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Former House minority leader announces retirement

Feb. 23, 2019 2:22 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A longtime Democratic leader in the Virginia House of Delegates says he is retiring. Former House Minority Leader David Toscano said Saturday on the House floor that he will not seek re-election this year. Toscano is a former mayor of Charlottesville who led the Democratic House caucus...

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...

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

Budget writers want more oversight of new voting machines

Feb. 22, 2019 3:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Budget writers in the South Carolina House don't want the State Election Commission to have the final decision on choosing the state's new voting machines. The House Ways and Means committee agreed to transfer $40 million that could be used to buy new voting machines from the Election...

Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

Feb. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be...

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...

Kansas House panel rejects same-day voter registration bill

Feb. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican-controlled legislative committee has rejected a Democratic proposal to allow Kansas residents to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots. The House Elections Committee's vote Thursday was 7-5 against the measure. The state's current registration deadline is...

Iowa Rep. Steve King says he'll seek re-election in 2020

Feb. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership's move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white supremacy. Asked Thursday about his future, King said "I am running in 2020." King, a nine-term Republican...

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...

North Carolina orders new election in undecided US House race after hearing evidence it was tainted by ballot fraud

Feb. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EST
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina orders new election in undecided US House race after hearing evidence it was tainted by ballot fraud.