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Vision 2020: What happens if the US election is contested?

Sep. 16, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it possible the election will be up in the air and we won't have a president on Inauguration Day: Jan. 20, 2021? Even if the election is messy and contested in court, the country will have a president on Inauguration Day. The Constitution and federal law ensure it. Here's what happens...

Democrat's win stands after Georgia state House race recount

Sep. 11, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A recount in a Georgia state House race changed the margin by one vote, but didn't change the winner. Chatham County Elections Supervisor Russell Bridges tells local news outlets that Derek Mallow defeated Anne Allen Westbrook by 19 votes to win the Democratic nomination in state House...

Recount affirms loss for Coghill in Alaska Senate primary

Sep. 2, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A recount of ballots Wednesday affirmed a narrow loss by Republican state Sen. John Coghill in his party primary in Alaska last month. Results of the recount, released by the state Division of Elections, showed Robert Myers Jr. with 1,739 votes and Coghill with 1,725. That is...

A recount and a tie and a drawing: election finally settled

Sep. 2, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

HOLTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A drawing settled a tie in a small-town election in western Michigan. Tammy Jager finished third in the Aug. 4 Republican primary for two seats on the Holton Township board in Muskegon County. But she gained one vote in a recount, which then pulled her into a tie with Brian...

Recount gives Bo Hatchett GOP nod in Georgia Senate race

Sep. 1, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Republican candidate for a northeast Georgia state Senate seat is still ahead after a recount, meaning he has won his party's nomination. The Times of Gainesville reports there was little change in a recount held Monday following the Aug. 11 runoff between Bo Hatchett and Stacy...

Coghill plans to seek recount in Alaska state Senate race

Aug. 31, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state Sen. John Coghill said Monday that he will seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which he lost by 14 votes. A state review board certified Robert Myers Jr. as the winner of the Senate District B primary, with 1,739 votes, compared with 1,725 for Coghill,...

Candidate seeks new election, claiming some voted twice

Aug. 29, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — A candidate for probate judge in Long County is asking a judge to order a new election, alleging some people voted twice and others sent in absentee ballots that were improperly counted because they weren't signed or because someone else requested the absentee ballot for them. Deputy...

2 seek recounts of losses in Georgia legislative runoffs

Aug. 21, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Candidates in two Georgia legislative runoffs say they want recounts of their apparent narrow defeats. Anne Allen Westbrook said Thursday that she will seek a recount of her 20-vote loss to Derek Mallow in the Aug. 11 race for the Democratic nomination in House District 163 in Savannah....

People with flowers and old Belarusian national flags gather to protest against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Thousands in Belarus form 'lines of solidarity' in protest

Aug. 13, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Beginning...

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, speaks at a news conference after the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.The country's central election commission said that with all ballots counted, Lukashenko, who has led Belarus for 26 years, took 80.23% of the vote and his main opposition challenger, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, had only 9.9%.

Protests in Belarus continue despite challenger's departure

Aug. 11, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential election left for Lithuania Tuesday but anti-government demonstrators still turned out for a third straight night to protest the vote results, despite a massive police crackdown that prompted a warning of possible European Union...