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This is the place to sort, search and review all the classic What Is Going On with the elections? moments. Results are sorted by vote count and month, at the moment you can provide your own vote number cutoff, browse different months, or filter all the results by a keyword.

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121No news item, just up-vote if you suddenly wish Apocalypse theology were true and we could all be cursed to walk 7 years of hell on earth for being atheists instead of what we're actually getting.
104United States Twitter finally bans Trump's account.
88United States Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the USA. Trump concedes grace- ha! Who are we kidding?
88Democratic candidate Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama's special election for the United States Senate.
75United States Hillary Clinton said she will not be running for President in 2020.
75Theresa May warned us about a coalition of chaos, propped up by religious fundamentalist extremist terrorist sympathisers. She just didn't say that she'd be trying to lead it.
60United StatesAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young Democratic Socialist, defeats incumbent Joe Crowley in the primary for an important New York house seat.
59Macron wins French election in landslide victory
57United States Facebook bans Trump on its platforms at least until the end of his term.
56United StatesGeorgia (U.S. State). In a recorded call, Trump urges Georgia's Secretary of State to "find" more Trump votes
56United States The Senate confirmation of Electoral College votes is interrupted and the Senate evacuated when an angry mob of Donald Trump supporters storm the Capitol.
55United StatesNathan Larson, Virginia independent congressional candidate admits he’s a pedophile to reporter in phone interview. Among other things wants to legalize incest and child pornography. He also had a 3 year old daughter who is, thankfully, not in his custody anymore. RationalWiki veterans may remember him as Tisane.
52MexicoLeftist candidate Lopez Obrador wins the Mexican presidency in a landslide.
49United Kingdom In a very hostile political climate, four Conservative candidates have been suspended ahead of the local elections. One for antisemitic and AIDS jokes; one for calling for returning the death penalty to execute homosexuals; one for claiming the Labour Party spreads STIs, and one for complaining that racial slurs aren't acceptable anymore.
46UK election results: Tory collapse leads to hung parliament.
45United States Lauren Boebert, the QAnon-loving, gun-toting freshman GOP Congresswoman, who allegedly live tweeted Nancy Pelosi's position, during the recent Capitol terrorist attack, has had her Twitter account locked.
43United StatesGeorgia (U.S. State). Polls have indicated that both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have won by a knifepoint, the two Georgian seats in the Senate. If so the Senate would flip to Democrat control.
43United States Add YouTube to the list of platforms that have banned Trump.
41United StatesWisconsin. Trump requested Milwaukee County recount comes back, reveals that Trump gave them $3 million just to find 132 more votes for Biden. Good thing Wisconsin got paid up front.
41United States Rudy Giuliani facing a $1.3 billion defamation suit from Dominion Voting Systems.
41United StatesNevada. The entire staff of the Nevada Democratic Party resigns (and takes all the funds) after the DSA slate won in the leadership election, after spending the entire campaign accusing the left of seeking to divide the party
41United StatesDemocrat Conor Lamb won in a major electoral upset in a deep-red district.
41United States A Democrat has won a Missouri state house seat in a district Trump won in a landslide.
40United Statesthe District of Columbia. Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Sidney "Kraken" Powell for $1.3 billion in damages.
40United States Scott Walker loses his bid for a third term as Governor of Wisconsin.
39United States Donald Trump dismisses as "fake news" the idea that he is going to start a new party and strongly hints that he will run for President again in 2024. And the lying bloody git still insists he won the November 2020 election.
39United States More than half of Republican Party voters, 53 percent, said they think Donald Trump is currently the "true president" of the United States, not Joe Biden, a new poll shows.
39United StatesArizona. Hyper-partisan audit finds that Biden won Maricopa County by 360 additional votes. However, multiple election experts have stated that the numbers are made-up, so the results should still be taken with a grain of salt.
39United StatesThe Democrats narrowly take back the House while the GOP expands its majority in the Senate. A list of firsts for women in the 2018 midterm election.
38United StatesVoters in six states handed eight transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming candidates victories in state legislative elections (including in Kansas and Oklahoma).
