Federal grand jury investigating N Carolina ballot fraud
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury meeting in North Carolina is weighing whether to recommend criminal charges in the tainted congressional race.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping Texas bill that would toughen penalties for election-related crimes advanced Monday over protests from civil rights groups who say it punishes voters with jail time...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz urged Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday to pass a bill allowing political candidates to use public campaign financing funds for...
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a municipal election in an Oklahoma City suburb that includes a candidate who died in December (all times local):
Ex-mayor defeats dead incumbent in Oklahoma election
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A former mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond on Tuesday defeated a candidate who died in December but who still advanced to the general election following a Facebook...
Lawmaker agrees to pay $4,500 fine levied in 2009
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker has agreed to pay a decade-old $4,500 fine for election law violations, but continues to insist she did nothing wrong.
APNewsBreak: Forced congressional election to top $1.2M
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new election in a North Carolina congressional district required after last year's contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative's ballot collection...
‘Russian playbook’ remains after Mueller report wraps up
ATLANTA (AP) — The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The ballot-rigging investigation that voided a congressional election and forced one of the country's few do-over races simply followed the money, top North Carolina elections...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina county at the heart of a ballot-collection scandal that forced a new congressional election is getting a clean slate of elections overseers.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Identification cards for students at most of the University of North Carolina system campuses fell short of qualifications set in state law to comply with a new photo voter...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation that delays the state's new photo voter identification requirement until the 2020 elections.
State threatens legal action for lawmaker’s unpaid fine
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut attorney general's office is threatening to take a state lawmaker to court for failing to pay a $4,500 fine for election law violations that was levied a...
Vote delayed on bill allowing true early voting in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of senators wants more time to look at true early voting in South Carolina.
A Senate subcommittee Wednesday did not vote on a proposal allowing a week of early...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Wednesday he's backing state legislation that aims to prevent foreign money from influencing state elections by closing a loophole created by...
Feds issue subpoenas in North Carolina election probe
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating potential election crimes have demanded documents for a grand jury reviewing a North Carolina congressional race that's still undecided and...
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Changes likely for dark-money in New Mexico elections
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The sources of independent expenditures to influence elections in New Mexico must be made public under a bill headed to the governor.
New US House election in NC to be held on Sept. 10
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials set a Sept. 10 date for a new election for the nation's last unresolved congressional race after the November results were thrown out over concerns of...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state government saw a surge in lobbyists spending in 2018 over offshore wind turbines and marijuana legislation, the state Election Law Enforcement Commission...
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's re-election campaign got a big boost from independent expenditure political action committees — also known as super PACs.
The Latest: N Carolina operative out of jail in ballot case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local):
The main suspect in the ballot-fraud allegations at the bottom of a...
Elections commission looks into 18 possible elections issues
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The State Elections Enforcement Commission plans investigations into more than a dozen alleged election issues in Connecticut.
N Carolina operative charged in congressional ballot case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leslie McCrae Dowless was known in his rural North Carolina community as a sad-eyed, politically obsessed man who over nearly a decade delivered votes for his candidates and...
The Latest: Election dates in US House race set next week
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local):
North Carolina's elections board will meet next week to schedule a new...
April 30 congressional primary set after Walter Jones’ death
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has set election dates to fill an eastern North Carolina congressional seat left empty after this month's death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones...
Well-known Republicans steer clear of disputed US House race
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three well-known Republicans are staying out of a North Carolina congressional race that had to be re-run because suspicions of ballot fraud tainted the first try, leaving...
GOP candidate in disputed US House race not running again
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate whose narrow lead in a North Carolina congressional race was thrown out because of suspicions of ballot fraud announced Tuesday he will not run in the...
The Latest: Pittenger doesn’t plan to run again for old seat
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election being held for a North Carolina congressional seat after the state elections board reviewed evidence of ballot fraud (all times local):
N Carolina agents seek phone, bank data after US House fight
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina criminal investigators are seeking phone and bank records as they dig into ballot fraud allegations that forced an election re-do in the country's last...
State elections chief to back election cybersecurity bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's new elections chief is ready to voice his support for a bill he says aims to better protect the battleground state's election systems from...
Republicans now sizing up North Carolina congressional seat
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election being called in a disputed North Carolina congressional race (all times local):
Criminal charges possible in North Carolina’s US House fight
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board...
Budget writers want more oversight of new voting machines
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Budget writers in the South Carolina House don't want the State Election Commission to have the final decision on choosing the state's new voting machines.
Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the...
Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country's last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was...
The Latest: Consultant unaware how ballots were collected
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times...
Key players in disputed congressional race in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The investigation into ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional race involves a mix of characters, including a nationally known election lawyer...
N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited.
The Latest: Suspect won’t testify in US House race hearing
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on an evidentiary hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):
The political operative behind what North Carolina's elections director describes as an illegal ballot-harvesting operation favoring a Republican congressional candidate won't testify about his actions without legal immunity.
Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat.
Georgia bill would replace state’s outdated voting machines
ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot.
If congressional race deemed tainted, will redo get support?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the candidates in the nation's last undecided congressional race are anticipating the possibility that North Carolina's elections board finds the contest tainted by ballot fraud, but have proposed distinct options should the divided body fail to order a re-do.
South Carolina county director quits after uncounted votes
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A county election director in South Carolina has resigned after the revelation that more than 1,000 ballots were not counted last year.
Richland County elections and voter registration director Rokey Suleman resigned after the Post and Courier of Charleston reported that nearly 1 percent of the 142,000 votes cast in November's election were not counted.
State election officials say they don't think the uncounted ballots would have changed the outcome of any races.
Candidate says operative now under investigation got results
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional election said Monday he recruited a political operative now at the center of a ballot fraud investigation because he produced election results in his rural North Carolina county and other Republicans vouched for him.
Candidates in disputed sheriff’s race call temporary truce
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The men battling over a North Carolina sheriff's seat have called a cease-fire, jointly deciding neither will be sheriff until state officials certify the election.
Republican candidate Jody Greene led Democratic incumbent Lewis Hatcher by 40 votes in unofficial results from November's election. Several voters appealed to the state elections board, citing voting difficulties and questions about Greene's residency.
Election panel won’t probe Bosma’s use of campaign funds
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state election panel won't investigate Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's use of campaign funds to collect information on a woman who says she performed oral sex on the married Republican lawmaker when she was a legislative intern in 1992.
Millions of N Carolina voting records sought, hundreds given
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials said Wednesday they will turn over nearly 800 voter files sought last year by a federal investigation believed to involve voter fraud that sought millions of records.
The state elections board said it is responding to grand jury subpoenas by providing records for 289 people who previously registered to vote in eastern North Carolina and another 500 people outside the region.