Posts Tagged ‘election’

*** Election Night Livewire *** Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho, Oregon Vote in Contentious Primaries

Voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon all head to the polls Tuesday to select their nominees in both GOP and Democrat primaries in what is thus far this year perhaps the biggest election night yet.

Elon Musk Claims He Will Vote Republican in Next Election

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will be voting Republican in the next election, despite “overwhelmingly” voting for Democrats throughout his life.

The Forthcoming Australian Election is Not Really About Meaningful Change

In less than two weeks’ time, on Saturday 20th May the Australian electorate goes to the polls to select a new government. If the opinion polls are correct, it should be a victory for the Labor Party which last held power in 2013. There are however, a number of uncertainties in the polls. The first […]

Maricopa GOP leaders call out Arizona Attorney General for stolen election lies

A rare example of Republicans calling out their own instead of bending to pro-Trump lies as 2022’s primaries get underway.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Wins Philippines Presidential Election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters on Wednesday he was “ready to hit the ground running” following a presumed victory in the 2022 Philippine presidential election earlier that same day.

France: Spoiled Ballot Issue Returns in Macron Election, Fraud Charged

Update 4/27/22: The UK Guardian reports: “The number of spoiled votes, and the abstention rate, were also alarmingly high.” But no exact numbers of spoiled votes are available. In 2017 that number was 4.2 million ballots. Le Pen this year was short about 5.5 million votes. In 2022, 2.2 million ballots counted as “blanks,” while […]

French Election FRAUD Puts 2020 To Shame — Millions Of Uncounted Le Pen Ballots Found [VIDEO]

If you thought the U.S. election in 2020 was bad, it’s nothing compared to the sham election that just went down in France. Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild banker and World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader,” may have been crowned the “winner”, but millions of Le Pen voters lost their ballots and rights on Sunday.

MSNBC’s Melber: New Generation of GOP ‘Organized Around Election Lies, Science Lies, QAnon Lies’

MSNBC host Ari Melber said Tuesday on his show “The Beat” that the next generation of Republicans was “organized around election lies, science lies, QAnon lies.”

Indonesian Students Protest Rumored Delay of 2024 Election

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Thousands of students marched in cities around Indonesia on Monday to protest against rumors that the government is considering postponing the 2024 presidential election to allow President Joko Widodo to remain in office beyond the two-term legal limit, calling it a threat to the country’s democracy. They demonstrated in front of the Parliament building […]

France election: Five reasons why the Macron-Le Pen face-off will look very different this time

Emmanuel Macron goes into the French presidential run-off as the frontrunner ahead of Marine Le Pen, with his first-round lead over his rival slightly larger than it was in 2017. But round two of the duel between the pro-European centrist and his nationalist challenger looks set to be a very different, much closer race than […]

New efforts seek to build trust in elections, in the face of a still-thriving 2020 election denier community

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Steven Rosenfeld is the editor and chief correspondent of Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He has reported for National Public Radio, Marketplace, and Christian Science Monitor Radio, as well as a wide range of progressive publications including […]

Who will these voters back in France’s presidential election?

French voters will take to the polls on 10 April to vote in the first round of the presidential election. While incumbent president Emmanuel Macron is leading in the polls, his rivals have recently cut into some of his support and polls also show that around a quarter of voters remain undecided. The abstention rate […]

For Trump, every day remains the 2020 Election Day

As he spoke, however, a tension became apparent in the room. Trump and his aides and allies may be living up the moment. Some may have their eyes on the potential of a presidential run in 2024. But on Tuesday night, like many others since Trump left the White House, they remained consumed by what […]

Trump endorses Palin in Alaska House special election

Referring to her time on the 2008 Republican ticket alongside the late Sen. John McCain — a longtime foil of the former president — Trump said, “Sarah lifted the McCain presidential campaign out of the dumps despite the fact she had to endure some very evil, stupid, and jealous people within the campaign itself. They […]

Hungary’s election may spark the next crisis for the EU | View

“Fidesz slowly stripped the guarantees for fair elections out of the system – a death by a thousand cuts,” argues Michael Meyer-Resende, speaking about this Sunday’s election in Hungary. Source

Hungary election: Who is Viktor Orban and how has he stayed in power for so long?

