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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says that voters waiting in long lines can order from Uber Eats

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Georgia) speaks during an April 3 news conference in Atlanta about Major League Baseball's decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game over the league's objection to the state's new voting law. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Gov. Brian Kemp suggested that voters waiting in long lines could order food from delivery apps. "They can order a pizza," he said. "They can order Grubhub or Uber Eats, right?" Kemp then accused Democratic-led jurisdictions of mismanaging their ele...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Delta, Biden, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Uber Eats, State, NewsMax


'Run, Ron, Run!': Trump urges his staunch ally Sen. Ron Johnson, who downplayed the Capitol riot, to seek reelection

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump urged GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of his, to run for reelection in 2022. "He has no idea how popular he is," Trump said in a statement Thursday. "Run, Ron, Run!" Johnson has represented Wisconsin since 2011 and has yet to launch a reelection bid. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a controversial law...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Gop, House, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Johnson, Donald Trump, Ron Johnson, Trump


Kentucky expands voting access, cementing status as beacon of bipartisan cooperation on election reform

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks to reporters following the signing of bills related to the American Rescue Plan Act at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Kentucky continues to establish itself as a rare beacon of bipartisan cooperation on voting. On Wednesday, the state's governor signed bipartisan legislation expanding voting. The bill codifies in-person early voting and modernizations to the absentee voting process...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Texas, Voting, Kentucky, Trends, Georgia, House, Bill, Louisville, General Assembly, State, Adams, Jefferson County, Michael Adams


Ohio Secretary of State blasts Tim Cook as 'elite' and says the Apple CEO's idea of voting on iPhones is 'preposterous'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple CEO Tim Cook envisions a future where Americans can cast their ballots through their iPhone. "We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones," he said. "And so why not?" Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous" in a Fox News interview. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook's hopes for a future where Americans can vote on their iPhones is "preposterous," ac...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Politics, Elections, Cook, Voting, Cbs News, US, America, Trends, Georgia, New York Times, Tim Cook, Ohio, Fox News, Times


Big Telecom's Voting Rights Stance Is as Treacherous as It Is Hollow

Corporations have long vied to cultivate brands that consumers will—at the very least—perceive as “socially responsible.” Since the 1980s, these efforts have forced companies, with seeming no way of reversing the trend, to stake out positions on politically divisive issues. As concern for Earth’s climate swelled in…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Articles, Joe Biden, Comcast, Att, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, Brian, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Verizon Communications, Electronic Voting, Rob Manfred


The 'laughable' comparison between Colorado and Georgia voting requirements

Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnett County Elections Office on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, GA. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Fox News and Republican politicians are comparing Colorado's voting laws to Georgia's. But that comparison is "laughable," said Paul Teske of the University of Colorado, Denver. Colorado has fully embraced voting by mail, automatically sending ballots to all registered voters. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Colorado, White House, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Mlb, Fox News, Biden, Charles Davis, Major League Baseball, Rocky Mountains, State, Don


The GOP's flailing response to the Georgia voting law backlash shows how lost the party is

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offers a stimulus compromise at a press conference with Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L) and Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R) at the Capitol. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The GOP response to backlash over Georgia's new voting restrictions shows how lost it is. The typically pro-corporate party is threatening tax hikes on major companies criticizing the law. And as Republicans rant about "canc...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming


Facebook, Google, and other tech giants donated tens of thousands of dollars to a Republican group that's pushing voter suppression laws

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook and Google are among a group of major companies that donated to a GOP group in 2021. Facebook donated $50,000 and Google donated $20,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee. The RSLC promotes voter suppression laws like the one that was recently passed in Georgia. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In the first quarter of 2021, Facebook, Google, and several other major American companies donate...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Astrazeneca, Biden, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump


Foregone conclusions: Why bother with elections in countries like Uganda and Tanzania?

