Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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The Georgia governor’s race and other unfinished business

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/08/18, 12:33 pm

Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he is resigning Thursday as the state awaits a final result in the too-close-to-call gubernatorial race between him and Democrat Stacy Abrams. Voters had sued Kemp in federal court saying he should not oversee vote counting in his own election, and now he won’t. Kemp’s campaign claims he has enough votes now to win, but Abrams insists uncounted provisional ballots could give her enough of a boost to force a runoff, which would happen if neither candidate got 50 percent of the vote.

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Sessions out less than 24 hours after midterms

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/07/18, 03:18 pm

Jeff Sessions resigned as U.S. attorney general Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump. Session’s departure was expected after he took heavy criticism from Trump for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The president indicated in September that Sessions’ future in the administration was in doubt, but allies reportedly encouraged Trump not to fire Sessions until after the midterm elections.

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Foreclosures, high humidity, and other voting irregularities

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/07/18, 12:14 am

UPDATE: Acts of nature stymied some voters Tuesday along with long lines and malfunctioning voting machines. High humidity in North Carolina prevented ballots from being fed into the tabulators in some precincts, according to local officials, who said the ballots were stored in emergency bins and would be counted as soon as possible. Damp weather caused malfunctions in scanners already struggling to handle two-page ballots in New York. Severe storms in Tennessee knocked down power lines, forcing voters to use paper ballots instead of electronic machines.

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