Judicial elections

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, right, emerges with his lawyer John Carr from the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse after his sentencing, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in Charleston, W.Va. Loughry, a former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:56 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. "I have not seen evidence of remorse," U.S. District Judge...
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February 08, 2019 - 2:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a judge ordering a Georgia election redone after two botched rounds of voting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A judge is ordering an April 9 election to redo voting for a Georgia legislative seat after two prior elections got thrown out twice because ballots were cast...
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February 08, 2019 - 10:40 am
A Georgia lawmaker who just took office is preparing to step down and run all over again after winning two elections that a judge says were tainted by illegal votes. Rep. Chris Erwin says he's frustrated having to start campaigning a third time after being sworn into office in the state House just...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials are asking a judge to toss a lawsuit that challenges the way the state's elections are run. Lawyers for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the state's top elections official, and state election board members filed a motion Monday to dismiss the...
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January 28, 2019 - 11:38 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid growing criticism, Nigeria's information minister denied on Monday that the president's recent suspension of the country's chief justice was related to the upcoming presidential elections. The suspension of Chief Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen had "nothing to do...
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January 26, 2019 - 10:37 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The United States, Britain and the European Union expressed concern on Saturday after Nigeria's president suspended the country's chief justice three weeks before the presidential election, with the U.S. warning it could "cast a pall" over the vote in Africa's most populous...
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January 25, 2019 - 3:16 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president on Friday suspended the country's chief justice just three weeks before the presidential election and a likely court challenge to the results, while the president's top rival called the move "an act of dictatorship." The decision by President Muhammadu...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo Republican Mark Harris speaks to the media during a news conference in Matthews, N.C. The North Carolina board investigating allegations of ballot fraud in a still-unresolved congressional race between Harris and Democrat Dan McCready could be disbanded Friday, Dec. 28 under a state court ruling in a protracted legal battle about how the panel operates. The state Elections Board has refused to certify the race between Harris and McCready while it investigates absentee ballot irregularities in the congressional district stretching from the Charlotte area through several counties to the east. Harris holds a slim lead in unofficial results, but election officials are looking into criminal allegations against an operative hired by the Harris campaign. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 22, 2019 - 9:41 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday into declaring the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race the winner despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state...
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January 18, 2019 - 12:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Superior Court judge in Cobb County has dismissed a case challenging the November election of Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Senior Judge Adele Grubbs said the plaintiffs did not prove any specific issues that would alter the outcome. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes speaks to members of the media after a hand recount, in Lauderhill, Fla. A Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that former governor and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated Snipe's constitutional rights when he suspended and "vilified" her without first allowing her to make her own case. Snipes came under fire during the contentious recount that followed the 2018 elections. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 10, 2019 - 12:07 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated a former state election official's constitutional rights when he suspended and "vilified" her without first allowing her to make her own case, a Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said...
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