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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin. The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as the central region of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 28, 2018 - 12:06 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local): 6 p.m. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center...
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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, photo, Ford County Democratic Party chairman Johnny Dunlap speaks about the party’s get-out-the-vote efforts during a meeting of volunteers in Dodge City, Kan. An election official’s unilateral decision to move the sole polling site in Dodge City to a more inaccessible location outside of town imposes a severe burden on all voters, but disproportionately impacts Hispanic voters who are less likely to have access to transportation and lack flexible work schedules, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday. (Jonathan Shorman/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 5:28 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Moving the only polling site in Dodge City, Kansas, outside the city limits will make it more difficult for the city's majority Hispanic population to vote because they tend to have less access to transportation and flexible work schedules, according to a federal lawsuit filed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Megan Heckel of Plano holds her daughter Lily as they wait in line for early voting outside Maribelle M. Davis Library in Plano, Texas. Some Texas voters are complaining that while casting Democratic or Republican straight-ticket ballots, voting machines used in 80-plus counties changed their selections to the other party for key races, including the Senate contest between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke. The Secretary of State's office says the problem is occurring on Hart eSlate machines, when voters submit ballots before their choice is fully rendered. It says the machines aren't malfunctioning and instead blames user error. (AP Photo/David Koenig, File)
October 26, 2018 - 12:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke. The secretary of state's office said...
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IN this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum fist bump after a debate at Broward College in Davie, Fla. The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American political culture: Race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly-contested campaign for governor. DeSantis chafed at questions about his ties to supporters who have made inflammatory comments. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)
October 25, 2018 - 11:24 pm
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly contested campaign for governor. Ron DeSantis, a Republican former congressman,...
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IN this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum fist bump after a debate at Broward College in Davie, Fla. The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American political culture: Race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly-contested campaign for governor. DeSantis chafed at questions about his ties to supporters who have made inflammatory comments. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)
October 25, 2018 - 2:28 pm
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly contested campaign for governor. Ron DeSantis, a Republican former congressman,...
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FILE - In this March 24 2015 file photo, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends a meeting in Asnieres, outside Paris. Sarkozy has lost an appeal against an earlier legal decision and could stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
October 25, 2018 - 3:35 am
PARIS (AP) — In another judicial setback, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost an appeal Thursday against an earlier legal decision and could stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign. A Paris appeals court confirmed a decision last year ordering Sarkozy...
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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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