Voting fraud and irregularities

HOLD FOR STORY- In this May 7, 2019, photo, Dan Bishop answers a question during a debate among Republican candidates for the 9th Congressional District, in Monroe, N.C. Republicans are deciding Tuesday, May 14 who should carry their party’s banner in a high-profile special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year’s election was deemed tainted by fraud. Bishop, who in 2016 sponsored the so-called “bathroom bill,” raised the most in campaign contributions, seeded with $250,000 from the Charlotte attorney’s own bank account. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 14, 2019 - 9:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state senator best known as the sponsor of a headline-grabbing "bathroom bill" that voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people won Tuesday's Republican primary in a special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year's race was deemed tainted by fraud...
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Mmusi Maimane, leader of the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, speaks to the media as he visits the Independent Electoral Commission Results Center in Pretoria, South Africa Friday May 10, 2019. The ruling African National Congress held a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary election with more than two-thirds of the vote counted Thursday, but the incomplete count showed the party received less support than in the last balloting five years ago. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 10, 2019 - 6:58 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The ruling African National Congress is coasting to a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary elections with 83% of the vote counted, but the tally shows the party getting less support than five years ago amid deep anger over government corruption. The...
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People walk on Galata Bridge over the Golden Horn in Istanbul, decorated with electoral posters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party's Istanbul mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Ruling in favor of Erdogan's governing party, Turkey's top electoral body on Monday annulled the results of the March 31 vote in Istanbul which the opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu narrowly won and scheduled a re-run for June 23.Erdogan insisted Tuesday that the repeat of the mayoral race in Istanbul will strengthen democracy and lift the shadow that was cast over the vote.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 08, 2019 - 12:25 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's presidential and parliamentary results, after the authority annulled the opposition's victory in Istanbul...
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FILE - In a Saturday, April 27, 2019 file photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech to members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, during a three-day closed door meeting to assess recent local election results. After weeks of uncertainty, Turkey’s highest electoral board could decide as early as Monday, May 6 whether an opposition politician was the rightful winner of Istanbul’s mayoral race _ or whether a new election must be held.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on disputed mayoral elections in Turkey (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says the voiding of the mayoral election in Istanbul amounts to "a victory for Turkish democracy" by ensuring the results reflect the voters' choice...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the new mayor of Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, right, and Mansur Yavas, the new mayor of Turkish capital, Ankara, both from the main opposition Republican People's Party, leave Kocatepe Mosque after Friday prayers, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, April 26, 2019. Turkish authorities confirmed last week Imamoglu as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 06, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's top election authority voided the election victory of an opposition candidate and ordered a rerun of the mayoral election in Istanbul, ruling Monday in favor of the challenge made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party to the legitimacy of the vote it narrowly lost...
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Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with the Democratic Revolutionary Party, right, and his wife Yazmin celebrate during a meeting with supporters in Panama City, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cortizo, a 66-year-old cattleman, holds on to a narrow lead Sunday night as returns came in from Panama's presidential election, which followed a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 06, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Panama (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Panama's Electoral Court has declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the winner of the country's presidential elections. The court says Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party won 33%, with 95% of votes counted. It...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Secretary of State David Whitley, left, arrives for his confirmation hearing in Austin, Texas. Texas has settled a federal lawsuit over the state's bungled search for non-citizens among the state's 16 million registered voters. The agreement announced Friday, April 26, 2019 ends an effort by Texas elections officials that led to the state wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of voters. Whitley said the agreement allows the state to continue "voter registration list maintenance" but ensures that the same mistakes won't happen again. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials announced Friday that they settled a lawsuit over a bungled search for ineligible voters that President Donald Trump stoked over Twitter but that resulted in the U.S. citizenship of thousands of people being wrongly called into question. The agreement officially...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition, Republican People's Party's (CHP) mayoral candidate in Istanbul, talks to members of the media, in Istanbul, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, says it will seek a re-run of last week's mayoral election in Istanbul, citing alleged irregularities. The party suffered a major setback in the elections. Opposition candidates won in Turkey's capital, Ankara, and squeezed out the ruling party in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
April 10, 2019 - 4:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recent election results in Istanbul should be annulled over irregularities that include the alleged unlawful appointment of some officials overseeing the ballot boxes. Speaking to reporters on his return from a trip to Moscow,...
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In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, photo, a Thai officer count ballot after close polling station n Bangkok, Thailand. Thai election authorities have ordered a recount of votes and new elections in some polling areas after finding irregularities in last month’s elections. Thailand’s Election Commission said in a statement Thursday, April 4, that it had ordered a recount in two polling stations and new elections in six polling stations due to the number of voters not matching the number of ballots in the March 24 general elections.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 04, 2019 - 5:10 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai election authorities on Thursday ordered a recount of votes and new elections in some polling areas after finding irregularities in last month's general election. The Election Commission said in a statement that it had ordered a recount for two polling stations and new elections...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 01, 2019 - 12:52 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president was holding off a long-time rival in a bid to claim the other spot in a runoff set for later this month, while a comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in the election, according to results released Monday. With nearly 92% of the...
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