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Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for Bolivians

Oct. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — There's almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to picnic with the extended family. It's election day in Bolivia's capital, a forcible — if alcohol-free...

Tippah cooperative could be next in Mississippi for internet

Oct. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi electric cooperatives continue to move toward offering internet. Tippah Electric Power Association board members voted this month to create a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative's 13,500 members in Tippah, Benton, Union, Prentiss and Alcorn counties are now...

Mozambique's opposition Renamo wants re-run of elections

Oct. 19, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's main opposition party on Saturday rejected the ruling party's overwhelming victory indicated by early election results and urged that the vote be re-run because of what it called widespread fraud and intimidation. Renamo Secretary-General Andre Magibire said the...

Law stopping Florida felons from voting temporarily halted

Oct. 19, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

A federal judge issued a ruling Friday temporarily blocking a Republican-backed Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines and other legal debts. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could pave the way for thousands of felons who were denied the right to...

Trump to visit Mississippi days before statewide election

Oct. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will appear in Mississippi to rally Republicans days before statewide elections. The Republican president's reelection campaign announced plans for a rally at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo on Nov. 1, four days before Mississippians go...

House passes bill to name post office after Jeannette Rankin

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to name a Montana post office building in honor of Jeannette Rankin. The Missoulian reported Thursday that the approval came Wednesday to rename the building after the Missoula-born Republican known as the first woman to hold...

Iowa Supreme Court shuts down vote on school demolition

Oct. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ended an effort in Iowa City to save an elementary school, saying that even though a vote has already begun on a proposal to preserve the school, the district has a right to demolish the building. The decision comes in a lawsuit filed by patrons of the Iowa City Community School...

Recount sets two-candidate runoff for Louisiana Senate seat

Oct. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vote recount has pushed one Republican candidate out of the runoff for a Louisiana state Senate seat. News media report that a hand count of paper absentee and early voting ballots Thursday determined Franklin Foil narrowly edged Steve Carter out of the second-place spot. Both men...

Former Lt. Gov. Kleefisch quits woman's suffrage job

Oct. 17, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has quit a job leading national recognition of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote to return to Wisconsin 10 months after she began. The Republican Kleefisch is widely expected to run for governor in 2022. She served eight years as...