Florida Senate won’t block election chief’s suspension

U.S. 12/13/18, 18:43

The Florida Senate will not take any action to block the suspension of an embattled county elections supervisor who drew fierce criticism during this year's contentious election recount, a leading state lawmaker said Thursday.Brenda Snipes, who had been in charge of elections in the Democratic stronghold of Broward County, had ...

California Republican seeks recount after losing Senate seat

California 12/06/18, 19:11

A California state senator who narrowly lost her re-election bid is requesting a partial recount of ballots in Orange County, the county's elections chief, Neal Kelley, announced Thursday.Former Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen requested the recount on Tuesday, a day after Democrat Tom Umberg was sworn in to replace her.A voter ...

Laborious recount starts in Maine’s ranked-balloting race

Politics 12/06/18, 16:42

A recount that promises to be long and laborious began Thursday in a Maine congressional race that used a new voting system where voters rank candidates.State election officials started the recount, requested by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District. The process of manually recounting the ballots ...

Elections officials: tweaks needed, but no major overhaul

U.S. 12/03/18, 17:30

As Florida's elections supervisors meet for the first time since the Nov. 6 election, they say that despite some recent problems, the majority of the counties handled things smoothly.The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections is meeting in Sarasota this week.In their estimation, the November election went as it ...

Republican takes House race by 1 vote after recount

Politics 11/30/18, 22:04

Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said.Before Friday's recount, LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge were tied with 2,661 votes apiece.Recount results showed LeBon with 2,663 votes while Dodge had 2,662 votes, after LeBon picked up two votes and ...

Elections supervisor suspended following recount problems

U.S. 11/30/18, 18:40

An embattled county elections official at the center of Florida's recall has been suspended.Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Friday immediately suspending Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from office for misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty.Snipes has been the top elections official in the south Florida county ...

Update: Officials certify contentious Florida elections

U.S. 11/20/18, 09:07

The Latest on Florida's certification of election results (all times local):9:05 a.m.Florida's election is officially in the books two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing.The Elections Canvassing Commission met Tuesday morning to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election, which was thrown into disarray ...

With recounts over, Florida to certify 2018 election results

U.S. 11/20/18, 00:06

Two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing, Florida's election will officially be in the books.The Elections Canvassing Commission will meet Tuesday morning to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election, which was thrown into disarray as tight margins spurred recounts to determine the next ...

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

U.S. 11/19/18, 00:10

This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate seat. FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 16, ...

As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:54

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. Gillum, in a video that he posted on Facebook, congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis but vowed to remain politically active although he gave no clues ...

Update: Democrat Gillum ends campaign for governor

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:40

The Latest on Florida recount (all times local):5:15 p.m.Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis.Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night, but ...

Texas Democrat attends House orientation amid contested race

Texas 11/16/18, 15:10

Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has been in Washington attending orientation for new members of Congress despite Republican incumbent Rep. Will Hurd continuing to hold a lead of 1,000-plus votes in their contested race to represent a sprawling West Texas district.Ortiz Jones could seek a recount and still has a couple ...

Update: Federal judge lets voters fix ballot signature

U.S. 11/15/18, 07:47

The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local):7:45 a.m.An employee at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office examines ballots during a recount, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)A federal judge is giving thousands of Florida voters until this weekend to fix their ballots if ...

Update: Palm Beach machines overheat, miss recount votes

U.S. 11/14/18, 07:32

The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, right, works at her office during a recount, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage ...

Update: White House again weighs in on Florida recount

U.S. 11/13/18, 11:05

The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 11 a.m. The White House is again weighing in on the Florida Senate recount. White House spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp said Tuesday the president "obviously has his opinion" on the recount. Trump on Monday tweeted that "An honest vote ...

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

U.S. 11/13/18, 03:02

Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered.Bay County revealed Monday that it had allowed some hurricane-displaced voters to cast their ballots by email — a violation of state law.An election worker calibrates a new vote counting machine, Monday, Nov. 12, ...

Update: Scott wants judge to impound voting machines

U.S. 11/12/18, 11:14

The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local):Crowd of protestors gather outside the Broward County of Supervisor of Elections Office as the statewide election recount is underway while ballots for governor, Senate, Agricultural Commission were run through scanning machines in Broward for a second time under ...

Update: Broward recount delayed because of problem

U.S. 11/11/18, 10:46

The Latest on the Florida election recount (all times local):9:40 a.m.The recounting of Senate and gubernatorial ballots has been delayed in Florida's second most-populous county because of problems with the machines.Susan Bucher, right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, left, look at provisional ballots in Riviera ...

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