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    (CNN)Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County -- a move that could result in a GOP takeover of election operations in a heavily Democratic region of this battleground state.A letter sent Friday to the State Board of Elections and signed by Georgia...
    ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — A Cecil County elections official on Thursday pleaded guilty to misconduct in office after failing to get a financial disclosure form from County Executive Danielle Hornberger in time and later altering the paperwork Hornberger submitted, Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced on Friday. Lora Walters, who served as deputy director of...
                        Georgia officials have filed a motion to dismiss the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) lawsuit against the state’s new voter integrity law, Senate Bill 202. Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr this week released a statement and called the lawsuit “politically-charged”...
    Donald Trump is a colossal, outsized, Brobdingnagian loser. You might even say he’s a “yuge” loser. And while he’s always been a loser (see also: multiple bankruptcies), his loser bona fides are shining particularly brightly these days. He lost the popular vote in 2016. He lost the presidency in 2020, conspicuously becoming the first loser incumbent in...
    The United States ought to allow foreign nationals legally in the U.S. to vote in local, state, and federal elections with Democrats as the “biggest beneficiaries,” a New York Times op-ed argues. The Times op-ed, titled “There Is No Good Reason You Should Have to Be a Citizen to Vote” and authored by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian,...
    Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chair Robb Pitts speaking in March at the Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia, during a protest of the GOP's voter suppression bills. Georgia Republicans have taken the next step in their bid to seize control of elections in Fulton County, the state's most populous county, which Joe Biden overwhelmingly won...
    Vice President Kamala Harris has seen her favorability rating continually drop in the first six months of President Joe Biden’s administration, and Democrats may be starting to view her as politically toxic. Vice presidents typically play a large role in galvanizing support for down-ticket party members during midterm elections, as Vice President Mike Pence did in...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill extending early and mail-in voting practices in Massachusetts, adopted during the pandemic, through the end of 2021. A spokesman for the governor confirmed that he signed a supplemental budget including “a section extending expanded early voting and no-excuse mail-in voting until December 15, 2021.” READ...
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the state is prepared to fight the Justice Department's lawsuit against its election law up to the United States Supreme Court and is "confident" it will "prevail" after the state sought to dismiss the case altogether this week.  Georgia filed a motion seeking a full dismissal of what...
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    The bill to Strengthen Nicaragua’s Adherence to the Conditions for Electoral Reform, better known as the Renacer Law, advanced upon being approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives (USA). The Renacer Law proposes specific sanctions if President Daniel Ortega does not adopt measures for the holding of free, fair,...
    (CNN)Democratic donors donated $289 million through the online fundraising platform ActBlue during the second quarter of this year, in what the group touts as a sign of early grassroots energy ahead of next year's hotly contested midterm elections.In all, Democratic grassroots contributors have donated more than $602 million through ActBlue during the first six months...
    Georgia Republicans requested a performance review of the top elections official in Fulton County, the first step toward a possible state takeover of Atlanta-area voting contests. A group of two dozen lawmakers signed a letter, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, seeking the inquiry into Fulton elections chief Richard Barron, who is facing backlash for his...
    Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr today issued the following statements regarding the State of Georgia’s motion to dismiss the U.S. Department of Justice’s politically-charged lawsuit seeking to intrude into the State of Georgia’s constitutional authority to regulate the time, place, and...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s newly installed prime minister, Ariel Henry, held his first press conference on Wednesday as he pledged to hold elections as soon as possible following the slaying of President Jovenel Moïse. Henry said the government’s mission is to hold free, honest and transparent elections with a large voter turnout as he...
    (CNN)To hear Donald Trump tell it, his endorsement is the equivalent to a golden ticket to Congress."88 and 2 (really 1) in ENDORSEMENTS this election cycle, and @FoxNews was critical," he tweeted in June 2020. "Has anyone ever done so well? I doubt it!"But as is so often true with Trump, the reality comes up...
    Former state Assemblyman and Contra Costa elections chief Joe Canciamilla, now a convicted felon after illegally spending at least $130,529 of campaign funds, won’t serve a day in jail. Instead, under a plea deal approved this month with District Attorney Diana Becton, he will probably spend six months on home detention at his oceanfront Hawaii...
