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Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

Feb. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be...

The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

Feb. 21, 2019 9:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 4:05 p.m. North Carolina's elections board has ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided...

Kansas House panel rejects same-day voter registration bill

Feb. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican-controlled legislative committee has rejected a Democratic proposal to allow Kansas residents to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots. The House Elections Committee's vote Thursday was 7-5 against the measure. The state's current registration deadline is...

New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

Feb. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted...

Electronic voting machines clear hurdles in Georgia House

Feb. 21, 2019 7:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then by the full committee. The full committee vote split 13 to 6 along party lines, with Republicans in support....

Aiken County coroner dies after 2-year cancer fight

Feb. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Aiken County's coroner for nearly 15 years has died after a bout with cancer. Aiken County Chief Deputy Coroner Darryl Ables said 60-year-old Coroner Tim Carlton died Monday night, surrounded by his family and friends. Ables said in a statement that Carlton had been fighting cancer for...

2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for open Minnesota House seat

Feb. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The field is set for a special election to a state House seat in east-central Minnesota that became open in a game of political musical chairs. Mora teacher Ayrlahn Johnson and Hinckley farmer Nathan Nelson will face off in a Republican primary March 5. Nelson won the GOP endorsement...

Indicted mayor seeks to repay investors

Feb. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing federal charges and a recall election says prosecutors aren't allowing him to repay investors in his company. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II said Wednesday he has filed a motion for a judge to allow access to lenders to repay them. The motion says...

Committee convened to provide input on election reforms

Feb. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has put together a committee to advise her administration and Michigan's Elections bureau on election reforms. Benson's office says the Election Modernization Advisory Committee includes county, city and township clerks from across the state, Michigan-based...

The Latest: N. Carolina candidate's son warned methods shady

Feb. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The son of the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional election says he warned his...