Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson could not be counted by machine.
The Latest: At least 55,000 ballots in Senate hand recount
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local):
Election offices across Florida will have to hand count at a bare minimum almost 54,000 ballots in the U.S. Senate race.
A survey of 64 of Florida's 67 counties by The Associated Press put the number of overvotes and undervotes Thursday evening at 53,769 ballots in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Panama (all times local):
Panama's Electoral Court has declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the winner of the country's...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have passed bills instituting all-mail voting and automatic recounts for races with narrow victory margins, measures lawmakers hope will boost voter turnout and...
MIAMI (AP) — Florida lawmakers are considering several measures to address the state's long documented election woes.
Problems with ballot counting - from the controversial 2000 presidential...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association Pro Contest have been announced in Orlando, Fla.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Wednesday confirmed the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country's...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association Pro Contest have been announced in Orlando, Fla.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said Tuesday it will seek a re-run of the March 31 mayoral election in Istanbul, citing alleged...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish local elections (all times local):
The opposition party's candidate has criticized the plans of Turkey's ruling party plans to...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended his party's demand for a full recount in the Istanbul mayoral race, claiming irregularities marred "almost all" of...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party said Sunday it will appeal for a full recount of all votes cast in Istanbul's mayoral election, which the opposition narrowly won in a major setback for...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry - fear that their win in Istanbul's mayoral race could be overturned in a recount...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's local election (all times local):
Turkey's official news agency says prosecutors have launched a terror propaganda investigation into...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition party's mayoral candidate in Istanbul said Thursday's he's confident that the result of a recount of votes in the city will confirm his victory, and renewed an...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai election authorities on Thursday ordered a recount of votes and new elections in some polling areas after finding irregularities in last month's general election.
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- Ludington Daily NewsRecount confirms results of Fifth Ward electionDecember 8, 2018
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen says he will not seek a recount of results from Tuesday's primary election that show he fell five votes short from advancing to a June runoff for a...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative Brian Hagedorn's strong showing in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race cheered state Republicans Wednesday, with their first positive result in a statewide election...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local):
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer isn't conceding or saying whether she will...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An opposition mayoral candidate in Istanbul urged Turkey's election council Wednesday to confirm him as the winner and asked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "cooperate" to...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's high-stakes Supreme Court race was too close to call and appeared headed for a recount Tuesday.
With the unofficial vote at 99%, conservative candidate Brian...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party on Tuesday appealed the results of local elections in Istanbul where preliminary results give the opposition a...
Recount planned after school bond narrowly approved
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Canyon County Elections Office announced its plan for a recount after the Vallivue School District's $65.3 million bond barely received voters' apparent approval.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The top Republican and Democrat in the Kentucky House want to spare lawmakers from having to referee election disputes after dealing with an agonizingly close election...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have passed several bills to make it easier to vote and boost confidence in elections.
In the state House, the measures include requiring automatic recounts...
Hamilton County commissioner recalled in close vote
AURORA, Neb. (AP) — A Hamilton County commissioner has been recalled in a close vote.
Unofficial results say a little over 51 percent of voters opted to recall District 4 Commissioner Gregg Kremer in Tuesday's election.
Tanner Greenough started the recall petition drive to remove Kremer. He said Kremer no longer represented his constituents, especially when it comes to county ambulance service.
Key election officials have no previous election experience
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new secretary of state and two key election supervisors in some of the state's most-populous counties have never run an election.
The officials have taken over central roles for future elections, with no previous experience besides voting themselves. They include recently appointed Secretary of State Laurel Lee, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Link.
GOP candidate withdraws challenge for Kentucky House seat
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — His political future down to a coin flip, a Kentucky Republican walked away from an election challenge Friday in a decision that will keep a Democrat in the state legislature and likely avoid a lengthy lawsuit.
Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican DJ Johnson on Election Day by a one-vote margin. Kentucky has no automatic recounts, so the State Board of Elections certified Glenn as the winner.
State: 83,000 voters in Florida didn’t cast a valid ballot
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Whether they meant to or not, more than 83,000 Florida voters didn't cast a valid vote for governor, according to a new report prepared by state officials.
The combined total of invalid ballots outnumbered Republican Ron DeSantis's margin of victory over Democrat Andrew Gillum by more than 50,000 votes. The race between DeSantis and Gillum was so close that it triggered an automatic statewide recount.
Attorney claims improper interference at Kentucky recount
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First a Kentucky state House race went to the Democrat by a single vote, and then a recount declared the race a tie. Now there's a flurry of back and forth drama, with the Democrat's attorney accusing the Republican side of improperly pressuring election officials and the GOP candidate's legal team calling the allegation "false and scurrilous."
