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American elections can be hacked

Jill Stein's bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That's because the...

Confidence fading in U.S. elections

Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. Welcome to what much of the world calls reality, especially Russia's neighbors. While the...

Kentucky highlights state elections

A county clerk from Kentucky jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and secretly recorded videos that reignited the debate over...

How many billionaires to buy an election?

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican...

A revamped political landscape with more division

America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders...

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

Republicans swept governor's races across the country Tuesday, holding on to control of key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Ohio and scoring upsets...

Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Big Republican gains on Election Day would be a blow to much of President Barack Obama's agenda, but one stymied item on his to-do...

Big money flowing into small elections this year

Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they're...

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large...

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according...