Elections

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, center, speaks to John Heron and Connie Hill about his recent vote in the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at an IHOP restaurant in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
October 08, 2018 - 7:31 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Danielle Walker cried on Joe Manchin's shoulder after she shared her story of sexual assault in the senator's office. She thought he listened. The 42-year-old Morgantown woman said she was both devastated and furious when Manchin became the only Democrat in the U.S. Senate...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 7, that she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 07, 2018 - 9:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. "In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several...
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Supporters of presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party, gather in gather at Paulista avenue waiting for the results of the vote count, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship took a strong lead in its presidential election Sunday, rallying voters to his promises to rid Latin America's largest nation of rampant corruption, crime and moral rot. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
October 07, 2018 - 9:52 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Gerald Alckmin, the former governor of the state of Sao Paulo who came in fourth on Sunday, told well-wishers that he respected the outcome of Sunday's presidential election. Alckmin who got just 4.77 percent of the...
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Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, flashes victory hand signs to supporters after voting at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no one gets a majority in the first round, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 07, 2018 - 9:08 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of Brazil's presidential race Sunday, doing far better than polls predicted and coming just shy of an outright victory. In the weeks ahead of an Oct. 28 runoff against former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, Bolsonaro's...
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A boy waves a Brazilian flag during a celebration by supporters of Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Official results showed that Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party will face Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman in a second-round vote. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges)
October 07, 2018 - 8:30 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship won its presidential election by a surprisingly large margin Sunday but fell just short of getting enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff against a leftist rival. Jair Bolsonaro, whose...
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Milorad Dodik, president of the Republic of Srpska, leaves after a news conference after claiming victory in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Dodik has declared victory in the race to fill the Serb seat in Bosnia's three-member presidency. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
October 07, 2018 - 8:22 pm
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Pro-Russia Serb leader Milorad Dodik won a race to fill the Serb seat in Bosnia's three-member presidency Sunday, deepening ethnic divisions in the country that faced a brutal war some 25 years ago. Preliminary official results from the election gave Dodik 56...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following the final vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 07, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that a Republican-controlled Senate would act on President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court in 2020, a presidential election year,...
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A child lifts the courtain of a voting booth as his father casts his vote, in Ciorogarla, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Romanians are voting Sunday around the country for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 07, 2018 - 1:09 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians voted Sunday on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, but the referendum was at risk of being invalidated after voters failed to participate in large numbers. The proposed amendment would change the definition of...
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October 07, 2018 - 11:13 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has called on Congo's electoral commission to open dialogue on the use of voting machines for December elections. French Ambassador Francois Delattre, who co-headed a delegation with ambassadors from Bolivia and Equatorial Guinea, said...
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Supporters of Opposition Presidential candidates, Cabral Libii, shout slogans during an election campaign rally outside the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Separatists who have declared an English-speaking state in parts of Cameroon are threatening Sunday's election, one that Africa's oldest leader should win easily _ but with a weakened mandate if people stay away from the polls. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
October 07, 2018 - 8:51 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands headed to the polls in Cameroon Sunday for an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term amid fighting and threats from separatists that have already prevented residents in English-speaking regions from voting. President Paul Biya, in...
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