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Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in a vote with low turnout, calls for a boycott

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, left, speaks with the media after his meeting with President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, right, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Office of the Iranian Presidency/Associated Press Initial results showed hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi won 17.8 million votes in the contest. Raisi dominated only after a panel under watch by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei disqualified strong compet...
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Pennsylvania governor says Republican voting bill is based on 'fringe conspiracy theories'

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addresses supporters before former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for statewide Democratic candidates on September 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to impose new ID requirements on the state's voters. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has promised to veto any GOP voting bill. After the 2020 election, the Pennsylvania GOP tried to delay certification of Biden's victory...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Supreme Court, China, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump


A Florida Republican reportedly compared his political rival to a 'f---ing speed bump' and threatened to send a hit squad to make her 'disappear'

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives speaks before President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara A GOP candidate in Florida made threats to send a "Russian-Ukrainian hit squad" to his opponent, Politico reports. "She's a dead squirrel," William Braddock said of his rival, Anna Paulina Luna, in a phone call. Politico obtained a secret recording of the ph...
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1 in 3 local election officials are concerned about facing harassment and feeling unsafe on the job, a new poll shows

In this April 28, 2020, file photo, Louisa Boyer, a provisional election judge, reviews paperwork at a voting center at Edmondson High School as voters arrive to cast their ballot in the 7th Congressional District special election in Baltimore AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file One in three local election officials say they are concerned about their safety on the job, a new poll shows. Thirty-nine percent expressed concerns about facing pressure to certify the election results. The poll comes aft...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell falsely claims Trump will be 'our real president' in 6 months

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mike Lindell continues to push the conspiracy theory that Trump will be reinstated as president. In a new interview with the Rolling Stone, he said Trump will be president in six months. He initially said that Trump will take back the White House in August. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in a new inte...
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell baselessly claims Trump will be 'our real president' in 6 months

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mike Lindell continues to claim Trump will be reinstated as president. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said Trump would be president in six months. He initially said Trump would take back the White House in August. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in a new interview pushed back the date for when he says former President Donald Trump will be reinstated as president. "Six months from now, Tr...
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Pelosi says that she won't 'give up on Joe Manchin' over his opposition to sweeping voting-rights legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Speaker Pelosi said that she would not "give up" on fellow Democrat Joe Manchin over voting rights. Pelosi pointed to Manchin's tenure as W.V. governor and secretary of state in gauging his thinking. She said that the congressional leaders may be able to address concerns that he has with the bill. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California on Sunday said that she w...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Mississippi, Congress, California, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Voting Rights, State, Democratic Party, Pelosi, Manchin


New membership system encounters problems in ANC branches

The Lower South Coast region has complained of a plot by some branch secretaries to manipulate the system The post New membership system encounters problems in ANC branches appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Eastern Cape, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, BGM, Nomvula Mokonyane, South Africa (country, Lower South Coast, BBGM, Branch Biennial General Meeting, Branch General Meeting


Obama says he never thought 'dark spirits' would take over the Republican Party: 'We have to worry'

Barack Obama Screenshot via CNN Obama criticized Republicans for embracing Trump's lies about the 2020 election. "We have to worry" when a major political party spreads conspiracy theories, Obama said. The comments came during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama in a CNN interview on Monday expressed concerns about the current state of American democracy and criticized the Republican...
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Trump called Biden a 'mental r-----' while struggling in the polls in early 2020, according to a new book

In this Nov. 26, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, at the White House in Washington. Trump has delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really won. Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Trump vented about his position in the 2020 polls e...
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Five reasons Ethiopia’s elections will do more harm than good

The vote is likely to inflame existing tensions in the country The post Five reasons Ethiopia’s elections will do more harm than good appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Democracy, Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Openaccess, Afar, Tigray, Oromo, Top Six, Abiy Ahmed, National Electoral Board of Ethiopia


Rights: Should South Africa trade freedom for food?

