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December 05,2018 14:00

Georgia runoff election results Dec. 4, 2018

AJC Election results Dec. 4: Here are the latest unofficial election results for two state runoff elections and one special election in the Georgia Legislature. Results will be updated starting at 7 p.m. on Election Night.
December 05,2018 14:00

She Won Two Elections in One Day

We sat down with Susan Wild on her second day in office to talk marijuana, poodles and what she’s squeezing into her (especially short) special term.
December 03,2018 17:00

Nigeria caught in WhatsApp fake news whirlwind ahead of elections

After numerous infamous cases of people in India and Brazil falling prey to fake news spread on WhatsApp, the problem is now spreading to Nigeria. The West African nation is hosting its national elections in February next year, and a report from The Poynter Institute says its citizens are at risk of being conned by […]
December 03,2018 07:40

Then and Now: A century of scandal for Florida elections

Once again, Florida was recently embroiled in an election scandal. It took more than a week for the state to know who its senator and governor would be, but that’s nothing new — Florida has had its share of election day mishaps.In 1887, Lake County was formed from parts of Orange and Sumter counties. It took several elections and more than half a year before Lake County learned where...
November 28,2018 16:40

House Democrats to hold leadership elections, pick speaker nominee

House Democrats will hold leadership elections and select a nominee for House speaker during a closed-door meeting Wednesday -- the first major test for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in her bid to reclaim the gavel when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in the new year.
November 27,2018 18:21

Group files federal lawsuit to challenge Georgia's election system

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawsuit challenging Georgia's election system has been filed by a political organization backed by Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid to be Georgia governor.      Fair Fight Action filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Atlanta.      In a speech ending her campaign Nov. 16, Abrams said a lawsuit would be filed against Georgia for the gross mismanagement of this election and to.....
November 26,2018 03:40

Letter to the editor: Elections system needs changes

Our country needs to change the manner in which they declare winners in elections. Why? Because in my opinion, there are too many people voting by mail and too many provisional ballots to be able to determine the outcome the same day as the election. The provisional ballots have until Thursday after election day to cure defects in their ballot; and most election offices are counting mail-in ballot...
November 25,2018 11:00

Elections, referendum still possible in Britain: Lithuania

The European Union should not rule out several scenarios after leaders sign a withdrawal agreement for Britain's exit from the bloc, Lithuania's president said on Sunday, highlighting new British elections or a second Brexit referendum as possibilities.
November 24,2018 05:20

Bahrain holds elections with ban on opposition groups

Bahrainis vote on Saturday in a parliamentary election from which opposition groups have been barred in a crackdown on dissent in the Western-allied kingdom as tensions with the Shi'ite Muslim opposition show no signs of abating.