Latest Voting fraud and irregularities News

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...

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...

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...

Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

Dec. 7, 2018 3:55 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending...

The Latest: Candidate would back new election if fraud shown

Dec. 7, 2018 3:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a probe into voting irregularities in an unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Republican candidate in an unresolved North Carolina congressional race says he would back a new election if a probe proves that fraud swayed the race's...

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate says he would back new election if probe proves fraud swayed outcome

Dec. 7, 2018 3:25 PM EST
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican congressional candidate says he would back new election if probe proves fraud swayed outcome.

Beer for vote: Another arrest in Mississippi election fraud

Dec. 7, 2018 3:17 PM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Prosecutors in Mississippi say a former fire chief promised beer and money to influence votes as officials have arrested a seventh person in an election fraud case. Madison County Assistant District Attorney Bryan Buckley tells The Clarion-Ledger that Cary Johnson was arrested Friday....

Kobach says he worries fraud occurred in North Carolina race

Dec. 7, 2018 2:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach worries fraud might have tainted a North Carolina congressional race that a fellow Republican appeared to have narrowly won. The Washington Post reports that Kobach said during an interview that his concerns are "based on what I have read" about the...

Disputed House race puts spotlight on 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 12:03 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting. It's a practice long used...

6 accused of election misconduct in central Mississippi

Dec. 6, 2018 7:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a Mississippi town that has trouble conducting a city election without someone being accused of a crime, voter fraud charges returned on Thursday. Six people including an alderwoman and a school board member were arrested after being indicted on allegations of voting-related crimes...