Elections

  • Did Hillary Clinton receive that post convention bump? A new poll says yes

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election. Nearly 41 percent…

    Newsweek
  • Tens of thousands rally in support of Congo's Kabila

    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of President Joseph Kabila's supporters rallied in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Friday in a growing stand-off with opposition parties who have accused him of trying to cling to power. Crowds packed the 50,000-seat Tata Raphael…

    Reuters
  • Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities. Ortega, a former leftwing rebel seen as an authoritarian leader, is standing for re-election to a third term in November…

    AFP
  • Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

    A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint ...

    Associated Press
  • Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job, effectively crushing the former diplomat's hopes of nabbing the post after he spent months lobbying for government support.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. judge strikes down parts of Wisconsin voter ID law: report

    U.S. District Judge James Peterson, ruling in a lawsuit challenging the 2011 law by two liberal groups, found sections of the law unconstitutional, the paper reported. Wisconsin is one of several Republican-led states that have passed such laws in recent years amid fear of fraudulent voting by…

    Reuters
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  • Why political polls and betting odds disagree with each other so much

    Political betting markets incorrectly predicted the U.K.'s Brexit vote, prompting questions about their accuracy.

    CNBC.com
  • Judge: Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who've registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.

    Associated Press
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    ABC News' Rick Klein Recaps the Week in Politics

    A wild Democratic National Convention started with an ouster and ended with history. While Donald Trump suggested that Russia use hackers to find Clinton's missing emails. ABC News' Rick Klein recaps the week in politics for July 16 - July 22, 2016.

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  • Scars of Ferguson protests shape Missouri governor's race

    Protests over a police killing of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago forged a new national civil rights movement, and are now shaping a law-and-order message from Republican candidates for state governor. Four Republicans and four Democrats are campaigning ahead of Tuesday's…

    Reuters
  • Spain king tasks acting PM Rajoy with forming new government

    Spain's king tasked acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Thursday with the delicate mission of forming a government and unblocking seven months of political paralysis after a second round of inconclusive elections. Rajoy told reporters King Felipe VI had asked him if he would attempt to form a…

    AFP
  • North Carolina's controversial, probably discriminatory voter ID law, explained

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the pen President Lyndon B. Johnson used to sign it. The latest battleground in this debate: North Carolina. Civil rights groups, joined by the US Department of Justice, are challenging a 2013 North Carolina law that requires a photo ID for all residents to vote,…

    Vox.com
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    O'Malley: DNC, Wasserman Schultz treated me unfairly

    Former presidential candidate Martin O'Malley tells 'On the Record' why he believes the Democratic National Committee led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz were not helpful to his campaign

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  • Nicaragua electoral authority unseats opposition lawmakers

    Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek ...

    Associated Press
  • Federal judge strikes down parts of Wisconsin voter laws

    U.S. District Judge James Peterson, ruling in a legal challenge to the laws by two liberal groups, said he could not overturn the entire voter ID law because a federal appeals court had already found such restrictions to be constitutional. "To put it bluntly, Wisconsin's strict version of voter ID…

    Reuters
  • Sao Tome runoff vote confirmed for August 7 despite row

    São Tomé (AFP) - The government of Sao Tome and Principe on Thursday fixed the second round of a presidential election for August 7 despite unrest after a challenge to the first-round result. The ruling party candidate and former prime minister Evaristo Carvalho appeared to have scraped past the…

    AFP
  • Unemployed may turn away from South Africa's ANC in election

    By Stella Mapenzauswa UMLAZI, Durban (Reuters) - Young, poor, supporters of South Africa's African National Congress are weary of reminders of its liberation struggle, concentrating instead on the ruling party's failure to deliver jobs which could cost it votes in local elections next week. With a…

    Reuters
  • Losing the TV Ratings, Trump Tells Supporters Not to Watch Clinton’s Finale

    One of the things that couldn’t fail to strike someone who watched the Republican Presidential primary with even a moderate amount of interest was Donald Trump’s obsession with numbers reflecting people’s interest in his candidacy. When Trump skipped a debate and the ratings for it fell in…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Bernie Sanders Leaves Democratic Party to Return to Independent in Senate

    Bernie Sanders is returning to his status as an independent after losing the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Vermont senator announced he will be leaving the Democratic Party when he returns to work in the U.S. Senate this week. As…

    People