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March 25,2017 11:20

French Elections: The Elusive Debate

This French election was expected to be like none before. After the Brexit camp's victory in last year's British referendum to leave the European Union, and Donald Trump’s ascendance to the...
March 24,2017 07:40

US, 13 other nations demand Venezuela hold elections soon

The United States and group of 13 nations across the Americas on Thursday called on Venezuela's government to hold elections and immediately free political prisoners, setting up a potential diplomatic showdown with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist administration.
March 24,2017 00:40

Lawmakers eye protection for towns that postponed elections

CONCORD — A New Hampshire Senate committee passed the buck Tuesday on whether to ratify the results of town elections postponed by last week's snowstorm, sidestepping thorny questions about who controls the election calendar and whether the delays helped or hurt turnout.Nearly 80 towns rescheduled their March 14 elections due to the powerful nor'easter that brought blizzard-like conditions...
March 24,2017 00:40

Analysis: No elections on the horizon

With everyone abuzz about talk of a “coalition crisis” and an election around the corner, Gafni said Thursday: “I predict that there will not be elections in the near future.
March 22,2017 23:40

Eye on 2018: Five special elections worth watching

Five special elections are scheduled for the first months of President Trump’s new term, offering an early chance to see how the national political mood and the young administration could play into 2018’s midterms.
March 21,2017 21:00

These Are the Elections That Will Decide Europe's Fate

Going in to the recent elections in the Netherlands, the mainstream story seemed lifted from William Butler Yeats poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold — The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”The right was on the march, the left at war with itself, the traditional parties adrift, and the barbarians were hammering at the...
March 21,2017 09:40

Elections Matter: How to Bring Blue State Energy to Winnable Red State Elections

State and local races are key to rebuilding the Democratic Party. Rita Bosworth was heartbroken on November 9, and the presidential election was only the beginning. While she was relieved that California had elected a Democratic senator, she couldn't shake the feeling that it was politically and financially wasteful for the candidates, both Democrats, to have spent $20 million on a single rac...
March 21,2017 02:40

Village elections on Tuesday: Should they be in March?

New York State villages have the option of holding elections in March, June or November.Several hold their elections tomorrow (March 21), but there are efforts to get them all moved to the 'big' election day in November.Onondaga County's Democratic Electio
March 18,2017 12:40

Franklin mayor opposes partisan municipal elections | WLOS

The Town of Franklin is taking a stand against proposals in Raleigh to make municipal elections partisan.Republican senators are proposing candidates running for town councils and school boards be identified by political party on ballots. Right now they're
March 18,2017 10:40

Villages gear up for elections

Many villages across the area are preparing for elections, which will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Some villages have elections at other times of year
March 18,2017 04:00

Franklin mayor opposes partisan municipal elections

A three-judge panel tasked with ruling on several of the power struggles between the North Carolina governor and legislature found the legislature’s revamp of the elections board and ethics commission to be unconstitutional
March 16,2017 08:00

Senate OKs primary runoff elections

The Gazette | DES MOINES - Sen. Brad Zaun, who felt cheated in a 2014 GOP primary where he was the top vote-getter but lost a congressional nomination at convention, got a co
March 16,2017 04:20

Top State House Dems make push to protect elections delayed by storm; criticize governor

A push by the top two Democrats in the State House to make sure that the results of town elections delayed by Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter are “legalized, ratified, and confirmed” cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday. The measure was allowed to proceed by the Senate Rules and Enrolled Bills Committee. But New Hampshire’s secretary of state said he didn’t know if the res...
March 15,2017 06:20

White Innocence and the Dutch Elections

The Sinterklaas events began early this year in the Netherlands. Not the holiday festivities themselves, but rather the ritual of national humiliation that takes place in defense of the blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet, or “Black Pete.
March 15,2017 00:20

Political events in the Bay Area: Secure elections, postcard parties

Political events in the Bay Area: Secure elections, postcard parties Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Call for secure elections: A meet-up with the San Francisco Elections Commission, 6 p.m. at City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. An opportunity for people to write postcards to elected officials on issues...
March 14,2017 22:00

Souza pulls school elections bill

Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, has just asked unanimous consent in the Senate to return her controversial school elections bill, SB 1103a, to committee. “The hope of this bill is to increase the low voter turnout all over the state in important school elections,” Souza...
March 14,2017 10:20

Haywood school leaders oppose partisan elections bill | WLOS

A mountain lawmaker is proposing changes to how some local school board members are elected.Rep. Michele Presnell, R-District 118, wants candidates to run on political tickets so voters know their platforms. Currently, school board elections are nonpartisa