Voting fraud and irregularities

Afghan election workers stack ballot boxes at the warehouse of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan faces possible political chaos amid allegations of power abuse and a disorganized, sloppy voting process. A final tally is only expected Nov. 7, deepening uncertainty. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 29, 2019 - 5:55 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan now faces a period of uncertainty and possible political chaos. Saturday's vote was marred by violence, Taliban threats and widespread allegations of mismanagement and abuse. It was the fourth time Afghans have gone to the...
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Afghan women wait for the a polling station to open in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)
September 28, 2019 - 11:49 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When...
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Abdullah Abdullah, a candidate in Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election looks at a book after an interview at his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Abdullah, a leading contender in this weekend's Afghan presidential election, is alleging widespread abuses of power by his rival, incumbent President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 26, 2019 - 8:41 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just days away from Afghanistan's presidential election, leading challenger and current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah alleged that the vote is threatened by widespread abuses of power by his rival, incumbent President Ashraf Ghani, during an interview with The...
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Former President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 24, 2019 - 11:09 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday's presidential election threatens Afghanistan's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in Afghanistan, told The Associated Press in an...
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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop greets supporters in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
September 11, 2019 - 5:07 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP...
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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop celebrates his victory in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
September 11, 2019 - 5:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald...
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President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 06, 2019 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn't make mistakes. At least according to him. Trump's relentless justifications of his erroneous warnings that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama on Sunday, which created days of ridicule and skepticism, are just the latest example of the president's...
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FILE -- In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe officiates at a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his predecessor Robert Mugabe, age 95, has died. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 06, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power when the African country shook off white minority rule and presided for decades while economic turmoil and human rights violations eroded its early promise, has died in Singapore. He was 95. Mugabe...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Ella Pamfilova, head of Russian Central Election Commission speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Pamfilova has defended the commission's decision to bar nearly two dozen candidates from running in a local Moscow election, which sparked a full-blown political crisis, but conceded that current election legislation is outdated and needs to be amended. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 29, 2019 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's election commission is standing by a decision to keep a dozen independent candidates from running for the city legislature in Moscow, but concedes after weeks of protests drew unusually large crowds, thousands of arrests and unfavorable attention that the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, second from left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia. The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is "critical," said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, June 30, 2019, the second day of talks with Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a political office. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 30, 2019 - 6:50 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is "critical," said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, the second day of talks with Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a...
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