Voting fraud and irregularities

People wave Russian flags in front of the State Historical Museum near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Early results and an exit poll showed that Vladimir Putin handily won a fourth term as Russia's president Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. The vote was tainted by widespread reports of ballot-box...
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Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak votes inside a polling booth in the Russian presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. An exit poll and early returns suggest that Vladimir Putin has easily won a fourth term, keeping him as Russia's president for six more years. The nationwide exit poll conducted by the All-Russia Opinion...
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Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak votes inside a polling booth in the Russian presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has accused presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak of discrediting the opposition by joining the race. Navalny told Sobchak in a YouTube broadcast that she was a "parody...
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A woman exits a polling booth as she prepares to cast her ballot in the presidential election in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
March 18, 2018 - 10:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Russia's Central Election Commission says the turnout in the presidential election has exceeded 50 percent. The commission says 51.9 percent of Russia's nearly 111 million eligible voters have cast ballots as of...
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A woman with her dog lines up with Russian military personnel to vote in the presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
March 18, 2018 - 10:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's presidential election was tainted Sunday by unprecedented pressure on voters to turn out and incidents of suspected ballot box stuffing — a barely democratic exercise that will grant Vladimir Putin another six years of power. His critics have called the election a farce and...
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A woman exits a polling booth as she prepares to cast her ballot in the presidential election in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russians are voting in a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
March 18, 2018 - 9:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has boycotted the presidential election and is advising other Russians to do the same. Navalny has been barred from the presidential campaign because of a...
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Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin prepares to cast his ballot during Russia's presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term ó and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so. (Sergei Chrikov/Pool Photo via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 4:10 am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russians are facing intense pressure to do so...
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A woman holds a flag that reads "I love Kamchatka, we are the first!" as she prepares to cast her ballots at a polling station in Yelizovo, about 30 kilometers ( 19 miles) north-east from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, capital of Kamchatka Peninsula region, Russian Far East, Russia, on Sunday, March. 18, 2018. Polls have opened in Russia's Far East regions for the presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term in the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Alexander Petpov)
March 18, 2018 - 2:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local): 9 a.m. Election monitors are reporting irregularities at voting stations across Russia in a presidential election whose only open question is how many people cast ballots. Vladimir Putin is certain to win a fourth term in...
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FILE - In a Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, watches as Democratic presidential candidate Steve Burke of Macomb,N.Y., signs papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot, at The Secretary of State's office in Concord, N.H. Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving secretary of state and guardian of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary is facing a serious challenger for the first time in decades, from within his own party. Colin Van Ostern on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, announced his campaign to unseat Gardner, who has been in office for 42 years. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
March 14, 2018 - 6:58 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The nation's longest-serving secretary of state and guardian of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary is facing a serious challenger for the first time in decades — from within his own party. Colin Van Ostern on Wednesday announced his campaign to unseat...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally of his ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party's supporters, in Mersin, southern Turkey, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Erdogan has criticised NATO for not supporting the country's ongoing military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units or YPG, that started Jan. 20, to clear them from Afrin in northwestern Syria. Erdogan asked, "Hey NATO, where are you?" and accused the alliance of double standards.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
March 12, 2018 - 12:54 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Monday began debating a set of changes to the country's electoral laws which critics say are unconstitutional, designed to help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consolidate power and may lead to election fraud. A vote on the changes is expected sometime...
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