The constitution delivered in many areas but SA still has a way to go to ensure people’s rights are respected The post Rights: Should South Africa trade freedom for food? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Elections, Prisons, Housing, Opinion, Police, South Africa, Constitution, Parliament, Bill Of Rights, Constitutional Court, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Constitutional Assembly, Media Freedom, Free And Fair


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he'll oppose the sweeping voting-rights legislation backed by his party

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP, Pool Sen. Joe Manchin has announced he plans to vote against the For the People Act. The voting-rights legislation would nullify many GOP-led voting restrictions at the state level. President Joe Biden has called for passage of the voting-rights bill. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Sunday said he would vote against th...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Mississippi, Congress, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Amtrak, Kamala Harris, Voting Rights, Manchin


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin will oppose the sweeping voting rights legislation backed by his party

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP, Pool Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he would vote against the For the People Act. The voting rights legislation would nullify many GOP-led voting restrictions passed in the states. President Joe Biden has called for passage of the voting rights bill. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Sunday said that he would vote...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Mississippi, Congress, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Alaska, House, Donald Trump, Amtrak, Kamala Harris, Voting Rights


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin will oppose the sweeping voting rights legislation back by his party

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP, Pool Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he would vote against the For the People Act. The voting rights legislation would nullify many GOP-led voting restrictions passed in the states. President Joe Biden has called for passage of the voting rights bill. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Sunday said that he would vote...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Mississippi, Congress, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Alaska, House, Donald Trump, Amtrak, Kamala Harris, Voting Rights


After 116 years without a recall election, Vernon will have two this year

In the first 115 years of its history, the tiny manufacturing town of Vernon never needed a recall election to settle its political grievances. This year, however, amid contentious allegations of corruption, the town will have two. During a special election Tuesday, June 1, voters ousted City Council members Carol Menke and Diana Gonzales, both of whom entered office in 2019. And two other council members are in the recall cross hairs for an election already scheduled for September. Only Mayor L...
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GOP leader behind Arizona election audit touted Trump phone call in newly released emails

A contractor working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate transports ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images New emails detail the efforts by Trump and Giuliani to challenge the 2020 Arizona election results. State Sen. Karen Fann boasted of a call from Trump over the GOP push to "prove any fraud." Fann acknowledged in an email to a constituent that Biden had indeed won the...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Republican Party, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


A former Trump advisor dismissed Caitlyn Jenner's run for California governor as 'a joke,' report says

Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate for California governor, is interviewed on the Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" television program, in New York, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. AP Photo/Richard Drew Several political experts have rejected Caitlyn Jenner's run for governor in California. According to Politico, one former Trump advisor called her campaign "a joke." Another source in Los Angeles who works in entertainment and politics said "it's a publicity push." See m...
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LA County commission plans 10 public hearings on redistricting supervisors’ zones

The Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission has announced the dates of 10 public hearings as commissioners decide how to adjust district boundaries for the Board of Supervisors using data from the 2020 census. The commission is charged with adjusting the county’s supervisorial districts to create areas roughly equal in population and geography. A similar statewide commission, formed every 10 years following the census, is responsible for drawing district lines for Assembly, state Se...
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Trump is pushing conservative writers to say the 2020 election was stolen from him, according to a report

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File Trump wants conservative media to publish his lies about the 2020 election. NYT's Maggie Haberman reported on Trump's efforts to pressure conservative writers. Trump "does really exist strongly in this right-wing ecosystem," she said in an interview. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump wants conservative media to push his lie that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from ...
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LA city attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox announces run for city controller in 2022 Election

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s director of community engagement and outreach announced on Wednesday, June 2, he is running for L.A. city controller in the 2022 election. “I have dedicated the better part of my career to making a difference in service to the public and working with some of our most effective leaders,” Rob Wilcox said. “Now, at this pivotal moment in our city’s history I am ready to seek a new role and a position which is one of the most consequential in L.A. city governme...
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Magashule and Zuma are a cautionary tale for the ANC — Mbeki

