Canada Election 2021: Justin Trudeau Projected to Remain Prime Minister

Voters denied him the expanded bloc of power he was seeking in Parliament, according to Canadian broadcasters.

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With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Democrats Hope to Go on Offense

Warning of Texas-style laws nationwide, the party believes it can use the issue to turn out suburban women in the Virginia governor’s race this fall and the 2022 midterms.

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Justin Trudeau Wanted an Election. Do Voters See a Power Grab?

A snap election that was supposed to be a show of strength has instead allowed opponents to highlight the prime minister’s weak points.

#canada, #elections, #politics-and-government, #trudeau-justin, #voting-and-voters

Don’t Let Trump Steal the Show With ‘Stop the Steal’

The ideological belief in voter fraud is driving actual efforts to delegitimize Democratic Party victories.

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Could Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ Strategy Shake Up Russia’s Election?

Five of the opposition leader’s exiled allies are engineering an election campaign that they hope will put dozens of Kremlin opponents into Parliament.

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As California Votes, It Rethinks Its Tradition of Direct Democracy

Any proposed changes to a century-old recall law are likely to be met with stiff opposition from Republicans, who see it as one of the last avenues of influence in a Democratic-led state.

#california, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin, #referendums, #voting-and-voters

False Election Claims in California Reveal a New Normal for G.O.P.

In an echo of 2020, Republicans are pushing baseless allegations of cheating in the state’s recall race even before Election Day.

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How Educational Differences Are Widening America’s Political Rift

College graduates are now a firmly Democratic bloc, and they are shaping the party’s future. Those without degrees, by contrast, have flocked to Republicans.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Snap Out of It, America: Give Kids the Right to Vote

When kids are babies, parents should vote for them. As they grow up, they should take on more autonomy, until they finally vote on their own.

#elections, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

How G.O.P. Election Reviews Created a New Security Threat

As Republicans continue to challenge the 2020 results, voting equipment is being compromised when partisan insiders and unvetted operatives gain access.

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It’s Election Season in Germany. No Charisma, Please!

The race to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in office is the tightest in years. But the two leading candidates are anything but exciting, and that’s how Germans like it.

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How Eric Coomer Became the ‘Perfect Villain’ for Voting Conspiracists

Eric Coomer had an election-security job at Dominion Voting Systems. He also had posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook. What happened next ruined his life.

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South Koreans Now Dislike China More Than They Dislike Japan

There is growing anti-China sentiment in South Korea, particularly among young voters. Conservative politicians are eager to turn the antipathy into a presidential election issue.

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Can Gov. Gavin Newsom Keep His Job?

The vote is expected to come down to whether Democrats can mobilize enough of the state’s enormous base to counteract Republican enthusiasm for Gavin Newsom’s ouster.

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Trump’s Cult of Animosity Shows No Sign of Letting Up

As long as the former president dominates the G.O.P., “this animosity coalition will define the party.”

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Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor

Mr. Adams held off Kathryn Garcia after a count of 118,000 absentee ballots saw his substantial lead on primary night narrow to a single percentage point.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #board-of-elections-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters

How G.O.P. Laws in Montana Could Complicate Voting for Native Americans

Restrictions passed by the Republican-led Montana Legislature could have stark effects on Native American reservations, where voting in person can mean a two-hour drive.

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Absentee Ballots May Determine if Eric Adams Wins Mayor’s Race

The tallying of more than 125,000 absentee ballots will determine whether Eric Adams retains his lead in the Democratic primary.

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2020 Election Spurs Resignations and Retirements of Officials

The draining work of 2020 has spurred resignations and retirements. In a recent survey, one in three officials said they felt unsafe in the jobs.

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In Chaotic Mayor’s Race, It’s All Down to the Absentee Ballots

The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, now a tight race among Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley, will be decided by absentee ballots.

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N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Remains Tight With Adams Leading in Revised Tally

Eric Adams kept his lead in a new tally of ranked-choice preferences, after the Board of Elections scrapped the results of an earlier count.

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Inside the Turmoil at the Agency That Is Running Ranked-Choice Voting

The Board of Elections, which has a history of mishaps, is now under intense fire for its error in releasing mayoral primary results.

#board-of-elections-nyc, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #ranked-choice-voting, #ryan-michael-j, #voting-and-voters

Biden Gained With Moderate and Conservative Voting Groups, New Data Shows

President Biden cut into Donald Trump’s margins with married men and veteran households, a Pew survey shows. But there was a far deeper well of support for Mr. Trump than many progressives had imagined.

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Kamala Harris Isn’t Being Helped by Joe Biden

Harris is a historic but inexperienced vice president, struggling at times, and she is not being helped by her boss, despite being his heir apparent.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #harris-kamala-d, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voting-and-voters

Dry Run for Ranked-Choice Count May Hint at How N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Ends

Absentee ballots won’t be included, but data to be released Tuesday could signal the way vote totals shift as the field is officially winnowed.

