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Republicans now sizing up North Carolina congressional seat

Feb. 22, 2019 8:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election being called in a disputed North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Several Republicans are now looking closely at whether they want to run in a new election for a North Carolina congressional seat. A current state senator and a...

The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

Feb. 21, 2019 9:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 4:05 p.m. North Carolina's elections board has ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided...

South Dakota House approves bill to cut early voting window

Feb. 21, 2019 8:09 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House narrowly approved a bill Thursday to cut the time allowed for early voting in the state. Representatives voted 36-33 for the bill, the minimum margin required for it to advance. The measure would reduce the absentee voting window from 46 days to 32 days. House...

New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

Feb. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted...

No-reason absentee voting option starts in Michigan

Feb. 21, 2019 11:15 AM EST

FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters can start casting an absentee ballot without giving a reason. Thursday was the first day residents can request to vote by mail in the May election. It is the first election since voters last fall approved no-reason absentee voting as part of a ballot initiative....

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Feb. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even...

The Latest: Suspect won't testify in US House race hearing

Feb. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on an evidentiary hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 6 p.m. The political operative behind what North Carolina's elections director describes as an...

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Feb. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North...

South Dakota lawmakers seek to reduce absentee voting window

Feb. 14, 2019 6:18 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are advancing a bill that would cut the amount of time available for early voting. The House State Affairs Committee voted 11-2 Wednesday for the bill. It would reduce the absentee voting window from 46 days to the first Friday in October before an election....

Candidate says operative now under investigation got results

Feb. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional election said Monday he recruited a political operative now at the center of a ballot fraud investigation because he produced election results in his rural North Carolina county and other Republicans vouched for him. Mark...