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GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 9:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate. The state Democratic Party gave the affidavit...

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

Dec. 11, 2018 7:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Republican Party leader says an affidavit alleging a county's early vote totals were shared improperly would be grounds alone for a new election in an unsettled congressional race. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes made the comment Tuesday about a Bladen County precinct...

Dabakis to face Biskupski for Salt Lake City mayor in 2019

Dec. 11, 2018 1:23 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis will challenge incumbent Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski in next year's election. Dabakis announced his candidacy Tuesday with a Facebook video in which he said a mayor should be a great city ambassador, know how to run a major operation and...

Voters send decisive message against corruption in Peru

Dec. 10, 2018 5:41 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Voters in Peru have sent a decisive message to the nation's politicians: Push through measures to stamp out corruption. Official returns released Monday show that voters overwhelmingly favored three of the four proposals in a referendum on anti-corruption measures. Over 12 million...

Sheriff to face another corruption trial following mistrial

Dec. 10, 2018 2:48 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State prosecutors say they will retry a western Pennsylvania sheriff whose first corruption trial ended in a mistrial after jurors announced a conviction but one member of the panel changed his mind during the proceedings. Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held was charged with...

Recount? Georgia lawmaker lost do-over by 2 of 7,040 votes

Dec. 10, 2018 11:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A race for a statehouse seat in Georgia still isn't resolved, despite a court-ordered repeat of last May's primary election. Official results show a state lawmaker losing his seat by just two votes. Now he's waiting for state certification, due Dec. 18, before deciding whether to request a...

2 more North Carolina sheriffs end agreements with ICE

Dec. 10, 2018 8:14 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two more newly elected sheriffs in North Carolina have announced an end to their counties' agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. News outlets report that Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker and Durham County Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead announced their respective...

Maduro's grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat

Dec. 9, 2018 10:39 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Socialist President Nicolas Maduro further consolidated power in Venezuelan local elections Sunday, while accusing President Donald Trump of plotting to overthrow him. The majority of nearly 2,500 council seats spread across the crisis-stricken country went to members of Maduro's...

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...

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...