    5 false theories of the US elections 2:43 (CNN Business) – As supporters of President Donald Trump continue to spread unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, a new theme emerges in their attacks on the legitimacy of the elections. Widespread accusations that President-elect Joe Biden “stole” the election are now tinged with unsubstantiated claims that...
                        The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announced on Tuesday that the organization will expand its reach by establishing the Center for Election Integrity (CEI). “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and I’m looking forward to seeing the Center for...
    President BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE said Tuesday that he has been briefed on Russian efforts to spread misinformation related to the 2022 midterm elections. “Look...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in Nicaragua arrested on Tuesday academic José Antonio Peraza, the leader of the opposition alliance White and Blue National Unity. Peraza, a political science professor, was the 22nd opposition leader arrested, in addition to seven potential presidential candidates detained in a crackdown that started two months ago. Almost all...
    MUZAFFARABAD, PAKISTAN-CONTROLLED KASHMIR - Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI party has won the legislative elections in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, held Sunday, with a comfortable majority. The election commission announced the results Monday. These were the first elections in the region after India in 2019 revoked the semi-autonomous status of the parts of Kashmir under its control....
    Imploring the Democratic leadership to act before it's too late, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned Monday that the Republican supporters of newly enacted state-level voter suppression laws are laying the groundwork to overturn election results in the near future. The New York Democrat joined the chorus voicing concern over the national Democratic Party's emerging plan to...
    Voting rights advocates are faced with a slew of concerns about the future of democracy in Fulton County, Ga., as Republican lawmakers are aiming to hijack elections with their newly granted powers as a result of the controversial laws they have managed to pass. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Republican lawmakers' efforts, which stem...
    MSNBC contributor Dr. Christina Greer singled out Republicans for not accepting election results while at the same time arguing that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp "stole" his seat in 2018. On Monday, substitute host Tiffany Cross for "The Reid Out" spoke with Greer on the upcoming testimonies that officers will give for the January 6 committee....
    Three of the Texas House Democrats who fled the state earlier this month to block the passage of a sweeping elections reform bill plan to testify at a hearing before a U.S. House subcommittee on the legislation. Democratic state Reps. Diego Bernal, Nicole Collier and Senfronia Thompson are set to testify Thursday before the House Oversight...
    MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - Somalia's indirect election of lawmakers, expected to begin Sunday, was delayed once again as regional parliaments were not ready. No new date was set for the Somali upper house elections.  Authorities said the vote did not take place because the five state leaders failed to submit a list of the final candidates....
    One Senate seat. Just one. Four House seats. Four. That's the very slender reed upon which President Joe Biden's success or failure is riding in the 2022 midterm elections. Without intervention from Congress very soon, that election will be held under Jim Crow 2.0 in 18 states with 30 new voter suppression laws so far. The states...
    What happened? Alexi Giannoulias, who formerly served as the state's treasurer, argued on Twitter recently that it is "critical" for Illinois voters to keep the secretary of state's office blue in order to "protect" the state's electoral process. But should he be elected, Giannoulias will be disappointed to find out that the secretary of...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan elections board on Monday declined to certify an LGBTQ-rights ballot drive because it did not submit enough voter signatures. The 4-0 vote from two Democrats and two Republicans came after the elections bureau did a second review and estimated Fair and Equal Michigan turned in roughly 263,000 valid signatures,...
    A GOP lawmaker called for a forensic voting audit in Florida on Monday as he cited "significant irregularities" in similar inquiries in Georgia and Arizona. State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump, demanded the Florida secretary of state and local election authorities investigate the five most populous counties: Hillsborough,...
    Florida State Representative and U.S. congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini (R) demanded the Florida Secretary of State and local Supervisors of Elections “initiate a forensic audit of the 2020 election in Florida’s five largest counties to help ensure voter confidence.” “A full forensic audit of the five counties must be done immediately,” Sabatini announced in a press...
