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June 28,2017 11:40
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UN envoy: Liberia's democratic future hinges of elections

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Liberia's future as a stable democracy hinges on successful presidential and legislative elections in October and broad acceptance that they are free and fair followed by a smooth transfer of power, the U.N. envoy to the...
June 26,2017 08:40
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Italian Runoff Elections Boost Center-Right Parties

Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year.
June 26,2017 00:40
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Italy's center-right wins big in mayoral elections

Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year.
June 23,2017 09:00
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The Outlook After the Special Elections

The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1...
June 22,2017 11:40
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US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation during a divisive campaign season.
June 22,2017 02:20
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State elections watchdogs: No campaign cash for Ganim ...

The state Elections Enforcement Commission unanimously voted to reject Ganim’s request to lift a ban barring public officials convicted of crimes related to their office from participating in Connecticut’s Citizens’ Elections Program. Raising campaign money would be easier for Ganim if he could, under the 2005 Citizens’ Elections Program, agree to contribution and spending limits in excha...
June 20,2017 23:40
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Change the date for local elections

Just over 13 percent of registered voters in San Antonio cast ballots in this year’s runoff election. To call such low turnout anemic would be monumentally unfair to true anemic voting. Turnout should have been higher for those presidential and gubernatorial elections, but it still beats 13 percent. The most frequently heard concerns about making such a change are that state and national race...
June 20,2017 12:00
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Elections officials say they are ready for runoff

It is one of the closest watched races in Georgia’s history, Republican Karen Handel faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff for the 6th District Congressional seat left vacation following Tom Price’s appointment to&#x...
June 17,2017 09:20
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Md. elections board saw 'suspicious activity'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's elections administrator said the state found "suspicious activity" on a computer system it uses for online voter registration before last fall's election. Linda Lamone said
June 16,2017 21:40
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Gov. Cooper petitions state Court of Appeals to stop elections, ethics merger

After a three-judge panel denied his request yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper filed a petition and motion asking the state Court of Appeals to temporarily prevent the merging of the State Board of Elections and State Ethics Commission. Cooper sued legislative leaders over Senate Bill 68, arguing that the structure of the new board created under…
June 16,2017 17:00
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Brexit and the French elections

French president Emmanuel Macron is holding a series of meetings with European leaders in Paris, as Brexit negotiations are due to start next week.
June 15,2017 18:20
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As Venezuela crisis spirals, Vatican affirms elections are lone solution

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro wrote a letter to Pope Francis, asking for his help to put an end to the violence in the country. On the same day, the Vatican's top diplomat wrote a letter to a group of former Latin American presidents, insisting that for the Church, the solution is to hold elections.
June 15,2017 18:20
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Judges Won't Delay Ruling Merging NC Elections, Ethics Board

A three-judge panel has denied Gov. Roy Cooper's request to halt a law that merges the State Board of Elections and State Ethics Commission pending his appeal. The panel dismissed Cooper's second lawsuit over the law about two weeks ago. He filed a notice of appeal on June 6 and a request to stay the…
June 15,2017 10:00
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Cuba's Castro sets elections timetable

Cuba is set to hold municipal elections on October 22, a precursor to the handover of power from President Raul Castro in 2018. Accession in one-party systems is never easy, and Cuba is no exception.