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Sources: 2024 Announcement From Trump May Come Soon

Whispers circulate that former president is mulling early candidacy on 3rd bid for White House

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump has been signaling for a while that he plans to make another run for the White House, and we may find out in the coming days if that is indeed the case. Sources tell both the New York Times and CNN that Trump, 76, may be...

Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Prompts a Midterms Surge

Record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for Congress

(Newser) - There are only a dozen or so LGBTQ members of Congress who are publicly out, but per a new report from Axios , that may be about to change come November. The news outlet reports that at least 104 LGBTQ candidates announced this year they're vying for seats in the...

RNC, Election Deniers Have a Midterm Strategy

It reportedly involves training volunteers as poll workers, connecting them with lawyers

(Newser) - As the midterms are starting to take shape, a pair of stories about 2020 election deniers who are coming together with the RNC to form an "organized cavalry" of volunteers determined to suss out and shine a light on what they believe will be Democratic wrongdoing during the 2022...

Australia Just Voted Out Its Prime Minister

Scott Morrison concedes defeat to opposition leader Anthony Albanese

(Newser) - Australia's prime minister conceded defeat after an election Saturday that could deliver a minority government. Scott Morrison acted quickly despite millions of votes yet to be counted, because an Australian prime minister must attend a Tokyo summit on Tuesday with US, Japanese, and Indian leaders. "I believe it'...

Macron Defeats Le Pen
France Reelects Macron

France Reelects Macron

Le Pen promises to keep fighting president's policies

(Newser) - Emmanuel Macron became the first French president to be elected to a second term on Sunday, defeating far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. At closing time for the polls, projections showed the incumbent's winning margin to be about 58% to 42%, Axios reports. Polls during the campaign generally had shown...

Trump: Yes, Pence Could Have 'Overturned' Results
Trump's Line
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a Ruckus
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Trump's Line About Pence Causes a Ruckus

Ex-president says explicitly that his VP could have 'overturned' election results but chose not to

(Newser) - Former President Trump made a flurry of provocative assertions over the weekend, both at a Texas rally and in a Sunday night statement . At the rally, he said he'd consider pardons for those connected to the Capitol riot and called for the "biggest protests we have ever had"...

Chileans Vote in Tight, Polarized Presidential Election

Frontrunners are a conservative and a former protest leader

(Newser) - Chileans were voting for a new president Sunday following a polarizing campaign in which the leading candidates vowed to chart starkly different paths for the region's most economically advanced country staggered by a recent wave of social unrest. Pre-election polls point to a large number of undecided voters but...

Youngkin's 17-Year-Old Son Twice Tried to Vote

County officials say no election laws were broken

(Newser) - Glenn Youngkin's fears about election integrity have been vindicated, at least in the case of one would-be voter. Someone in Virginia tried to cast a vote Tuesday who wasn't eligible—the candidate's son. Voters have to be at least 18 years old to vote in the state,...

Virginia Polls Vary, but All Show Youngkin Gaining

Fox has Republican up 8 points over McAuliffe, though other results show a tighter race

(Newser) - The most recent polls in the Virginia governor's race show Republican Glenn Youngkin closing ground on Democrat Terry McAuliffe—if not already ahead—as the campaigns reach final days. A Fox News poll taken early last week is by far the most encouraging for Youngkin, showing him up 53%-45%...

Georgia Workers Accused of Shredding Voter Applications

2 Fulton County workers have been fired

(Newser) - Officials in Georgia's most populous county, where election operations are already under review by the state, have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications, according to a county statement released Monday. Preliminary information indicates that the employees checked out batches of applications for processing, and they...

Philippine Boxing Great to Run for President

'I am a fighter,' Manny Pacquiao says in accepting his party's nomination

(Newser) - Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao is running for president. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party for the 2022 elections at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government. "I am a fighter, and I will...

Kimmel Roasts Caitlyn Jenner Over Election Finish

She received about 1% of the vote in California recall election

(Newser) - In coverage of Gavin Newsom's easy win in California's gubernatorial recall election, it was easy to miss the results for candidate Caitlyn Jenner . She wasn't exactly in the conversation among top finishers:
  • Bad number: Jenner received a mere 1.1% of the vote on the question of

Judge Strikes Down Part of Georgia Voting Law

But he declined to block numerous other provisions

(Newser) - A federal judge has found that a part of Georgia's sweeping new election law that broadly prohibits the photographing of a voted ballot is likely unconstitutional. US District Judge J.P. Boulee on Friday granted a preliminary injunction on that section of the law, meaning it cannot be enforced...

Trudeau Calls Early Election, Banking on Pandemic Record

Polls show Canadians support government's handling of COVID fight

(Newser) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a national election for Canada to take place in September, though the next vote wasn't required until 2023. Trudeau went through the formality of requesting an election be held in a visit Sunday to Canada's governor general, the representative of Britain's...

Florida GOP Candidate Says Rival Wants to Kill Her

Anna Paulina Luna files for restraining order

(Newser) - Anna Paulina Luna wants to unseat Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist in next year's election—but she's worried that potential rivals for the Republican nomination will kill her first. Luna, who lost to Crist in Florida's 13th District last year, has obtained a stalking injunction against William Braddock,...

Mexican Politician Killed After Sharing Location on Facebook

Alma Barragan is reportedly the 34th candidate killed ahead of June 6 elections

(Newser) - A woman campaigning to be mayor of a city in Mexico's Guanajuato state invited voters to meet with her Tuesday, only to be murdered. Alma Barragan, a candidate for the Citizen's Movement party who hoped to lead the city of Moroleon, had posted a Facebook Live video from...

Vote Is a Clear Defeat for Netanyahu

Prime minister lacks a majority to form a government, making another election possible

(Newser) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies fell short of winning a parliamentary majority in Israel's latest election, according to a final vote count released Thursday, leaving a political deadlock that put the longtime leader's political future in question. The fourth election in just two years brought...

'Guerrillas' Try to Sway Election, Bird Blows It for Them

Attempt to influence Ecuador polls with fake 'guerrilla' vid fails after bird guide hears bird call

(Newser) - Nothing gets past an eagle-eyed, carefully listening ornithologist—not even a propaganda video meant to sway an election. Manuel Sanchez, a bird-watching guide based in Ecuador, was watching just such a video shared on social media, supposedly showing three armed left-wing men from Colombia's ELN guerrilla force deep in...

'Adolf Hitler' Elected in Landslide
'Adolf Hitler'
Elected in Landslide

'Adolf Hitler' Elected in Landslide

Namibian councilman has no plans for world domination

(Newser) - The people of Oshana, Namibia, have spoken, electing a regional councilman by the name of Adolf Hitler. His full name is Adolf Hitler Uunona—he's named in election materials as Adolf H. Uunona—and like his namesake, he's no stranger to politics, having served as a councilman for...

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight
Polls Show Georgia
Races Are Tight

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight

Control of the Senate hinges on 2 runoff elections next month

(Newser) - With about a month to go before Georgia's crucial runoff races for the Senate, a new poll suggests tight finishes loom in both contests. In a SurveyUSA poll commissioned for 11Alive , Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff (50%) is essentially deadlocked with GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue (48%), while in the...

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