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Washington secretary of state certifies election results

Dec. 1, 2020 7:45 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Tuesday certified the final results of Washington state's election, two days ahead of the deadline. The state saw its second-highest turnout percentage, with 84.14% of the state's nearly 4.9 million voters casting a ballot. President-elect...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia official announces investigations, defends election

Nov. 30, 2020 5:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official announced investigations Monday into potential violations of election law even as he defended the integrity of the state's election against what he's said are baseless attacks. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has repeatedly said there’s no...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JAIME, INSTEAD OF JAMIE - Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison thanks his supporters at an election watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race to incumbent Lindsey Graham, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP)

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats

Nov. 24, 2020 7:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising powerhouse to try to provide a sustained boost to other...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.  Georgia’s top elections official said he will certify that Joe Biden won the state's presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat's lead over Republican President Donald Trump.  Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented are correct.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

Nov. 23, 2020 4:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, county election workers have just over a week to complete the new tally, a top elections official said Monday. The election results certified last week by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger showed...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bogus claims about Biden win, vaccine

Nov. 16, 2020 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is rebelling against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election with denial, delay and outright misrepresentation. Trump raged about widespread cases of fake ballots that aren't so and undertook legal challenges that even state GOP election...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Georgia voter signature checks

Nov. 15, 2020 6:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump has wrongly claimed that Georgia election officials are unable to verify signatures on absentee ballot envelopes because of a legal settlement known as a consent decree. Here's a look at Trump's claims, in a tweet on Saturday: TRUMP: “The Consent Decree signed...

This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. (Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what did not happen last week

Nov. 13, 2020 2:51 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos in the days after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No evidence that...

Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff rallies supporters for a run-off against Republican candidate Sen. David Perdue, as they meet in Grant Park, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Dems, GOP take different approaches on Georgia Senate blitz

Nov. 12, 2020 12:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff took the stage in Columbus and looked out over a parking lot filled with cars, with supporters blaring their horns in approval as he declared that “change has come to Georgia.” Hours earlier, Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped to a microphone in suburban Atlanta...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, election workers organize ballots at the Multnomah County Elections Division in Portland, Ore. Oregon's elections director was abruptly fired in a text message by the secretary of state after he pointed out serious issues with the state's aging and vulnerable technology for running elections. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein, File)

Oregon clerks: Voter registration system is weak point

Nov. 10, 2020 2:24 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s centralized voter registration system is a weak point in the state's election system, county clerks told the secretary of state-elect, days after the incumbent fired the state elections director after he raised similar concerns. Secretary of State Bev Clarno fired...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, election workers organize ballots at the Multnomah County Elections Division in Portland, Ore. Oregon's elections director was abruptly fired in a text message by the secretary of state after he pointed out serious issues with the state's aging and vulnerable technology for running elections. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein, File)

Oregon elections director fired after he details problems

Nov. 9, 2020 10:32 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's elections director was abruptly fired in a text message by the secretary of state after he pointed out serious issues with the state's aging and vulnerable technology for running elections. Elections Director Stephen Trout learned in a text message Thursday night — as his...