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Strike four: Facebook misses election misinfo in Brazil ads

Aug. 15, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

Facebook failed to detect blatant election-related misinformation in ads ahead of Brazil’s 2022 election, a new report from Global Witness has found, continuing a pattern of not catching material that violates its policies the group describes as “alarming.” The advertisements...

Conspiracies complicate voting machine debate in Louisiana

Aug. 13, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The need for Louisiana to replace its voting machines is not in dispute. They are badly outdated — deployed in 2006, the year after Hurricane Katrina struck -- and do not produce paper ballots that are critical to ensuring election results are accurate. ...

Voter groups object to proposed Nevada hand-counting rules

Aug. 12, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — As officials in some parts of rural Nevada vow to bypass voting machines in favor of hand counting ballots this November, the Nevada secretary of state’s office is proposing statewide rules that would specify how to do it, including requiring bipartisan vote counters, room for...

Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

Aug. 11, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law school Thursday in defense of the nation’s democratic institutions, an event that carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens joined together at the same site to denounce a brutal military dictatorship. ...

In Michigan, election denial probe looms over critical races

Aug. 08, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matthew DePerno made his political reputation on loudly and repeatedly questioning the 2020 presidential election results. It gained him the fervor of Republican delegates and the endorsement of Donald Trump in his bid for attorney general. But now the...

Report: Michigan AG seeks special prosecutor in 2020 probe

Aug. 08, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Attorney General's office is asking that a special prosecutor investigate whether the Republican candidate for state attorney general and others should be charged in connection with an effort to gain access to voting machines after the 2020 election, according...

Clackamas County again under fire for election issues

Aug. 06, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Clackamas County is under fire for another elections blunder. Thousands of voters this week received the wrong pamphlets for the Oregon City mayor’s race. County officials noticed the error on Thursday and said voters in the county’s...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

Trump White House lawyers subpoenaed by 1/6 probe grand jury

Aug. 04, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury investigating efforts to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election has subpoenaed the White House counsel under then-President Donald Trump and his top deputy, according to a person familiar with the matter. The subpoenas to Pat...

2020 results denier to oversee voting in rural Nevada county

Aug. 03, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County commissioners in rural Nevada appointed a new top election official who has denied that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election and promises to implement plans to count every ballot by hand, in place of electronic vote tabulating machines. Republican...