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FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo, Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects another reality that the president will not concede: Many in his party believe expanding mail-in voting could ultimately help him. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Can Trump's anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

Jul. 3, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also...

Public transport drivers take part in a protest demanding an increase in fares because quarantine measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have decreased their income, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaos

Jul. 2, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country's long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic. If plans hold,...

Ella Pamfilova, head of Russian Central Election Commission, wearing a face mask and gloves to protect against coronavirus, center left, gestures while speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Almost 78% of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, Russian election officials said Thursday after all the votes were counted. Kremlin critics said the vote was rigged. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian opposition denounces vote extending Putin's rule

Jul. 2, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A vote that cleared the way for President Vladimir Putin to rule Russia until 2036 was denounced Thursday by his political opponents as a “Pyrrhic victory” that will only further erode his support and legitimacy. Putin himself thanked voters for their “support and...

Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his passport to a member of an election commission as he arrives to take part in voting at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The vote on the constitutional amendments that would reset the clock on Russian President Vladimir Putin's tenure and enable him to serve two more six-year terms is set to wrap up Wednesday. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

Jul. 1, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With three-fourths of all...

This selfie provided by Russian journalist David Frenkel shows his injuries after getting treated in a local hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A journalist was hospitalized with a broken arm on Tuesday after a confrontation with police at a polling station where he arrived to investigate reports of voter fraud. (David Frenkel via AP)

Russian reporter accuses police of breaking his arm at poll

Jul. 1, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A journalist in St. Petersburg was hospitalized with a broken arm on Tuesday after a confrontation with police at a polling station where he arrived to investigate reports of voter fraud. The incident made national headlines on Wednesday, the final day of voting on the constitutional reform...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 1, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ June 27 The Advocate on wearing face coverings in public places in Louisiana: Want to buy some clothes or groceries? Mask up. Want to see a movie in a local theater? Mask up. Want to see the LSU football Tigers play this fall? You might have to mask up....

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo a voter casts her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Just over four months before Election Day, President Donald Trump is escalating his efforts to delegitimize the upcoming presidential election. Last week he made a startling, and unfounded, claim that 2020 will be “the most corrupt election in the history of our country.

Biden and Trump agree: November election could be corrupt

Jun. 30, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, have found something they agree on: The November election could be rife with corruption because of how officials handle the voting process. Of course, the Republican incumbent and his Democratic rival place the prospective blame in...

Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions rulings

Jun. 29, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president. The three-judge panel...

Ex-Cincinnati councilwoman pleads guilty in vote-sale case

Jun. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati city councilwoman accused of accepting $15,000 as part of a scheme to trade votes for money has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge. Tamaya Dennard entered the plea in federal court to a count of honest services wire fraud, meaning defrauding citizens and the...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a group of young Republicans in Phoenix. The Republican president is hoping that a high-profile appearance at Mount Rushmore this Friday can help boost his standing.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

2020 Watch: Trump's new focus on baseless voter fraud claims

Jun. 29, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to next set of primaries (New Jersey and Delaware): 8 Days to general election: 127 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump is aggressively working to undercut public confidence...