Elections

Zimbabweans shop for clothes at the clothing market in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 06, 2018 - 10:27 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition party will make a statement on Tuesday about its plans to challenge the country's election results in the courts, though it believes the judicial system is biased against it, a party spokesman said. Nkululeko Sibanda, an official in the Movement...
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This July 5, 2018, photo shows Alaska Democratic U.S. House candidate Dimitri Shein, middle, and his campaign chair Julie Olson, left, speaking to supporter Dana Dardis while campaigning door-to-door in Anchorage, Alaska. Shein faces several candidates in the Alaska Primary on Aug. 21, 2018, including independent Alyse Galvin. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
August 06, 2018 - 8:54 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream. Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mom, who had married a man in Anchorage, wound up living in a shelter and...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, State Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature, files to run for the 5th district congressional seat that U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is vacating to run for Minnesota attorney general, at the Minnesota Secretary of State's office in St. Paul, Minn. The race has pitted Omar, a rising star in the Democratic Party, against older, more established Democrats, echoing similar races nationwide as a younger generation heads to Washington. (Lacey Young/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 8:26 am
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after she immigrated to the U.S., some two dozen people crowded around a table to hear her make the case for sending her to Congress. "...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a rally at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 04, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — The Latest news on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is arguing that Republicans need to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself. In a raucous rally in a sweltering gymnasium in Ohio Saturday, Trump pitched...
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Supporters wears masks depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during the Workers Party national convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The convention confirmed the jailed Lula da Silva as their candidate for the country's presidency in October's election. Da Silva leads the polls by a large margins, but is likely to be barred by Brazil's electoral justice. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
August 04, 2018 - 8:09 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Workers' Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country's top job in October's election. Delegates of the left-leaning party confirmed da Silva, who served two terms as Brazil's president between 2003 and 2010...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Some political die-hards are getting caught up in an expanded effort by Facebook and other social media companies to crack down on nefarious tactics suspected of interfering in the 2016 election. They have been flagged as "bots," or robot-like automated accounts, because they tweet prolifically. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik File)
August 04, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his political allies, particularly those on the...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidates who will square off in a debate Wednesday night, July 11, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. From left, are: Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka; former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer; and former state Agriculture secretary Joshua Svaty. Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and there’s pressure to break it. That pressure has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor's race this year. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
August 04, 2018 - 2:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor's race this year. Democrats nationally...
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In this July 24, 2018, photo, U.S. House candidate Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Case, greet evening commuters while campaigning in Honolulu. The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as incumbent U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa runs for governor instead of re-election. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
August 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The seat representing Honolulu in Congress is open for anyone's taking, as the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, runs for governor instead of re-election. Seven candidates are seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in Saturday's primary in this deep-blue state, including the...
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August 04, 2018 - 10:30 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state says the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud. Democrat Matthew Dunlap on Friday released over 1,000 documents the Trump administration had...
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Opposition party supporters arrested during a raid at the party headquarters appear at the magistrates court in Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Aug, 4, 2018. Zimbabwean President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa won an election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo)
August 04, 2018 - 10:19 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers were searching parts of the capital for opposition supporters to detain after the disputed election, the main opposition party said Saturday, as elsewhere mourners gathered for a victim of Wednesday's military crackdown — a woman shot in the back...
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