized Manchin for...

Trump lashes out at Jones, predicts GOP Senate victory

Feb. 9, 2020 5:03 PM EST

President Donald Trump is predicting a GOP Senate victory in Alabama following Democrat Doug Jones' vote at the impeachment trial. Trump in a Tweet on Sunday lashed out at Jones as a “lightweight” and called his vote to convict “partisan.” “So good to see that Republicans will...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listen during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Bloomberg isn't at debate, but he's name-dropped

Feb. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential debate and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire -- but it didn’t always feel that way. ...

In this image from video, the vote total, 52-48 for not guilty, on the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, is displayed on screen during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

Feb. 6, 2020 5:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. With Chief Justice John Roberts...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after leading the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Impeachment takeaways: Trump's iron grip, McConnell delivers

Feb. 6, 2020 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges Wednesday amid Republican complaints about what they called a rushed process and Democratic claims that Trump is a threat to democracy. The historic, three-week trial proceeded largely along...