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Can this Democrat crack the Trump-era election code?
News ImageLast month, Harley Rouda advanced to the general election after finishing 125 votes ahead of his closest rival. His goal for November is to unseat the only candidate who finished ahead of him: 15-term congressman Dana Rohrabacher, an eccentric, pro-Russia Republican.
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:00:02 -0400
A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politics
News ImageA record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activists that there will be a record number of women on the ballot in November, and that a record number of women will be among the officials sworn in on January, especially in the House of Representatives.
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 05:00:44 -0400
Post-election clashes in Zimbabwe turn deadly
News ImageProtests in Zimbabwes historic elections turned bloody on Wednesday as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for calm.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:47:05 -0400
Progressive Dems try to catch some of Ocasio-Cortezs lightning in a bottle
News ImageBoston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who is running for Congress, on July 28 near Boston. SOMERVILLE, Mass. On a sweltering July Saturday in this city a few miles west of Boston, Ayanna Pressley is making a pitch for change. Pressley, a member of the Boston City Council, is attempting to unseat Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent who previously served as mayor of Somerville, in the congressional primary for Massachusettss SeventhDistrict.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:00:17 -0400
Expert: Putin can hack our midterm elections
News ImageBarbara Simons, a leading expert on securing voting systems, says the U.S. is not prepared for the threat facing the November elections.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:00:03 -0400
California votes today, with control of Congress in play
News ImageFor the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this falls high-stakes midterm elections. Heres everything you need to know about Tuesdays key Golden State primaries.
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:18:12 -0400
Picking winners: National Democrats try to winnow the primary field, and not everyone is pleased
News ImageAhead of Californias nonpartisan primaries, the national Democratic Party is trying to winnow the field of contenders to avoid splitting the progressive vote. Its a sound strategy, but the candidates pressured to drop out arent happy about it.
Fri, 11 May 2018 11:58:41 -0400
Amid the devastation left by ISIS, Iraqis vote, hoping for a better future
News ImageWhile Americans have been looking the other way, Iraqis are preparing to vote for Parliament, even in devastated areas like Mosul. In an optimistic sign for democracy, for the first time the parties arent divided strictly by religion.
Fri, 11 May 2018 11:21:25 -0400
Voting twice in Russia
News Image17 people were photographed by Reuters apparently casting ballots at more than one polling station Sunday during Russias presidential election in the town of Ust-Djeguta, southern Russia.Many appeared to be state employees, and some showed up in groups and in mini buses bearing the names of state-provided services.Here are a few.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:17:03 -0400
Voters flood the polls for Catalonia's parliamentary elections
News ImagePro-independence parties may keep their absolute majority in Catalonias regional parliament, an exit poll suggested after elections on Thursday, potentially prolonging Spains worst political crisis in decades. No official results have yet been published and it was unclear if final results would match the poll, published by La Vanguardia newspaper as voting stations closed. If confirmed, the projection would open a new, uncertain chapter and cast doubts over Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoys ability to draw a line under a crisis that has damaged Spains economy and prompted a business exodus away from Catalonia.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:25:14 -0500
A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate
News ImageIn Alabama, religion brings people together but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:11 -0500
Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
News ImageThe nations divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, When you turn from symbols to policy, theres less polarization, says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:05:44 -0500
For Democrats in 2018, how many candidates are too many?
News ImageDemocrats are flooding into key House races, but could too many candidates hurt the partys chances on retaking Congress? Californias nonpartisan primary system may play a role here.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:29:05 -0500
64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politics
News ImageA firsthand account of the drama that unfolded during Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous Access Hollywood tape to the second presidential debate and everything in between.
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:28:27 -0400
Packing and cracking: The Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymandering
News ImageOn October 3, the second day of the new term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that likely poses the most momentous question on its docket: Should it, for the first time in history, strike down a states electoral map on the grounds of partisan gerrymandering?
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:00:50 -0400
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