Elections

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., poses for a portrait outside his home in Bladenboro, N.C. State investigators have described Dowless as a “person of interest” in their probe into 2018 voting irregularities involving absentee ballots. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
December 23, 2018 - 3:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Affidavits released Sunday by North Carolina's elections board allege absentee ballots were collected from voters by the man at the center of vote fraud allegations or those working for him. These latest documents focus on last month's disputed 9th Congressional District race,...
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December 21, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said Friday that his agency has not found any evidence of any direct interference in the midterm elections. Coats said he has submitted a required report to President Donald Trump that says the intelligence community has not uncovered...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless poses for a portrait outside of his home in Bladenboro, N. C. N.C. Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Strach warned in a January 2017 letter obtained by The Associated Press that those involved in illegally harvesting absentee ballots in rural Bladen County would likely do it again if they weren’t prosecuted. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 3:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the man now at the center of ballot fraud allegations that have thrown a 2018 congressional race into turmoil. N.C. Board of...
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Supporters of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi cheers their candidate at the UDPS party headquarters in Kinshasa Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Tshisekedi said his coalition accepts a week-long delay in the presidential election until Sunday Dec. 30, 2018, but not one day more. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 21, 2018 - 8:19 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A leading opposition candidate in Congo announced on Friday his coalition accepts a week-long delay in the presidential election until Dec. 30 but not one day more. Felix Tshisekedi spoke to supporters a day after Congo's electoral commission announced the latest delay in a...
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An employee at a photography institute checks his Facebook account in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Facebook is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections, a top security official with the global social media platform said Thursday. The sites _ nine Facebook pages designed to mimic legitimate news outlets, as well as six fake personal accounts spreading anti-opposition propaganda _ were created by Bangladeshis associated with the government, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, told the AP in an exclusive interview. (AP Photo)
December 21, 2018 - 12:14 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Facebook is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections, an official from the social media platform told The Associated Press. The sites — nine Facebook pages designed to mimic...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speaks in Orlando, Fla. Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters' attention.(AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
December 20, 2018 - 8:55 pm
Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters' attention. Making public his first in a series of...
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Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga speaks to a reporter in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. In an interview with The Associated Press, Ilunga said the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is "certainly" expected to continue for another three or four months. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 20, 2018 - 10:52 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is "certainly" expected to continue for another three or four months, Congo's health minister said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Health Minister Oly Ilunga also sought to calm concerns days ahead of a...
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December 20, 2018 - 10:47 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's electoral commission has delayed the country's long-awaited presidential election until Dec. 30, citing problems caused by a recent fire that destroyed 80 percent of the voting machines in the capital. The vote had been scheduled for Sunday. This is the latest of...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen through a beveled window at the Library of Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. President Donald Trump this week appears likely to pass up his last, best chance to secure funding for the “beautiful” wall he’s long promised to construct along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 8 p.m. The leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is urging President Donald Trump to veto a stopgap spending plan that would avoid a partial...
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Demonstrators gather at the steps of the Capitol before going inside to chant in the Rotunda as the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives consider bills during a "lame duck" session in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec 12, 2019. Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from incoming Democratic officeholders or voters. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 6:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature raced Wednesday to pass bills in the final days of a contentious lame-duck session, as the fate of several key bills hung in the balance before newly elected Democrats take over top offices in January. The GOP will continue to control the...
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