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Supreme Court declines to outlaw Michigan straight-ticket voting
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a request by the state of Michigan to enforce a 2015 law that bans straight-ticket voting.
4 points by UPI | Voting Democracy Elections United Press International Supreme Court of the United States Election Voting system Samuel Alito
Clinton tries, again, to share warmer side
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Elections Presumptive nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Poll Candidate
Tie broken: Incumbent wins special election after tie vote
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) - An incumbent county commissioner in eastern Missouri is apparently staying in office after a special election necessitated by a tie vote. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri (http://bit.ly/2czu1SM ) reports that incumbent St. Francois County District 1 Commissioner Gary Wilkinson defeated challenger Linda Black ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | General election Elections Election Voting Primary election Voting system By-election Missouri
Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook co-founder, donates $20 million to Democrats, liberal causes
Arguing that the 2016 election cycle is a "referendum" on the direction of American society, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz said he and wife Cari Tuna are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president and will contribute $20 million to Democratic campaign groups and liberal causes this year. Mr. Moskovitz made the announcement ...
82 points by The Washington Times | Elections Dustin Moskovitz Referendum Democracy Initiative Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States
Supreme Court rejects Michigan Republicans who fear Trump effect, keeping practice of straight-ticket voting
The Supreme Court, acting in a partisan election dispute triggered by the rise of Donald Trump, has turned down an appeal from Michigan Republicans who sought to eliminate straight-ticket voting for the first time in 125 years. The justices by a 6-2 vote refused to allow the state to enforce a...
185 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States United States Voting Appeal Law Elections President of the United States George W. Bush
Supreme Court rejects Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting
Lower courts ruled the bill would discriminate against African American voters.
1851 points by The Washington Post | Supreme Court of the United States Voting Elections Voting system Democracy Election United States Supreme court
Include Gary Johnson and Jill Stein in presidential debates
Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are likely to be excluded unless a strong public voice is raised to the Commission on Presidential Debates and mainstream media to have them included.
27 points by The Denver Post | Election Elections Voting system Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Mass media American Jews Voting
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 4:15 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
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Clinton: GOP seeks ‘to undermine right to vote’
North Carolinians should reject Republicans’ “concerted effort to undermine the right to vote” by showing up at the polls in droves, Hillary Clinton said at a campaign rally Thursday.         
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Democratic groups join forces in $4 million effort to boost top Senate prospects
Nearly all the Senate races are key to Democrats' hopes of regaining the Senate majority.
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Tech mogul gifts $20M to help beat Trump
In a late and likely consequential move, a co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a bid to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
35278 points by CNN | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dustin Moskovitz Elections Facebook Hillary Rodham Clinton Election Mark Zuckerberg Republican Party
Why Colorado is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect from the state's nine electoral votes.
29 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Voting Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Bill Clinton Elections President of the United States
Why Texas is a surprisingly key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect from Texas's 38 electoral votes.
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After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state's Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person ...
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This 224-page California voter guide is heftiest one ever, thanks to 17 ballot measures
In a season replete with clothing catalogs and campaign flyers, the biggest item stuffed in mailboxes this fall may be the Nov. 8 statewide voter guide, coming in at a record-setting 224 pages. The information booklet covers all 17 statewide ballot propositions, a document that election officials...
3462 points by Los Angeles Times | Elections Election Initiative Voting Voter turnout Voting system Democracy Referendum
Maine students compete to register the most people to vote
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. The rumble is actually two competitions. One is for ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Voter turnout University College High school Voter registration Elections Voting Plurality voting system
Belarus: Will new elections yield new results?
Parliamentary elections to take place on September 11 in Belarus, Europe's "last dictatorship".
343 points by Al Jazeera English | Election Elections Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Voting Preselection Voter turnout Voting system
U.S. appeals court to hear challenge to proof-of-citizenship voting requirement
WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups were set to ask a federal appeals court panel in Washington on Thursday to block Kansas, Alabama and Georgia from enforcing proof-of-citizenship requirements for people using a federal form to register to vote.
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Amid questions, Republican Winterton withdraws from Senate District 16 race
Donald Winteron, a Republican candidate for the District 16 Senate seat, has ended his campaign and withdrawn from the race.Secretary of State Bill Gardner said Thursday that because Winterton has not been domiciled in New Hampshire for at least the last seven years, he does not meet the qualificati...
