Local elections

People with national flags and various political party flags gather during a protest in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 20, 2019. Masses of people gathered in central Moscow to demand that opposition candidates be included on ballots for an upcoming city parliament election in September. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 20, 2019 - 12:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election. The commission last week rejected signatures the candidates gathered to get on the fall ballot...
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In this June 13, 2019, photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. An analysis by The Associated Press has found that the vast majority of the nation’s 10,000 election jurisdictions will be managing their elections on Windows 7 or an even older operating system. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 15, 2019 - 2:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal...
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Russian opposition candidate Russian and activist Ilya Yashin, center, gestures while speaking to a crowd next to a bas-relief of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, left, during a protest in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Opposition candidates who run for seats in the city legislature in September's elections have complained that authorities try to bar them from the race by questioning the validity of signatures of city residents they must collect in order to qualify for the race. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission's decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election. The unsanctioned rally was billed as a meeting between opposition leaders...
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In this June 13, 2019, photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. An analysis by The Associated Press has found that the vast majority of the nation’s 10,000 election jurisdictions will be managing their elections on Windows 7 or an even older operating system. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 13, 2019 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal...
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In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks at a gathering of state election chiefs in Santa Fe, N.M., alongside Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, left. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the convention warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent "phishing" emails targeting state and local election workers. Padilla also expressed concern about such emails that appear as if they come from a legitimate source and contain links that, if clicked, can open up election data systems to manipulation or attacks. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
July 03, 2019 - 12:06 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Beware the phishing attempts. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent emails targeting state and local election workers. The emails appear as if they...
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Albanian prime minister Edi Rama casts his ballot at a polling station in Tirana, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Albanians began to cast ballots on Sunday to elect mayors and city councils, or parliaments, amid a tense political conflict with the opposition boycotting the municipal elections. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 30, 2019 - 5:44 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians were casting ballots on Sunday to elect mayors and city councils, or parliaments, amid a tense political conflict with the opposition boycotting the municipal elections. While the Socialist-run government is insisting on holding the election, the opposition wants to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala, in Atlanta. Bottoms announced Friday, June 28, that she is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Bottoms tells The Associated Press that her decision came down to Biden's experience and her belief that the former vice president is best positioned to beat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 28, 2019 - 4:04 am
The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke to The Associated Press ahead of her scheduled Friday announcement. Bottoms says her decision came down...
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Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Caban reacts as she is greeted by supporters Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 26, 2019 - 6:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats played out again Tuesday in New York City, where the closely watched Democratic primary for Queens district attorney was tantalizingly close deep into the vote count. Late on election day, political newcomer Tiffany Caban,...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party MPs, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, two days after Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, won the election for mayor of Istanbul. Erdogan addressed his AK Party's weekly meeting, the first time he speaks since the Istanbul mayoral election Sunday, which was a big setback for him and his party. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
June 25, 2019 - 7:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people." Addressing legislators from his...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019 file photo, Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in Tirana, Albania. Meta condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, saying on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, that the ruling Socialists should hold talks and not carry out an “imaginary” voting process. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, File)
June 25, 2019 - 5:47 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Tuesday condemned a decision by electoral authorities in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, calling on the ruling Socialists to hold talks and not carry out an "imaginary" voting process. President Ilir Meta said that full membership...
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