Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that the Democrat can serve out the rest of his term as the top official in the nation’s most populous state, according to an NBC News projection. With 66% of the expected vote in, Newsom led with 5,619,538 votes, or… Continue reading Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

California’s battle with climate change is at stake in Tuesday’s recall election

California voters will decide whether to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Sept. 14 recall election. While Newsom has taken only moderate actions to curb climate change, replacing him could result in a rollback of green policies such as phasing out fracking and gasoline-powered vehicles, and would have national implications for efforts to slash… Continue reading California’s battle with climate change is at stake in Tuesday’s recall election

The next German leader could disappoint those wanting closer ties in the euro area

The upcoming election in Germany could disappoint other European governments that are looking for more integration in the single currency area — a sensitive topic that many market players are monitoring. The 19 euro zone nations follow the same monetary rules and share the same currency, but fiscal policies are still mostly decided at the… Continue reading The next German leader could disappoint those wanting closer ties in the euro area

What’s next for Israel? 70% of Israelis see a fifth election happening

governing coalition with enough support from multiple parties means another politician will get a shot at trying it again — with another 28-day deadline. The process goes like this: After Netanyahu’s unsuccessful efforts, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had the choice of either kicking the task of government formation to the full parliament, called the Knesset;… Continue reading What’s next for Israel? 70% of Israelis see a fifth election happening

Florida Legislature Approves Election Reform Bill That Includes Restrictions

Both chambers of Florida’s state legislature approved new election reforms Thursday that would place restrictions on ballot drop boxes and residents’ ability to vote by mail. It’s the latest Republican-led effort to alter state voting rules following record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election. SB90 passed the Florida Senate with a vote of 23-17 and the… Continue reading Florida Legislature Approves Election Reform Bill That Includes Restrictions

‘You Better Run’: After Trump’s False Attacks, Election Workers Faced Threats

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 04: Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots to count. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

As his time in the White House came to a close, former president Donald Trump became obsessed with one office in downtown Atlanta and the workers there, making the Fulton County elections department a target of conspiracy theories and lies, which led to violent threats and intimidation. Fulton County employees, as well as election workers… Continue reading ‘You Better Run’: After Trump’s False Attacks, Election Workers Faced Threats

Election Tech Company Sues Fox News, Giuliani And Others For $2.7 Billion

Election technology company Smartmatic filed a massive lawsuit Thursday against Fox News, saying the network and some of its biggest on-air personalities made it into a villain and perpetuated false claims about the recent election. The suit names Fox stars Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, as well as Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and… Continue reading Election Tech Company Sues Fox News, Giuliani And Others For $2.7 Billion

Democrats Weigh Whether Iowa Should Stay First In Line For 2024 Election

CARPENTER, IA - FEBRUARY 03: Caucus goers arrive on February 3, 2020 in Carpenter, Iowa. Iowa is the first contest in the 2020 presidential nominating process with the candidates then moving on to New Hampshire. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

While it’s only 2021, a major question facing Democrats this year and next will be what to do about the presidential nominating calendar and whether Iowa, in particular, should retain its prized place at the front of the calendar in 2024. Iowa’s decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year’s… Continue reading Democrats Weigh Whether Iowa Should Stay First In Line For 2024 Election

Poll: Majority blame Trump for Jan. 6 rioting, but not most Republicans

More than half of voters surveyed blamed President Donald Trump for the rioting Jan. 6 at the Capitol, according to an NBC News poll released Sunday. A total of 52 percent said the president was solely or mainly to blame for his supporters storming the Capitol during the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. Five… Continue reading Poll: Majority blame Trump for Jan. 6 rioting, but not most Republicans

Uganda Election: President Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner As Bobi Wine Alleges Fraud

Ugandan electoral commission officials count ballot papers after the polls closed at a polling station in Kampala, Uganda, on January 14, 2021. - Ugandans voted on January 14, 2021 under heavy security and an internet blackout in an election pitting veteran leader Yoweri Museveni against a former popstar after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years. (Photo by SUMY SADURNI / AFP) (Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images)

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, fighting off a challenge by former singer Bobi Wine — who was just a child when Museveni came into power back in 1986. Wine’s run drew many young Ugandans to pay attention to politics. The nation’s electoral commission announced on Saturday that Museveni received… Continue reading Uganda Election: President Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner As Bobi Wine Alleges Fraud