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In this photo provided by Equal Justice Initiative, former death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton laughs with a #VOTED sticker on his forehead, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Hinton spent 28 years on Alabama’s death row before his release in 2015. The group that helped free him, Equal Justice Initiative, tweeted the picture writing, “For 30 years, Mr. Hinton was stripped of all his rights while he sat on Alabama death row for a crime he didn't commit. Today, he arrived at the polls at 7am and exercised his right to vote.” (Equal Justice Initiative via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 1:14 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A photo of a smiling former death row inmate with a #VOTED sticker on his forehead has captured the social media spotlight. Anthony Hinton spent 28 years on Alabama's death row before his release in 2015. The group that helped free him, Equal Justice Initiative, tweeted the...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp gives a thumbs-up to supporters, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 07, 2018 - 7:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp's campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor's race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff in a race that Kemp oversees as secretary of state. The Associated Press has not...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic” behavior on the eve of U.S. midterm elections. The social media company said in a blog post late Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 that it shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram and says it’s investigating them in more detail. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 07, 2018 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's recent disclosures on blocking suspicious accounts show that the company's efforts to root out election meddling are working — to a point. What's not known is how much the company isn't catching and whether this "whack-a-mole" fight will ever end, as those wanting to...
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Voters wait in line on election day after an order issued in Fulton County Superior Court ordered the polling location to remain open until 10 p.m., a full three hours after polls closed statewide, in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. A judge has extended voting hours at more polling locations in Georgia, where some voters have complained of waiting for hours in long lines. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
November 07, 2018 - 2:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hourslong lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor's race is undecided while votes are still being tallied. Democrat Stacey Abrams, vying to become the nation's...
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People stand on numerous lines as they wait to vote at Kingsboro Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The malfunctioning equipment turned a polling place in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood into a “mosh pit,” said Brad Lander, a New York City councilman. By the time he got a chance to vote, all four of the scanners in the precinct were broken. (Courtesy of Brad Lander via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Election experts have long warned about the nation's aging fleet of voting equipment. This week's elections underscored just how badly upgrades are needed. Across the country, reports poured in Tuesday amid heavy voter turnout of equipment failing or malfunctioning. Scanners used to...
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Ballots are counted at the end of a days voting in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Voters went to the polls to elect a president with hopes that a new leader will take the Indian Island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption. (AP Photo/Kabir Dhanji)
November 07, 2018 - 11:08 am
TOAMASINA, Madagascar (AP) — Vote counting started Wednesday evening in Madagascar where citizens cast their ballots with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption. Polls closed at 5 p.m. local time (1800GMT) after a day of generally...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams finishes addressing supporters during an election night watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Abrams expects a runoff with Republican opponent Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 07, 2018 - 7:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 1:54 a.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says votes remain to be counted in the tight Georgia governor's race and vows to wait for them all. Abrams told supporters at her election night party that they would "have a chance to do a do-over" in...
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Sydney Crawford, 84, left, of New York City, and JoAnn Loulan, 70, of Portola Valley, Calif., watch election returns during a Democratic party election night event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 07, 2018 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a "blue wave"...
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William Barrow, 8, of Griffin, Ga., sleeps early Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2018, during an election night party for Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, Tuesday, in Athens Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 07, 2018 - 1:41 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams saying ballots remain to be counted in her fierce battle with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the first black woman elected governor in the U.S. With...
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Kristen Leach votes with her six-month-old daughter, Nora, on election day in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
November 07, 2018 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influenced the decisions of nearly two-thirds of voters. Thirty eight percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP...
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