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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...

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...

Young Oklahoma voters can pre-register earlier under bill

Feb. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans who aren't quite old enough to vote will be able to pre-register up to six months before their 18th birthday under a bill that has sailed through the Senate. The Senate voted unanimously this week for the bill that extends the pre-registration period from 60 days to six...

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...

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...

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...

2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for open Minnesota House seat

Feb. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The field is set for a special election to a state House seat in east-central Minnesota that became open in a game of political musical chairs. Mora teacher Ayrlahn Johnson and Hinckley farmer Nathan Nelson will face off in a Republican primary March 5. Nelson won the GOP endorsement...

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....

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...