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Barring any last minute decision by the Supreme Court, Sierra Leone will hold presidential, legislative and local government elections on March 7. This will be the fourth elections since the end of the civil war in 2002 and the first since the ebola epidemic. The incumbent, Ernest Bai Koroma, having served ...

The May 1 local primary Metro election is headlined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's referendum on a $5.4 billion mass transit plan. But there are also multiple judicial races at stake as well as open elections for Davidson County public defender, register of deeds and Juvenile Court clerk, all of which are ...
Congress created the agency in 2002 to assist states in complying with federal election standards. The action raises fresh questions over the degree to which President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress are taking steps to protect the security of American elections, and some state officials have ...
Because of Berlusconi's tendency to surprise to the upside in Italian elections, UBS says this coalition looks like the most likely outcome. However, because of the parties' widely different stances, especially on foreign affairs, this alliance may not last long, the Swiss bank points out. A government led by the ...
Following the opposition's refusal to participate, Maduro on Thursday called for a "mega-election" that could wipe out the opposition-run legislature and allow him to tighten his grip on the country. The announcement spurred a flurry of protests from other politicians. The legislative elections, originally ...
Italians go to the polls on March 4 in an election that could either help to rebalance the political environment or send shockwaves through the country and beyond. Voting will take place between 7 a.m. (1 a.m. ET) and 11 p.m. local time. The result is not expected to be officially counted until 2 p.m. Monday, ...
Both parties are closely watching for districts that flip from Republican to Democrat, seeking signs of a rising blue wave leading up to the November midterms (there have been 36 Republican-to-Democratic flips in statehouses since Mr. Trump's election win), but the seats left open over sexual misconduct ...
But that isn't stopping them from accepting "dark money" themselves or making it difficult to determine the original underwriter of a political donation, as a recent Southern contest vividly illustrates. Alabama's special U.S. Senate election in December is a case study in the lengths national Democrats, who ...
Machine malfunctions are a regular feature of American elections. Even as worries over cybersecurity and election interference loom, many local jurisdictions depend on aging voting equipment based on frequently obsolete and sometimes insecure technology. And the counties and states that fund ...
Scott Walker has decided to leave a number of formerly GOP-held seats vacant rather than schedule special elections his party might lose, national Republicans are pushing the panic button on an upcoming special House election in Pennsylvania, and GOP leadership is letting scandal-plagued Rep.
20 primary elections in Brown County: Green Bay City Council. District 2: Veronica Corpus-Dax. Thomas J De Wane (Inc.) Tim Lewis. District 6: (Incumbent Joe Moore is not seeking re-election). Paul Boucher. Vanya Koepke ... (Incumbent Mark Wernicke is not running for re-election.) Jeromy J. Delebreau.
... especially at election time." The report didn't mention Russia. But for months, U.S. and Italian analysts have warned that European elections are prime targets for Russian meddling, with the Italian contest particularly ripe because two key opposition parties -- the anti-immigrant, nationalist League and the ...
Tennessee's election systems are safe, despite a call from some Democrats for a multi-million paper ballot backup system, a top election official said Tuesday. "I am very confident our election systems are secure," Tennessee elections Coordinator Mark Goins said by telephone Monday. "elections are run ...
The voting to fill the vacancy would occur on the same days as the primary and general elections scheduled in a presidential year--a provision intended by Moon to avoid a stand-alone special election, which critics complain are often held at a high cost to the taxpayer. If a vacancy occurred after the filing ...

