Elections

  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the…

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  • Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.

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    When a U.S. president is using the IRS to terrify his political enemies, destroying American health care and opening our southern border to millions of future welfare-collecting, Democratic voters from the Third World, why is a dime's worth of money being wasted on trying to replace the Republican…

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  • Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.

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  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Urban League wants to make sure job issues and economic insecurity are in the forefront of this fall's election campaigns, its leader said Wednesday as members of the civil rights organization gathered for their four-day conference.

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  • Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

    Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults ...

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  • Libertarians sue New Hampshire over alleged suppression of third parties

    The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Libertarian Party to contest New Hampshire's HB 1542, a new state law that restricts the time candidates have to get their names on the ballot. The law stipulates that third-party candidates who want to get their…

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  • Obama congratulates Indonesia's Widodo on election

    US President Barack Obama has called Joko Widodo to congratulate him on his victory in Indonesia's "free and fair" presidential elections, the White House said Wednesday. During the conversation on Tuesday night, "President Obama told President-elect Widodo that he looks forward to meeting him at…

    AFP
  • Kosovo court suspends vote on parliament speaker, crisis deepens

    By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's constitutional court suspended the appointment of the speaker of parliament on Wednesday, deepening a political crisis over who gets to rule the impoverished Balkan country for the next four years. Kosovo is locked in a battle between political parties…

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    David Perdue Wins Georgia GOP Senate Runoff

    Businessman David Perdue defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. (July 23)

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  • Commonwealth Games forces truce in Scotland's UK debate

    As the Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow on Wednesday, the chief protagonists in Scotland's independence debate called an unofficial ceasefire, as voters said they would not be swayed by attempts to exploit the event for political ends. Scotland goes to the polls on September 18 to decide…

    AFP
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.

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  • Ex-general to challenge Indonesian election defeat

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that is likely to prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.

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  • David Perdue Wins Drawn-Out Georgia Primary

    After a long night of vote-counting -- and a much longer runoff battle -- the Associated Press has named David Perdue the winner of Georgia's Republican Senate primary.

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    Brazil's Rousseff Has 38 Percent Voter Support: IBOPE Poll

    A new poll by the IBOPE polling institute showed on Tuesday, President Dilma Rousseff has 38 percent of voter support ahead of her October re-election bid and would win a second-round runoff. Her main challenger, Aecio Neves, has the backing of 22 percent of potential voters while Eduardo Campos…

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  • Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court

    Indonesia's losing presidential election candidate, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court, his team's chief lawyer said on Wednesday. The challenge had been widely expected, but many analysts believe it would be near impossible for Prabowo to…

    Reuters
  • Indonesia's new president faces tough juggle ahead

    Hopes are running high for Indonesia's newly-elected president Joko Widodo, however the charismatic Jakarta governor's narrow victory means he now faces the onerous task of implementing reforms while appeasing ...

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  • Battered by election, Indonesia's new president faces party clash

    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) - After winning Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet - winning over his own party. To do that, he must deal with Puan Maharani, the politically ambitious daughter of…

    Reuters
  • Politicos souring on FEC advice?

    Requests for election law rulings plummet as ideological gridlock envelops commission.

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  • David Perdue wins Georgia GOP Senate runoff, will face Democrat Michelle Nunn

    Georgia Republican voters Tuesday night had a nail-biter of a primary for U.S. Senate. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Perdue has 51 percent of the vote, to Kingston's 49 percent; The Associated Press has projected Perdue as the winner. The incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss is…

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