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In Virginia, Pence stumps for 3 GOP congressional candidates. © Wollertz - Dreamstime.com
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October 22, 2018 - 2:21 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters have just over a week left to request an absentee ballot to complete by mail. The state doesn’t have early voting but allows absentee voting if you can’t make it to the polls on Election Day for a variety of reasons. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:10 pm
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and...
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August 31, 2018 - 11:25 am
By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel" during the 2016 presidential campaign. That's what lawmakers were told this week by a senior Justice Department lawyer during a private interview. The official, Bruce...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, computer mouse pads with Secure the Vote logo on them are seen on a vendor's table at a convention of state secretaries of state in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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August 01, 2018 - 3:21 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have...
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July 31, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company says it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in "coordinated" behavior and appeared to be fake. The...
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July 25, 2018 - 6:10 pm
By JACQUES BILLEAUD , Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is spending $720,000 in the U.S. Senate race in Arizona to send people into neighborhoods to hand out fliers and run a TV commercial critical of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's treatment of immigrants. The legal...
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July 20, 2018 - 12:09 pm
By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic...
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June 14, 2018 - 11:44 am
By JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order...
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May 22, 2018 - 11:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Republican candidate in last year's Virginia governor's race has been fined $2,000 for two television ads, despite both parties asking state regulators to disregard complaints filed against one another. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the State Board of Elections voted...
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May 17, 2018 - 9:52 am
CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a...
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