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Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

Dec. 9, 2018 12:27 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from...

In Hollywood of Mississippi, voter fraud like a movie script

Dec. 8, 2018 12:38 PM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — In a town that calls itself the Hollywood of Mississippi, people say for years they've been hearing tales of dirty politics worthy of a movie script, like campaigns buying votes with cash or beer. But it wasn't until the past few days when the former police chief, a former fire chief...

New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

Dec. 8, 2018 11:19 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The incoming county clerk in Utah County used to work for a major construction machinery company helping companies increase sales and efficiencies. Now, Amelia Powers will be tasked with figuring out to run efficient elections in a county that Gov. Gary Herbert called out last month as...

Maine won't investigate if some received wrong ballots

Dec. 8, 2018 8:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine secretary of state's office won't investigate concerns raised by some Republican voters who say they received ballots for the wrong congressional district. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, said Friday the office had seen no evidence to...

Absentee vote changes may have invited 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 11:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned...

California midterm voter turnout tops 64 percent

Dec. 7, 2018 7:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's voter turnout in the November election topped 64 percent, the highest midterm turnout in several decades, according to county vote totals collected by the Secretary of State. Friday was the deadline for counties to finish counting ballots, but the secretary of state...

Sheriff found guilty, then juror changes mind in court chaos

Dec. 7, 2018 6:06 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A jury told a judge they found a western Pennsylvania sheriff guilty of corruption, but one juror changed his mind in the middle of proceedings and a mistrial was declared. Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held was charged with two counts of theft and one count of conflict of...

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in North Carolina's unresolved congressional race said Friday that he would support a new election if it's proved that fraud changed the outcome of a contest that was decided by 905 votes. Mark Harris released a video statement addressing allegations of...

Clarification: Alderman-Key Missed Vote story

Dec. 7, 2018 4:29 PM EST
HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 6, The Associated Press reported that Cliff Farmer, an Arkansas political candidate who missed voting for himself in a local election, was vacationing in Florida. Farmer was on a work-related trip.

Louisiana secretary of state race tops Saturday ballot

Dec. 7, 2018 1:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The two candidates vying to be Louisiana secretary of state are trying to draw interest to a late-in-the-year Saturday election from voters distracted with holiday festivities and Christmas shopping. The runoff between Republican Kyle Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup to be...