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August 2018[edit]

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6This issue affects the United States. Georgia is still insisting that its elections are fine, despite one precinct's turnout for its primaries being 243%!
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7This issue affects the United States. The record for the most female gubernatorial nominees in a single year in the US has been broken.
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8This issue affects the United States. The Ohio special congressional election ends with the Republican candidate narrowly leading over the Democratic one, as the Trump-backed candidate very narrowly leads the Kansas GOP governor primary.

July 2018[edit]

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3This issue affects Zimbabwe. Violence in Zimbabwe as the ruling Zanu-PF claims victory with a two-thirds majority.
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10This issue affects Cambodia. The Cambodian ruling party claims victory in an election marred by voter intimidation and lacking any significant opposition.
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10This issue affects Pakistan. Imran Khan wins the Pakistani premiership amidst allegations of rigging.
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20This issue affects the United States. The Californian Democratic Party snubs five-term US Senator Feinstein in favor of endorsing democratic socialist challenger Kevin de Leon.
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26This issue affects Mexico. Leftist candidate Lopez Obrador wins the Mexican presidency in a landslide.

June 2018[edit]

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33This issue affects the United States. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young Democratic Socialist, defeats incumbent Joe Crowley in the primary for an important New York house seat.
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7This issue affects the United States. The Supreme Court upholds all but one Texan electoral district in the result of a lawsuit alleging racist gerrymandering, as well as throwing out a ruling about North Carolinian gerrymandering.
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-6 This issue affects Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claims victory with unofficial results in the Turkish election
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9 This issue affects the United States. California will vote in November whether to split into 3 states

May 2018[edit]

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9This issue affects Iraq. The votes of an entire Iraqi electoral district were destroyed in a fire.
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23This issue affects the United States. Maine will be testing ranked voting in statewide elections.
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-3This issue affects Canada. The Conservatives win Ontario after fifteen years of uninterrupted Liberal rule.
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8This issue affects the United States. Eight US states have held their primaries, including California.
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23This issue affects the United States. Nathan 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.
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7This issue affects Colombia. Right-winger Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro head to a runoff vote in Colombia.
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11This issue affects Venezuela. Maduro was re-elected amidst low turnout of 46.1% and massive corruption.
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10This issue affects the United States. Supporters of a Californian neo-Nazi are sending antisemitic robocalls accusing his opponent of being a "traitorous Jew".
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17This issue affects the United States. A man running for office in Dallas acknowledged that he set up his trust fund to encourage his children to marry opposite-sex white Christians.
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10This issue affects the United States. The Democrats' poll advantage has shrunken dramatically.
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5This issue affects Venezuela. Despite dismal approval ratings at approximately 20%, Maduro is expected to win re-election due to rigging and low opposition turnout.
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10This issue affects Iraq. Iraq is holding its first election since the fall of the Islamic State. Prime Minister Abadi faces the stiffest competition from a party linked to Iran. UPDATE: Anti-American, populist, and Shia cleric, Muqtada al-SadrWikipedia's W.svg and his party has won the election
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21This issue affects the United States. Former 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.
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16This issue affects Malaysia. Oppositon wins the general election in Malaysia, putting an end to 60 years of virtual autocracy which spawned the infamous racist policy Bumiputra.
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6This issue affects Lebanon. Lebanon is holding its first elections in nine years.
UPDATE: Unofficial tallies present strong showings for Hezbollah and Amal.

April 2018[edit]

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18This issue affects the United 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.
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8This issue affects the United States. A Republican won the Arizona special election, though by a much smaller margin than normal.
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15This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Russia. Democratic Party files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election
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1This issue affects Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani king president has secured his third term.
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11This issue affects Hungary. Hungary's dictator Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins his third term in power.
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11This issue affects Malaysia. The Malaysian parliament will be dissolved tomorrow with plans to hold an election within 60 days as constitutionally required.
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10This issue affects the United States. Voters in the Alaskan city-borough of Anchorage have voted for a second term for the Democratic-leaning mayor Ethan Berkowitz and rejection by a local referendum for introducting a bathroom bill (but by a thin margin).
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5This issue affects Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has declared its former junta head president-elect.
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9This issue affects Egypt. Sisi has secured his second term as dictator president with 97% of the vote and a remarkably low turnout of 41%.
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14This issue affects Costa Rica. Carlos Alvarado Quesada wins Costa Rica's presidential election, after promising legalisation of same-sex marriage.

March 2018[edit]

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14This issue affects the United States. A Democratic victory would require a historic upset due to gerrymandering.
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8This issue affects Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone begins its presidential runoff with the incumbent term limited out of running.
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10This issue affects Egypt. The Egyptian "election" has ended with Sisi poised to win.
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8This issue affects Egypt. Political repression in Egypt worsens as the "election" approaches.
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19This issue affects Kenya. Cambridge Analytica was also involved in the 2013 and 2017 Kenyan elections.
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7This issue affects the United States. Scott Lively has vowed to establish "separation of LGBT and state" if elected.
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14This issue affects the United States. A neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier has won the GOP primaries after running unopposed for an Illinois congressional seat. (Don't worry, it's a very blue district.)
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12This issue affects Russia. Putin won the "election" as we all expected.
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8This issue affects Russia. This issue affects Ukraine. Government television in Crimea churns out anti-Western propaganda in the final days before the Russian "election", warning that the West will take low turnout as a sign of weakness and use it to exterminate Crimea's ethnic Russians.
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16This issue affects the United States. Republicans try to explain the Pennsylvanian electoral upset by claiming Lamb is a DINO.
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24This issue affects the United States. Democrat Conor Lamb won in a major electoral upset in a deep-red district.
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20This issue affects the United States. The Republicans are struggling to hold on to Orange County.Wikipedia's W.svg
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16This issue affects Russia. This issue affects the United States. Putin 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.
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8This issue affects Italy. In Italy, division between the north and south has been widened by the election.
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11This issue affects the United States. If elections were held today, five Senate Democrats would lose their seats.
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8This issue affects Italy. Exit polls predict a hung parliament, with the right coalition gaining the most seats and the Five Star Movement being the largest single party.
UPDATE: Results pretty much confirm exit polls.
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8This issue affects Canada. This issue affects India. Midterm blues: If an election were held today, the Conservatives would beat out the Liberals, as a result of Trudeau's botched visit to India.
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-3This issue affects Germany. The far-right Alternative for Germany is on the rise due to Merkel defectors and non-voters.

February 2018[edit]

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19This issue affects the United States. A Democrat getting outspent 17-1 is now neck and neck in deep-red Pennsylvania
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23This issue affects the United States. A Democrat wins a Kentucky House seat where Trump won 72% of the vote.
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32This issue affects the United States. A Democrat has won a Missouri state house seat in a district Trump won in a landslide.

January 2018[edit]

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7This issue affects Czechia. The Presidential election in Czechia comes to a close with the election of Milos Zeman, who fought on an anti-immigration/pro-Putin platform.
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-36This issue affects the United States. Disgraced former sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Senate.
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-21This issue affects the United States. Oprah Winfrey is considering about running for President according to everyone except Oprah... so far.....