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Ballot ruling to come Friday in Arizona's 5th District race
PHOENIX (AP) - A judge will decide Friday whether to allow hundreds of contested ballots to count in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district. Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary for the 5th Congressional District had state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections Voting system Voting United States Primary election Alaska Election Voter turnout
North Carolina board makes measured choices on voting plans
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled Board of Elections took a measured approach Thursday to settling local quarrels over early voting plans, refusing to expand voting on Sundays this fall but increasing access to the ballot in counties where…
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Clinton: GOP seeks ‘to undermine the right to vote’
North Carolinians should reject Republicans’ “concerted effort to undermine the right to vote” by showing up at the polls in droves, Hillary...       
227 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Voter turnout Elections Democratic Party President of the United States Bill Clinton Voting
County supervisor candidate can't link rival to Trump in voter pamphlet, judge rules
Kathryn Barger, a candidate running to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, won a legal challenge Thursday over a rival's candidate statement that implied Barger supports Donald Trump. Barger, who is Antonovich’s chief of staff, is in a runoff with Darrell Park, a...
105 points by Los Angeles Times | Democracy Michael D. Antonovich Voting Election White House Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Donald Trump Elections
The Latest: Early voting in Charlotte expanded by state
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local):
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Voting restrictions echo Jim Crow laws, Hillary Clinton says
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump plans another visit to Capitol Hill Sept. 8, 2016, 4:34 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Donald Trump talks with members of Congress, plans another visit to Capitol Hill Libertarian nominee...
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New Hillary Clinton ad makes pitch to Hispanic voters
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is targeting Hispanic voters in Nevada with a new Spanish-language television and digital ad ...
55 points by Las Vegas Sun | Elections Voter turnout Election Voting Voter registration Democracy California Barack Obama
Results confirm winner of northern Alaska legislative race
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A recount is likely after the results of a northern Alaska legislative race showed incumbent Rep. Benjamin Nageak lost by only four votes. The certified results released Tuesday show Dean Westlake won the House District 40 race with 819 votes, compared to Nageak's 815. A previous ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections United States Alaska Democratic Party Voting Office Republican Party Voting system
Trump vs Clinton race heats up with two months to go
US election kicks into high gear, with both candidates spending Labour Day in battleground state of Ohio.
1068 points by Al Jazeera English | President of the United States Election United States presidential election 2008 United States presidential election debates Elections Voting United States presidential election Electoral College
A pro-Clinton super PAC raised more than $21 million in August
Priorities USA Action has best fundraising month of cycle.       
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Q&A with Hong Kong's youngest legislator Nathan Law
Nathan Law Kwun-chung, a 23-year-old pro-independence candidate has just been elected to Hong Kong's legislature.
309 points by Al Jazeera English | Elections Civil disobedience Election Hong Kong Voting Voting system Approval voting Politics of Hong Kong
For the Record: This election isn't a popularity contest
A split between the popular vote and the electoral vote hasn't happened for 16 years, so it's officially retro now.       
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#GuacTheVote: Latino business group wants taco trucks to register voters
Is there anything tacos can’t do? As well as giving you a delicious source of food ? potentially on every street corner ? they could also now result in registering you to vote. Or at least they will if the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has its way. Read Full Article at RT.com
108 points by Russia Today | Elections Voter turnout Democracy Voting Election Trucks Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton
Dispute intensifies over Gabon presidential election
LIBREVILLE, Gabon — The dispute over Gabon's presidential election intensified Thursday as opposition candidate Jean Ping mounted a legal challenge, accusing the incumbent leader of fraud.The filing at the constitutional court was lodged by the Thursday deadline, according to a Ping lawyer, Jean Remy Bantsantsa.Ping, who seeks to unseat the family that has ruled this oil-rich Central African country for more than four decades, already has publicly declared himself the winner.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Voting Democracy Election President of the United States Ali Bongo Ondimba Omar Bongo Elections Voter turnout
Jeh Johnson says DHS effort is not a federal takeover of elections
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said efforts to help states secure their online election systems are not a federal takeover of elections.
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Gabon says African Union's mediation mission is delayed
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's political crisis deepened on Thursday after the postponement of a planned mission by the African Union (AU) to mediate between two opposing candidates who both claim to have won last month's presidential election.
