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June 2018

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6 This issue affects the United States. California will vote in November whether to split into 3 states

May 2018

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8This issue affects Iraq. The votes of an entire Iraqi electoral district were destroyed in a fire.
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14This issue affects the United States. Maine will be testing ranked voting in statewide elections.
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2This issue affects Canada. The Conservatives win Ontario after fifteen years of uninterrupted Liberal rule.
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6This issue affects the United States. Eight US states have held their primaries, including California.
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18This 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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5This issue affects Colombia. Right-winger Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro head to a runoff vote in Colombia.
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9This 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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14This 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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9This 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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9This 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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18This 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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5This issue affects Lebanon. Lebanon is holding its first elections in nine years.
UPDATE: Unofficial tallies present strong showings for Hezbollah and Amal.

April 2018

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16This 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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7This issue affects the United States. A Republican won the Arizona special election, though by a much smaller margin than normal.
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14This 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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10This issue affects Hungary. Hungary's dictator Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins his third term in power.
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10This 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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9This 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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4This issue affects Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has declared its former junta head president-elect.
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8This 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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13This issue affects Costa Rica. Carlos Alvarado Quesada wins Costa Rica's presidential election, after promising legalisation of same-sex marriage.

March 2018

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13This issue affects the United States. A Democratic victory would require a historic upset due to gerrymandering.
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7This issue affects Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone begins its presidential runoff with the incumbent term limited out of running.
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9This issue affects Egypt. The Egyptian "election" has ended with Sisi poised to win.
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7This issue affects Egypt. Political repression in Egypt worsens as the "election" approaches.
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16This issue affects Kenya. Cambridge Analytica was also involved in the 2013 and 2017 Kenyan elections.
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6This issue affects the United States. Scott Lively has vowed to establish "separation of LGBT and state" if elected.
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12This 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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11This issue affects Russia. Putin won the "election" as we all expected.
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7This 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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15This issue affects the United States. Republicans try to explain the Pennsylvanian electoral upset by claiming Lamb is a DINO.
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21This issue affects the United States. Democrat Conor Lamb won in a major electoral upset in a deep-red district.
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18This issue affects the United States. The Republicans are struggling to hold on to Orange County.Wikipedia's W.svg
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15This 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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7This issue affects Italy. In Italy, division between the north and south has been widened by the election.
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10This 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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9This 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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1This issue affects Germany. The far-right Alternative for Germany is on the rise due to Merkel defectors and non-voters.

February 2018

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18This issue affects the United States. A Democrat getting outspent 17-1 is now neck and neck in deep-red Pennsylvania
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22This issue affects the United States. A Democrat wins a Kentucky House seat where Trump won 72% of the vote.
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30This issue affects the United States. A Democrat has won a Missouri state house seat in a district Trump won in a landslide.

January 2018

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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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-31This issue affects the United States. Disgraced former sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Senate.
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-17This issue affects the United States. Oprah Winfrey is considering about running for President according to everyone except Oprah... so far.....

December 2017

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28At 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.
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5Member of Russian "opposition" barred from running for president.
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11A special election for the House is anyone's game in a district that went for Trump by 20 points.
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7On Thursday night pro-independence parties secured a renewed majority in the Catalan parliament. Although the pro-union centre-right Citizens were the most voted party, the result is a blow to Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s hopes of defusing the constitutional crisis in Catalonia.
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80Democratic candidate Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama's special election for the United States Senate.
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10Doug Jones Is Just A Normal Polling Error Away From A Win In Alabama

November 2017

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34Ralph 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.

October 2017

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13Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern will become the new prime minister of New Zealand after forming a coalition government with NZ First along with the backing of the Green party.

September 2017

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16The state of Alabama elects a lawless theocratic lunatic named Roy Moore as the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, defying sanity and the President. Moore, who twice lost his job as chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, denies evolution, is a raging homophobe, islamophobe, and serial violator of judicial ethics rules who has said that the events of September 11 were God's punishment because of U.S. acceptance of gay rights and abortion.
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12Defying pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that it may cause more regional conflict, Kurds vote in a non-binding independence referendum in Northern Iraq with a 78% turnout.
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10Angela Merkel secures her fourth term as German Chancellor. However, her party has lost many seats to the AfD, a far-right group.
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12 What if you vote early and your candidate dies?? This and other important questions answered as New Zealanders vote early in record numbers for their General Election which will be held on Sept 23. Update: with 2 days to go about 1/4 of the electorate has voted already (~800,000 of ~3.2 million).

July 2017

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-6Ram Nath Kovind of the Bharatiya Janata Party is elected president of India.

June 2017

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7 More BC political drama
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1Two more special elections in solidly Republican districts, two more surprisingly narrow (less than four points) Republican victories. Both Democrats and Republicans find a lot to like in the results.
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13Emmanuel Macron stands triumphant in French parliamentary elections, with his La République En Marche! party winning a decisive majority of over 355 seats out of 577.
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68Theresa 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.
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47UK election results: Tory collapse leads to hung parliament.
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23Exit polls predict a large swing towards Labour and a likely hung parliament in the UK general election.

