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Brendan Williams, president of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, right, is handed gowns and masks which were received in a shipment from the federal government, by an employee at the Webster at Rye senior care center on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Rye, N.H. Isolation gowns with no sleeve openings for hands, child-sized gloves and surgical masks with ear loops that break when stretched make up the bulk of the personal protective equipment recently sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New Hampshire nursing homes, according to Williams. The facility is not using the items they received from FEMA. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Better safe than soggy? Wet ballots worry election officials

Jul. 2, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When it comes to this fall’s elections, officials are worried about both safety and soggy ballots. The secretary of state’s office hosted an online meeting Thursday for town moderators to discuss preparations for the Sept. 8 state primary and Nov. 3 general election....

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 1, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ June 30 The Daily Citizen-News on fireworks safety and safely observing the Fourth of July: The Fourth of July — the day we celebrate our nation’s independence — is just days away. Along with the cookouts, time on the water and at the pool,...

Florida governor signs into law bill to speed up recounts

Jun. 28, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law this weekend that allows local elections officials across the state to use a secondary system to speed up recounts and verify the accuracy of results. The governor approved the voting systems measure to employ a statewide network...

Louisiana's presidential primary early voting opens Saturday

Jun. 19, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting for Louisiana's July 11 presidential primary election begins Saturday, with extra days and extra precautions because of the coronavirus outbreak. Voters can cast their ballots in advance of the election through July 4, six days longer than normal to give people more...

Albuquerque police detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, following the shooting of a man during a protest over a statue of Spanish conquerer Juan de Oñate on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Albuquerque, N.M. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a group of armed men who were trying to protect the statue before protesters wrapped a chain around it and began tugging on it while chanting: “Tear it down.” One protester repeatedly swung a pickax at the base of the statue. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue

Jun. 16, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. — NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime...

People vote at voting booths in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail-in ballots in Georgia

Jun. 13, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

Faulty software or poorly calibrated vote-tabulation scanners used to count mailed-in ballots in this week's chaotic Georgia primary may have prevented thousands of votes from being counted, election officials and voting integrity activists say. The issue was identified in at least four counties, DeKalb, Morgan,...

Kasharri Blacknell, a poll worker, places tape indicators for maintaining social distancing as Gwinnett County residents cast their votes during the Georgia primary elections at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Duluth, Ga., Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

'Overwhelming': Georgia poll worker describes voting chaos

Jun. 12, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — First-time poll worker Kirubel Behailu thought he'd become more familiar with Georgia's new voting machines at a quiet election site during Tuesday's primary. Instead, he found himself scrambling to sanitize equipment, clear jams in a ballot scanner and run back voter cards during a 15-hour...

Members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives stand at the start of their session in Durham, N.H. on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at the Whittemore Center at the University of New Hampshire. The Legislature, which suspended its work in March because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, gathered at the arena for the first House session held outside the Statehouse since the Civil War. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire to go from stay-at-home to 'safer' at home

Jun. 11, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu is allowing New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic to expire on Monday, June 15, and transition to a “safer at home” advisory with no social gathering limitations or distinctions between essential and nonessential...

Kelsey Luker reads as she waits in line to vote, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. Luker said she had been in line for almost two hours. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Primary chaos puts Georgia in race to fix voting by November

Jun. 10, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Coronavirus infections sidelined some poll workers and scared away others. New workers were trained online instead of in person. And when Election Day arrived, trouble with new voting equipment and social-distancing precautions forced voters to wait in long lines, sometimes for hours. The...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 10, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 10 The Los Angles Times on the crack epidemic in the 1980s, harsh prison sentences disproportionately against black men and the lasting effect in black neighborhoods: What if the nation had met the crack epidemic of the 1980s with...