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November 20,2018 08:20

Lynn: Voter turnout was up in this year's midterm elections

LYNN — In one of the most politically divisive times in U.S. history, the city followed a nationwide trend, which saw an increase in midterm election voter turnout over 2014. Experts are attributing the record-breaking turnout to President Donald Trump and his ability to inspire a wide range of positive or negative emotions depending on
November 18,2018 21:40

Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled US federal elections

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not.The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in...
November 18,2018 16:40

Moldova's Socialists Launch Campaign For 2019 Elections

Moldovan President Igor Dodon joined his Socialist Party of Moldova (PSRM) in launching an election campaign on November 18. Supporters of the opposition party marched in the streets of Moldova's capital, Chisinau, ahead of parliamentary elections set for February 24, 2019. The elections will be held according to a new electoral law passed in September 2017, which critics say gives an unfair a...
November 16,2018 21:01

Protecting Nigeria's Elections From Its Political Class

Nigerians will go to the polls for their general election in February 2019. In line with its mandate, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reminded candidates that they are prohibited by law from campaigning before November 18, which marks ninety days before election day for federal offices, which is scheduled for February 16.
November 15,2018 05:00

The 2018 Midterm Elections Demonstrate Criminal Justice Reform Is a Winner at the Ballot Box

Criminal justice reform was on the ballot from coast to coast in the 2018 midterm elections. There were over 1,000 prosecutor elections. Pro-reform candidates ascended to powerful roles in cities like Birmingham, St. Louis, and Boston, including a historic number of first-ever Black and female district attorneys. Voters overturned Jim Crow laws in Florida and Louisiana. Judges that have tried to g...
November 14,2018 08:40

Embattled Florida election official speaks out

Brenda Snipes, the embattled Broward County elections supervisor, responds to Republicans in Florida and nationally who are trying to paint the statewide recount as a Democratic effort to steal the election.
October 13,2018 18:40

Czech opposition scores win in Senate elections

The strongest Czech opposition party, the Civic Democrats, won the most seats in a Senate election, results showed on Saturday, although the victory is unlikely to rattle Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government.