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Federal prosecutors asked to investigate possible election fraud tied to Florida Democrats Federal prosecutors asked to investigate possible election fraud tied to Florida Democrats
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Department of State officials have asked federal prosecutors to investigate possible election fraud in Broward County and three others where Florida Democratic Party volunteers are accused of sending voters altered state election documents with incorrect information. “Making or using an altered form is a criminal offense under Florida law,” wrote Bradley McVay, the state d...
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National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims
National Guard troops are to arrive in northern California to help search for more victims of a wildfire that has killed 48 people. On Wednesday, about 100 military police will join teams searching what remains of the town of Paradise after the Camp Fire incinerated it. Several victims have filed a lawsuit against an electricity company accused of starting the blaze. A new wind-driven fir...
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Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat
WASHINGTON – Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week’s election, creating a new political dynamic that’s challenging President Donal...
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President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected' President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected'
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday called Florida ballots from the midterm election “massively infected” and said recounts should end in races for governor and U.S. Senate. Trump said Republican Rick Scott, the governor who campaigned to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, and Republican Ron DeSantis, the House member running for governor against Democrat Andrew Gillum, should each b...
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This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona
WASHINGTON - Many Americans knew days ago who their elected officials would be following Tuesday midterm election. But things have moved slower in several states due to razor-thin races. Some Republicans are claiming voter fraud. Democrats are vowing to make sure every ballot is counted. The increasingly tense situations in Florida and Arizona have included lawsuits, protests, possible reco...
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Xochitl Torres Small wins New Mexico's Congressional District 2 race Xochitl Torres Small wins New Mexico's Congressional District 2 race
LAS CRUCES - Xochitl Torres Small spoke to her supporters late on Election Day — after it seemed she had lost in her bid to win the 2nd Congressional District — and her message was clear: "Wait." "We are waiting until every person's vote is heard," she told a crowd gathered at the Las Cruces Convention Center about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday Wait they did, for more than 18 hours. And after thousa...
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56,000 voters in Illinois House district preferred Holocaust denier to moderate Democrat 56,000 voters in Illinois House district preferred Holocaust denier to moderate Democrat
CHICAGO – More than 56,000 voters in a Chicago-area congressional district cast votes Tuesday for an avowed Nazi and Holocaust denier. Self-proclaimed Nazi Arthur Jones, running as a Republican, managed more than a quarter of the vote against Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski in the district that includes parts of Chicago’s South Side and several neighboring suburbs. Lipinski, one of the most con...
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Election Day 2018: Women candidates could make history Election Day 2018: Women candidates could make history
WASHINGTON – Women could win a historic number of races Tuesday in this “year of the woman” election, driven largely by the massive “resistance” movement to President Donald Trump that began after the 2016 election. Women have smashed records this election cycle in terms of the number who filed to run, the number of women who became their party's nominees for House, Senate and gubernatorial rac...
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Trade wars, taxes, immigration among top economic issues for voters in midterm elections Trade wars, taxes, immigration among top economic issues for voters in midterm elections
The economy isn’t the biggest topic on Katherine Cousins’ mind as Tuesday midterm elections draw closer. It’s the Trump administration’s tone and policies, which she says have lowered the country’s standing around the globe. “I’m not thinking about the election primarily from an economic standpoint,” says Cousins, 45, who lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. “I’m so shocked by how much our c...
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At least 3 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Tallahassee yoga studio, police say At least 3 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Tallahassee yoga studio, police say
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A man shot and killed two people and wounded at least four others before killing himself Friday evening at a yoga studio in Florida, authorities said. The incident occurred at Hot Yoga Tallahassee, located within an upscale shopping enclave, where the suspect walked into a yoga studio and started shooting. The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle, fatally...
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