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Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington secretary of state unveils election security bill

Jan. 16, 2020 12:37 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is seeking $1.8 million in state money for security in county election offices that would make Washington eligible for another $8.6 million in matching federal funds. The Seattle Times reports that the budget request is part of an election...

Sheriff awarded attorney fees after illegal election recount

Dec. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's decision and awarded attorney fees to a sheriff who had to intervene in an election recount after the county approved rules breaking state law. The state high court made the decision Tuesday that Musselshell County Sheriff Shawn...

Southern Indiana mayor concedes defeat after weekend recount

Dec. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EST

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — The longtime Republican mayor of a southern Indiana city conceded defeat Monday to his Democratic rival after a weekend hand recount gave her a 24-vote edge in November's election. Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall conceded to Democratic challenger Treva Hodges 41 days after the election...

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, leaves after addressing the media following a conference with his party members and few candidates in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Afghanistan's leading presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, announced temporary truce, agreeing to allow ballot recount Sunday in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Afghan presidential candidate to allow ballot recount

Dec. 13, 2019 2:03 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced Friday he has agreed to allow a ballot recount in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month. Abdullah, who serves as the country's chief executive in a fragile national unity government...

Recount: Boston City Council candidate won by a single vote

Dec. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A City Council race in Boston has been decided by a single vote. The city Election Commission said newcomer Julia Mejia has claimed the council's fourth and final at-large seat following a three-day recount that ended Monday. She defeated fellow newcomer Alejandra St. Guillen, 22,492 votes to...

Recount slated for contested Boston City Council seat

Dec. 7, 2019 11:02 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials are expected to begin recounting tens of thousands of election ballots to settle a contested City Council seat. Council candidate Alejandra St. Guillen challenged the November election outcome after losing to fellow newcomer Julia Mejia by eight votes. The two had been vying...

Afghanistan’s election recount draws protests in capital

Nov. 29, 2019 2:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A leading presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has organized protests over a recount in Afghanistan’s elections that have been mired in accusations of fraud. Thousands of Abdullah’s supporters rallied on Friday in the capital, Kabul, against what they say is...