Judicial elections

A voter signs her name after having voted in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign finance rules and reform a scandal-tainted council charged with selecting judges. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmos)
December 09, 2018 - 8:11 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters approved three of four questions on a referendum ballot that...
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Ballots are recounted in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Augusta, Maine. The recount was requested by outgoing U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin after losing a November ranked-choice race to Rep.-elect Jared Golden. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 06, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A recount that promises to be long and laborious began Thursday in a Maine congressional race that used a new voting system where voters rank candidates. State election officials started the recount, requested by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional...
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This photo provided by the Mark Pettway campaign shows Sheriff-elect Mark Pettway, of Jefferson County, Ala. Pettway defeated a longtime white incumbent to become the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham, Ala. He says law enforcement must become smarter, not harder. (Stanley Parrish Jr./Sharp Soirees/Courtesy of Mark Pettway Campaign via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 9:26 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham - on the same day...
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Orange County Elections workers go through the hand recount of ballots at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando, Fla., Friday morning, Nov. 16, 2018. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 8:09 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little fishing — not to talk about elections. But talk he did when asked for his thoughts on whether Florida, as a judge recently put it, is "the laughingstock...
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En esa combinación de imágenes del 20 de mayo de 2018 se muestra a los candidatos a gobernador del estado de Georgia, Stacey Abrams (izquierda) y Brian Kemp, en Atlanta. (AP Fotos/John Amis, archivo)
November 16, 2018 - 8:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the...
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A Republican observer looks at a ballot during a hand recount, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla. Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 16, 2018 - 7:31 pm
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...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo. former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a conference on policy and blacks at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama's Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority _ former FBI Director James Comey and Lynch. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 16, 2018 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama's Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority — former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta...
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Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan Bucher, left, speaks to employees before starting a recount at the Supervisor of Elections office, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. Bucher said the machines underwent maintenance right before the election, but "I don't think they were designed to work 24/7." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 15, 2018 - 11:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 7 p.m. 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...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat Jared Golden, left, joined by wife Isobel, right, speaks to supporters as they wait for results in the 2nd Congressional District election in Lewiston, Maine. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday, Nov. 15, after a federal judge denied Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to halt tabulations under Maine’s new voting system. (AP Photo/Joel Page)
November 15, 2018 - 2:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race in Maine came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under the state's new voting system, officials said. Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner,...
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A woman holds a sign as state troopers look on during a protest in the rotunda of the state capitol building Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Atlanta. Several protesters, including a state senator, have been arrested during a demonstration at the Georgia state Capitol calling for tallying of uncounted ballots from last week's election. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 15, 2018 - 8:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrats ratcheted up their attacks on Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, he claimed Wednesday that results certified by county election officials confirm he has an "insurmountable lead" in the governor's race. At a news conference, Georgia Democrats cast doubt on the legitimacy of...
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