Even when only one result is possible, elections can tell us a lot about what’s really going on The post Foregone conclusions: Why bother with elections in countries like Uganda and Tanzania? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Democracy, Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Yoweri Museveni, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Bobi Wine, Top Six


Mitch McConnell says big companies like MLB 'must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex' when it comes to voting laws

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Mitch McConnell slammed big companies for "taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex" on voting. A number of major corporations have spoken out or taken action over Georgia's new voting law. McConnell said that "...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Microsoft, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Delta, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Ncaa


The Trump campaign reportedly cheated donors who thought they were making a one-time contribution, collecting recurring donations

Former President Donald Trump. Getty The Trump 2020 campaign reportedly duped supporters into making recurring donations without their consent. Donors, including cancer patients, who intended to make a one-time contribution ended up making more. According to the New York Times, donations were automatically set to repeat when supporters got to the final stages of contributing. See more stories on Insider's business page. In what seemed to be an effort to bolster political contributions ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, London, News, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Republican Party, Biden, Times, Campaign Finance, Trump, Democratic Party, Federal Election Commission, Jason Miller, Trump Campaign


Florida, Michigan, and Texas are the next frontiers in the nationwide battle over voting access

A supporter prepares for a Ridin' With Biden event on Oct. 11, 2020, in Plano, Texas LM Otero/AP Republican lawmakers in Florida, Michigan, and Texas are taking up new voting laws. Proposed measures in all three states would add restrictions to mail voting. Recently, GOP governors in Iowa and Georgia signed major election reforms into law. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Republican-controlled legislatures in key states are undert...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Iowa, Michigan, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Georgia's Republican Party accused of illegally accepting in-kind contributions from an election integrity nonprofit in a new FEC complaint

Voters are seen at a polling place at Varnell gymnasium on January 5, 2021 in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images A new FEC complaint accuses the Georgia Republican Party of campaign finance violations. Two watchdog groups say they illegally accepted in-kind contributions from nonprofit True the Vote. True the Vote publicly touted its partnership with the Georgia GOP on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two government watchdog groups ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Trends, Georgia, Getty Images, Citizens United, Wisconsin, US Senate, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Detroit, Voter, Dennis, Mike Pence, Fischer


6 candidates compete for state Assembly seat representing areas from Westwood to Inglewood

LOS ANGELES — Five Democrats and a Socialist Workers Party candidate will appear on the ballot for the May 18 special election to fill the 54th Assembly District seat, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber announced. The Democrats are Isaac Bryan, an educator and community organizer; Heather Hutt, a former state director for then-Sen. Kamala Harris; Dallas Fowler, a businesswoman and nonprofit executive; Samuel Robert Morales, a financial advisor and entrepreneur; and Cheryl C. Turner, an attorney...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Inglewood, Assembly, South Los Angeles, Westwood, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Socialist Workers Party, Sen Kamala Harris, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


What Georgia's controversial new election law means for voters, election officials, and outside groups

African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Atlanta. ackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke AP Photo/Jeff Amy Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed a major election and voting-related omnibus bill into law. Civil rights advocates have slammed the nea...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, US Senate, Jackson, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Jim Crow, Black


From Rudy Giuliani to Fox News, here's everyone Dominion and Smartmatic are suing over election conspiracy theories so far

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani are being sued by Dominion. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images, Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Conspiracy theorists claim Dominion and Smartmatic "flipped" votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The election technology companies are now suing the people who spread those claims. Here's who's being sued so far. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dominion and Smartmatic...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Fox, Gop, Fox News, Getty, Republic, Giuliani, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump


Uganda’s return to the dark days of Idi Amin

Hundreds of opposition supporters have disappeared in the last few months, allegedly detained or abducted by Uganda’s security forces The post Uganda’s return to the dark days of Idi Amin appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Africa, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Abductions, Idi Amin, Human Rights Watch, Openaccess, Kampala, Buganda, Bobi Wine, Top Six, Disappearances, Luke Owoyesigire, Nubian Li


Gov. Brian Kemp signs restrictive Georgia voting bill into law in front of painting of former plantation grounds

Gov. Brian Kemp signs SB 202 into law at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta on March 25, 2021. Governor Brian Kemp's Twitter feed/Handout via REUTERS Kemp signed Georgia's voting bill into law against the backdrop of former plantation grounds. The connection was made by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch. Democrats have criticized the new law as a throwback to the Jim Crow-era that targets Black voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Gov. Brian Kemp ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Athens, Biden, Jim Crow, Augusta, Trump, Voting Rights, Philadelphia Inquirer


Biden calls Georgia's new voting law 'Jim Crow in the 21st century' and 'a blatant attack on the Constitution'

