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When it's Woman (D) versus Woman (R), interesting things happen

When it's Woman (D) versus Woman (R), interesting things happenThe record number of women running for office this midterm election year has led to a record number of races in which both major-party candidates are women, creating an interesting real-world experiment in political science.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:51:52 -0400
White House blocks bill that would protect elections

White House blocks bill that would protect electionsA bill that would have significantly bolstered the nations electoral security has been held up in the Senate at the behest of the White House, which expressed its displeasure with the proposed legislation.

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:34:59 -0400
Can this Democrat crack the Trump-era election code?

Can this Democrat crack the Trump-era election code?Last month, Harley Rouda advanced to the general election after finishing 125 votes ahead of his closest rival. His goal for November is to unseat the only candidate who finished ahead of him: 15-term congressman Dana Rohrabacher, an eccentric, pro-Russia Republican.

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:00:02 -0400
A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politics

A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politicsA record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activists that there will be a record number of women on the ballot in November, and that a record number of women will be among the officials sworn in on January, especially in the House of Representatives.

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 05:00:44 -0400
Post-election clashes in Zimbabwe turn deadly

Post-election clashes in Zimbabwe turn deadlyProtests in Zimbabwes historic elections turned bloody on Wednesday as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for calm.

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:47:05 -0400
Progressive Dems try to catch some of Ocasio-Cortezs lightning in a bottle

Progressive Dems try to catch some of Ocasio-Cortezs lightning in a bottleBoston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who is running for Congress, on July 28 near Boston. SOMERVILLE, Mass. On a sweltering July Saturday in this city a few miles west of Boston, Ayanna Pressley is making a pitch for change. Pressley, a member of the Boston City Council, is attempting to unseat Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent who previously served as mayor of Somerville, in the congressional primary for Massachusettss SeventhDistrict.

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:00:17 -0400
Expert: Putin can hack our midterm elections

Expert: Putin can hack our midterm electionsBarbara Simons, a leading expert on securing voting systems, says the U.S. is not prepared for the threat facing the November elections.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:00:03 -0400
California votes today, with control of Congress in play

California votes today, with control of Congress in playFor the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this falls high-stakes midterm elections. Heres everything you need to know about Tuesdays key Golden State primaries.

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:18:12 -0400
Picking winners: National Democrats try to winnow the primary field, and not everyone is pleased

Picking winners: National Democrats try to winnow the primary field, and not everyone is pleasedAhead of Californias nonpartisan primaries, the national Democratic Party is trying to winnow the field of contenders to avoid splitting the progressive vote. Its a sound strategy, but the candidates pressured to drop out arent happy about it.

Fri, 11 May 2018 11:58:41 -0400
Amid the devastation left by ISIS, Iraqis vote, hoping for a better future

Amid the devastation left by ISIS, Iraqis vote, hoping for a better futureWhile Americans have been looking the other way, Iraqis are preparing to vote for Parliament, even in devastated areas like Mosul. In an optimistic sign for democracy, for the first time the parties arent divided strictly by religion.

Fri, 11 May 2018 11:21:25 -0400
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