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A volunteer sprays hydroalcoholic gel on a voter during the first round of the municipal elections, in Strasbourg, eastern France, Sunday March 15, 2020. The new virus has shuttered all schools, banished cheek-kissing and upended daily life across France, but President Emmanuel Macron won't let it disrupt democracy, so he's maintaining nationwide elections this weekend. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
March 15, 2020 - 8:22 am
PARIS (AP) — France is holding nationwide elections Sunday to choose all of its mayors and other local leaders despite a crackdown on public gatherings because of the new virus. Voting stations opened just as a drastic new order came into effect shutting down all of France's restaurants, museums,...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file 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. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. voters will cast ballots this year on devices that look and feel like the discredited paperless voting machines they once used, yet leave a paper record of the vote. Computer security experts are warning that these so-called ballot-marking devices pose too much of a risk. Ballot-marking machines were initially developed not as primary vote-casting tools but as “accessible” alternatives for the disabled. They print out paper records that are scanned by optical readers that tabulate the vote. They cost at least twice as much as hand-marked paper ballots, which computer scientists prefer because paper can’t be hacked. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 23, 2020 - 4:30 pm
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year’s election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, a woman votes in Sandy Springs, Ga. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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January 26, 2020 - 9:48 am
It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, a digital voting machine sits on a table in Raleigh, N.C. Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
January 09, 2020 - 5:43 pm
Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure. Thursday’s hearing by the Committee on House...
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks with a reporter at a conference of local election officials in Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Raffensperger told about 700 local officials who are preparing to rollout new voting machines statewide to expect more than 1 million additional voters at the polls in 2020 compared to the last presidential election in 2016. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
December 11, 2019 - 5:08 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's top elections official said Wednesday that turnout at the polls in 2020 could top the previous presidential election by more than 1 million voters. “We’re all going to be busy in November,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told more than 700 local election...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace thousands of outdated voting machines statewide in only a matter of months. The state is making a $106 million purchase of new voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
August 15, 2019 - 2:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia's outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming fight over the state's...
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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is joined by fellow Democrats as he tells reporters that the Republicans have killed every piece of legislation the Democrats have crafted to protect elections, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Warner is joined by, from left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 26, 2019 - 6:42 pm
The death of a bill in Congress this week that would have bolstered election security systems puts more pressure on states to prevent cyberattacks from Russia that former special counsel Robert Mueller warned against this week. But many states are paralyzed by their own inaction. State and local...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives to speak with reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 25, 2019 - 6:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller warned that Russian interference is still happening "as we sit here." State election officials are anxious and underfunded, some running systems with outdated software and scrounging for replacement parts off e-Bay. And on Thursday a report from the Senate...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, a voter fills out a ballot at a polling place at Lake Shore Elementary School, in Pasadena, Md. A new survey finds that more than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging in some states to that of a typical presidential year. The 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey was released Thursday, June 27, 2019, by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 27, 2019 - 11:58 am
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging to that of a typical presidential year in some states and the highest percentages of voters in places that have expanded access to the polls, according to an analysis of data released...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Springtime in Kentucky means trees blooming, horses racing and, in most years, politicians jockeying for position ahead of the late May primary election. This year, with the biggest political prize in Kentucky up for grabs, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is seeking a second term and three prominent Democrats are among those competing for a chance to unseat him. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
May 04, 2019 - 8:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The masses crammed into Churchill Downs on Saturday were fixated on 3-year-old thoroughbreds running in the Kentucky Derby. But in some sections of the famed track, another type of horse race had politicians vying for attention — and perhaps cash to support their campaigns...
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