Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

Amanda Bohren holds her one-year-old son, Luke Spencer Bohren, as she waits to vote on Election Day, in the Mid City section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana renews search for vendor to replace voting system

Jan. 27, 2021 5:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has resumed efforts to replace thousands of decades-old voting machines, with the state's elections chief issuing a new solicitation for bidders Wednesday amid a political climate where such contracts are getting intensified scrutiny. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin already...

National Guard troops walk outside the Capitol as the security perimeter continues to shrink and many Guard units head home, two days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Washington.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Foundations focus their attentions on saving democracy

Jan. 27, 2021 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power. Yet the threats to democracy remain alarming in the view of most experts. And many major U.S. nonprofits...

A worker at the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections works to process absentee ballots at the State Farm Arena Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia bill would require photo ID copies for mail voting

Jan. 27, 2021 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican member of Georgia’s state Senate introduced a bill Wednesday that would require people to make copies of their photo ID and mail it to election officials twice to vote absentee by mail. The bill comes after a large increase in mail voting, spurred on by the coronavirus...

Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

Jan. 27, 2021 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-styled far-right propagandist was arrested in Florida on Wednesday on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint accused 31-year-old Douglass...

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visits with poll workers as he toured the Brian Coyle Center, on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota's election law fight heats up over voter ID bill

Jan. 27, 2021 4:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A post-election fight over whether Minnesota's election laws should be tightened or changed to make voting easier heated up Wednesday as a key Senate panel backed a Republican proposal to require people to present photo identification at the polls. GOP Sen. Scott Newman, of Hutchinson,...

Arizona county votes to audit election that saw Biden win

Jan. 27, 2021 2:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to hire two firms to audit election equipment and software used in the November election, but a key member of the state Senate who has demanded access to election machines and data to conduct his own review is not...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, greets Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, right, before speaking to members of the Georgia Senate in the Senate Chambers on Sine Die, day 40, of the legislative session in Atlanta, Friday, June 26, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Lt. gov. wants to keep mail-in ballots but require photo IDs

Jan. 26, 2021 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor is joining the governor and House speaker in saying he supports requiring proof of identity from someone seeking to cast an absentee ballot, but he doesn't want to get rid of no-excuse mail-in ballots, as Republican senators have proposed. Republican Lt. Gov....

Priest for voter fraud exorcisms leaves Wisconsin diocese

Jan. 26, 2021 11:08 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A priest who livestreamed exorcisms aimed at rooting out what he, former President Donald Trump and some Trump supporters have falsely claimed was widespread voting fraud in the presidential election has left a Roman Catholic diocese in Wisconsin. The Diocese of Madison said it and the...

In this image from video, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks at the U.S. Capitol Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. After two days of silence Perry confirmed a New York Times report, saying Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that he had introduced then-President Donald Trump to a top Justice Department lawyer who, according to the newspaper, then discussed a plan to overturn the results of the 2020 election. (House Television via AP)

Perry: I 'obliged' Trump with introduction to Justice lawyer

Jan. 25, 2021 6:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After two days of silence, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania confirmed a New York Times report, saying Monday that he had introduced then-President Donald Trump to a top Justice Department lawyer who, according to the newspaper, discussed a plan to overturn the results...

This image provided by the FBI taken from a video security camera in the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, shows a man wearing a Trump 2020 winter cap and a bullet proof vest beside a wooden coat rack, standing among other rioters. The FBI identified the man as Dustin Thompson. Federal authorities say Thompson illegally entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and while he was there stole the coat rack. (The FBI via AP)

Feds accuse 3 Ohio men of illegally entering U.S. Capitol

Jan. 25, 2021 4:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three more Ohioans have been charged with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol as part of a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump, including one man accused of stealing a coat rack while he was in the building. In northeastern Ohio, the FBI on Monday arrested Stephen...