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Scared About Trump? Some Practical Things You Can Do—And Some Things Trump Is Doing

The bottom line is don’t wait until the last minute, because election officials who process voter applications get deluged in presidential years when public interest is the highest.

September 23, 2016
A British Union Jack flag and an European flag fly on the Amiens city hall during a a Franco-Britain summit in Amiens, northern France, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Britain Votes To Leave The European Union

Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum showed a 52-48 percent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc Britain joined more than 40 years ago.

June 23, 2016
A school girl arrives with flowers to leave in tribute to Jo Cox, near the scene where she was killed in Birstall near Leeds, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

In The Shadow Of A Murder, Britain To Vote On EU Membership

The murder of Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two young children who was an ardent supporter of EU membership, shocked the country and abruptly changed the tone of the caustic campaigning that has polarized the country.

June 20, 2016

Christie Vetoes Bills That Would Expand Early Voting, Voter Registration In New Jersey

“This bill is a manifest attempt to use election reform for political gain,” Christie wrote.

November 9, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette’ Is An Unglamorous Look At Important Fight For Rights

The story of women fighting for the right to vote is all too recent, and for some, all too forgotten.

October 29, 2015
Loretta Lynch, Senate, Attorney General, Politics, Governement, Vote

Justice Department In Partial Limbo As Loretta Lynch Awaits Confirmation

As Loretta Lynch waits for the Senate to vote on her nomination, the attorney general’s office is stuck in a political limbo as well.

April 13, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Blackballed: The Black Vote And U.S. Democracy’

Why actions taken by Republican legislatures and conservative courts to keep minorities away from the voting booth will only backfire.

October 25, 2014

Here’s What You Need To Know For National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a concerted effort by volunteers, organizations, celebrities, and leaders across the country to register Americans to vote before important upcoming elections. This year’s midterm elections, which will be held on November 4, will decide 417 members of the U.S. Congress, 36 governors, and 46 state legislatures. If you need to register, […]

September 23, 2014

Black Day For Ukraine Military Ahead Of Key Vote

Volnovakha, Ukraine (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels firing mortar shells and grenades killed 14 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday, the blackest day yet for the military and a dramatic ratcheting up of tensions just three days before a crunch election. The attacks in the eastern industrial belt near the Russian border underscored the difficulties of the embattled […]

May 22, 2014

FCC Votes To Start Formal Consideration Of Net Neutrality Proposal

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Amid protests, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday to begin the process of formally setting new net neutrality rules for online traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster delivery of their content. The 3-2 vote was a victory for FCC Chairman […]

May 15, 2014

Immigrant Tuition Bill Slated For A Vote In Florida With GOP Push

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country illegally. The measure had looked like it would die […]

April 30, 2014

Top-Two Primary In California Might Be Bad For Small-Party Candidates

By Seema Mehta and Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times When California voters decided to change the way the state’s primary elections work, the move was cast as an effort to moderate a state Capitol gripped by polarization. If the top two vote-getters in a primary faced off against one another in November regardless of their party […]

April 15, 2014

Afghan Election Concludes: Little Violence, Lots Of Votes To Count

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan—Afghanistan passed the first major test of the impending post-American era on Saturday with an election that featured a robust turnout, minimal violence and few glaring reports of cheating as voters began the process of selecting a successor to 13-year President Hamid Karzai. Next comes the counting of […]

April 7, 2014

Palestine May Win A Vote, But Won’t Be A State

(Bloomberg) — The Palestinian national liberation movement has arguably been the least successful such movement of the past 100 years. The Arabs have tried on many occasions to defeat Israel militarily, and to break it through terrorism and boycotts, and have failed each time. Even so, independence was within reach of the Palestinians at many […]

September 20, 2011