Voting

President Cyril Ramaphosa dances to music on stage during a victory rally for his African National Congress (ANC) party in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa Sunday, May 12, 2019. The ANC on Saturday marked its weakest victory in national elections in a quarter-century, while President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that the vote had given him and others "a firm mandate to build a better South Africa for all." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 12, 2019 - 11:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Sunday vowed to purge his party of "bad and deviant tendencies" as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections. The 57% share of the vote was the worst-ever election showing for the African National Congress, which...
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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, right, celebrates after the Independent Electoral Commission announced the final results in South Africa's general election in Pretoria, Saturday, May 11, 2019. South Africans voted Wednesday in a national election and results show that the ruling African National Congress party (ANC) has won the national elections but has seen its share of the vote drop significantly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 11, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Saturday marked its weakest victory in national elections in a quarter-century, while President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that the vote had given him and others "a firm mandate to build a better South Africa for all."...
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Mmusi Maimane, leader of the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, speaks to the media as he visits the Independent Electoral Commission Results Center in Pretoria, South Africa Friday May 10, 2019. The ruling African National Congress held a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary election with more than two-thirds of the vote counted Thursday, but the incomplete count showed the party received less support than in the last balloting five years ago. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 10, 2019 - 6:58 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The ruling African National Congress is coasting to a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary elections with 83% of the vote counted, but the tally shows the party getting less support than five years ago amid deep anger over government corruption. The...
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Elderly voters queue to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, near Durban, South Africa on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment. It is 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality. (AP Photo/Mlungisi Mbele)
May 08, 2019 - 6:04 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's elections (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema has voted in South Africa's election in his home area of Seshego, part of Polokwane in northern Limpopo province. Speaking after casting his ballot, Malema said he...
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Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition, Republican People's Party's (CHP) mayoral candidate in Istanbul, react during a rally in Istanbul, late Monday, May 6, 2019. Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's highest electoral body has ruled for a rerun of the Istanbul mayoral election after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party challenged the legitimacy of the vote an opposition candidate narrowly won. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 07, 2019 - 7:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Tuesday that rerunning the Istanbul mayoral vote won by the opposition will only strengthen democracy, while critics called the decision an "outrageous" move to eliminate dissent against his government. Ruling in favor of Erdogan...
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Chris Olson holds a sign near a busy intersection in downtown Denver on Monday, May 6, 2019, urging voters to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic mushrooms." Voters will decide Tuesday whether Denver will become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the drug. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
May 06, 2019 - 11:32 pm
DENVER (AP) — Voters decide this week whether Denver will become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic mushrooms." A citizen-led initiative appearing on ballots Tuesday follows a path that led to marijuana's legalization in Denver and later...
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FILE - In a Saturday, April 27, 2019 file photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech to members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, during a three-day closed door meeting to assess recent local election results. After weeks of uncertainty, Turkey’s highest electoral board could decide as early as Monday, May 6 whether an opposition politician was the rightful winner of Istanbul’s mayoral race _ or whether a new election must be held.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on disputed mayoral elections in Turkey (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says the voiding of the mayoral election in Istanbul amounts to "a victory for Turkish democracy" by ensuring the results reflect the voters' choice...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the new mayor of Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, right, and Mansur Yavas, the new mayor of Turkish capital, Ankara, both from the main opposition Republican People's Party, leave Kocatepe Mosque after Friday prayers, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, April 26, 2019. Turkish authorities confirmed last week Imamoglu as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 06, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's top election authority voided the election victory of an opposition candidate and ordered a rerun of the mayoral election in Istanbul, ruling Monday in favor of the challenge made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party to the legitimacy of the vote it narrowly lost...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers Monday, May 6, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 06, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and more transparent with open-source software. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the software into their voting systems. The software kit is being...
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May 06, 2019 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League is putting the focus on voting rights ahead of the 2020 elections. The group's State of Black America report out Monday says the threat of Russian interference combined with voter suppression could make it difficult for minorities to vote. The...
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