Elections

  • Brazil's president widens lead in polls ahead of Sunday vote

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead over her opposition candidate Aecio Neves and would win Sunday's presidential election runoff by six to eight percentage points, two opinion polls showed on Thursday. In Brazil's tightest election in decades, the…

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  • Races for governor carry 2016 implications

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races.

    Associated Press
  • Botswana readies for crunch vote

    Botswana's political parties made their final pitches Thursday in a fiercely fought election that will test the strength of the ruling party against an invigorated opposition driven by a growing calls for change. Dubbed "Judgement Day" by local media, Friday's general election will see President…

    AFP
  • House Dem campaign arm spends almost $2M daily

    House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said it raised $8.8 million between Oct. 1 ...

    Associated Press
  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public…

    Associated Press
  • America is losing influence in Latin America -- and that's great news

    Is Bolivian President Evo Morales a despot, despite the fact that he just won a free and fair election? So argues The New York Times editorial board, calling him a cuadillo because he might try to change the Bolivian constitution to run again in 2020.

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    Vote For Republicans In Chicago Automatically Changed To Democrats

    Jim Moynihan, Republican candidate for the Illinois State House, went in today to vote early, and to vote for himself. But when he touched the screen mark his name, it was his Democratic opponent’s name that registered the vote. Moynihan told Illinois Review, “While early voting at the Schaumburg…

    Wochit
  • Sri Lanka set for populist budget ahead of snap polls

    Veteran Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is expected to unveil a populist budget on Friday hoping to shore up sagging electoral support ahead of a troubled bid to win a third term. Rajapakse, who is also finance minister, has advanced the budget for 2015 by a month to give his government more…

    AFP
  • Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

    Election Day is just around the corner! On Tuesday, November 4, voters across the country will head to the polls to cast their votes in thousands of local, state and federal elections. What's your Election Day game plan? Now is the time to learn about your local voting rules, think about how and…

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  • These midterm elections will be the most expensive ever. Easily.

    Total spending on this year's Congressional elections will likely top $3.9 billion, according to a new projection from the invaluable Center for Responsive Politics. This would make 2014 the most expensive Congressional election cycle in history, easily topping the $3.6 billion spent in 2010 and…

    Vox.com
  • Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

    WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a plea from big money mastermind Karl Rove.On Sept. 17, Rove, the co-founder of the super PAC and dark money duo American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS,…

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  • [video] Jerry Seib: Voter Enthusiasm Making Democrats Uneasy

    As the 2014 midterm election cycle reaches the last stretch, WSJ’s Jerry Seib explains why voter enthusiasm is making Democrats nervous. Photo: AP

    MarketWatch
  • Corporations, advocacy groups spend big on ballot measures

    Corporations and national advocacy groups are throwing big dollars behind TV ads before voters decide 158 state ballot measures.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

    Associated Press
  • Burkina Faso opposition rejects referendum plan, calls for protests

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Opposition parties in Burkina Faso accused President Blaise Compaore on Wednesday of preparing a "constitutional coup d'etat" and called for nationwide protests against moves to remove a two-term limit for the presidency. In power for over 27 years, Compaore has positioned…

    Reuters
  • Poll: Iowa Senate race a dead heat

    The race for the open Senate seat in Iowa is going down to the wire, according to the new poll from Monmouth University — though the Democrats might also have an ace in the hole, thanks to early voting efforts.

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