May 2017

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15As a widely watched special election campaign drew to a close, Greg Gianforte, a House of Representatives candidate from New Jersey Montana turns American politics into WWE by body slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs the night before election, causing three of the largest newspapers in state to retract their endorsements in outrage. Nonetheless he won!
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11In response to attacks on Corbyn for his meeting with Gerry Adams, activists remember that the Tories literally have a former IRA member in their party.
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15Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian election in landslide victory to the delight of reformists.
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16In an event totally not typical of what happens every election, UKIP has been forced to suspend a candidate in Wiltshire over racially-provocative tweets.
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6Scottish nationalists face a potential split as the SNP face competition with the more radical "Scottish Independence Referendum Party".
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24A Conservative MP has been forced to apologise after telling a high schooler to "fuck off back to Scotland" during a discussion on Scottish independence.
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59Macron wins French election in landslide victory
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6Something looks familiar in the French election...

April 2017

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13Not familiar with a tradition going back to the French revolution, a Conservative parliamentary candidate is being trolled online after suggesting Working Class people who drink at coffee shops are hypocrites.
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5As with all parliamentary elections, UKIP has again failed to check out its candidates for embarrassing issues. This time one candidate is a follower of totally-not-racist English Defence League leader (and totally not terrorist) Tony Robbinson and labels Islam a cancer which the State is refusing to deal with. A member of not-racist Pegida has also been selected as a candidate.
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12A Conservative MP has resigned ahead of the general election following allegations he didn't want to visit a college due to homosexual students, who he saw as a "danger to society".
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5The Liberal Democrats have dismissed an MP candidate ahead of the 2017 UK general election over questionable comments about Holocaust Memorial Day and wanting to fire rockets into Israel from Gaza.
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16France will have to chose between a free-market apologist and an anti-immigration far-right candidate for the presidential election.
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5In recent semi-interesting news the US holds a few special elections, which may end up not being important.
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14Theresa May calls UK general election for 8 June
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8France's National Front party draws young voters to the far-right while speculations are raised regarding their funding and relationship with Russia.

March 2017

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38Dutch election results; Euro-Trump wannabe Geert Wilders has to share second place with 2 other parties, and since few want to be associated with his party, it is unlikely he will have any significant say over how the Netherlands is run.

February 2017

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14Profile of French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
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17French conservative François Fillon fades in the polls due to fake-job scandal.

December 2016

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15The Electoral College has sealed the deal for Donald Trump. The total number of so-called faithless electors — those who voted for someone else instead — was simply insufficient.
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32Bernie 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)
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1179.6% of voters in Kyrgyzstan cast their ballots in favor of various constitutional amendments, which strengthen the powers of the executive at the expense of parliament, severely undermine judicial independence, and restrict fundamental rights and freedoms.
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12How Clinton lost Michigan and blew the election by concentrating on the popular vote instead of the electoral vote. Her campaign's voter demographic data servers also had significant security flaws. Clearly, this is Huma Abedin’s fault.
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12The America Comes First PAC, a pro-Trump group, did not disclose its donors before Election Day. And its top funder is banned from the securities industry.
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-2Republican John Kennedy has won Louisana's Senate run-off election.
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19CNN: "Obama orders review of Russian election-related hacking." WikiLeaks: "Obama orders report into WikiLeaks."Oops.
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35Right wing populist Norbert Hofer finally concedes the Austrian presidential election, making Alexander Van Der Bellen the first Green Party head of state
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-5Federal judge ends Michigan recount
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16In Michigan, 610 precincts out of 1,680 (and 392 of those in Detroit) have discrepancies between the number of votes in the computerized poll book and the ballot boxes (most likely due to human error) meaning that they cannot be recounted under Michigan law.
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11Howard Dean has dropped out of the DNC chairperson race.
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12Donald Trump didn’t flip working-class white voters. Hillary Clinton lost them.
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24"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.
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20French primary voters have apparently been asleep throughout 2016: François Fillon has won his party's nomination. He wants to cut the French budget by 100 billion Euros ($106 billion), cut 500,000 public sector jobs, toughen immigration laws, crack down on Islam, raise the retirement age, change the labor code, lengthen the workweek, and reduce corporate taxes. He is also opposed to gay rights like marriage and adoption and is opposed to abortion.

