Bush out at NBC

Baltimore Sun - - ELECTION 2016 - — As­so­ci­ated Press

NBC News has fired “To­day” show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vul­gar con­ver­sa­tion about women with Re­pub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump be­fore an “Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood” ap­pear­ance in 2005.

Bush, who had been at “To­day” for two months, is the nephew of Re­pub­li­can former Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush. states with some mea­sure of Demo­cratic con­trol over the process, in­clud­ing Min­nesota and Mis­souri, where the chief elec­tion of­fi­cer is a Demo­crat elected by the vot­ers; Penn­syl­va­nia, where the secretary of state was ap­pointed by the state’s Demo­cratic gov­er­nor; and Vir­ginia, where Demo­cratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe — a long­time Clin­ton ally — ap­pointed that state’s three­p­er­son elec­tions board.

Over­all, re­searchers have found that voter fraud in prior elec­tions is ex­tremely rare. Two years ago, Loy­ola Mary­mount Law School pro­fes­sor Justin Le­vitt, who studies elec­tion ad­min­is­tra­tion, found 31 cred­i­ble claims of voter fraud among more than 1 bil­lion bal­lots cast since 2000.

EVAN VUCCI/AP

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