38United States Trump's lawyer, Lin Wood, decides to bolster his chances of having his petition before SCOTUS heard, by accusing Chief Justice Roberts of being a murderous paedophile.
38Germany Social Democrats win most seats in German election, which will most likely put an end to 16 years of Conservative control
38A US federal court has ruled that Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin is unconstitutional.
37United States Setback for woo-pushers and dangerous COVID denialists: According to a study, misinformation about election fraud fell by 73% after social media crackdown on QAnon and assorted crooks
37 New York Times obtains tax records of Donald Trump showing he could have gotten away with not paying any taxes... for 18 years. Update: Trump aides Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani double down, claiming that the NYT exposé is a "very good story" showcasing the "genius" of Mr Trump and "this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman".
37United StatesDemocrat Kyrsten Sinema wins the Arizona Senate race.
36Mississippi. United States Mississipi voters approve a new flag to replace Confederate-themed state flag
36United States Judges are handling out spankings to lawyers representing Trumpist attempts to show fraud - "I regret to inform you that your submission is defective,"
36United States Members of the electoral college vote, with Joe Biden surpassing the 270 votes required to win the presidency.
36Morocco Islamists suffer crushing defeat, while the liberal party won the most seats.
36Trump has made millions from Saudi Arabia while criticizing Clinton for taking Saudi money.
36KenyaCambridge Analytica was also involved in the 2013 and 2017 Kenyan elections.
36United StatesMaine will be testing ranked voting in statewide elections.
35United States In a bizarre Oval Office meeting, Rudy Giuliani, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, and chief of staff Mark Meadows had to talk Trump out of appointing Sidney "Kraken" Powell as a special counsel to investigate his election loss, and implementing disgraced general and QAnon fanboy, Michael Flynn's plan to use the military to keep him power. When Rudy has to be the voice of reason...
35United States "Lawyers" Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, along with Fox News hosts Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, named as defendants in $2.7 billion defamation suit, brought by election technology company Smartmatic.
35Donald Trump’s director of African-American outreach has an ominous warning for all who dared to criticize the Republican presidential nominee:Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.” Then blames Obama's jokes about Trump's Birther investigation for Trump's candidacy.
34Borowitz: "Republicans Urge Replacing Man Who Hates Women with Man Who Hates Women and Gays"
34After weeks, if not months, of shouting how the election is rigged against Trump, a Trump supporter in Iowa has been arrested for voting for Trump twice.
34United States Georgia is still insisting that its elections are fine, despite one precinct's turnout for its primaries being 243%!
34United States Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has bested Trump-backed far-right candidate Kris Kobach in the race for Kansas governor.
33United States Donald Trump has fucking Coronavirus. UPDATE: Joe Biden tests negative
33United StatesNews outlets are beginning to call the election for Joe Biden
33Ralph Northam defeats Republican opponent Ed Gillespie for the seat of Governor of Virginia. Trump's reason for why Northam won was predictable: "Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for." Meanwhile, Danica Roem is elected Virginia's first openly transgender legislator, defeating a homophobic opponent in the race.
33Right wing populist Norbert Hofer finally concedes the Austrian presidential election, making Alexander Van Der Bellen the first Green Party head of state
32United StatesPennsylvania. Voter fraud in Pennsylvania! Registered Republican moron Ralph Thurman tried to vote twice, the second time pretending to be his registered Democrat son while "disguised" with a pair of sunglasses.
32United StatesGeorgia (U.S. State). Lindsey Graham faces formal ethics complaint, for seeming to try and interfere with the Georgia election result.
32United States General Services Administration clears Biden to receive transition access and funding as "apparent winner" of the election.
32United StatesCalifornia. Gavin Newsom wins the recall election
32United StatesThe big story from Tuesday's primaries: Andrew Gillum, the Bernie Sanders-endorsed progressive mayor of Tallahassee, scored a major upset victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary, bucking a trend of the state party nominating centrists for Governor who inevitably go down in defeat to the Republicans. Less surprising: the hard-right Ron DeSantis won the Republican gubernatorial primary, and wasted no time throwing racist dog whistles at Gillum (who is black).
