Elections

August 24, 2018 - 9:58 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican Party is working on getting candidates to run for five statewide offices, including the U.S. House, after a perennial candidate secured the GOP nominations in last week's primary to preserve the slots for alternative nominees. H. Brooke Paige has earned...
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August 24, 2018 - 7:54 am
CUTHBERT, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a Georgia county's decision involving the closure of polling places (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Election officials have scrapped a widely condemned proposal to eliminate most of the polling places in a majority black Georgia county. The elections board said it...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks on during a video as he delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers in Seattle. Microsoft is requesting the Federal Election Commission's advisory opinion to make sure Microsoft's new free package of online account security protections for "election-sensitive" customers doesn't count as in-kind campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:54 am
Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That's the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. The company is requesting the FEC's...
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Reality Winner arrives at a courthouse in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, after she pleaded guilty in June to copying a classified U.S. report and mailing it to an unidentified news organization. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — What the Democratic Party first thought was a malicious attempt to hack the party's massive voter information file turned out to be just a security test. Bob Lord, the Democratic National Committee's chief security officer, said Thursday the attempted hack was "built by a third party...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2018, file photo, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speak in New York. Democrats seem eager to highlight Republican corruption ahead of the November midterm elections now that two of President Donald Trump’s former top allies are felons. As the party faithful gathered in Chicago Aug. 22 for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, Perez ticked off the growing list of legal troubles for Trump and other Republicans. An “out of control” situation, he said, demands that voters “put up guard rails” by returning Democrats to power. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 22, 2018 - 11:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With two of President Donald Trump's former allies now felons, Democrats seem more eager to accuse Republicans of widespread corruption ahead of the November midterm elections. But it's a tricky argument for Democrats as they try to avoid direct talk of impeachment and not lose focus...
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This undated image provided by the cybersecurity firm FireEye shows four Twitter pages affiliated with "Liberty Front Press," which FireEye has called an influence operation masquerading as liberal U.S. activists and apparently aimed at promoting Iranian political interests. Twitter recently revealed that it has suspended 284 accounts for "coordinated manipulation," many of them apparently originating from Iran. (FireEye via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, Twitter and Google routinely squabble for users, engineers and advertising money. Yet it makes sense for these tech giants to work together on security threats, elections meddling and other common ills. Such cooperation was evident Tuesday when Facebook announced that it...
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CORRECTS THAT GORDON IS STATE TREASURER NOT SECRETARY OF STATE - Gubernatorial candidate and Wyoming's State Treasurer Mark Gordon mingles with supporters as poll results come to an end during Gordon's election night party at Bozeman Trail Steakhouse in Buffalo, Wyo., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Gordon won a fiercely contested GOP primary to replace Republican Gov. Matt Mead. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 10:09 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will face a little-known Democrat from Laramie in her first campaign for re-election. Businessman Greg Hunter beat Laramie attorney Travis Helm to win the Democratic...
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Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a candidate for Alaska's governor, talks with a reporter at a Republican party held at the Aviator Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Marc Lester /Anchorage Daily News via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 2:23 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska, setting the stage for what's expected to be a three-way fight for the office this fall. He topped a crowded field in Tuesday's GOP primary that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleay reaches out by phone Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy, a former state senator, is one of seven Republicans vying in the Alaska Primary. The winner advances to the general election and is expected to face incumbent Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, and former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
August 22, 2018 - 1:43 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 10:39 p.m. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska. The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Dunleavy in...
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