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FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Maine election workers begin scanning and uploading election results trickling in from across the state, in Augusta, Maine. A new system known as ranked choice voting was used to decide results in the Democratic primary and also will be used in the November general election. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:23 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A system that allows voters to rank their candidates from first to last on the ballot is getting its federal general election debut in Maine. The ranked-choice voting system will be used for the first time in U.S. House and Senate races on Election Day. Advocates hope the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. A measure to raise tobacco taxes to extend an existing Medicaid expansion is on the November 2018 ballot. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
October 24, 2018 - 8:02 am
Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature...
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A voter arrives as a worker walks past during early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 24, 2018 - 5:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams, left, speaks as her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp looks on during a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
October 23, 2018 - 11:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting. Libertarian candidate Ted Metz also participated in Tuesday's debate. Disputes...
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A voter arrives as a worker walks past during early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 23, 2018 - 9:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a...
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File - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, voters cast ballots at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco will become the first city in California and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens to vote in a local election in November. They’re only allowed to vote in the school board race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 23, 2018 - 4:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has become the largest U.S. city to give people in the country illegally and other noncitizens the right to vote in a local election, but the possibility of the Trump administration learning their identities appears to have kept people away: only 35 noncitizens...
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FILE- In this Sunday Oct. 7, 2018 file photo, Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday Oct. 22, 2018 after a Constitutional Council he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
October 22, 2018 - 5:27 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday after a Constitutional Council that he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election. The United States noted irregularities that "may not have affected the outcome but created an...
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Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum meet after a CNN debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 22, 2018 - 12:22 am
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state's first African-American governor. Instead, The...
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The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, casts his ballot in local elections that were the test of support for the party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders,in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 21, 2018 - 2:51 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish governing populist party that has repeatedly clashed with European Union institutions made some gains in local elections on Sunday, according to an exit poll, which also said that a pro-EU opposition candidate won Warsaw's mayoral race outright in the first round...
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