31United StatesTexas. Pennsylvania. SCOTUS denies Texas's complaint in the Texas v. Pennsylvania, et al. lawsuit. (PDF)
31United States A Qanon believer who tried to beat Mike Johnson in Louisiana has been arrested for possession of child pornography.
31United StatesArizona. A bunch of Trump supporters in Arizona attempted to submit their own 'Certificate of ascertainmentWikipedia' for Trump to the National Archive, ahead of the official AZ electors; genuinely thinking if a bunch of idiots just make their own and send it in first, that supersedes the official one. Given the fact that a notary associated with the group, was also dumb enough to notarize their document, they're likely going to be in deep trouble.
31United StatesMississippi. Republican nutjob, and Confederate wannabe, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, says people shouldn't be allowed to vote on a Sunday, because the US currency says "In God We Trust."
31United States As part of a lawsuit by a former Dominion Voting System employee, an internal memo was made public that reveals the Trump campaign was aware that their "rigged election" claims were bullshit
31Carly Fiorina breaks the record for shortest-ever VP run, as Ted Cruz drops out. The anointed one has been defeated.
31"Disorganization and sheer incompetence within the Trump campaign."
31Bernie Sanders stood a better chance of defeating Donald Trump compared to Hillary Clinton. As a matter of fact, in a recent MSNBC forum, Sanders managed to earn the support of Trump voters. (Autoplay video)
31United StatesFormer coal executive Don Blankenship, who served a year in prison for safety violations in a 2010 disaster that killed 29 miners, loses the West Virginia GOP Senate primary after a bitter, racially charged campaign. He was such an awful candidate that even Trump urged voters to reject him. Predictably, he blamed "the establishment" for his loss.
31United StatesThe Californian Democratic Party snubs five-term US Senator Feinstein in favor of endorsing democratic socialist challenger Kevin de Leon.
31At a certain point, one has to wonder if the phrase "voter fraud" is going to be the Republican party motto, as Roy Moore asks for an investigation even as Doug Jones' win is certified.
31United States A Democrat wins a Kentucky House seat where Trump won 72% of the vote.
30TurkeyIn Turkey's local elections, results have indicated a loss for President Erdoğan's AKP. It has lost the mayoralty of the capital Ankara, to cross-party opposition candidate Mansur Yavaş. Plus, it is in a tight race for the mayoralty of the county’s largest city and economic capital Istanbul, between AKP’s Binali Yıldırım, and the opposition CHP's Ekrem İmamoğlu. If the CHP wins Istanbul, it would be the first time in over fifteen years and a massive blow to the president.
30IsraelIsrael to hold fresh election in September as Netanyahu fails to form coalition
30United States Only one racial bloc showed solid support for Donald Trump's re-election bid
30United StatesWisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an editorial calling on Senator Ron Johnson to either resign or be expelled. He asked for space to respond, which he was provided - along with footnotes providing context and pointing out his lies.
30United Statesthe District of Columbia. At least 35 Capitol police officers are under investigation for their role in the January 6th terrorist attack on Congress.
30IsraelFormer Israeli Labor PartyWikipedia Leader Izhak Herzog is the new President of Israel.
30Sick of these liberal media Shillary lies from pollsters, Breitbart runs its own poll, so there! ... Clinton comes out five points ahead of Trump.
30A company controlled by Donald Trump secretly conducted business in Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal. (Autoplay video)
30United StatesDemocrats have taken all seven House seats in the historically Republican stronghold Orange County.
29United States Attorney General Bill Barr says the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Irony meters explode at Trump attorney statement "his opinion (ie that of the AG) appears to be without any knowledge or investigation of the substantial irregularities and evidence of systemic fraud"
29SpainCatalonia Separatists grow majority in Catalonia regional parliament, despite the pro-union Socialist PartyWikipedia winning the most votes out of any single party.