November 2016

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23A list of things Donald Trump completely changed his mind about after the election.
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40A US federal court has ruled that Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin is unconstitutional.
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25The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right.
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9Many in a Milwaukee neighborhood didn’t vote and don’t regret it.
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4Poor local health in US communities likely contributed to Trump's win.
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2The First Female President of France? Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in French first round presidential election poll. (Sarko lost the primary of his party, however)
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10After the 2016 US election, the Democrats hit a new low in state legislatures.
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15Maine voters approved of a ballot initiative that would enact ranked choice voting.
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6The Clinton campaign was obsessed with fighting BDS.
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11Clinton campaign staffers say that her campaign was undone due to neglect and arrogance.
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14Pro-Russian candidates win presidential votes in Bulgaria and Moldova.
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13Noam Chomsky discusses his thoughts about the US election.
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6The Electoral College is an instrument of White supremacy and sexism.
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13Trump was stronger where the US economy is weaker.
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-9Indian Americans voted for Trump in significant numbers.
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14Where the Democrats go from here.
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5What happened in the US election and how we can learn from it.
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9The Democratic party’s abandonment of the working class cleared the space for Trump.
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6Inequality between women is crucial to understanding Hillary’s loss.
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-6The reactions of many Americans to the Trump victory is a symptom of their political immaturity.
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8It’s time to blow up the Democratic party.
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14Polls showed Sanders had a better shot of beating Trump, but pundits told you to ignore them.
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4Reckoning with a Trump presidency and the elite Democrats who helped deliver it.
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12Trump's infrastructure plan will be a sell-off of public assets to investors and contractors.
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7Trump lends further credence to the deep-cover liberal theory with his college debt plan.
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4How Trump won the vote of Michigan’s white working class.
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12It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump.
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9Democrats, Trump, and the ongoing, dangerous refusal to learn the lesson of Brexit.
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2President Donald Trump will have vast and terrifying powers thanks to Obama and the Democrats.
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10No, we should not wait and see what a Trump administration does.
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6For Democrats, cleaning house means Pelosi And Schumer too.
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6It’s time to dismantle the Democratic Party and start anew.
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12Californian voters have enacted even stronger gun control measures. Meanwhile, Nevada voters have passed universal background checks while Maine voters rejected such a measure; Washington voters approved a measure giving judges the power to keep dangerous individuals from possessing guns.
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14Diego Hernandez, an openly agnostic Oregon state house candidate, has won
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25Thousands 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.
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9The Clinton-backed 1994 crime bill may have contributed to Hillary losing Florida.
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0Colorado voters turn down state single-payer healthcare.
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5Californians vote down a ballot initiative that would cap drug prices.
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15Four US states ok minimum wage hikes to at least $12.
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4Trump's victory is proof that God is in control!
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9David and Julian, sittin' in a tree...
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-3Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there.
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16The Democratic party establishment is over.
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10"The era of the Palestinian state is over", Israel's Right celebrates Trump's ascendancy to the US presidency.
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0In good news, Putin says Russia is ready to fully restore ties with U.S.
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120No 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.
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17Down-ballot Democrats feel the burn as the party fails to take back the Senate and loses a few governors.
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21Cheeto Jesus has defeated Hillary Clinton.
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6Hillary Clinton hopes she can be friendly with Trump again.
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10The biggest winner of the 2016 US election was... Mary Jane.
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5Nebraska voters have voted to restore the death penalty while Oklahoma voters vote in favor of safeguarding their controversial death penalty methods.
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10Florida voters say no to misleading solar amendment.
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4White women love the Trumpster. (Other demographics)
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11Arizona voters remove Joe Arpaio, opening him up to a future role in the Trump administration if he wins. (Autoplay video)
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10Massachusetts voters reject a ballot initiative that would expand charter schools.
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5Colorado voters vote to make it harder to amend their state constitution which will make it harder to regulate fracking.
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-14This US presidential election is God's judgment on us.
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89 states could legalize recreational marijuana.
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12When you have to check to make sure your wife is voting for you.
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8What do Americans think about The Most Important Election Ever™: They just want it to be over.
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9After this election, let's never follow politics again.
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8America's miserable adventure continues as a heavily-armed active shooter kills 1 person, injuring 3 at a polling station in Azusa, California.
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5Remember, no matter who wins the US presidential election, Wall Street executives can get tax benefits by getting a job under either administration. (Autoplay video)
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11Oh look, more Muslim voters being intimidated, this time in Michigan.
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10The "apolitical" FBI is intimidating Muslims right before the election, something that isn't unprecedented.
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9For this election, don't forget your pen.
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3Daniel Ortega has won his third consecutive term in Nicaragua.
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12And so begins the 74th annual Hunger Games 58th quadrennial U.S. Presidential election.
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16A psychic Scottish goat that correctly called the Brexit referendum result predicts a Hillary Clinton victory.
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10Trump and Clinton are both ignoring Standing Rock, and it’s unacceptable.
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11We're almost there!
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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.
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14Trump aides huge spoilsports, block his access to his personal Twitter. In response to this, Obama pointed out that a man who can't handle a Twitter account can't handle the nuclear codes.
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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.
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23Trump campaign closes with a dog-whistling ad condemning a (((global power structure))) which has "bled our country dry".
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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.
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22Republican-controlled Southern states have closed down at least 868 polling places for the 2016 election.
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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
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146 student protestors at Dillard University were arrested while others were pepper sprayed by police while protesting former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke at the Louisiana Senate debate.
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14Many Americans are allowed to vote but don't know it.
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-14Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash.
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27The official KKK newspaper, The Crusader, has officially endorsed Trump for president.