Voting fraud and irregularities

Afghan election workers stack ballot boxes at the warehouse of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan faces possible political chaos amid allegations of power abuse and a disorganized, sloppy voting process. A final tally is only expected Nov. 7, deepening uncertainty. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 29, 2019 - 6:55 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan now faces a period of uncertainty and possible political chaos. Saturday's vote was marred by violence, Taliban threats and widespread allegations of mismanagement and abuse. It was the fourth time Afghans have gone to the...
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Afghan women wait for the a polling station to open in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)
September 28, 2019 - 12:49 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, photo, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a candidate in Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election poses for a photo, in Kabul, Afghanistan. From American ally to US-declared terrorist, and now presidential candidate in Saturday’s polls, Hekmatyar’s past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan’s volatile history. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 25, 2019 - 3:40 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From American ally to U.S.-declared terrorist, and now a presidential candidate in Saturday's polls, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's past is inextricably linked to Afghanistan's volatile history over four decades of war. In an interview in his sprawling compound in the Afghan...
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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop greets supporters in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
September 11, 2019 - 6:07 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP...
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President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 06, 2019 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn't make mistakes. At least according to him. Trump's relentless justifications of his erroneous warnings that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama on Sunday, which created days of ridicule and skepticism, are just the latest example of the president's...
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FILE -- In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe officiates at a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his predecessor Robert Mugabe, age 95, has died. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 06, 2019 - 3:37 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power when the African country shook off white minority rule and presided for decades while economic turmoil and human rights violations eroded its early promise, has died in Singapore. He was 95. Mugabe...
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August 30, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An Aug. 29 Associated Press story about the decision to exclude about a dozen independent candidates from running for the city legislature in Moscow lacked some details from the head of Russia's election commission, Ella Pamfilova, about why the candidates were excluded. She said that...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Republican candidate State Sen. Dan Bishop answers a question during a news conference outside McCready's campaign headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Bishop and Democrat Dan McCready are expected to debate Wednesday, Aug. 28, in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district contest. A special election on September 10 was called after ballot fraud was discovered in last year’s race. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 28, 2019 - 8:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a debate between the top candidates in the North Carolina special congressional election scheduled after ballot fraud voided last year's race (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The two main candidates in the country's only still-undecided congressional district are...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, second from left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia. The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is "critical," said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, June 30, 2019, the second day of talks with Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a political office. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 30, 2019 - 11:07 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is "critical" as the two sides "rewrite" a draft agreement in which American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees from the insurgents that they would fight terrorism. "...
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Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin wave to reporters, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Indonesia's top court has rejected a challenge to election results that alleged massive and systematic fraud, paving the way for Joko Widodo's second term as president. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
June 27, 2019 - 9:04 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court Thursday rejected a losing presidential candidate's allegations of massive and systematic election fraud, sealing a second term for Joko Widodo, who in fending off the rising power of Islamists has drifted toward authoritarian tactics. The...
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