29Australia The ruling Labor Party in West Australia sees a massive shift in its favour in the state election held 13 March. It increased its numbers in the 59 member house from 40 to 53, with a corresponding rout for the conservative opposition. The No Mandatory Vaccination party received 1.5% of votes and 0 seats. The Labor government had instituted a strong response to the covid crisis in 2020, which proved popular with the masses.
29United States The US is so politically polarized that vaccination is now an accurate predictor of election results
28United StatesPennsylvania. QAnon morons with AR-15s arrested near Philadelphia vote counting center, having apparently intended to break in and "straighten things out."
28 United States Trump acccepts he may not be President after January, but gives strong hints at a 2024 run.
28United States Florida man's legal team quits, weeks ahead of his second Senate impeachment trial.
28United StatesGeorgia (U.S. State). Lin Wood, the batshit insane Trump lawyer, who led the charge to have election results overturned, because of "election fraud," under investigation for... election fraud.
28Canada Liberals projected to win in Canadian election which will result in virtually no difference from the last election 2 years ago.
28A federal court orders Wisconsin to stop suppressing the vote.
27Florida. United States Conspiracy theorist and self-described "proud islamophobe" Laura Loomer lost her House of Representatives race to incumbent Democrat
27United StatesMassachusetts. Voters approve Question 1, a ballot measure guaranteeing the right to repair, by a factor of 75% in favor verus 25% against. In the process it also closes a loophole from a 2012 law that would have exempted wireless diagnostics from the law
27United StatesMichigan. Idiot Trumpist "Kraken" attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell have been ordered by a federal judge to pay the legal fees of the Michigan election officials who they lodged spurious legal challenges against after the 2020 election. The judge also referred them to disciplinary authorities for investigation into the possibility of disbarment.
27Scientific American has released their grading of Presidential candidates on science related issues. Surprising nobody, Clinton pulverized the competition winning 18 of the 19 graded questions. Jill Stein (handing Clinton's only loss) then Gary Johnson take second and third. Trump never scores higher than a 1/5 while only doing that for seven questions on the survey. "I believe in science!" indeed.
27The official KKK newspaper, The Crusader, has officially endorsed Trump for president.
26United KingdomUKIP gets destroyed in the local elections, losing about 80% of the seats they were defending. They went in with 111 seats, and ended the election with 24. Mind you, The Brexit Party, their main competitor for being the 'party of Brexit', wasn't running any candidates in the local elections. Based on current polling, UKIP would struggle to keep a single seat in the EU Parliament in the May 23rd electionWikipedia. Update:They ended the election losing 145 seats and ended with only 31 elected.
26Norway Norway's center-left heads to victory in parliamentary elections, with incumbent conservative PM conceding defeat in an campaign dominated by the issues of climate change and the kingdom's oil and gas exploration industry
26United StatesIn the continuing adventures of the GOP's image problem regarding sexual assault/harassment, comes Jim Knoblach stopping his campaign for Minnesota state rep after allegations from his 23 year old daughter that he abused her from age 9 to 21.
26AustraliaThe Liberals lose their majority in the lower house of Australian Parliament.
26United StatesDonald Trump tweets that sending out mail-in ballots in California will lead to widespread voter fraud, That becomes the first ever of Trump's tweets to be given a fact-check warning label by Twitter. Trump then accuses Twitter of interfering in the US presidential election. He even threatens to close it down.
25Brazil Jair Bolsonaro loses big in municipal elections with candidates backed by him being knocked out of several races
25United Statesthe District of Columbia. The White House revokes access for Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff.
25Kasich is out too. Now, there is only the Trump.
25Donald Trump totally didn't just call for the assassination of Hillary Clinton. He just advocated "second-amendment remedies" to stop her.
25Donald Trump continues grandstanding about the "rigged" election (something he's done throughout his campaign and something which has a long history in Republican rhetoric). Meanwhile his campaign, party and supporters are up to all sorts of dirty tricks, including (but not limited to) ongoing voter suppression in Republican states, mail flyers outrageously claiming that Democrat voters will be named and shamed, and trying to convince Clinton supporters they can vote online with a social media hashtag. Plus of course the ongoing incitement of voter intimidation and "patriot" violence.
