vote, voters, election, presidential

Chiles choice to reinvent itself   1%

A vote on whether to rewrite the constitution would signal not only a new social compact for Chile but also hope for Latin American democracy.

Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say  

Russia’s hackers appeared to be preparing to sow chaos amid any uncertainty around election results, officials said.

Nearly 60m Americans cast early ballots, already surpassing those in 2016   10%

With eight days before election day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race.

We may have a wild roller-coaster ride after the election, says Ohio State law professor Edward Foley   -50%

“A flawed election is not a failed election,” the scholar said.

'There is a voter-suppression wing': An ugly American tradition clouds the 2020 presidential race  

At the courts and polls, President Trump and his allies move to limit voting. The GOP cites fraud, but voting rights advocates see an old foe: voter suppression.

With Clock Ticking, Trump And Biden Spend More Time On The Road  

There's one week left for voting in the 2020 presidential election. President Trump will be in three states Tuesday. Joe Biden makes two stops in Georgia, a red state now considered up for grabs.

US election: do polls forecast victory for Joe Biden, or Donald Trump?  

Days before the US presidential election, everyone is asking the same question: will Donald Trump be re-elected?The November 3 election will determine not only whether Trump – a mercurial figure who has shaken up domestic and international norms – will lead the United States for the next four years, but whether the direction he has charted for the past four was an aberration or a fundamental shift for the world’s superpower.Regardless of whether they win the popular vote – the total number of…

Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight  

Only people critical to the broadcast will be allowed in at Fox headquarters on election night.

Could rejected mail-in ballots cost Joe Biden the election? | Nathan Robinson   5%

Donald Trump is the one who has complained most loudly about mail-in ballot problems. But problems with mailed ballots could in fact hurt Biden

Conservatives have spent the election cycle spreading fear and misinformation about mail-in ballots. Donald Trump has called mail-in voting a “scam” and suggested that millions of counterfeit foreign ballots will be submitted. PragerU has put out a video calling mail-in balloting a way to “steal an election”. Faced with the absurd conspiracies and criticisms, Democrats have rightly defended mail-in ballots as a crucial way to preserve democracy, especially during a pandemic.

But the fact that expanded mail-in balloting is legitimate and necessary does not mean that Democrats have nothing to fear from it. In fact, as Thomas Edsall of the New York Times documented, because mailed ballots have a higher rate of rejection and are more easily subject to loss and error, Democrats may lose votes they critically need in close states – especially because Democrats are much more likely to vote by mail than Republicans. (According to one poll, 47% of Biden voters planned to vote by mail, compared with just 11% of Trump supporters.)

Continue reading...

The fight over U.S. voting rights is nothing new it's just got a pandemic twist this time  

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn more attention to the age-old American political battle over access to the ballot box, with hundreds of lawsuits playing out in courtrooms ahead of election day Nov. 3.

Evo Morales Is Out. His Socialist Project Lives On.   10%

Exit polls in Bolivia’s presidential election show a clear victory for Luis Arce, Evo Morales’s chosen successor, who vowed to carry on his vision. Official results are not in yet.

White House chief of staff says 'we're not going to control pandemic', after Pence staffers test positive as it happened   16%

Here’s a quick overview of what happened today:

A ballot drop box that held more than 120 ballots was set on fire in Boston earlier Sunday. The box was outside the Boston Public Library in downtown Boston. Police say that the fire appears to have been a “deliberate attack”.

Officials said that of the 122 ballots that were inside the box when it was emptied, and 87 of the ballots were still legible and able to process. The Massachusetts secretary of state said that voters whose ballots were affected by the fire will be sent a new ballot and will also have the option of voting early in person, if they choose.

BPD Investigating Ballot Box Fire in the area of 700 Boylston Street in Boston.

Continue reading...

Bolivias official presidential vote count confirms win by socialist Luis Arce, ally of ousted leader Morales   40%

Socialist Luis Arce has won the presidential election in Bolivia with 55 percent of the vote, the official count confirmed after all ballots were counted on Friday.
Read Full Article at

How The Pandemic May Be Influencing Voters   -29%

A Senate race may be a toss-up in Arizona, a coronavirus hot spot. Latino and retired voters — groups the virus hit disproportionately hard — explain how their experience is informing their votes.

She Used to Clean City Hall. Now, She Runs It.  

In Russia, elections are typically theatrical affairs with the winner and loser preordained. Sometimes, though, they go off script.

