In Two Elections, North and South, Boris Johnson Risks a Sharp Rebuke

Scandals, economic pain and an uproar over lockdown parties have left Britain’s Conservatives at risk of losing both recent advances and old strongholds.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #england, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #yorkshire-england

Republicans Who Deny 2020 Election Results Press Closer to Power

Midway through primary season, the party has nominated several candidates who deny the 2020 outcome for posts that will have significant sway over the 2024 presidential election.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace are facing Trump-backed challengers in South Carolina, and Nevada is a battleground. Here’s what else to know.

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Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise.

In interviews, dozens of frustrated Democratic officials, members of Congress and voters expressed doubts about the president’s ability to rescue his reeling party and take the fight to Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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The Jan. 6 Inquiry’s Only Endangered Democrat Prepares Herself for a Fight

Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia knows the coming hearings could be a political liability for her in a Republican-leaning district. “If I don’t get re-elected because of this, that’s OK.”

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Boris Johnson Is Fatally Wounded

The prime minister’s moment of reckoning has arrived at last.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #voting-and-voters

Voters Say They Want Gun Control. Their Votes Say Something Different.

Broad public support on the issue may not be as broad as polling shows or as Democrats hope.

#firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #referendums, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Why Reihan Salam Thinks ‘Antiracialism’ Could Break the Democrats

The president of the Manhattan Institute explains how Republicans can build a more diverse party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #manhattan-institute, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

Donald Trump has pointed to so-called crossover voters as a significant factor in his chosen candidates’ heavy losses. Some Democrats, too, embrace the theory. But the reality seems more complicated.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Lawyer Who Plotted to Overturn Trump Loss Recruits Election Deniers to Watch Over the Vote

A central figure in the scheme to reverse the 2020 election is mobilizing grass-roots activists into an “army of citizens” trained to aggressively monitor elections.

#conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mitchell-cleta, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Colombia Election: Angry, Mobilized and Voting for Gustavo Petro

A large and loud youth electorate hungry to transform one of Latin America’s most unequal societies could propel Gustavo Petro, a former rebel, to the presidency.

#colombia, #content-type-personal-profile, #income-inequality, #international-relations, #petro-gustavo, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

Anthony Albanese to Become Australian Prime Minister

Like Biden before him, Anthony Albanese enters office more on the back of disgust at the conservative incumbent than enthusiasm for his leadership.

#albanese-anthony-1963, #australia, #elections, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

How a Group of Female Independents Aims to Revive Australian Democracy

A community-driven movement has recruited around 25 candidates, most of them successful women preaching pragmatic reform. They could shape the balance of power after Saturday’s election.

#australia, #elections, #frydenberg-josh, #labor-party-australia, #liberal-party-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

‘Unfussy and Plain-Spoken’

John Fetterman, the Democratic Senate nominee in Pennsylvania, isn’t like most politicians in his party.

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For Many Pennsylvania Voters, Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump

Interviews show Dr. Mehmet Oz struggling in the G.O.P. Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Voters remain devoted to Donald Trump but seem less swayed by his guidance.

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Five Key Midterms Races to Pay Attention To

No elected officials will be more pivotal to protecting democracy — or subverting it — than secretaries of state.

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Boris Johnson and His Party Suffer Setbacks in Local Voting in Britain

But the British leader appeared to have survived the storm — for now at least — as the head of the opposition Labour Party came under scrutiny for violating lockdown rules himself.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #great-britain, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Inflation concerns are at the center of an Ohio Senate contest.

The race between Representative Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance will require them to win over establishment Republicans and working-class voters.

#elections-senate, #inflation-economics, #ohio, #republican-party, #ryan-timothy-j-1973, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d, #voting-and-voters

Why Boris Johnson Will Be Tested in UK by Local Elections

The British prime minister is under fire for lockdown-breaking parties. But many voters are skeptical that the opposition can solve issues such as soaring prices.

#bury, #conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #local-government, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

J.D. Vance’s Victory in Ohio Is More Proof. Trump Has Already Won.

Trump hasn’t endorsed all Republicans, but almost all have endorsed Trump.

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Ahead of Philippines Election, Young People Rally Around Leni Robredo

As the election in the Philippines nears, tens of thousands of young people who fear another Marcos presidency are rallying around Leni Robredo, the country’s vice president.

#elections, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #robredo-leni, #volunteers-and-community-service, #voting-and-voters

Convincing Victory Disguises Challenges for France’s Macron

France’s runoff election was marked by a record level of abstention, and many cast a ballot only to keep the far right from power — a testament to a growing disillusionment.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roye-france, #voting-and-voters, #yellow-vests-movement

How Hated Is Macron? It Could Decide the French Election.

Given the choice between a president they suspect of despising ordinary people and a far-right candidate they detest, many French voters may stay home.

#amiens-france, #argenteuil-france, #avignon-france, #elections, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #voting-and-voters

French Candidates’ Economic Programs Hold Key to the Election

Promising tax cuts, higher wages and changes in the retirement age, President Macron and Marine Le Pen vie for undecided voters.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #france, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #voting-and-voters

Macron Vows Ambitious Green Policies, Wooing the Left in Runoff

France’s president is trying to tap into the country’s large pool of left-wing voters, but many are hesitant to back him.

#elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #marseille-france, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Will Democrats Soon Be Locked Out of Power?

With a little more electoral ambition, Republicans have a clear majority in reach. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #florida, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #scott-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Macron Sets Out to Build a ‘Dam’ Against Le Pen. Can It Hold?

After Sunday’s vote, when nearly a third of ballots went to the extreme right, a united front of mainstream voters looked more precarious than ever.

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How Marine Le Pen Threatens to Upend French Elections

The far-right presidential candidate has opened up about her personal life and tweaked her policies to gain sympathy and credibility among more mainstream voters.

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New York Agrees to Expand Voting Access for People With Disabilities

In a settlement this week, the state agreed to make voting easier for residents with disabilities such as blindness and paralysis.

#blindness, #board-of-elections-nys, #disabilities, #disability-rights-new-york, #voting-and-voters

How Hungary’s Viktor Orban Won

How Hungary’s Fidesz party won.

#elections, #fidesz-party, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #voting-and-voters

Pro-Putin Leaders in Hungary and Serbia Set to Win Re-election

Viktor Orban declared victory, and Serbia’s Aleksandar Vucic seemed likely to emerge on top. Both pledged to stay out of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

#belgrade-serbia, #budapest-hungary, #elections, #fidesz-party, #orban-viktor, #serbia, #voting-and-voters

Democrats and Republicans Won’t Stop Committing Political Malpractice

Consistently close elections and polarization have blinded both parties.

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Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill

As Republicans rush to pass a second round of new voting and election rules, a bipartisan group of election officials is fighting back.

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Mélenchon, a Fiery Leftist, Has Late Surge in French Election

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a skilled orator and veteran politician, hopes to become the first left-wing candidate since 2012 to reach the second round of France’s presidential election.

#elections, #france, #hollande-francois, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #voting-and-voters

Adam Laxalt, Senate Candidate, Says He’s Already Gearing Up to Fight Election Fraud

In an audio recording obtained by The New York Times, Adam Laxalt, a Republican running for Senate in Nevada, said he’s already gearing up to fight election fraud.

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While Democrats Debate ‘Latinx,’ Latinos Head to the G.O.P.

The Democrats’ problem with Latinos.

#arizona, #california, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Latinos Aren’t Leaving the Democratic Party. The Party Is Leaving Them.

The Democrats’ problem with Latinos.

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How Likely Is Another Civil War?

Readers discuss whether the U.S. is headed for another civil war. Also: Asian American voters; Supreme Court nominations; disinformation; Covid origins; President Biden and the heartland.

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Could Iowa and New Hampshire Lose First Spots in Primary Calendar?

After complaints about disenfranchisement and logistical snafus, the party is reconsidering Iowa and New Hampshire’s coveted spots in the presidential nominating process.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brazile-donna, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #debates-political, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #iowa, #new-hampshire, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Colorado County Clerk Indicted in Voting Security Breach Investigation

The Mesa County clerk, Tina Peters, is charged with counts related to tampering with voting equipment. A Republican running for secretary of state, she has promoted false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

#colorado, #elections, #griswold-jena, #mesa-county-colo, #peters-tina, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

Meet South Korea’s Swing Voters: Young, Broke and Angry

Frustrated over housing prices, a lack of job opportunities and a widening income gap, the once-reliable voting bloc is undecided and will most likely elect the next president.

#elections, #income-inequality, #moon-jae-in, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #voting-and-voters, #youth

Defeat Trump, Now More Than Ever

The struggle against authoritarianism, at home and abroad.

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How Macron Stands as France’s Presidential Election Looms

The president, not even a formal candidate yet, seems to benefit from standing above the anti-immigrant fray.

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Other Places Should Do What Alaska Did to Its Elections

Reforms on how we vote offer hope in mitigating the forces of extremism in our politics.

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In India, a Bellwether for Narendra Modi as Voters Head to Polls

While many voters say they are concerned about the economy, the prime minister’s party has placed a focus on religion, with often polarizing effects.

#adityanath-yogi, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #hinduism, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #uttar-pradesh-state-india, #voting-and-voters

Help! Sharing Stories of an Obsession With the Beatles

Readers have strong feelings about the Fab Four. Also: Traumas, past and present; teaching students how to vote; college admissions.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #anxiety-and-stress, #beatles-the, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pop-and-rock-music, #rolling-stones, #voting-and-voters

As Boris Johnson Seeks a Reset, More Tory Lawmakers Defect

Britain’s prime minister tried to steer attention away from a damning report on Downing Street parties, but his support continued to erode.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #referendums, #voting-and-voters

Who Believes in Democracy?

To overcome the dark side of right-wing populism, American liberalism needs to first democratize itself.

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Democrats Decried Dark Money in Politics, but Used It to Defeat Trump

A New York Times analysis reveals how the left outdid the right at raising and spending millions from undisclosed donors to defeat Donald Trump and win power in Washington.

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