25A Conservative MP has been forced to apologise after telling a high schooler to "fuck off back to Scotland" during a discussion on Scottish independence.
25United StatesThe Republicans are struggling to hold on to Orange County.Wikipedia
25United StatesPolling shows that the Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters.
24United States Trump wants the 2020 election to be delayed, citing mail-in voting fraud. Update: Republicans flat out reject the proposal to delay the election.
24United States The first presidential debate is considered draining, an embarassment and a moment of national shame across the media, condemnation falling mostly on Trump's performance
24 United StatesMichigan. Crowd protests outside Michigan Secretary of State house oblivious to the irony of shouting "stop the steal" while trying to overthrow an election!
24United StatesGeorgia (U.S. State). Pro-Trump attorneys tell Georgians not to vote until votes are "secure" (and by that, they mean, "rigged in favor of the GOP")
24Netherlands The Dutch cabinet has collapsed over the childcare allowance scandal. The Dutch Tax Authority had been incorrect in marking childcare allowances as fraud, causing thousands of parents to be marked as fraudsters. This had occurred in the current cabinet and the previous cabinet. One of the coalition party leaders from the previous cabinet resigned earlier this week over the matter.
24United States Sidney "Kraken" Powell tries to get the defamation suit against her thrown out, by claiming that no reasonable person would've believed the stuff she made up in numerous court filings and news conferences. Which seems to be the very definition of defamation.
24Wikileaks releases 20,000 hacked DNC emails. The release has so far only revealed tons of credit card and Social Security numbers. Update: One of these, however, might indicate that the DNC was biased in favor of Hillary Clinton. Another reveals that Sander's campaign was a mess as DWS had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they'd either ignored or forgotten to something critical. Further emails reveal that Kenneth Vogel, Politco's chief investigate reporter, made an agreement to send advanced Clinton story to DNC, that DWS put pressure on MSNBC to censor itself after they criticized her treament of Sanders, that the DNC leaked a letter from Sanders, that Super PACS were paying young voters to push back against Sanders supporters online. TL;DR: There was bias but no conspiracy. Russia may be involved.
24Flashback: Trump in a 9/11/2001 interview revels that his building is now the tallest in NYC
24There is no evidence that thousands of noncitizens are illegally voting and swinging elections.
24BrazilBrazil's far-right presidential candidate has narrowly missed an outright victory and now heads to a runoff vote.
24United StatesNC 9th Congressional District: The man at the center of this entire mess, Leslie McCrae Dowless, has been arrested and charged with three counts of felony obstruction of justice, two counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and two counts of possession of absentee ballots by the Wake County district attorney.
23Poland In a special election after the murder of former Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz, In preliminary results, his deputy Aleksandra Dulkiewicz has overwhelmingly won the mayorship with 84%. The liberal won against her far-right challengers Grzegorz Braun who got 12 per cent and Marek Skiba who has got 4%.
23United KingdomUKIP gets destroyed in MEP election. 0 MEPs elected. (They won 24 seats in the 2014 election). In the South West Region (where Carl Benjamin a.k.a. Sargon of Akkad was on the ballot), UKIP only got 3.2% of the vote, down 29.1% from the 2014 election.
23United States tfw you're too batshit for Rudy & Jenna Ellis: Sidney Powell is swiftly underbussed after Team Trump's disastrous loss in PA lawsuit.
23United StatesThe non-existent states of New California and New Nevada file an amici curiae before SCOTUS, supporting Texas' bizarre suit of battleground states Biden won, because 2020 is a giant dumpster fire.
23United States In a possible breach of campaign finance laws, Jared Kushner, Lara Trump and John Pence have been tied to a consultancy firm which received $650 million for aiding the Trump re-election campaign.
23United StatesJoining Fox News, Newsmax issues sweeping ‘clarification’ debunking its own coverage of election misinformation
23United StatesWisconsin. Two Wisconsin state lawmakers sue, among others the Electoral College to overturn the election result, presumably thinking it's an actual place, and not a process.
23United States Trump takes last opportunities to screw the public by extending Secret Service protection for family members, and undoes pretty much the one measure that probably did actually help "drain the swamp".