'People Power' in Uganda: The lawyer promoting a pop-star candidate  

Bobi Wine’s People Power movement in Uganda is preparing for elections, with Lina Zedriga as deputy trying to build support in the north.

At 94, Mel Brooks makes his first-ever political endorsement ad   24%

'So many people have died,' Brooks says, striking a rare sober chord, 'And when you’re dead, you can’t do much! So I’m voting for Joe Biden'

'A shande': Liberal Jewish organizations slam Amy Coney Barretts Supreme Court confirmation  

Groups slam the Senate, which voted to confirm new justice eight days before the presidential election, as prioritizing politics over Americans' needs

5 takeaways from the final presidential debate between Trump, Biden  

This was the last debate before Election Day.

Ahead of US election, Europe eyes an ally in climate change fight   -8%

For countries hoping to avoid the worst of climate change, next month's US presidential election will be pivotal in determining the course of global climate action, experts say.

Iran Blamed For Threatening Election Emails, U.S. Intelligence Officials Say  

Top national security officials announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration data and are trying to influence the U.S. presidential election.

How Texas went from low voter turnout to nation's top early voting state  

From coronavirus concerns to changing demographics of new voters, a record number of people have voted in a state known for voter suppression tactics

“Donald Trump needs to be goin’ bye-bye,” Ann Wolfe said as she approached one of Austin’s Holiday Inn hotels, now doubling as a polling place.

Although the man in the White House claims he’s pro-life like her, she said, “under his watch, over 200,000 people are dead”. So while Wolfe was open to candidates from both parties down ballot, she planned to throw her support behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who she thought was at least “a normal human being”.

Continue reading...

'What will happen?' Among an anxious electorate, some plan to move, others buy guns   12%

As the election nears, some voters in Southern California consider leaving the U.S. Others buy their first firearms. And the reactions are bipartisan.

Pelosi suggests coronavirus relief deal could slip past November elections  

"Let’s keep working so that we can do it after the election,” she says.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage   6%

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

Here's what you need to know about the 3rd-party candidates on the Mass. presidential ballot   5%

A handful of third-party candidates will also be up for vote on the 2020 General Election ballot in Massachusetts. So, who are they?

Long after murders, Black voting is still troubled in Miss.   -33%

With America roiling over questions of racial justice and a divisive election just days away, the AP Road Trip team made its way to Mississippi, and the scene of an infamous 1964 triple murder of civil rights workers fighting for Black voting rights

'New Faces' For Ukraine: Local Elections Mark A Big Step Toward Decentralization Of Power   -10%

More than 1,400 Ukrainian communities will vote in local elections that follow key reforms aimed a dramatic restructuring of relations between local communities and the central government in Kyiv. Communities "will have more resources and decision-making power," one analyst said.

Has Facebook done enough for the 2020 US presidential election?   -50%

Facebook says it has taken steps to tackle misinformation after its platform was misused in the 2016 U.S. election. But critics are skeptical, saying the safeguards remain insufficient.

After the ultra-Orthodox rebellion, Netanyahu looks weaker than ever   -13%

Holding an early election, when the entire Israeli public is witnessing how he’s being held hostage by a merciless ultra-Orthodox leadership, is now unthinkable

Sole American in space casts her election ballot   5%

Kate Rubins voted electronically from the International Space Station while floating near a sign that read "ISS voting booth".

Lebanese American voters and the US elections  

If Lebanese were allowed to participate in the upcoming American presidential elections, they would cast their votes based on their own political inclinations -- March 8 vs. March 14 rather Republican vs. Democrats.

Joe Biden, Generic Democrat   2%

He was barely seen in public today, just eight days before the election — but that’s all part of the strategy.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Biden in their last clash on stage   -12%

The past week in U.S. politics featured the final debate of the presidential campaign before the Nov. 3 election

Does mail-in voting lead to fraud and does it help Democrats? The facts   8%

We answer some questions about the process as a record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail

The 2020 presidential election is already unlike any other America has ever seen.

So far, 61 million people have voted early – either to avoid long lines or Covid-19 exposure during an unprecedented year, according to US Elections Project data from University of Florida professor Michael McDonald. A week before election day, Americans have already surpassed 2016 early voting totals.

Continue reading...

As Clock Ticks, Washington and Moscow Tiptoe Toward Extension Of Nuclear Arms Pact   -4%

Less than four months are left before the last remaining restraint on the world's two largest nuclear arsenals is set to evaporate. New signals from Moscow and Washington point to the potential extension of the New START treaty. But will there be a deal before the U.S. election?