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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, in Marietta, Ga. Long lines, broken voting machines and poll worker confusion are all common at polling places across the country on Election Day. With more people voting early, some of these issues are already popping up in this year’s midterm election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
November 02, 2018 - 4:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas' high-profile U.S. Senate race. McElrath had voted a straight ticket for Democrats, but the machine had...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 photo, student volunteers help out at a booth to encourage on campus voting for students during a Vote for Our Lives event at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration events throughout the country: their first Election Day. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 02, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they've been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration events throughout the country: their first Election Day. The...
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In this Oct. 22, 2018 photo former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. In the past, Florida's top races were tug-of-wars over taxes and education and insurance. This time around the governor's race is a proxy battle between President Donald Trump, who brought GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis to prominence, and Democrats who oppose him. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 02, 2018 - 11:07 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is emerging as an epicenter of the nation's polarizing politics in the final days of the 2018 campaign. In the closely contested campaign for governor, President Donald Trump and GOP nominee Ron DeSantis have used what has been called racially coded language to slam...
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This Oct. 22, 2018, photo shows the ballot summary page of voter Leah McElrath, where although she voted a straight-Democratic Party ticket, the voting machine flipped her vote for United States Senator to Republican Ted Cruz. McElrath and some other Texas voters reported voting machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting. (Leah McElrath via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 9:04 am
Rejected voter registrations, malfunctioning voting machines, confusion among election workers. These problems and more have surfaced during early voting ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. A rundown of voting problems so far around the country: VOTING MACHINES — Some Texas voters reported that...
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Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema talks to volunteers at a get-out-the-vote phone bank in Phoenix, Ariz., alongside members of the "Veterans for Sinema" group in this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo. Both major parties are worrying about so-called “spoilers” as election day nears. In tight races, third party candidates can make the difference by drawing away voters who’d otherwise support the Democrat or Republican. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
November 02, 2018 - 8:11 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party candidate who...
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November 01, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from an American Indian tribe in North Dakota to block the state's voter ID law just days before the election. North Dakota's law requires voters to show ID with a residential street address, which American Indians have argued is...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 01, 2018 - 4:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — If Stacey Abrams becomes America's first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world's most famous...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, Delaine Belgarde, right, shows the new Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa ID she received free of charge on Oct. 24, 2018, in Belcourt, N.D. It will allow her to vote in November under recently tightened state voter ID rules. The four large American Indian tribes in North Dakota are providing free identification to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday's election. The effort comes in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the state to continue requiring street addresses on IDs, as opposed to other addresses such as post office boxes. Streets addresses aren't important on reservations, and some feel the rule could disenfranchise thousands of Native American voters. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson, File)
October 31, 2018 - 2:15 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The four large American Indian tribes in North Dakota are providing free identification to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday's election. The effort comes in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the state to continue requiring street addresses on IDs...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, Josh Harder, second from right, the Democratic candidate for the California 10th Congressional District, talks with supporters, Ceres High students Matthew Ochoa, left, and Elizabeth Lopez, second from left, in Modesto, Calif. Harder was joined by California Congressional Rep. Pete Aguilar, Southern Californian Democrat, who came to campaign with Harder in his attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Jeff Denham in the November election. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 31, 2018 - 1:05 am
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — In California's Central Valley, the nation's great fruit-and-nut basket, voters like Lou Waller could help determine which party controls the U.S. House. The 76-year-old retiree is an independent, the fastest-growing political affiliation in California. They make up nearly a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, takes part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, in San Antonio. Cruz and Democratic challenger O’Rourke are of differing minds as to whether demographic shifts have changed Texas enough to send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool, File)
October 30, 2018 - 11:38 pm
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — If Texas is changing under his feet, Ted Cruz doesn't see it. The Republican senator, locked in a closer-than-expected re-election battle, insists he's not worried about America's largest, reliably red state slowly turning blue. That's despite a booming Hispanic population...
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