‘You get people at national level who openly defy the decisions of the NEC, even taking the ANC to court … What is that?’ – Thabo Mbeki The post Magashule and Zuma are a cautionary tale for the ANC — Mbeki appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, NEC, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, National Executive Committee, Eastern Cape, ANC, Zuma, Thabo Mbeki, Mbeki, Cyril Ramaphosa, Campaigning, Top Six, Oscar Mabuyane, Ace Magashule


Thabo Mbeki says Magashule and Zuma are a cautionary tale for the ANC

‘You get people at national level who openly defy the decisions of the NEC, even taking the ANC to court … What is that?’ – Thabo Mbeki The post Thabo Mbeki says Magashule and Zuma are a cautionary tale for the ANC appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, NEC, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, National Executive Committee, Eastern Cape, ANC, Zuma, Thabo Mbeki, Cyril Ramaphosa, Magashule, Campaigning, Top Six, Oscar Mabuyane, Ace Magashule


Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says that Republicans 'want to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election'

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Hakeem Jeffries slammed the proposed Texas voting bill as "shameful." After Trump's 2020 loss, GOP lawmakers across the country have enacted new barriers to voting. President Joe Biden on Saturday blasted the legislation in Texas, calling it "un-American." See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York on Sunday blasted the restrictive Texas voting bill on the cusp of being si...
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Chile’s political earthquake uncovers the non-traditional left

The shake-up has seen young, feminist and anti-neoliberal voices emerge from the 15 May general election The post Chile’s political earthquake uncovers the non-traditional left appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Climate Change, Opinion, Youth, Feminism, Chile, Openaccess, Neoliberalism, Top Six, Pinera


Isaac Bryan sworn in as Assemblyman for 54th District Friday, May 28

Educator and community organizer Isaac Bryan was sworn in to the state Assembly Friday, May 28, at the Capitol in Sacramento after winning a special election outright to represent a district stretching from the Westside to Inglewood. The Democrat had 49.62% of the vote, according to semi-official results released election night on May 18, but a count of nearly 8,000 unprocessed ballots completed three days later raised his total to 50.78%, making him the winner in the six-candidate field without...
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Isaac Bryan to be sworn in as Assemblyman for 54th District Friday, May 28

Educator and community organizer Isaac Bryan will be sworn in to the state Assembly Friday, May 28, at the Capitol in Sacramento after winning a special election outright to represent a district stretching from the Westside to Inglewood. The Democrat had 49.62% of the vote, according to semi-official results released election night on May 18, but a count of nearly 8,000 unprocessed ballots completed three days later raised his total to 50.78%, making him the winner in the six-candidate field wit...
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Judge grants Maxine Waters’ bid for attorneys’ fees from political foe

LOS ANGELES >>  Rep. Maxine Waters is entitled to more than $50,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs from the Republican opponent she defeated in the November election as compensation for defending herself against a libel and slander suit dismissed last month on free-speech grounds, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Thursday, May 27. Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco said the $53,590 in attorneys’ fees and costs sought by Waters, D-Los Angeles, was proper and that she is therefore entitled to the entir...
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Bernie Sanders' hotel room must be kept at 60 degrees, have an extra blanket and a king-sized bed, according to his 'Senator Comfort Memo'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to the media after boarding the plane at the Des Moines International Airport on February 04, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Sanders was heading to Manchester, New Hampshire to campaign leading up to the primary on February 11 as he awaits the release of the results from the Iowa caucus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders likes a hotel room that's set at a cool 60 degrees with a king-sized bed. A new book detai...
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Andrew Yang blasts 'racist' New York Daily News cartoon of him in Times Square, warning campaign rivals over anti-Asian sentiment

Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang and his wife, Evelyn. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images NYC mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang held a press conference dedicated to anti-Asian hate on Tuesday. Yang responded to a New York Daily News cartoon of him in Times Square and a recent subway attack. He also warned campaign rivals over taking advantage of an "anti-Asian sentiment" in the city. See more stories on Insider's business page. In response to another recent subway attack and ...
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