Today, Viktor Orban is best known for being a right-wing populist. But did you know his career began at the other end of the political spectrum? Source

More than 80 election-denying candidates running for governor, attorney general and secretary of state in 2022’s primaries

A series of reports underscore that disinformation is getting worse in 2022, not better. Source

Judge finds Trump’s attempt to overturn 2020 election was likely a felony

One government watchdog group said the ruling is a “clear call for accountability and further investigation of the attempt to subvert the election.” Source

How Pence used 43 words to shut down Trump allies’ election subversion on Jan. 6

And Pence’s choice started off like his predecessors and would have sounded like parliamentary jargon to most people watching the session on Jan. 6, 2021: Vice presidents begin the counting of electoral votes by indicating that votes will be counted “after ascertaining that the certificates are regular in form and authentic.” But Pence added another […]

Support for Israel trumps everything: GOP election deniers and their Dem critics both find support from AIPAC

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) new super PAC committee has released a list of over 100 candidates that it’s backing in this year’s midterm elections. 37 of them voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump. AIPAC also endorsed dozens of Democrats and some of those lawmakers […]

A Chronicle of the Pre-election Race in ROK: Ahn Cheol-soo’s Game.

For only so long, the author did not pay attention to the third candidate, but now the time is ripe to talk about Ahn Cheol-soo. This is already the third election that this 59-year-old former doctor and software entrepreneur takes part in. In 2012, he ran for president as an independent candidate but dropped out […]

‘Multiple’ Jan. 6 calls between Trump and lawyer on Texas election lawsuit, panel reveals

The subpoenas also target Cleta Mitchell, a prominent GOP attorney who joined Trump on a call with Georgia officials in early January 2021. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Congressional investigators say former President Donald Trump had “multiple phone calls” on Jan. 6, 2021 with an attorney who represented Texas in its lawsuit to overturn the […]

A Chronicle of the Pre-election Race in ROK: Candidates and their Family Problems

One of the most common tactics in Korean politics since the Middle Ages has been to smear a family member. It is understood that political leaders cannot control their relatives and fail to be aware of their bad transgressions. This means that they could be done with his knowledge, or at least cast a shadow […]

Twitter and TikTok Still Have an Election Misinformation Problem

A year after social media platforms cracked down on election misinformation following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, false claims of electoral fraud are still prevalent on Twitter and TikTok.  A new report conducted by Advance Democracy, Inc., a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, found that while explicit calls to violence on social […]

Retired US generals have warned of the possibility of a coup during the 2024 election.

January 10, 2022 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen net Retired US generals have warned of the possibility of a coup during the 2024 election. A three percenter patch is worn over a US military outfit (AFP) Experts are concerned that the emergence of right-wing extremism in the US military would endanger democracy in the US. […]

Hochul’s policy agenda plays it safe in election year. But she offers plenty for everyone.

What Hochul said Most of the issues Hochul mentioned in her address are of the sort that political opponents aren’t going to gain much ground by attacking. Reducing the number of potholes and improving the infrastructure? Best of luck to any candidates who try to turn that into a negative. As the rare governor to […]

Legislative Election Held in Hong Kong

Election to the Legislative Council, the local parliament in Hong Kong, was held on December 19 of this year – an event that observers outside China should be interested in from an academic point of view. It is always curious to see how one of the two leading world powers solves its internal problems, which […]

CBS White House Reporter: Democrats Need Migration Bill for 2022 Midterm Election

Democrats will lose the 2022 midterm election unless they try harder to pass immigration legislation, CBS’ top political reporter Ed O’Keefe claimed on December 26. “The problem for Democrats going into next year is if they expect to be able to turn out the kinds of people that they need to win congressional elections and […]

‘Not needed’: Taliban shut down more ministries and election commissions

The Taliban dissolved Afghanistan’s two election commissions as well as the state ministries for peace and parliamentarian affairs, an official said Sunday. Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for Afghanistan’s Taliban-run government, said the country’s Independent Election Commission and Electoral Complaint Commission have been dissolved. Karimi said the Taliban also dissolved the Ministry for Peace and the […]

Libya parliament cancels Friday’s election 

Libya’s parliament said Friday’s planned presidential election would not go ahead, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos and the fate of the interim government in doubt, Reuters reports. The electoral commission today proposed pushing back the voting date by a month, confirming a delay that had been widely expected amid ongoing disputes over the […]

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