Latest Electronic voting News

Massachusetts Senate approves bill to expand voting rights

Oct. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would permanently write into Massachusetts law early voting options that were temporarily adopted during the height of the coronavirus pandemic was approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the Massachusetts Senate. The bill would also enact...

Whitmer vetoes election bills, says they perpetuate lies

Oct. 04, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed several Republican-sponsored election bills, saying they would have perpetuated falsehoods to discredit the 2020 presidential election and made it tougher for people living in large senior facilities and apartment complexes to...

Split Michigan Legislature approves election-related bills

Sep. 30, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature on Thursday passed election bills that would limit who can access the state voter file, keep voting equipment from being connected to the internet and require election challengers to receive training. The legislation sent...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Virus fallout, slow internet worry businesses in German vote

Sep. 17, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

GOLSSEN, Germany (AP) — A mill owner in eastern Germany hopes the next government will restore supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. A brewer in the country’s south wants a more predictable strategy for responding to the virus and a better cellphone network. A hotel owner...

Report: Most federal election security money remains unspent

Aug. 25, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

Congress provided hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up the nation's election system against cyberattacks and other threats, but roughly two-thirds of the money remained unspent just weeks before last year's presidential election. A recently released federal report...

Bolsonaro urges Brazil Senate to impeach high court justice

Aug. 20, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday asked Brazil's Senate to impeach a Supreme Court justice — a largely symbolic move that shows he has little desire to ease tensions with the judiciary. João Marques, Cabinet secretary of the Senate’s...

Brazil's Bolsonaro loses his bid to reform voting system

Aug. 11, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a major defeat in Congress when Brazilian lawmakers rejected a proposal to require printed receipts at some electronic ballot boxes. Without presenting any evidence, Bolsonaro has insisted Brazil’s electronic...

Brazil's chief justice nixes peace talks with Bolsonaro

Aug. 05, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court's chief justice said Thursday he cancelled a meeting that had been intended to mollify President Jair Bolsonaro and avert institutional crisis after the far-right leader continued railing against the court's justices. ...

Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed...