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Dems reshuffle primaries to stress diversity over tradition

Feb. 04, 2023 14:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic Party on Saturday approved reordering its 2024 presidential primary, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to its base of support. Although more...

Electronic pollbook security raises concerns going into 2024

Feb. 04, 2023 11:46 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — They were blamed for long lines in Los Angeles during California’s 2020 presidential primary, triggered check-in delays in Columbus, Ohio, a few months later and were at the center of former President Donald Trump’s call for supporters to protest in Detroit during last...

Bolsonaro ponders election defeat, as crowd chants ‘fraud’

Feb. 03, 2023 23:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Only a few weeks after his supporters stormed the seat of his country's government, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday expressed bafflement at how he could have lost October's election, then smiled silently as a crowd of supporters cried, “Fraud!” ...

Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

Feb. 03, 2023 17:43 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. But even as they acknowledged defeat, they...

Election law changes moving forward in South Dakota

Feb. 03, 2023 15:49 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lead Republicans in South Dakota are advancing a package of bills that they say would strengthen security of the 2024 elections, with hearings that began this week. The package of bills announced last week by Republican House and Senate leaders addresses issues...

Microsoft: Iran unit behind Charlie Hebdo hack-and-leak op

Feb. 03, 2023 10:23 AM EST

After the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's launched a cartoon contest to mock Iran's ruling cleric, a state-backed Iranian cyber unit struck back with a hack-and-leak campaign that was designed to provoke fear with the claimed pilfering of a big subscriber database, Microsoft security...

Cyprus presidential candidates push leadership credentials

Feb. 03, 2023 11:18 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The three front-runners vying for the presidency of ethnically split Cyprus wound down their campaigns Friday, putting pronouncements of their leadership credentials ahead of issues two days before the election. Opinion polls indicate that none of the three,...

DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

Feb. 03, 2023 10:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top political...

Jailed leader of Greek far-right party faces election ban

Feb. 03, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government is seeking to ban a far-right political party led by a jailed former lawmaker from participating in a general election later this year, with a legislative initiative that has gained cross-party support. Ilias Kasidiaris, 42, founded the...

Ally claims Bolsonaro plotted coup to block Lula presidency

Feb. 02, 2023 20:54 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian magazine on Thursday released audio of a senator claiming then President Jair Bolsonaro sought help in a plot to annul the October elections and keep himself in power. In the recording, Sen. Marcos do Val tells the magazine Veja that the idea was...