One of Trump's advisers, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, on television had accused Democrats of "cheating" in elections. "I'm sorry. Dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans," he said. The Trump campaign in August 2016 launched a campaign to recruit "election observers ...
Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff speaks during a campaign rally to launch Lula's presidential candidacy for the upcoming October elections, at the ... Renato Silva 31, a law student who traveled from Sao Paulo to celebrate Carnival, tried to keep his excitement for the election despite the recent ...
How one Trump tweet could change the course of California's 2018 elections. John Myers. By John Myers. Feb 18, 2018 | 12:05 AM. | Sacramento. How one Trump tweet could change the course of California's 2018 elections. President Trump enjoys support from 76% of California Republicans. He could help bring GOP ...
Scandalous stories leaked to foreign newspapers to swing an election in Nicaragua. Millions of pamphlets, posters and stickers printed to defeat an incumbent in Serbia. The long arm of Vladimir Putin? No, just a small sample of the United States' history of intervention in foreign elections. On Tuesday ...
The world's largest social network, along with twitter and Google, have been scrutinized in recent months by Congress after US intelligence agencies determined that the Russian government had used these platforms to disseminate false news and advertisements in an attempt to influence US elections in ...
elections laws, are simply not well suited to the type of behavior that is alleged here -- a combination of identity theft and undisclosed money pumped into our online world to sway our ballot box decisions. One area that both Congress and the Federal Election Commission have tried and thus far failed to ...
facebook, which landed itself in the crosshairs after becoming one of the primary venues by which Federal Prosecutors allege a Kremlin-linked, pro-Donald Trump Russian operation called the Internet Research Agency tried to flood the US with disinformation and propaganda before the 2016 elections, ...
"The elections in Brazil are a priority for us, and we have been taking a series of steps to make sure our platform gives people a voice, encourages civic engagement and helps strengthen democracy," a press officer for facebook said in an emailed statement. "We have made several product improvements ...
Donald Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster, said on Saturday that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "incontrovertible" and "beyond .... testifying before a Senate panel, warned that Russia is continuing to disrupt the US political system, targeting the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
America's paper ballot states may seem antiquated to some, but our neighbors to the north have used paper ballots for federal elections for their entire history. Thanks to an army of officials at 25,000 election stations, the integrity of Canada's elections is never in doubt. "It's highly decentralized and it's ...
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez waves as he arrives with his wife Ana Garcia to be sworn in for a second term, at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In Febrary 2018, Hernandez called for an investigation by the U.N. into whether the powerful ...
White Springs holds an election every year and this year's election day is April 24 with three seats open. Those positions are currently held by Walter McKenzie, Spencer Lofton and Willie Jefferson. Qualifying to run starts Tuesday and runs until March 20.
And he's unsure the Federal Election Commission "disclosure rules and IRS investigations can deal with the issue of foreign money in U.S. election." The significance of Wanhua contributing dark money to the ACC can be seen in a 2016 Intercept series on foreign influence on U.S. elections. The Intercept ...
"The at-large method of election violates Section 2 of the Voting rights Act because it denies Texas's Latino voters an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect judges of their choice." For more than a century, judges have been elected to these two courts in statewide elections, but ...
ALBANY - New York is expected to move the date of its state primary elections this year. A bill passed both the Senate and Assembly this month that would push the date of the primary election for state offices from Tuesday, Sept. 11, to Thursday, Sep. 13. This year, the last day of Rosh Hashanah falls on ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her interest in gun violence prevention is so great that she prioritizes legislative action on it over one of her top goals -- taking back control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. "I would rather pass gun safety legislation than win the election," the California ...
Top U.S. intelligence agencies will host a briefing for election officials from all 50 states starting Friday on possible election threats from foreign adversaries, amid warnings from officials this week that Russia aims to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. The classified briefing on Friday and Sunday, hosted ...
Russia has called the threat of US sanctions a "direct and obvious attempt" to interfere in its March 18 presidential election. "We do think that this is a direct and obvious attempt to time some sort of action to coincide with our elections in order to influence them," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told ...
Italy's elections will shape the country's response to economic stagnation, migration woes, and European integration, with repercussions across the .... Renzi remains the party leader, but some observers say that in the case of an inconclusive election, Gentiloni could be reappointed as a compromise ...
In Punjab's last three major by-elections, a far-right religious group, whose election campaigns have only incited violence against progressive and liberal voices in the country, has emerged as the third largest party in terms of votes. Arguably, in the next general election, the developing contest appears to ...
The threat came a day after the United States, France, Britain and four other UN Security Council members called on Kabila to publicly declare that he will not run for election this year. Washington separately asked Kinshasa to scrap plans to use electronic voting for the first time in elections this year, saying ...
Dominion Energy, the utility monopoly in Virginia, suffered a rare loss on the floor of the state House of Delegates late Monday night, when their ability to double-charge ratepayers for infrastructure improvements was stripped out of a controversial bill. The bill, which sailed through the Senate and is ...
Fourteen international and Egyptian rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, condemned the forthcoming March presidential elections, accusing the Sisi government of having "trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections" in his ...
FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, a technician works to prepare Voting Machines to be used in the upcoming presidential election, in Philadelphia. Since last July, a bipartisan team at Harvard, including former U.S. Marine and army cyberwarriors, national security eggheads and Google engineers, has ...
Good thing because on Tuesday, top U.S. intelligence officials warned that there's already activity by Russia to meddle in this year's elections. They said they will inform state and local election officials who are on the front lines. That's absolutely necessary since President Donald Trump won't even admit ...
Minnesota has two US Senate elections this November, plus two open House races in seats being vacated by Democratic incumbents in districts Trump won, plus an upscale suburban House district represented by Erik Paulsen (R-MN) that's considered one of Democrats' top pickup opportunities.
Mr. Burr closed the hearing with an update on the committee's own Russia investigation, promising to deliver a report and an open hearing on election security before this spring's primaries ahead of the November midterm elections. The committee, he said, still hopes to also give conclusive answers on ...
For years, Rodriguez and Valdez-Cox have noticed that campaigning for the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals hardly reaches their corners of the state. And it's left them feeling so neglected and undermined as voters that they decided to the sue Texas over the statewide election system ...
In a Tasmanian election campaign yet to raise its voice much above a background hubbub, Liberal premier Will Hodgman reached to land a blow last week on Labor opposition leader Rebecca White by accusing her of accepting "money under the table" from the gambling industry while planning to ban ...
Indian+media+express+views+on+Sri+Lanka+elections. Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 13:40. Indian media express views on Sri Lanka elections. 829. Views. The national television of India Dhooradarshan has defined the local government election in Sri Lanka as a referendum, for the current government which has been ...
He didn't vote in the last May election, but said he would be more engaged in local issues if he could "kill two birds with one stone" and show up to the polls just once in a year for the November elections. "I have three children under the age of 4," he said. "Just going out and running simple errands can be ...
prosecutor delayed release of Metcalf decision until after Election Day ... She, too, was up for re-election in November but had no opponent. ... An attorney for the Metcalf family, Thomas J. Casey, said he was disappointed to see that the elections were part of Rieman's thinking as she kept her decision ...
Mayo Sonny Nobles has announced he will not seek re-election. He has been the Mayor since 2002 and previously served on the city council for 26 years. "The past 42 years have been wonderful," Nobles said. "It has been very rewarding." He said it is time for a change and he looks forward to spending ...


 

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