23 points by Reuters | Omar Bongo Ali Bongo Ondimba Thomson Reuters Reuters Elections Gabon Pascaline Bongo Ondimba Franceville
Trump, Pence to address 11th Annual Values Voter Summit
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Gov. Mike Pence will become the first Republican presidential ticket to personally address thousands of conservative grassroots activists who are gathering this weekend for the 2016 Values Voter Summit. Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak on Sept. 9 — the first ...
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Eyes on North Carolina as GOP-led board settles voting rules
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Board of Elections worked county by county Thursday to approve early-voting plans that were redrawn after a federal court voided much of the state's election law as discriminatory toward African-Americans.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | North Carolina Elections Abraham Lincoln Ohio Red states and blue states Maryland Maine Louisiana
The Latest: North Carolina board settling voting disputes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The North Carolina State Board of Elections is working through conflicts among local election officials unable to agree on early voting schedules adjusted after a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections North Carolina Raleigh North Carolina American Civil War President of the United States Democratic Party University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abraham Lincoln
Nicolas Maduro's opponents, supporters hold recall rallies in Venezuela
Andrew V. PestanoCARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents and supporters held rallies in which some violence occurred as part of recall referendum efforts.
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Could Russian hackers mess with the U.S. election results? It wouldn't be easy; here's why
The recent Russian hack into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and subsequent FBI warning that two states’ elections databases had been victims of cyberattacks are raising fears that a foreign power might penetrate U.S. systems and try to alter the outcome of November’s vote. Though...
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The top 3 races to watch in the Massachusetts state primary Thursday
It might be viewed as a warm-up vote ahead of the general election. But in Democrat-heavy Massachusetts, the state primary will likely be more determinant of who residents elect in November. Roughly 10 percent, if that, of the Bay State’s registered voters are expected to turn out for Thursday’s election (yes, it’s Thursday this year, not Tuesday, because of Labor […]
30 points by The Boston Globe | Elections Democracy United States Senate Election Voting Massachusetts Voter turnout Voting system
Letter: Candidates aren’t clairvoyant
Candidates aren’t clairvoyantI get a big laugh watching political ads that interrupt my TV viewing.I especially get the biggest chuckle when one candidate tells how his/her opponent might act on this or that matter. Or by clever editing use that candidate’s own words against them.I’ve always felt th...
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Juba League leader killed in Feni attack
Miscreants have killed a Juba League leader in Feni.
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Kraft ends run for Baltimore Circuit judge
Outgoing City Councilman James B. Kraft announced Tuesday withdrew as a candidate for Baltimore Circuit Court judge.He was facing a slate of sitting judges — Shannon E. Avery, Audrey J.S. Carrion, Michael A. DiPietro, Karen Chaya Friedman, Wanda Keyes Heard and Cynthia H. Jones — for one of six...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Voting system Judge Primary election Elections Democratic Party Election General election Democracy
With attorney general drama over, campaign to replace Kathleen Kane moves forward
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's conviction clears the way for voters to focus on the two men seeking to replace her as the state's top prosecutor.
18 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Senate Primary election President of the United States United States Elections Alaska Election Democracy
Why marijuana legalization in liberal Mass. might be a tough sell
Deep-blue Massachusetts has a recent history of marijuana-friendly votes. In 2008, voters turned out in droves at the ballot box to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of pot. Four years later, advocates were rewarded with a landslide victory to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The third act is set for November, when Massachusetts voters will […]
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It turns out that little kids aren't actually all that good at predicting election results
Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick the President" effort is not a runaway success. Obviously, I guess.
12 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton Election United States presidential election 1992 Elections Voting George H. W. Bush George W. Bush
A new 50-state poll shows exactly why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump
Midwest battlegrounds offer Trump hope; white college grads remain his biggest weakness.
16176 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States John McCain George W. Bush Barack Obama Democratic Party Elections Bill Clinton Republican Party
Advocates want Speaker Mark-Viverito to let majority choose votes
The good government group Common Cause proposed a plan that would automatically give a floor vote to any bill that has 26 co-sponsors.
14 points by Daily News | Councillor City council Legislature Legislatures Democracy Elections Bill Clinton Voting
Fraud lawsuit against Bronx Dems won’t halt election
Fraud allegations won’t stop the Democratic Party primaries from rolling on in the Bronx — at least for now.
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