Connecticut House to decide fate of contested seat
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A special four-member committee of the Connecticut House of Representatives is unable to reach agreement on whether to call a new election for a contested legislative seat.
The Committee on Contested Elections announced Monday it was unable to reach a consensus over the weekend and is now sending two separate recommendations to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives to consider. Leaders are considering how to proceed.
Recount in Kentucky House races ends in tie
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A recount in a Kentucky state House race originally won by a Democrat by a single vote has ended in a tie after the local board of elections decided to open and count five absentee ballots that had previously been rejected. It's unclear what comes next.
The Latest: Recount in Kentucky House race ends in tie
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a recount for Kentucky House district 13 (all times local):
A recount in a contested Kentucky state House race where a Democrat was elected by a one-vote margin has ended in a tie.
Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson on Election Day by one vote. But the Republican-controlled state legislature ordered a recount at Johnson's request.
Recount in contested Kentucky state House election ends in tie
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Recount in contested Kentucky state House election ends in tie.
Recount begins in Kentucky House seat Democrat won by 1 vote
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Election officials in Kentucky are reviewing ballots cast in a state House race where a Democrat was elected by just one vote.
Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in November. But the Republican-controlled state legislature ordered a recount in the race after Johnson asked for it. The Daviess County Board of Elections will oversee the recount, scheduled to begin Saturday at 7 a.m. CST.
Voting machine makers appeal Wisconsin nondisclosure ruling
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two voting machine manufacturers are appealing a Wisconsin judge's ruling allowing former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's experts to comment on their review of the state's election software.
Stein's request for a recount of Wisconsin's 2016 presidential election results grants her the right to review voting machines. The review hasn't been scheduled yet, but it could reveal whether the devices were hacked.
Recount set for Saturday in disputed Kentucky House district
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Local election officials have scheduled a recount for a Kentucky House race decided by one vote.
The Daviess County Board of Elections will recount results from House District 13 on Saturday. Local election officials say they plan to finish the recount in one day.
Review of Wisconsin voting machines could be made public
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election security experts are watching a Wisconsin court case stemming from the 2016 presidential recount that could result in the first public conclusions on whether closely guarded ballot-counting machines were hacked or failed to perform.
The key question at the heart of the case is whether former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be allowed to comment publicly on what her auditors find in a review of Wisconsin voting machines' computer code.
Suspended county elections supervisor resigns
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A suspended Florida county elections supervisor who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November's election has resigned.
Susan Bucher, a Democrat, sent a letter Friday to the Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially stepping down as Palm Beach County elections supervisor.
DeSantis suspended Bucher earlier this month, and the state Senate would have had the final say in whether she should have been permanently removed.
Correction: Kentucky Contested Election story
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a story Jan. 23 about a contested Kentucky House election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Anna Whites represented DJ Johnson. She is the attorney for Jim Glenn.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Kentucky GOP lawmakers order recount in House election
Republican lawmakers in Kentucky order recount of state House election in which the GOP candidate lost by one vote
Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result.
Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is to be inaugurated on Tuesday.
Democrats pull lawsuits challenging Florida election laws
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Groups aligned with Democrats have pulled some of their lawsuits challenging Florida election laws.
Florida's close November election triggered a mandatory recount in three races. While the recount was going on, then-U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as well as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee and others filed several lawsuits. The lawsuits went after the rules that were being used to count ballots.
Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president."
The Latest: Tshisekedi says his win a victory for all Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local):
Congo's President-elect Felix Tshisekedi said early Sunday that the Constitutional Court's decision confirming him as the winner of the presidential election was a victory for the entire country.
Florida governor suspends county elections supervisor
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended a Democratic county elections supervisor Friday who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November's election, but her supporters said the move was unwarranted and political.
Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule on a challenge to the presidential election, with the government on Friday dismissing an unprecedented request by the African Union continental body to delay releasing the final results because of "serious doubts" about the vote.
Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends West Palm Beach election supervisor who failed to meet November election recount deadlines
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends West Palm Beach election supervisor who failed to meet November election recount deadlines.
Congo Constitutional Court begins election appeal hearing
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday began hearing an appeal against the presidential election results lodged by opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, who claimed he lost because of massive electoral fraud.
Fayulu demanded a recount of the Dec. 30 vote, claiming the electoral commission published results wildly different from those obtained at polling stations. The appeal also says the results were published before the end of the compilation operations across the country.