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Machine breakdowns, long lines mar vote on Election Day

Nov. 7, 2018 1:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places. Some of the biggest backups were in Georgia , where the governor's race was among...

US election systems more secure, but voting problems persist

Nov. 5, 2018 9:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday's midterm elections will mark the first nationwide voting since Russia targeted state election systems in the 2016 presidential race, with federal, state and local officials seeking to reassure the public their voting systems are secure. There have been no signs so far that Russia or...

Jimmy Carter wades into Georgia governor's race

Oct. 29, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams. The...

As Congo rolls toward election, voting machines a flashpoint

Oct. 25, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — A deadly Ebola outbreak grows. Rebels kill civilians in the streets. And yet the arrival of voting machines in this troubled corner of Congo has some especially worried as a long-delayed presidential election promises further upheaval. The machines now arriving by the thousands in this...

Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

Oct. 22, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere. It took Harris County, which includes Houston, less than six hours to set a new opening day...

Judge rules against voting security advocates in Tennessee

Oct. 16, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge declined Tuesday to order election officials in Tennessee's largest county to perform rigorous safeguards to its voting systems ahead of early voting for the November elections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker denied a request for an order requiring that the Shelby...

Suit filed in Tennessee seeks safeguards ahead of election

Oct. 12, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group claiming that electronic voting machines used in Tennessee's largest county are not secure filed a lawsuit Friday to get the voting system replaced with paper ballots after the Nov. 6 election. The suit filed in Memphis federal court by Shelby County Advocates for Valid...

Poll finds partisan divide in concerns for election security

Oct. 10, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation's voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday. That is roughly unchanged from concerns about election security held by Americans just before...

Panel urges funding for new voting machines in Pennsylvania

Sep. 25, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A group examining election security in Pennsylvania urged Congress and state lawmakers Tuesday to speed up the funding required to replace voting machines, noting most lack a paper record needed to check for fraud and errors. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania's Election...

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...