23United States Mike Lindell sued for $1.3 billion, by Dominion Voting Systems.
23United States New Mexico. Democrat Melanie Stanbury wins by 24 points in the special election for New Mexico's 1st District
23Bernie Sanders wrote an OpEd for the Los Angeles Times: "I support Hillary Clinton. So should everyone who voted for me"
23The Tangerine Terror has a new endorsement... from the American Nazi Party.
23Donald Trump's campaign staffing choices get even more horrifying, as more Russian connections are put out in the open.
23Trump campaign closes with a dog-whistling ad condemning a (((global power structure))) which has "bled our country dry".
23Thousands of anti-Trump protestors have taken to the streets in at least 10 cities. (Autoplay video) In Seattle, specifically, 4 protestors and a bystander were shot by a gunman. Update: More protestors have been shot at in Portland.
23The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right.
23United StatesThe North Carolina State Board of Elections has voted unanimously for new election in the 9th congressional district after even Mark Harris, who had won and been demanding the election be certified so he could be seated, admitted that public faith in the election is damaged and asked for a new election.
22United Kingdom In the past week, street fights have taken place between UKIP supporters and antifascists over the throwing of milkshakes at controversial election candidates. Carl Benjamin had a milkshake lobbed at him, and earlier got hit with fish (The photo is amazing).
22United States According to a Gallup poll, 61% of Americans support abolishing the Electoral College
22Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstani protesters storm parliament over vote-rigging claims
22United States As the results still come in, Kanye West concedes defeat.
22United StatesNorth Carolina. North Carolina Republican operative charged in election fraud scheme
22United StatesThe Trump team throws in the towel on proving voter fraud by actually admitting in their pleading to the US Supreme Court that they do not have evidence and it is undetectable. "The constitutional issue is not whether voters committed fraud but whether state officials violated the law by systematically loosening the measures for ballot integrity so that fraud becomes undetectable."
22United States Disgraced General Michael Flynn's brother, General Charles Flynn was involved in the decision not to deploy the National Guard to Washington, following the terrorist attack by Trump's supporters.
22IsraelIsraeli elections will send some far-right racist and homophobic parties to the Knesset, which will very likely play into Netanyahu's strategy to form a coalition government. Among the shit they support are segregated maternity wards and religious law.
22United States The US now has the new house and electoral college numbers from the 2020 United States censusWikipedia. Outcome: TX: +2 seats. CO, FL, NC, MT, OR: +1 seat. CA, IL, MI, NY, OH, PA, WV: -1 seat.
22Germany Angela Merkel’s CDU beats AfD in crucial German state election. Conservative win in Saxony-Anhalt seen as last big test ahead of national election in September.
22France Traditional social democratic and conservative parties hold sway in the first round of France's regional elections, as support for Macron's LREM and Le Pen's far-right National Rally (formerly National Front) parties cratered.
22BrazilTaking Trump's cue, Bolsonaro clouds vote with fraud claims
22Sanders: "It doesn’t appear that I'm going to be the nominee"
22Tony Schwartz, co-author of The Art of the Deal: yeah, Trump is a sociopath. Sorry for helping craft his image.
22Trump visited an African-American church this weekend and tried to claim the mantle of Abraham Lincoln. It went about as well as you would expect.
22Leaked video and audio from Access Hollywood from 2005 when Donald Trump was bragging about grabbing women "by the pussy".
22Even Roger Ailes has had enough of Trump
22The alcohol industry is bankrolling ads to scare Massachusetts voters about legal pot
22 Trump has apparently decided that promising to contest the results if he loses was too subtle of an attack on American democracy, saying in a rally that "we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump."
22Why Vladimir Putin’s Russia Is Backing Donald Trump Newsweek article details the known extent of Russian hacking and Black Ops. Russia even temporarily ceased supporting Trump because they thought he was psychologically unfit
22Republican-controlled Southern states have closed down at least 868 polling places for the 2016 election.
