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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, and so lawmakers are trying to figure how to allow for voting in a world where face-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least, and sickness and death at the most. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Apr. 4, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general...

A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

Apr. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge. Just three days before Tuesday's spring primary...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. March 27, 2020 Collin County, please help us stop coronavirus spread now These are extraordinary times and everyone must follow the best public health advice. The most effective weapon we have as a society against the spread of the coronavirus is physical distancing. It is the one way...

Montana Republicans bankrolled Green Party ballot access

Mar. 24, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Republican Party bankrolled the signature-gathering effort to get the Montana Green Party certified for the 2020 election ballot, an official for a political committee said Tuesday. Democrats — who last week asked the state commissioner of political practices to find...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, stands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 23, 2020. Pompeo was in Kabul on an urgent visit Monday to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban, a trip that comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (Afghan Presidential Palace via AP)

US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo visit to Kabul

Mar. 23, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan and threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation after the country's rival leaders failed to agree on forming a new government. The decision to cut the aid was made on Monday by Secretary of State...

A voter drops off a ballot for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Switching remaining primaries to vote-by-mail not so easy

Mar. 18, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Voting rights groups and the head of the Democratic National Committee want the states with remaining primary elections to offer voting by mail as a way to ensure that voters can safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus outbreak. A quick and easy fix? Not always. For states that don’t already have...

Another ex-campaign staffer for Scott Taylor is charged

Mar. 17, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have charged a second former congressional campaign staffer with election fraud in a case that clouded the race for Virginia's 2nd District in 2018. Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell, who is a special prosecutor overseeing the case in...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, state Reps. Gabrielle LeDoux, an Anchorage Republican, speaks with House Majority Leader Chris Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, before the start of the Alaska legislative session, at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson on Friday, March 13, 2020, announced LeDoux has been charged with voter misconduct and interference. Two others also face charges in the case. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska lawmaker faces voter misconduct, interference charges

Mar. 13, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state filed charges Friday accusing an Alaska lawmaker of voter misconduct and interference with voting related to elections in 2014 and 2018. Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux said she is innocent. An investigation into LeDoux began when the Division of Elections...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks after he was sworn in at an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president

Mar. 9, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a dilemma for the United States as it figures out how to move its peace deal with the Taliban forward. The...

Florida woman charged with filing false voter information

Mar. 6, 2020 7:38 AM EST

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman is accused of submitting false voter registration information that switched the party affiliations of voters without their knowledge, sheriff's investigators said. Cheryl A. Hall, 63, who worked for an organization that helps register voters, turned herself in...