#absentee-voting, #adams-eric-l, #board-of-elections-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya

As Scott Stringer’s Campaign Reeled, the Media Was Confounded

Handling a delicate allegation of sexual misconduct is a lot more challenging than covering a horse race.

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An Accusation Blew Up a Campaign. The Media Didn’t Know What to Do.

Handling a delicate allegation of sexual misconduct is a lot more challenging than covering a horse race.

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What Does Eric Adams, Working-Class Champion, Mean for the Democrats?

Mr. Adams, who ran a campaign focused on appealing to blue-collar Black and Latino voters, said America does not “want fancy candidates.”

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters

Can Ranked-Choice Voting Cure American Politics?

It’s gaining popularity around the country. But like every voting system, it has its downsides.

#debatable, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters

How Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia Could Beat Eric Adams

Under ranked-choice voting, it is mathematically possible for the second- and third-place finishers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary to overtake the front-runner — but it will be tough.

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A Bill Destined to Fail May Now Spawn More Plausible Options

The For the People Act had little chance of testing the limits of what if anything is still possible in Washington. Oddly, it was so far from passage that it may provide some hope, because so many avenues remain to be pursued.

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Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats

All 50 G.O.P. senators opposed the sweeping elections overhaul, leaving a long-shot bid to eliminate the filibuster as Democrats’ best remaining hope to enact legal changes.

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Texas G.O.P. to Renew Voting Push as Abbott Calls Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, was forced to call for the special session after Democratic lawmakers staged a walkout last month to temporarily foil a major G.O.P. voting restrictions bill.

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Whether Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia, a Woman Mayor Could Save N.Y.C.

Both men leading the Democratic mayoral primary are disasters.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mayors, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #women-and-girls

Armenia’s Governing Party Wins Election Seen as Vote on Peace Deal

The party of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won a snap parliamentary election in which rivals had talked of renegotiating his unpopular settlement with Azerbaijan.

#armenia, #elections, #pashinyan-nikol, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Why We May Not Know Who Won the Mayoral Primary for Weeks

Although the primary is being held on Tuesday, an official winner is unlikely to be named before the week of July 12.

#elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters

Yang and Garcia Form Late Alliance in Mayor’s Race, Drawing Adams’s Ire

Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia campaigned together on Saturday in a show of unity that their top rival, Eric Adams, viewed as racially driven politics.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Iran Election: Ebrahim Raisi Is Headed to Presidency as Rivals Concede

Rival candidates conceded the election to Mr. Raisi, Iran’s judiciary chief, a close ally of the supreme leader who has a record of grave human rights violations.

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Iranians Vote for a New President, but Mood is Pessimistic

Turnout appeared low on Friday, with many voters saying they would not cast ballots in an election that they feel has been manipulated in favor of a hard-line conservative candidate.

#elections, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #khamenei-ali, #politics-and-government, #raisi-ebrahim, #tehran-iran, #voting-and-voters

How to Use Ranked-Choice Voting to Help or Hinder N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates

Here’s a guide on how to fill out your ballot if you want to aid or undercut Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang and others.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Maybe Joe Manchin Knows Exactly What He’s Doing

In his own way, the Democratic senator from West Virginia is a political magician. What does he have up his sleeve now?

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Battle for Black Voters in N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Centers on Policing

As New York’s Democratic primary nears, Black voters appear torn between Eric Adams and Maya Wiley and their divergent views on balancing public safety and civil rights.

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G.O.P. Bills Rattle Disabled Voters: ‘We Don’t Have a Voice Anymore’

Legislation across the country would restrict voting methods and accommodations that people with disabilities are disproportionately likely to rely on.

#disabilities, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Early Voting Begins in Wide-Open Race for New York Mayor

Voters seem most concerned about quality of life issues and public safety. They are also trying to figure out ranked-choice voting.

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In the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race, Being Second Might Be Good Enough to Win

Political campaigns are considering cross-endorsements and vying for the No. 2 spot on voters’ ballots.

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Don’t Overthink Ranked-Choice Voting, New York City

Don’t try to game the system. Just vote with your heart.

#elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

People of color have been pivotal in some recent elections. Republicans are determined to stop that.

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What to Know About Virginia’s Democratic Primaries

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is seeking his old job, and Democrats will square off in races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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German Conservatives Appear to Lead in Last State Election Before National Vote

The contest in an eastern state, a stronghold of the Alternative for Germany, had been closely watched for signs of the far-right party’s appeal.

#east-germany, #elections, #germany, #laschet-armin, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

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