Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruption
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars.
French-born diplomat claims victory in Georgia vote
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A French-born former foreign minister of Georgia celebrated what she claims is her victory in a tight presidential runoff Wednesday that marks the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote.
Midterm coverage was a roller-coaster ride of dips and dives
NEW YORK (AP) — After hours of television commentating, swinging needles on election meters and reams of statistics from obscure counties called up on computer screens, CNN's Jake Tapper had a revelation about Tuesday's midterm elections.
"Actually," he said, "this is pretty much what we thought was going to happen."
Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will debut a new survey of the nation's electorate for Tuesday's midterms that aims to more accurately capture the story of how Americans voted and why.
Poland: Exit poll gives centrists edge in key mayoral races
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exit poll suggested Poland's populist ruling party lost mayoral runoff elections Sunday in key cities including Krakow and Gdansk, though it wasn't immediately clear how hundreds of other local races were leaning.
Poland's local elections have received more international attention this year amid the rise of populist governments in other parts of Europe and around the world.
The Latest: Exit poll: Poland ruling party losing mayorships
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Poland (all times local):
An exit poll suggests Poland's populist ruling party has lost mayoral elections in Krakow and Gdansk in local runoff votes.
Runoff races for mayor in 649 cities, towns and local municipalities took place on Sunday, two weeks after a first round of voting. Projections were not immediately available for most places.
The Latest: German govt parties lose ground in state vote
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local):
Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center-left partners in the national government.
Poland’s ruling populists see power, appeal checked
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's populist ruling party has seen its fortunes turn after nearly three years of aggressive governing and vast popularity. First, the European Union's top court checked a key element of the party's overhaul of the courts. Then local elections Sunday revealed limits to its appeal.
Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The governing populist party, which has repeatedly clashed with European Union institutions, was the top vote winner in local elections Sunday, according to an exit poll, but it was headed to lower support than it got in Poland's 2015 parliamentary elections.
The Latest: Exit poll: Pro-EU candidate wins Poland vote
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's local elections (all times local):
Exit polls show that pro-European Union opposition candidate has won Warsaw mayoral race in local elections, preserving the party's control of the capital city.
The Ispos survey says that Rafal Trzaskowski, a former European lawmaker, garnered 51.4 percent support and will become Warsaw mayor without having to take part in a Nov. 4 runoff.
The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the state election in Bavaria, Germany (all times local):
Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin.
The ARD and ZDF public television exit polls had the Christian Social Union winning 35.5 percent of the vote in Sunday's regional election, down from 47.7 percent five years ago.
Exit poll: Moscow mayor cruising to re-election
MOSCOW (AP) — An exit poll reported by Moscow's city-run television channel indicates the incumbent mayor is cruising to a new term with nearly 75 percent of the vote.
The poll data broadcast by the Moskva 24 channel after polls closed Sunday said Sergei Sobyanin's nearest challenger would receive only about 10 percent.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, Mexican voters have delivered a tidal wave presidential election victory to leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, giving him a broad mandate to upend the political establishment and govern for the poor.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Furious at spiraling corruption and violence, Mexican voters unleashed a political earthquake Sunday by electing a leftist firebrand as president and giving him a broad mandate to overthrow the political establishment and govern for the poor.
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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The Latest on a parliamentary election in Slovenia (all times local):
Preliminary returns from Slovenia's parliamentary election are confirming that an opposition right-wing party led by a former prime minister received the most votes.
Ireland Referendum Could Lift Abortion Ban
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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion.
The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with official tallies due Saturday afternoon, but both exit polls suggested an overwhelming victory for abortion rights activists seeking a "yes" vote to change the constitution.
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local):
Two major exit polls have projected that Irish voters have repealed a constitutional ban on abortions.
The exit polls by RTE television and the Irish Times both project a landslide victory for the "yes" forces seeking to liberalize the strict abortion ban.
The RTE poll projects support will reach nearly 70 percent. The exit polls are only projections and official vote counts are expected Saturday afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Tuesday that it will begin conducting an elaborate election voter survey designed to replace the traditional in-person exit poll, which has been criticized in recent years for inaccuracy and failing to keep up with changes in how Americans vote.
Exit polls: Dutch vote on spying law too close to call
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A left-wing environmentalist party scored strongly in key Dutch municipal elections Wednesday, exit polls suggest, while a referendum on a law granting intelligence agencies far-reaching powers to tap electronics communications was too close to call.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates his share of women’s votes
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely claimed Saturday night that a majority of women voted for him in the 2016 election.
His statement at a rally in support of Rick Saccone, Republican candidate in a House special election Tuesday:
Lawmakers weigh bill to ban signature gathering at polls
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative panel on Wednesday considered a bill that would make signature-gathering at Maine polling places a crime.
The bill includes a provision to prohibit exit polling, signature gathering, electioneering and charitable activities within 50 feet of the entrance to polling places. Lawmakers heard testimony on the bill at a committee hearing on Wednesday.
After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable extremist on the issue.
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