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President's party leads Ukraine election, exit poll says

Jul. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took the largest share of votes in the country's snap parliamentary election, an exit poll showed Sunday. The poll of 13,000 voters showed Servant of the People getting 43.9% of the vote for party-list candidates, far ahead of rivals. But 199 of...

The Latest: Ukraine exit poll: 43.9% for president's party

Jul. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's parliamentary election (all times local): 8 p.m. An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary elections shows the party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote. The poll, conducted Sunday by the Razumkov analytical center and the Kiev...

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote

Jul. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote.

Japan's ruling coalition secures upper house majority

Jul. 21, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday but will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media. NHK public television said...

The Latest: Abe's ruling bloc fails to win two-thirds

Jul. 21, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese upper house elections (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Monday Japanese media say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc will not reach the two-thirds majority in the upper house needed to propose a constitutional revision even if joined by supporters from another party and...

Pakistan's northwest tribal areas hold 1st local polls

Jul. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

JAMRUD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas held their first-ever provincial elections Saturday, in a region on the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups. The seven tribal areas were integrated last year into the northwestern Khyber...

N Carolina judges keep alive lawsuit against voter ID law

Jul. 19, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges are keeping alive a lawsuit that challenges the state's new photo voter identification law as discriminating against racial minorities, but the court won't stop IDs from being required in upcoming elections as the case grinds ahead. Voters last November passed a...

Iowa will keep voter registration system for 2020 elections

Jul. 19, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's 14-year-old voter registration system will live to see another presidential election. The Iowa Secretary of State's office confirmed Thursday that a long-discussed plan to replace the I-Voters database will not be completed before the 2020 elections. Spokesman Kevin Hall said...

Nebraska wins national recognition for election security

Jul. 19, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state has won a national award for its efforts to keep election secure. Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen's office received the Innovators Award earlier this week from the National Association of State Election Directors. Evnen's office collaborated with...

New, more secure voting equipment delivered to North Dakota

Jul. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's has received more than 900 new voting machines with enhanced security features to replace equipment that's 15 years old, state officials said. Testing of the new equipment, delivered to a warehouse in Bismarck, began this week before the machines are distributed to the...