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Ralph Nader Explains Why the Focus on RFK Jr. Is 'Stupid'

Don't worry about presidential race 'spoilers,' Nader says, insisting the concept is ridiculous

(Newser) - Ralph Nader has been saying it for decades: America needs a revolution. The lawyer, consumer advocate, and political activist famously—or, perhaps, infamously—ran for president as a third-party candidate in every election from 1992 until 2008. That includes, of course, his 2000 campaign, in which the 97,488 votes...

In Mexico's 'Macho' Culture, This Election Is Very Different

Leading polls are 2 women: Claudia Sheinbaum, with 59%, and Xochitl Galvez, with 36%

(Newser) - Campaigning formally starts on Friday for the biggest election in Mexico's history. Voters will choose the president, along with the winners of 628 seats in Congress and tens of thousands of local positions, per the AP . The country of 130 million people has often been marked by its "...

Marianne Williamson Is Back in the Race: 'We Must Respond'

Democratic presidential candidate returns to Election 2024 to take on Biden in primary

(Newser) - Three weeks after Marianne Williamson backed out of her long-shot bid to challenge President Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, she's back in it. The author has announced she's "unsuspending" her campaign for the Oval Office, the day after she drew 3% of the vote to Biden'...

Zelensky Slams Trump Claims on Russian War: 'Very Dangerous'

Ukraine leader is nervous of possible return to WH for Trump, who said he could stop war in 24 hours

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was worried by the prospect of Donald Trump returning to the White House, branding Trump's claim that he could stop Ukraine's war with Russia in 24 hours as "very dangerous." In an interview with the UK's Channel 4 News...

Virginia County Finds 4K Misreported Votes From 2020

Joe Biden was shorted during the last election, per officials in Prince William County

(Newser) - Former President Trump complains often about the results of the last presidential election, with no evidence to back up his claims, but in one part of Virginia, it's current President Biden who could have a valid beef. Per the Hill , officials in Prince William County have revealed that about...

China Won't Be Thrilled at Taiwan's New President

Lai Ching-te, member of pro-sovereignty Democratic Progressive Party, wins election

(Newser) - Ruling-party candidate Lai Ching-te emerged victorious in Taiwan's presidential election on Saturday and his opponents conceded, a result that will chart the trajectory of the self-ruled democracy's relations with China over the next four years. At stake is the peace and stability of the island, 100 miles off...

Taiwan's Election May Put China to the Test

Citizens will head to the polls Saturday to elect a new president, legislature

(Newser) - Taiwan is preparing to elect a president and legislature Saturday in what many see as a test of control with China, which claims the self-governing island republic as its own territory to be unified with force if necessary. The presidential race is tight, and both China and Taiwan's key...

Egypt's El-Sisi Nabs 3rd Term in Overwhelming Numbers

Even though economy is collapsing, voters hope president can offer security in war-torn Middle East

(Newser) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi easily won a third term in office this month, winning about 90% of the vote, according to a Monday announcement from election officials. But the Washington Post notes that emerging victorious in the election was the "easy part" for the 69-year-old leader, who's...

Among Prominent Democrats, a 'Biden Gap' Emerges
Democrats Are
Facing a 'Biden Gap'

Democrats Are Facing a 'Biden Gap'

The bigger the name, the bigger their support of the president in 2024, writes Jonathan Martin

(Newser) - In an assessment of the 2024 race for Politico Magazine , Jonathan Martin writes of what he calls the "Biden gap" among Democrats. "The further up a Democrat is on the political food chain, the more publicly supportive and even defensive they are of the president," he writes....

Opposition Calls Vote Rigged, Wants an Election Redo

US, other observers have called for greater transparency in Sierra Leone's count

(Newser) - Sierra Leone's main opposition party on Saturday demanded a rerun of last weekend's presidential election after President Julius Maada Bio was declared the winner and swiftly sworn in for a second term in the West African nation. The opposition All People's Congress party accused the nation's electoral...

Erdogan Claims Victory

Erdogan Claims Victory

President thanks Turkey for five more years

(Newser) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory Sunday in Turkey's runoff election , extending his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade. With nearly 99% of ballot boxes opened, unofficial results from competing news agencies showed Erdogan with 52% of the vote, compared with 48% for his challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu. In...

Turkey's High-Stakes Election Is Still Undecided

Runoff looks likely between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu

(Newser) - It looks like citizens of Turkey are going to have to return to the polls in two weeks. With 99.4% of votes counted Monday, neither President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu had the necessary 50% to avert a May 28 runoff, reports the AP . Erdogan had...

Bola Tinubu Wins Nigeria's Vote
Losers Dispute Nigeria's Vote

Losers Dispute Nigeria's Vote

Ruling party stays in power after low-turnout presidential election

(Newser) - Election officials declared Bola Tinubu the winner of Nigeria's presidential election Wednesday, keeping the ruling party in power in Africa's most populous nation and raising the specter of protests by opposition supporters who already have called for the vote to be voided. Tinubu, 70, the former governor of...

First Big GOP Name Makes a Decision on 2024

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says it's a no for him on running for president the next time around

(Newser) - As the waiting game continues on whether Donald Trump will run for president again, and on who else may join that GOP candidate pool, one potential contender has taken his name out of the running. Sources tell Politico and CNN that Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has, over the past few...

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...

Musk Hints Who Would Get His Vote in 2024

It's not clear if Ron DeSantis is running for POTUS, but Tesla CEO says he's leaning toward Fla. gov

(Newser) - It's not yet clear if Ron DeSantis or Donald Trump will be running for president in 2024, but if the Florida governor wades into the candidate pool, looks like he can count on a vote from at least one big name. Last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk...

DC Bar Charges Giuliani Over Election Fraud Claims
Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Trump lawyer had claimed election fraud to court in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani could be prohibited from practicing law in the District of Columbia, after the disciplinary arm of the DC Bar filed an ethics case over his advocacy of false fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. The charge involves claims Giuliani made in a federal court about a lawsuit...

Headscarves Become Sticking Point in French Election

Rivals Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron confronted by Muslims ahead of presidential runoff

(Newser) - Muslim headscarves took center stage in France's presidential campaign Friday amid far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's push to ban them in the country with Western Europe's largest Muslim population. Both she and rival Emmanuel Macron, facing a tightly contested April 24 runoff, were confronted by women in...

Italy Re-Ups Mattarella, 80, for 7 Years

President had already rented an apartment for his retirement

(Newser) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella was pulled away from his impending retirement and reelected Saturday to a second seven-year term as the country's head of state, ending days of political impasse by party leaders that risked eroding the nation's credibility. Earlier in the day, lawmakers entreated Mattarella, 80, who...

Sidney Powell's 'Spider' Is Revealed

Joshua Merritt is apparently a 'secret' GOP witness

(Newser) - A secret witness in the GOP effort to overturn election results may be a little less than advertised, the Washington Post reports. Sidney Powell —a former Trump legal advisor who's working on the election effort—has called him a "military intelligence expert." He's codenamed "...

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