President Joe Biden walks to talk to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP Biden called a new voting law enacted in Georgia a "blatant attack on the Constitution." The nearly 100-page GOP-backed bill makes major changes to voting and elections in Georgia. Biden said he will work to pass voting rights laws in Congress and make his case "to the American people." See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Biden, Abc News, Jim Crow


Georgia's new controversial voting law bans volunteers from delivering free water and snacks to voters in line

Voters wait in a long line to vote at the Buckhead library in Atlanta on the first day of In-person early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff election on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A provision of a new Georgia law bans volunteers from delivering food or drinks to voters in line. The controversial law, SB 202, has been condemned by Democrats and voting rights group. In 2020, volunteers gave food, water, and other supplies to vot...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Board, FEC, Brian Kemp, Buckhead, Georgia Senate, State Elections Board, Grace Panetta, Dominion Voting Systems, Atlanta GA Jason Armond Los Angeles Times


Biden calls efforts by state legislatures to restrict voting 'sick', 'un-American', and 'despicable'

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden called efforts to restrict voting "sick, "un-American," and "despicable." Republican state legislatures across the country are advancing restrictive legislation. "This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. This is gigantic, what they're trying to do," Biden said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Presiden...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, Iowa, Arizona, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Jim Crow


Key takeaways from the Senate's hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill

Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The bill has already passed in the House. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A Senate committee held an in-depth hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill. The bill could be a flashpoint in an ongoing debate over the filibuster in the Senate. Here are key takeaways from...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Democrats, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell


RESULTS: Louisianians voted to fill 2 US House vacancies in Saturday special elections

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans voted in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Julia Letlow won the race for the 5th District, while two candidates advanced to a runoff in the 2nd. See more stor...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump, Troy Carter


LIVE RESULTS: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


LIVE UPDATES: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ when polls close at 8 p.m. CT. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump


Democratic states and legislators are quietly working to bolster electoral access amid historic push to restrict voting

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Johnea Barlow casts her ballot at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, on Election Day in Louisville, Ky AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File Republican lawmakers in multiple key states are taking action to restrict voting. But not all efforts, especially around voting by mail, are restrictive. Legislators in numerous states, both red and blue, are advancing bills to expand voting. See more stories on Insider's business page. State l...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, New York, Texas, Voting, Mississippi, Montana, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Iowa


Councilman Joe Buscaino launches LA mayoral bid Monday

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino will run for mayor in 2022, looking to succeed the termed-out Eric Garcetti. The San Pedro councilman will officially launch his mayoral run on Monday, March 15, when he sets up a committee to begin raising money. Buscaino spokesman Branimir Kvartuc confirmed the long-expected move Monday morning. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced his candidacy last year for the race, which is expected to draw a crowded field and have a nationwide profile. Homelessness, ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, La, Eu, Sport, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, City Council, Biden, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Watts


Pandemic vote: What will the local government elections look like?

Everything you need to know about South Africa’s options for holding municipal polls — and the dangers we face. The post Pandemic vote: What will the local government elections look like? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Democracy, Uganda, South Africa, Constitution, Tanzania, Parliament, Ghana, Polls, Julius Malema, Openaccess, ANC, IEC, Health And Safety, Economic Freedom Fighters


GOP Arizona lawmaker misleadingly claims that voting restrictions are needed because 'everybody shouldn't be voting'

Supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden Joe Biden explain the Democratic program to voters outside a polling place at the Tempe History Museum, in Tempe, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images An Arizona GOP lawmaker said voting restrictions are necessary because "everybody shouldn't be voting." Rep. John Kavanagh falsely claimed that expanding voting options leads to more fraud. "Quantity is important, but we have to look at the quality of...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Voting, Stanford, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Arizona, Philadelphia, Republican, Donald Trump, Stanford University


Republican Sen. Mike Lee says Democratic voting rights bill was 'written in hell by the devil himself'

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on September 27, 2018. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images Sen. Mike Lee compared House Democrats to the "devil" over democracy reform and voting rights legislation. "Everything about this bill is rotten to the core," Lee told Fox News. The far-reaching bill would boost transparency around campaign finance and expand voting rights. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Washington Dc, House, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Mike Lee, Voting Rights, Democratic Party, Lee, Senate Judiciary Committee



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