Elections

  • Donald Trump weighs post-election options if he loses

    GOP nominee's new comments come after saying during the summer that election would be stacked against him

    CBS News
  • Ecuador ruling party chooses Correa ally as presidential candidate

    By Alexandria Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's ruling party tapped a former vice president and ally of leftist President Rafael Correa as its candidate for president on Saturday in an election to be held in February. Lenin Moreno, 63, was Correa's vice president from 2007 to 2013 and is…

    Reuters
  • 100-day countdown ticks in Venezuela political crisis

    On January 10, 2017, President Nicolas Maduro will have completed four years of his six-year term at the helm of the major oil exporter, whose economy is reeling from sharply lower global crude prices. Saturday begins the 100-day countdown for Maduro's opposition to mount a recall referendum. If…

    AFP
  • How the AP-GfK poll on third party voters was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on third party voters and the presidential race. was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Sept. 15-19. It is based on online interviews of 1,694 adults, including 1,476 registered voters and 1,251 likely voters, who are members of GfK's…

    Associated Press
  • Pedro Sanchez, Spanish Socialist leader in fight for survival

    At the helm of the Spanish Socialist party for two years, Pedro Sanchez -- or "Mr Handsome" as he is known -- is fighting for his survival as fellow heavyweights call for his head. Seventeen members of the party's executive quit Wednesday in a bid to oust the 44-year-old, unhappy about the way he…

    AFP
  • Why 20,000 more Kansans will be voting in November

    It’s official: following several judicial rulings and a court case brought by the ACLU, around 20,000 more Kansas voters can go to the polls this November. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reached the agreement with the ACLU on Thursday, saying that he would register the voters and make sure…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Chicago Tribune says it is endorsing Republicans — they just happen to be the Libertarian ticket

    The latest of the old-line major metro daily newspapers to break with tradition and opt not to endorse the Republican Party’s standard-bearer for the presidency is the Chicago Tribune.

    MarketWatch
  • Fox News poll confirms: Hillary Clinton won the debate in a landslide

    A Fox News poll released Friday confirmed what other scientific surveys have found in the...

    Business Insider
  • Spain's Socialist leader quits and opens door to end of deadlock

    By Angus Berwick and Carlos Ruano MADRID (Reuters) - The leader of Spain's Socialists resigned on Saturday after losing a vote triggered by a party revolt, a step which could pave the way for the formation of a new government and end a nine-month political deadlock. Pedro Sanchez had been in a…

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  • Congo commission expects presidential vote delay to Dec 2018

    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Saturday that he expects the presidential election, originally scheduled for this November, to be delayed until December 2018, lawmakers present at his speech said. The announcement is likely…

    Reuters
  • Why Ohio’s secretary of State doesn’t want federal help on election security

    Ohio secretary of State Jon Husted says that his state’s electoral systems face no threat from hackers in this November's elections, expressing resistance to the Obama administration's possible designation of state systems as "critical infrastructure" – a move that would expand federal protections…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Dozens still held in Gabon over post-election violence

    Some 70 people, including several opposition figures, were still in detention nearly a month after a wave of post-election violence erupted in Gabon, a judicial source said on Friday. Thirty-nine people have been charged for their alleged role in rioting and looting that broke out in Gabon after…

    AFP
  • Why 34,000 Americans may have difficulty voting in November

    Voter ID laws in 8 states could have an adverse impact on these voters.

    MarketWatch
  • Trump told a New Hampshire reporter he has a 'very good' marital history

    Republican Donald Trump explained to a reporter in New Hampshire on Thursday he isn't worried about Democrat Hillary Clinton bringing up his marital history at the next presidential debate because — unlike the Clintons — he has no reason to be embarrassed. In the first debate, Trump boasted, he…

    The Week
  • Russia, US and Europe at odds over who should be the next boss of the United Nations

    The election to replace Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general of the U.N. reaches a crucial stage next week.

    CNBC
  • Hollywood & Broadway To Put On Big-Money Show For Hillary Clinton

    Tinseltown and the Great White Way are stepping onstage to help Hillary Clinton in the final weeks of the campaign with a star-studded Harvey Weinstein co-produced fundraiser on October 17 in NYC. The former Secretary of State herself will not be in attendance for the Billy Crystal hosted …

    Deadline
  • Spain's Socialist Party chief steps down

    The embattled head of the Spanish Socialists Pedro Sanchez resigned Saturday after losing a vote among top party members, in a move that could pave the way to unblocking the country's political paralysis. Since December 2015, the country has been without a fully-functioning executive as rivals have…

    AFP