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Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor Race

Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor RaceA Georgia state senator who joined protesters at the state Capitol building in



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Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recount

Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recountThe controversial director of elections in Broward County said Tuesday that her division will finish a machine recount by the state deadline of Thursday afternoon, adding that she might retire after this election. “We will complete the recount … I think we’re on a good schedule and we will finish before the deadline on Thursday,” Brenda Snipes told reporters in the media room, which is separated by a pane of glass from the room where elections workers are retabulating the results of the Florida election that took place a week ago. If any of those races is within a margin of 0.25 percent after the machine recount, then the state will move to a hand recount of the ballots.



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Florida begins vote recount as Democrats and Republicans exchange allegations of fraud

Florida begins vote recount as Democrats and Republicans exchange allegations of fraudRecounts of two key US midterm elections began in Florida on Sunday amid accusations of fraud by both sides in the race for governor and a Senate seat.  Exhausted election office employees in the Sunshine State have been told they have until Thursday to tally up votes cast in last Tuesday's election yet again.  Unofficial results which came in shortly after noon on Saturday showed Republican Rick Scott’s lead in the race for the Senate had narrowed to 12,600 ahead of  Bill Nelson, the Democrat incumbent. Senator Bill Nelson, left, and current Florida governor Rick Scott, right, are facing off in a brutal senate race Credit: Kevin Kolczynski/Reuters Meanwhile Andrew Gillum, a Democrat vying to become the first black to serve as governor of Florida, retracted an earlier concession after the count narrowed to put him within 33,600 votes of Ron Desantis, the Republican candidate. Both counts were affected by the slow counting of postal votes, putting the candidates within a margin of error that triggered an automatic machine recount on Saturday. Accusations of fraud and threats of lawsuits from both sides have conjuring memories of the state's controversial recount during the 2000 presidential election. The recount ran into early problems in Broward country on Sunday, when a voting machine failed to register all ballots and Republicans asked for all voting machines to be tested. Dr. Brenda Snipes (left), the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks at a ballot with Betsy Benson, the canvasing board chair.  Credit: AP/Joe Skipper The count got underway after a two hour delay.  The heavily Democratic county, which is due to recount about 700,000 ballots, is one of two where Republicans have made allegations of possible ballot fraud. Speaking on television on Sunday, Mr Scott, who is the current governor of Florida, said that his opponent was a "sore loser" adding: "Sen. Nelson is clearly trying to commit fraud to win this election, that’s all this is."  Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority leader, said: "They don’t want the votes counted. We Democrats, we want every single vote counted. That’s every American's right no matter who they vote for. "We’re willing to abide by the outcome if every vote is counted and nothing is interfered with. We believe that Bill Nelson will be reelected senator if every vote is counted, and that’s what Trump and Scott are so scared of," he added in televised remarks. The development came as top Democrats called on U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to step aside from overseeing a special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In a letter to the Justice Department's chief ethics officer, Mr Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, asked whether any attorneys at the Justice Department have advised Mr Whitaker to recuse himself and demanded details on any ethics guidance he had received. President Donald Trump ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and replaced him with Mr Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, last week.



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Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogusMINSK, Belarus (AP) — Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.



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Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote count

Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote countPHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans who had alleged the state's two biggest counties were illegally counting some ballots changed course Friday and agreed to settle their lawsuit if rural voters also get an extra chance to fix problems with ballots cast in the state's tight U.S. Senate race.



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Rick Scott files lawsuit against 2 Florida counties for slow vote count

Rick Scott files lawsuit against 2 Florida counties for slow vote countGovernor Scott, Senator Nelson brace for a possible recount



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Judge To Hear Arizona Senate Race Vote Count Dispute

Judge To Hear Arizona Senate Race Vote Count DisputePHOENIX (AP) — As the Arizona Senate vote count starts to tip into Democratic



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Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares Victory

Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares VictoryDemocrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until



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It’s Election Day: Will your vote count?

It’s Election Day: Will your vote count?From rogue hackers to foreign government interference to campaigns of misinformation, America's electoral system is under siege.



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Utah Mayor Pleaded With 'United' Americans To Vote Before He Was Killed In Afghanistan

Utah Mayor Pleaded With 'United' Americans To Vote Before He Was Killed In AfghanistanUtah mayor Brent Taylor, a major in the Utah National Guard, pleaded with



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