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Maine Democrats' virtual voting continues this weekend

May. 30, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Democratic Party is continuing this weekend remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee approved the plan for remote elections of delegates to the national convention in August in Milwaukee, along with presidential...

Kansas setting record for mail ballot requests amid pandemic

May. 30, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the year the total number from the last general election in 2016. Figures from Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office show that Kansas had processed 57,687...

UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic

May. 30, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of meeting in the horseshoe-shaped assembly...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. From left with Trump are, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Twitter on truth and consequences

May. 30, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Twitter tangled over truth and consequences this past week as the social media giant flagged the president's tweets for spreading false information and potentially inciting violence. The episode left Trump fuming and threatening reprisals against the platform he...

Indiana won't change mail-in ballot deadline despite worries

May. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top election official on Friday rejected a request for extending the deadline for returning mail-in ballots for next week's primary election, despite worries that thousands of them could arrive late and go uncounted. Some voters scattered around the state have...

Lawsuit seeks early, easier voting during COVID-19 pandemic

May. 29, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit is seeking to ease Alabama’s restrictions on absentee ballots and in-person voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to allow early voting as a way of mitigating transmission risk at the polls. The League of Women Voters of Alabama and eight voters over age 60...

Missouri governor says pick safety over voting if concerned

May. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson said Missourians should stay home rather than vote in Tuesday's local elections if they feel at risk because of the coronavirus. “I hope people feel safe to go out and vote, but if they don’t, you know, the No. 1 thing...

Biden to help Maine Democrats rally at online event

May. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden will rally Maine Democrats at an online event this weekend. The Maine Democratic Party is kicking off remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Friday. The 2020 state convention that was...

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Suriname opposition asks Bouterse to concede amid slow count

May. 28, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Votes were still being counted Thursday three days after Suriname’s elections, with the opposition urging the government to concede defeat and President Desi Bouterse calling for a recount even though the final tally had not yet been released. The counting from...

N.C. ballot access rule changes for pandemic OK'd by House

May. 28, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Temporary and permanent changes to mail-in absentee ballot rules in North Carolina and funds to improve safety at in-person voting sites this year during the COVID-19 pandemic received overwhelming approval Thursday by the state House. The measure, hammered out by members of both...