Voting

October 30, 2020 - 8:48 am
HOUSTON (AP) — As rapper Bun B finished his late-night set during a drive-in concert to promote eight 24-hour polling places in and around Houston, he urged fans to go out into the night — and early morning — to vote. “It feels good to see my people out there that are ready to vote, ready to be...
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October 30, 2020 - 6:18 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant Florida woman didn't let labor stop her from casting her vote in the presidential election, refusing to go to the hospital until she filled out her ballot. Officials with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections said the woman was already in labor when she arrived...
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October 30, 2020 - 1:29 am
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s president is poised to be declared the winner of Wednesday’s election, while the ruling party appears to have secured the two-thirds majority in parliament required to change the constitution. Populist President John Magufuli has 83% of votes with 60% of ballots...
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Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 29, 2020 - 6:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous...
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Chadema Presidential Candidate Tundu Lissu smiles as he shows his finger marked with ink after casting his vote at Ntewa Primary School's polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania, Wednesday. Oct.28, 2020. Opposition challenger Lissu has urged people to go into the streets to protest if election results are announced Thursday without being counted properly. (AP Photo)
October 29, 2020 - 5:10 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Whatever happened on Wednesday wasn't an election and was like “spitting in the face of democracy," Tanzania’s leading opposition candidate said Thursday, while the United States noted “credible allegations of significant election-related fraud and intimidation.” The other...
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A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 29, 2020 - 5:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...
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A woman and man pray outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, the day after the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to become a Supreme Court Justice. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 29, 2020 - 11:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states. In each case, Democrats backed the extensions and Republicans opposed them. All...
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Get-out-the-vote letter writer Nancy Gehman poses for a photo at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gehman is one of 182,000 people who have participated in Vote Forward, a 50-state letter-writing campaign to more than 17.5 million homes. In the best of times, it’s a massive logistical challenge to get millions out to vote. In 2020, the difficulty has been dramatically compounded: by fear of the coronavirus, by complications and confusion over mail-in ballots, by palpable anxiety over the bitter divisions in the country. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
October 29, 2020 - 10:18 am
Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes an early voting for upcoming Nov. 8 general election at Union Election Commission office, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
October 29, 2020 - 1:46 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi cast her ballot Thursday in advance voting for general elections that are taking place during a surge of coronavirus illnesses. The Southeast Asian country confirmed almost 1,500 new cases of infection on Wednesday alone. Suu Kyi, whose...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden appears on a "Zoom with Oprah Winfrey" virtual show at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 28, 2020 - 11:46 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have...
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