Apple joins the list of corporations denouncing Georgia’s voting law

U.S. 04/06/21, 17:44

In light of the new voting bill signed into law by Georgia's governor on March 25, Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the chain of business leaders who voiced out against the state's decision.  Cook wrote a statement to Axios on Thursday, April 1, supporting that voting right is a fundamental element of ...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

2020 Campaign 11/14/19, 04:56

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South Side, saying he’s running for the “people who feel left out ...

Collins casts 7,000th straight vote as reelection race looms

Politics 06/18/19, 15:07

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than two decades in the Senate. The 66-year-old Collins is gearing up for a reelection race in 2020 that is expected to be competitive. ...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:25

Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election.In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of ...

GOP pushes back on cash governor seeks for voting machines

U.S. 06/12/19, 11:57

Republican lawmakers aren't committing to the money sought by Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that counties replace their voting machines by 2020's presidential elections.Republicans who control the Legislature say a roughly $34 billion budget counterproposal they are finalizing this week doesn't include the $15 million ...

De Blasio gets 2020 presidential backing from local union

New York 06/05/19, 01:03

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is picking up the first union endorsement of his longshot presidential bid.The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council announced Wednesday that it is endorsing de Blasio and will send members to campaign for him in the early voting states of ...

2020 Democrats grapple with California’s electoral buzz saw

U.S. 06/03/19, 04:38

Democratic presidential candidates are confronting the Democratic National Committee's tough standards to get on the debate stage, trying to distinguish themselves from their many rivals and plotting how to win the critical four early voting states. That leaves them barely enough time to think about what would come next. Next would ...

Voter surge in 2018 prompts voting reforms, restrictions

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:00

New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature.That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both legislative chambers, and it didn't ...

Census citizenship question could transform state elections

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:04

Computer files discovered in the home of a Republican operative who died last year contain a blueprint for how the GOP could extend its domination of legislatures in states where growing Latino populations favor Democrats and offer compelling context about a related case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.The files ...

Georgia stops voting by felons using broadest reading of law

U.S. 05/28/19, 10:27

Leon Brown is trusted enough to drive a tractor-trailer inside one of the nation's busiest seaports more than six years after being released from prison. But he's not allowed to vote in Georgia because of a law rooted in the years after the Civil War, when whites sought to keep ...

Update: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections

Europe 05/26/19, 01:11

The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local):8:05 a.m.Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday.List of candidates are placed in a polling station ahead of Sunday's European Elections, in Rozzano, near Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Some 400 million ...

Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Europe 05/25/19, 23:13

Bulgarians are voting in the European Parliament elections after a series of scandals overshadowed the debate on key issues of the EU's future.Voters on Sunday are casting ballots for their country's 17 seats in the 751-member European Parliament. The vote is seen as a test for the center-right party of ...

Update: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

Europe 05/24/19, 07:59

The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local):2:50 p.m.Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to win despite the fraud charges he ...

Voting in Ireland kicks off Day 2 of EU elections

World 05/24/19, 03:58

Ireland is going to the polls to kick off the second day of European Union elections which have already caused a stir in the Netherlands.According to a surprise Ipsos exit forecast late Thursday, the Dutch Labor Party of European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans will become the country's biggest party ...

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