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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Judge: Florida is ‘laughing-stock of the world’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A federal judge is sharply criticizing Florida legislators and elections officials in Palm Beach County for the state’s chronic recount issues. During a hearing on whether to extend the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline in the state’s recount for a U.S. Senate … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Judge: Florida is ‘laughing-stock of the world’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida’s partisan recount battle goes back to court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s ongoing recount battle heads back to a courtroom Wednesday. Lawyers for Democrats will ask a federal judge to set aside the state law mandating that mailed-in votes be thrown out if the signature on the envelope doesn’t match the signature on file with election authorities. This is the latest skirmish … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida’s partisan recount battle goes back to court

WASHINGTON | Democrats: Latino turnout up 174 percent over 2014 midterms

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that compared to the previous midterm election, Latinos increased … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats: Latino turnout up 174 percent over 2014 midterms

Nothing unusual about vote count in Arizona dragging on

Every election, it takes weeks for Arizona to count its ballots. But as the Democrat in the tight U.S. Senate race there jumped into the lead in the latest results some Republicans have raised baseless allegations of fraud. The most prominent is President Donald Trump. On Friday morning he suggested there was something sinister about … Continue reading Nothing unusual about vote count in Arizona dragging on

WASHINGTON | Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

WASHINGTON — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP’s monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years. Ending eight … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims Dems will take wrecking ball to US

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and midterm elections (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is making a final elections argument by claiming that Democrats will take a “wrecking ball to our economy and to the future of our country.” Trump made the second of his final three rally stops on Monday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims Dems will take wrecking ball to US