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Democrats voting in GOP primaries might have tilted results in some races

Democrats voting in GOP primaries might have tilted results in some races

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Associated Press analysis of early voting records found more than 37,000 people who voted in Georgia’s Democratic primary two years ago cast ballots in last week’s Republican primary, an unusually high number of so-called crossover voters. The data reveal crossover voters were consequential in defeating Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates for secretary of state and, to a lesser extent, governor in the Peach State.  Gov. Brian Kemp did not ultimately need Democrats in his blowout victory against his Trump-backed opponent, but Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger probably did. The Republican secretary of state cleared the 50% threshold…
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GOP states eye voting system upgrades

GOP states eye voting system upgrades

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For years, Tennessee Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jeff Yarbro’s call to require the state’s voting infrastructure to include a paper record of each ballot cast has been batted down in the Republican-dominated Legislature. But as the fallout around the 2020 presidential election — and some GOP voters’ distrust of voting machines — Tennessee Republican lawmakers who have held off are coming around on a paper-backed mandate. A similar scenario is playing out in some of the five other states -- most of which are Republican-led -- that do not currently have a voting system with a paper…
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Early voting set for Randolph County

Early voting set for Randolph County

ASHEBORO — Early voting for this fall’s municipal elections in Randolph County begins this week and runs for more than two weeks. Early voting will take place at the Randolph County Board of Elections office at 1457 North Fayetteville St., Asheboro. Times and dates for early voting are from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28; from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 and 29; and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 2. Voters must vote at their polling places on Election Day.  
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