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Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Sep. 18, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is in the midst of a closely watched...

Judge weighs whether Georgia must switch to paper ballots

Sep. 12, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge who's considering whether Georgia should have to switch from electronic voting machines to paper ballots for the November election called the situation "a catch-22." Voting integrity groups and individuals sued state and county election officials, arguing that the touchscreen...

Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

Sep. 12, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of...

The Latest: Democrat Kirkpatrick wins Arizona House primary

Aug. 29, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Ann Kirkpatrick has won a seven-way primary to become the Democratic nominee for a congressional district seat being vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally. Republican...

Delays in opening polling locations disrupts Arizona primary

Aug. 28, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Voters faced more problems at Phoenix-area polling places during Arizona's primary election, with several locations opening hours behind schedule Tuesday because voting machines had not been set up on time. It comes after voters waited in long lines for hours during the 2016 presidential...

The Latest: Officials won't seek longer Phoenix voting hours

Aug. 28, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on issues at Phoenix-area polling locations during the Arizona primary (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Leaders in Arizona's most populous county won't try to extend voting hours during the primary election after 62 Phoenix-area polling places opened late because of issues setting up...

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

Aug. 21, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers. The U.S. Election Assistance...