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CHARLESTON, S.C. | Groups end ties with club that denied black applicant

CHARLESTON, S.C.— A South Carolina social club’s decision to deny membership to a doctor who would have been its first black member has prompted several local groups to cut ties with it. Military veteran and doctor Melvin Brown was the only one denied membership to the Charleston Rifle Club in October, The Post and Courier … Continue reading CHARLESTON, S.C. | Groups end ties with club that denied black applicant

JUNEAU, Alaska | Every vote counts: Mystery ballot could decide Alaska race

JUNEAU, Alaska — Control of Alaska state government, at least for the next two years, could hinge on a mystery ballot that an election worker found on a table in a Fairbanks voting precinct more than three weeks ago. The uncounted ballot could break a tie in an Alaska state House race. A decision on … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Every vote counts: Mystery ballot could decide Alaska race

PORTLAND, Maine | Congressman seeks new election if outcome is not overturned

PORTLAND, Maine  — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is asking a federal judge to order a new election if he declines to invalidate Maine’s new voting system and declare Poliquin the winner. Judge Lance Walker declined to stop the ballot-counting process in which Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner in the nation’s first ranked-balloting … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Congressman seeks new election if outcome is not overturned

NEW YORK | Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez. Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel Tejada also are among the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | The Latest: Lawyers agree to more deputies at recount site

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 2 p.m. Lawyers for the Republican and Democratic parties and their candidates have agreed to add three more sheriff’s deputies to monitor the recount of the Florida governor and Senate races at the Broward County election supervisor’s office. Circuit … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | The Latest: Lawyers agree to more deputies at recount site

ATLANTA | Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA  — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hourslong lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor’s race is undecided while votes are still being tallied. Democrat Stacey Abrams, vying to become the nation’s first female black governor, trails Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian … Continue reading ATLANTA | Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA | Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hourslong lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor’s race is undecided while votes are still being tallied. Democrat Stacey Abrams, vying to become the nation’s first female black governor, trails Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian … Continue reading ATLANTA | Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

TOAMASINA, Madagascar | Madagascar voters go to the polls to choose a president

TOAMASINA, Madagascar— Voting started Wednesday in Madagascar where nearly 10 million registered voters are casting their ballots with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption. The 36 presidential candidates have all promised to improve the country’s economy, create new jobs and end graft, but … Continue reading TOAMASINA, Madagascar | Madagascar voters go to the polls to choose a president