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November 01,2017 01:00

US senators hammer Facebook for power over elections

U.S. senators on Tuesday pressed Facebook Inc's chief lawyer on why the company did not catch 2016 election ads bought using Russian rubles, why its investigation of them took so long and how much it knows about its 5 million advertisers.
October 31,2017 14:00

Bill gives state power to postpone local elections

The secretary of state will have the authority to postpone and reschedule local elections under extreme weather conditions, according to proposed legislation. The bill is designed to address the confusion that arose last March, when an Election Day nor'easter threw elections for municipal officials and local ballot questions into chaos.
October 26,2017 13:00

Catalonia Leans Toward Elections, Not Independence

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont may call regional elections this week, rather than declaring independence from Spain, as authorities in Madrid finalize plans to oust his rebel administration, according to two people familiar with his thinking.
October 24,2017 01:40

Correction: Argentina-Elections story

Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s reform agenda received a critical boost on Sunday after his Cambiemos alliance gained ground in congressional mid-term elections.
October 22,2017 18:40

Kosovo Voters Go To Polls For Local Elections

Voters in Kosovo are heading to the polls on October 22 in an election to choose mayors and councilors in 38 municipalities, in another step in the young republic’s effort to solidify its democratic credentials.
October 22,2017 01:00

Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed.
October 21,2017 12:00

Georgians Voting In Municipal Elections

Georgians are casting their votes in local and municipal polls that will elect 58 municipal and district heads, and five mayors, in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Poti, and Rustavi and choose 2,058 memb...
October 20,2017 20:00

Facebook is teaming up with governments to protect elections from fake news

Mark Zuckerberg famously called "pretty crazy" the idea that Facebook had influenced the 2016 US elections. He later apologized for the comment, and now the company says it will work with the US to uncover the extent of Russian meddling. Outside the country, it's actively working to counteract the fake news problems its platform helps...