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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...

Crossover voting reform dies on floor of Wyoming Senate

Feb. 21, 2019 9:57 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate has squashed a bill to reform crossover voting, which allows voters to change party affiliation on primary or general election day. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Thursday night's vote all but ends the Republican Party's primary policy goal of this legislative...

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...

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

Feb. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The two main challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces Thursday in a united front ahead of April elections, a dramatic move that upended the campaign and suddenly created the most serious threat to the Israeli leader's decade-long grip on power. Retired military chief...

GOP resistance means new Kansas governor off to rocky start

Feb. 20, 2019 10:54 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in Kansas politics, but many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives. The GOP-dominated Legislature has yet to have committee hearings on her...

Ready to fight: Cory Booker shows his tough side to voters

Feb. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Nearing the end of a lively town hall with hundreds of voters packed into an art gallery, Cory Booker surveyed the crowd and reassured them that his sunny, unity-first presidential campaign is also tough. "People who think my philosophy is weak, come on," the New Jersey Democratic...

The Latest: N. Carolina candidate's son warned methods shady

Feb. 20, 2019 4:10 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): 4:15 p.m. The son of the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional election says he warned his...

4 Republicans already in running to seek Jones' old seat

Feb. 20, 2019 4:55 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More Republicans have announced they are seeking an eastern North Carolina congressional district seat now open following this month's death of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones. News outlets report that state Reps. Michael Speciale and Phil Shepard announced Monday their plans to seek the...

Analysis: Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Feb. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign? To win the nomination, he may not need to. As Sanders, a 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, formally launches his 2020 campaign, the lessons of President Donald Trump's victory in...

The Latest: Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

Feb. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The Vermont senator said Tuesday that...