    Marin elections officials are hustling to identify polling sites for the gubernatorial recall vote on Sept. 14. Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis signed a proclamation on July 1 setting in motion the election to decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom should remain in office. The move gave elections officials about a month and a half to organize...
    Venture capitalist and Senate candidate Blake Masters said on this week’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that if Democrats won in the 2022 midterm elections, then “we lose the country forever.” Anchor Maria Bartiromo said, “Joining me right now is Blake Masters. He is running for the Senate seat in Arizona. And he...
    CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he was aiming to begin a dialogue with the country's political opposition next month in Mexico facilitated by Norway, a process he hoped the United States would embrace. In May the opposition changed strategy and indicated its willingness to return to negotiations to resolve the political...
    (CNN)As Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), falls back on talking points that suggest Americans are fed up with Democratic policies, I'm left wondering what alternate reality she's living in and what polls she's looking at. The Biden administration is currently polling favorably among most Americans — and higher than Donald Trump...
                        PHOENIX, Arizona – Dozens of attendees were already lining up Friday evening outside the Arizona Federal Theatre in anticipation of the “Protect Our Elections” rally Saturday with former President Donald Trump hosted by Turning Point Action. It will be Trump’s first rally in...
    “I support Yan Sandral’s march for the next Senate election.” What do you conclude from these diplomatic elections? These elections, which were postponed for a year, took place under very specific conditions associated with the Govt 19 epidemic. Overall, if you look at the statistics and our friends who have been re-elected or re-elected...
    Fox Nation will stream a rally with former President Donald J. Trump, hosted by Turning Point Action in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 24.  Turning Point Action, the political action committee under TPUSA is intended to target Democrats. TPA is hosting a "Protect Our Elections Rally" featuring Trump in the Arizona Federal Theatre. Fox Nation...
    When election season rolls around, most Americans are aware of the typical process: ballots are cast, a winner is declared, each state certifies their vote, and then the Electoral College affirms the win. However, there is one dangerous loophole in that process, and now lawmakers are making a bipartisan effort to resolve the issue. ...
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    (CNN)The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that it plans to spend at least $5 million in Virginia ahead of the key off-year elections in the commonwealth, a significant investment that signals how critical Democrats view the November contests. The investment in Virginia -- which committee operatives said would fund and develop staff inside the party's...
    In states all over the country, former President Donald Trump and Republican officials, leaders, and lawmakers raised concerns about claims of voter fraud. To make matters worse, multiple attorneys general and prosecutors in various states also echoed the same baseless claims despite not having substantial evidence of voter fraud. While there were isolated reports...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Republicans have denied Democrats’ accusations that their elections integrity bills are in response to former President Donald Trump losing the 2020 election. Now, some House Republicans have filed House Bill 241, which calls for an independent third-party to conduct a forensic audit of the election results in each precinct in the...
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    MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week.   The Islamist militant group has threatened to disrupt the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in the Horn of Africa country.   The leader of the group, Ahmed Abu Ubaidah, said...
    (Bloomberg) – Chilean assets started the week on the rise after an electoral primary knocked out the Communist Party candidate for the November presidential election. Stocks posted their biggest two-day gain in nearly four months, local bond yields fell and foreign notes outperformed their peers as euphoria washed over investors. But now, a trio of...
    (CNN)Maribeth Witzel-Behl had run elections in Madison, Wisconsin, for 15 years when the 2020 election arrived, bringing challenges like no other: a global pandemic, a crushing workload, lawsuits and a recount.Then the threats started. Wisconsin rules require the initials of the municipal clerk to appear on absentee ballots, but during a recount last November, people...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Haiti's new prime minister, Ariel Henry, took office Tuesday in the aftermath of the president's assassination two weeks ago, pledging to improve the country's dire security and to organize long-delayed elections.  Henry was installed as head of a new government in an attempt to stabilize a country on the brink of chaos since...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Board of Elections has certified the results of New York City’s 2021 primary. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is officially the Democratic nominee for mayor. He beat former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia in the city’s first ranked choice election by just over 7,000 votes. READ MORE: Dr. Fauci: COVID Vaccination...