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June 2019

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2This issue affects the United Kingdom. Plans for any televised debate between the two remaining challengers for the office of Prime Minister have been scuttled as one (guess who) refuses to take part.
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8This issue affects the United States. It's going to be a long 501 days. Roy Moore, yeah that Roy Moore, is running for US Senate against Doug Jones in the 2020 election. Smashes head against wall repeatedly.
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6This issue affects the United States. The New York Times asks 21 Presidential candidates 18 questions each, with topics ranging from stopping climate change, to breaking up tech conglomerates, to how many hours they sleep per night.
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3This issue affects the United Kingdom. Conservative leadership election - Rory StewartWikipedia's W.svg is knocked out while Boris Johnson leaped ahead with 143 votes. (Next highest, Jermemy Hunt, has 54).
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2This issue affects the United States. And so it begins (Officially). Trump kicks off his 2020 reelection campaign. There's 502 days to go...
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8This issue affects the United Kingdom. The first round of the Conservative leadership election.Boris Johnson tops the poll, 3 other candidates eliminated.
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12This issue affects Brazil. The 2018 Brazil presidential election that lifted fascist hardliner Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency, was partially enabled by a secret conspiracy between a judge, prosecutors, and the country's conservative party to jail and prevent from running the extremely popular left leaning ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula.
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14This issue affects Denmark. Hard Line and Danish People's Party pick up few votes, leading to a possible Social Democrat–led coalition.
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19This issue affects the United Kingdom. Labour wins the Peterborough by-election, denying Brexit Party its first chance of getting Parliamentary representation.

May 2019

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19This issue affects the United 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.
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28This issue affects Israel. Israel to hold fresh election in September as Netanyahu fails to form coalition
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13This issue affects the European Union. European Election Results Show Growing Split Over Union’s Future Euroskeptic parties have raised, but not to the extremes some expected. Liberal and Green ones are also on the rise
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21This issue affects the United Kingdom. UKIP 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.
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2This issue affects India. Ruling right-wing BJP wins Indian election with increased majority. Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has lost the election for Amethi, a seat members of his family have held for generations, to Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate.
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10This issue affects Australia. Australia's general election was fought with climate change as a major issue... and the climate lost.
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22This issue affects the United 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).
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10This issue affects the United Kingdom. A UKIP EU election candidate has resigned from the party over Carl Benjamin's rape comments. As he is already on the ballot as their candidate for Wales, he promises to resign immediately if elected.
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16This issue affects the United Kingdom. Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) is now being investigated by West Midlands Police after video surfaced of him in Gibraltar, saying "There's been an awful lot of talk about whether I would or would not even rape Jess Phillips... I suppose with enough pressure I might cave, but let's be honest, nobody's got that much beer." (Note:Jess PhillipsWikipedia's W.svg is a sexual assault survivor, just to make this comment especially disgusting.)
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27This issue affects the United Kingdom. UKIP 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's W.svg. Update:They ended the election losing 145 seats and ended with only 31 elected.
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16This issue affects the United Kingdom. The Conservatives and the Labour Party both lose seats in the 2019 Local Elections in what has been described as a Brexit backlash.

April 2019

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8This issue affects the European Union. Nationalist sentiments are rising across Europe ahead of the European elections in May.
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7This issue affects the United Kingdom. Problems arise for the Brexit Party after their North West candidate for the EU elections is revealed to have previously defended an IRA bombing in the area.
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14This issue affects Spain. As it happened | Socialist Party wins general election, but falls short of majority.
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5This issue affects the United Kingdom. Two Change UK MEP candidates have resigned from the party owing to controversial historic tweets in spite of vetting procedures.
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13This issue affects Ukraine. Ukraine election: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won the Ukrainian presidential election with over 70% of the vote, defeating the incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Zelensky was a candidate from the political party Servant of the the People, named after the television series in which he played a fictional Ukrainian president.
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9This issue affects the United Kingdom. The UKIP launch featured Mark Meechan (Count Dankula) and Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), who when asked about his rape tweet at Labour MP Jess PhillipsWikipedia's W.svg, responding, "I think we should treat women the same as men. That means if a woman is being a giant bitch and laughing at male suicide [Note: she didn't], I’m going to be a giant dick back to her." The Sun: in a stopped clock moment ran this headline "UKIP unveils thug who taught dog Nazi salute and sicko who joked about raping MPs as MEP candidates".
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6This issue affects the United Kingdom. Carl Benjamin, a.k.a. Sargon of Akkad, faces renewed criticism for inviting supporters to a Discord channel that condones calls for assassinations; support for far-right terrorists and virulent antisemitism.
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1This issue affects the United Kingdom. Then, as if to undercut Gerard Batten's defense of him (mentioned below), Carl tweets the same thing at Kristi Winters about two hours later.
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4This issue affects the United Kingdom. Forced to acknowledge MEP candidate Carl Benjamin's controversial past, Gerard Batten insists he is a satirist and any comments to do with rape were tongue-in-cheek.
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1This issue affects the United Kingdom. This issue affects the European Union. UKIP has announced that Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) is second on the list for their candidates in the South West region, in the (possible*) 2019 European Parliament electionWikipedia's W.svg.
(*If the UK leaves the European Union prior to 23 May, 2019, then this election will not be held, as the UK would no longer be a part of the EU.)
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-24This issue affects Israel. With 97% of the vote counted, it looks like the right-wing block has won a majority, giving Benjamin Netanyahu a fifth term in office.

March 2019

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28This issue affects Turkey. In 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.
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11This issue affects Slovakia. Independent liberal anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Čaputová has won 58.4% against 41.5% in the Slovakian presidential election, in what deemed a growth in a tide of anti-corruption protest that is growing in Central and Eastern Europe. She is also Slovakia's first women president.
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6This issue affects Australia. In crucial state elections in Australia’s most popular state New South Wales, the current right-wing coalition of the Liberals and Nationals have won the election with a reduced majority. The biggest gainers have been right-wing populist Shooters, Fishers and Farmers PartyWikipedia's W.svg, which has one of its main policies relaxation of Australia's strict gun laws.
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9This issue affects Netherlands. The current centre-right Dutch government has lost its majority in the Senate. The surprise winner of the country's provincial elections, which indirectly chooses the upper chamber of the Dutch parliament, is the populist far-right Forum for Democracy (FvD)Wikipedia's W.svg which is led by Rees-Mogg-esque Thierry BaudetWikipedia's W.svg.
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73This issue affects the United States. Hillary Clinton said she will not be running for President in 2020.
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22This issue affects Poland. 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%.

February 2019

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24This issue affects the United States. NC 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.
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17This issue affects the United States. NC 9th Congressional District: Mark Harris will not run in the new special election, citing health reasons and a surgery in March. Democrat Dan McCready has already announced his intention to run again in the new special election.
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23This issue affects the United States. The 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.
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13This issue affects the United States. On the third day of hearings, Mark Harris' son, John Harris, stated that he told his father and campaign manger Andy Yates that he believed there was something "shady" about Dowless after John had poked around in a 2016 election for the 9th district that Dowless had been involved in. This appears to contradict statements by both Mark Harris and Yates that they had observed no red flags regarding Dowless, as do a 2016 email written by Mark Harris that references/jokes about Dowless' suspected misconduct that prior election.
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20This issue affects the United States. The 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.

January 2019

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14This issue affects El Salvador. Outsider wins El Salvador presidency on anti-corruption platform, breaking two-party system
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5This issue affects Ukraine. Ukraine says it sees surge in cyber attacks targeting election
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12This issue affects the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi declared winner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential election in contentious result.