Posts Tagged ‘ elections ’

The battle to become Peru’s next president

April 11, 2011
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The Christian Science Monitor    

"Peru’s closely fought presidential election has come down to the final two. The left-wing candidate in Peru’s presidential election, Ollanta Humala, came out on top of the 10-candidate field Sunday and is now expected to face Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori in a tight June 5 runoff. Mr. Humala, who only one month ago was in fourth place, had nearly 30 percent of the votes, with 75 percent of the ballots counted early Monday morning." (04/11/11)

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ID: Republicans “run amok,” sue taxpayers for $100k

April 10, 2011
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The Raw Story    

"According to Spokane, Washington's Spokesman-Review, Republicans in the Idaho state legislature rushed a bill through in the final days of the legislative session to pay the Idaho Republican Party $100,000 in attorney's fees and legal costs for a primary election lawsuit that it brought against the state and won. 81% of the Republicans in the Legislature are also members of the Idaho Republican Party. The Republicans additionally made a special effort to ensure that no matter what the outcome of the lawsuit, the cost would be paid by taxpayers." (04/09/11)

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NV: ACORN pleads guilty in voter fraud case

April 6, 2011
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Las Vegas Sun    

"The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that canvassers were illegally paid to register Nevada voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that ACORN defense attorney Lisa Rasmussen entered the guilty plea to one count of felony compensation for registration of voters." (04/06/11)

 

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Jamaica: Ruling party wins by-election

April 5, 2011
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram    

"Prime Minister Bruce Golding's party reinforced its narrow parliamentary majority by winning a by-election called after a governing party lawmaker acknowledged he held U.S. citizenship in violation of constitutional rules. Jamaica Labor Party candidate Everald Warmington coasted to victory in Monday's election in southwest St. Catherine parish, capturing 64 percent of the vote, according to the island's electoral office. His closest opponent trailed by 30 percentage points." (04/05/11)

 

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Haiti: Martelly wins presidential election

April 4, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Musician Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly scored a come-from-behind victory Monday in Haiti's presidential runoff, according to preliminary results from last month's election in which he easily defeated a former first lady for the leadership of a country facing enormous challenges." (04/04/11)

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Nigeria: Commission postpones elections over problems

April 3, 2011
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Palm Beach Post    

"Only days before the first of Nigeria's three April elections, the man in charge of the polls assured the oil-rich nation it was 'well-prepared and well-positioned' to avoid the missteps of the young democracy's past. Now, Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Attahiru Jega faces increasing criticism as he announced Sunday a week postponement of all elections after his agency failed to bring ballot papers and result sheets to the past weekend's scheduled poll." (04/03/11)

 

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Abolish the popular vote

March 30, 2011
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The Partial Observer
by James Leroy Wilson  

"It is easy to applaud the popular vote as 'democratic.' But has it been good for the liberty and prosperity of the people?" (03/29/11)

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Haiti: Officials postpone results of presidential election

March 29, 2011
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Washington Examiner    

"Haitians will have to wait at least a few more days to learn the preliminary results of their presidential election because of alleged irregularities and fraud uncovered at the vote-counting center, officials said Tuesday. While not disclosing specifics, Gaillot Dorsinvil, the president of the Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council, issued a brief statement saying officials found a 'high level' of fraud and irregularities of various kinds at the tabulation center in the capital, Port-au-Prince." (03/29/11)

 

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Privatize the primaries

March 29, 2011
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Poli-Tea
by d.eris  

"It is long past time to remove the private affairs of narrow, factionalist groups such as the Democratic and Republican parties from the public ballot." (03/28/11)

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TN: Third party ballot access plan meets resistance

March 29, 2011
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The Tennessean    

"Republicans are balking at a Democratic senator's proposal to make it easier for minor parties to be listed on the Tennessee ballot. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis wants to set a threshold of 10,000 signatures from eligible voters for a third party to be recognized in the state, down from a GOP proposal of about 40,000 signatures from registered voters. 'My goal is to allow people who believe they're in the Tea Party or the Green Party or the Libertarian Party to get on the ballot,' Kyle said. 'Any organization that can get 10,000 signatures is as legitimate a political entity as any other.'" (03/29/11)

 

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Belarus: Protests erupt after Lukashenko appears to win election

December 19, 2010
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CNN    

"Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, once called 'the last dictator in Europe' by a U.S. official, easily won re-election in voting Sunday, according to exit polls reported by several media outlets. Meanwhile, opposition candidates were protesting in the capital city of Minsk and clashing with police. Two opposition candidates were injured, one reportedly seriously." (12/19/10)

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