22Trump was rushed offstage by security in Nevada due to something going on in the crowd. Turns out it was just a protester with a "Republicans against Trump" sign getting the shit kicked out of him by Trump supporters.
22Jeb! drops out of the clown car!
22"He certainly is off the spectrum. There's never been anything like him" Noam Chomsky talks about Donald Trump in a nuanced interview on Aljazeera, says that Trump has no dedicated ideology but that strongman right wing populists like him internationally help a rebranded Right to power.
22Exit polls predict a large swing towards Labour and a likely hung parliament in the UK general election.
22RussiaUnited StatesPutin admits that Russians hacked the election, but claimed it was da Joos and ethnic minorities and the gov't had nothing to do with it.
22United StatesA Democrat getting outspent 17-1 is now neck and neck in deep-red Pennsylvania
21Hong Kong Pro-democracy candidates win big in Hong Kong's local elections
21 Bernie Sanders bests Hillary Clinton in the Maine caucuses.
21United StatesThe Bloomberg campaign has acknowledged that one of the vendors it hired used prison labor to make campaign phone calls.
21In what could be considered the biggest upset of the political season so far, Bernie Sanders wins Michigan, vastly outperforming polls there. Clinton still ends up with more delegates for the night, however, due to a huge win in Mississippi.
21United StatesIowa. Years of racist behavior finally caught up with Iowa white supremacist Steve King, who was defeated in the Congressional primary election by state senator Randy Feenstra.
21United StatesPennsylvania. Hail to the Chief! Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) pulls the trigger on Trump: "...[he] has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania. ... I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory."
21Netherlands Thierry BaudetWikipedia, far right Dutch politician, has been kicked out of his own party.
21United StatesGeorgia (U.S. State). As Trump continues to unravel after his election loss, his latest Twitter attack is against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's brother. Update in article - there is a brother, nothing to do with China as Trump claims.
21United StatesArizona. Arizona GOP lawmaker introduces bill to give legislature power to toss out election results
21United StatesPennsylvania. John Fetterman, the current PA Lieutenent Governor and a noted progressive, launches Senate bid.
21United Kingdom England Despite being in one of the traditionally deepest blue Conservative seats in the country, the Liberal Democrats have won the seat of Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire by turning over 16 000 votes. Labour came in fourth place, nearly losing their deposit.
21United StatesNorth Carolina. After an order from the state Supreme Court, roughly 56,000 North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but who aren't in prison are now able to register to vote.
21Switzerland Swiss voters approve referendum which legalizes same-sex marriage in the country. It will come into force on July 1, 2022.
21United StatesUtah. Right-leaning independent Evan McMullin launches Senate campaign against ultra-conservative Mike Lee, which could actually make the race competitive
21United States New Jersey. Phil Murphy squeaks out Jack Ciattarelli to win a second term as Governor of New Jersey. Ciattarelli is yet to concede. Not anymore.
21Bernie Sanders has just won Indiana. He reiterated his earlier promise to fight till the very last state has voted, and polls show most Democrats want him to remain in the race.
21A few weeks ago, The Bern Report and other Sanders supporters started circulating a "Stanford study" claiming electoral fraud in the Democratic primary. Turns out, A) it wasn't a study, but a non-peer-reviewed paper, B) it was done by two graduate students in psychology, not political science, statistics, or other relevant fields, and C) the paper's methodology is flawed, and the effects disappear with better controls(Alternative analysis ending with same point).
21Mounting evidence that Russia was behind the DNC hack, and they're doing it specifically to help Trump. I'm sure his anti-NATO stance is a complete coincidence.
21Feelings trump facts at the Republican ultraNationalist Convention. Surprise!
21A federal appeals court has struck down North Carolina's voter ID law.
21Members of Trump's Hispanic advisory board are starting to bail on his campaign after his latest hard-line speech.
21GOP has no easy path at this point to dump Trump from the ticket.
21A list of things Donald Trump completely changed his mind about after the election.
20United Kingdom Tory PM candidates are now resorting to tax reform to maintain support of the voters. Raab now wants a 25% tax cut to low-income earners, while Johnson wants a 50% tax-cut for those earning £50-79,000. The latter is projected to blow a £9.6 billion hole in the budget.
20United StatesOklahoma. A campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first that Donald Trump has held since the coronavirus lockdown began, fails to draw the expected crowds.
20United States Trump supporter Mary Ann Mendoza, member of Trump's campaign advisory board and a so-called "Angel Mom," had her scheduled speech at the Republican National Convention cancelled after she urged people on Twitter to read an antisemetic, QAnon-linked conspiracy theory about how the Jews are plotting to control the world. Despite urging her followers to read the thread, she later said the hadn't read all the posts in it, which included claims that Hillary Clinton is a "Satanic High Priestess" and that Barack Obama's house smells like sulfur, because, as Alex Jones claims, he's connected to the devil and hell. Mendoza has also used Twitter to post other nonsense involving claims that George Soros, the Rothschilds and the United Nations are conspiring to implement a one world government in the United States.
20United StatesTexas. A convoy of about 100 Trump technicalsWikipedia trucks laid in wait on Interstate 35Wikipedia for a Biden campaign bus, surrounded it, and attempted to force it to a stop. Think that's bad? It gets worse. Trump tweeted "I LOVE TEXAS!" with a video of the convoy as they surrounded the bus.
20United States GOP Representative Gohmert says violence is only recourse after the courts threw out the bullshit lawsuits
20United StatesCalifornia. More lawsuits! Former renowned Birther Orly Taitz has filed a new lawsuit in California attempting to argue that Trump's impeachment is unconstitutional. It's... not great.
20United KingdomEnglandWales Local elections will go ahead in England and Wales in May in spite of the pandemic. There will be hand sanitizer in polling booths and voters will have to bring their own pens or pencils.
20Ecuador Neoliberal politician Guillermo Lasso wins the presidential election in Ecuador. He will be inaugurated on 24 May.
20United Kingdom England The election of the Wiltshire police and crime commissioner has been thrown into disarray, and a possible costly re-run, after it transpired that the winner, Tory candidate Jonathon Seed, had failed to disclose a drink-driving conviction in 1993, which disqualifies him from the post.
20Samoa Samoa gets its first ever woman prime minister.
20Syria Dictator Bashar al-Assad wins the thoroughly democratic presidential election for a fourth term, winning 95.1% of the vote
20United States Ohio. Progressive Justin Bibb is the next mayor of Cleveland, beating moderate Kevin Kelley.
20Bill Clinton accuses a BLM protester of defending gang leaders and drug dealers during a verbal scuffle.
20Bernie Sanders makes US history by becoming the first non-Christian to ever win a US primary... oh and Trump won too.
20As battles against racist voting rules and voter suppression continue in some states, in Pennsylvania Donald Trump urges his (predominantly white) supporters to go in groups to "certain areas" on Election Day and "watch" the voters there because "we can't lose an election because of you know what I'm talking about".
20More Republicans to Trump: Drop out now. This list is rapidly growing.
20The fury and failure of Donald Trump.
20Mike Pence refuses to pardon a Black man who was proven innocent, but was released with a felony regardless, because he doesn't want to make the prosecuting attorney look bad; this same attorney is the Republican's nominee for Attorney General in Indiana. (Autoplay video)
20White nationalists, Neo-Nazis and the KKK have election day plans including poll-watching, intimidation and bribing black voters with booze and dope. Meanwhile, Ohio has issued a restraining order against a Trump campaign advisor's poll-watching activities.
20The FBI said on Sunday it stood by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work, lifting a cloud over her presidential campaign two days before the U.S. election.
20United States Of the Republicans, the pro-Putin & Russian Dana Rohrabacher has lost his Californian seat in Congress. However, it was tight as he has lost by fewer than 2000 votes, 89,068 to 91,750.
20United StatesThe first day of hearings into the alleged election fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional district (Which is still unfilled due to this mess) lays out a well-orchestrated plan to deceive election personnel with attention to even small details like mailing ballots in small batches from the local post office and the matching pen ink used on forms to avoid arousing the attention of state election officials.