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Donald Trump Hasn’t Voted In Primary Since 1989

Donald Trump Hasn’t Voted In Primary Since 1989

NEW YORK — The New York City Board of Elections says Donald Trump didn’t vote in any primary elections for 21 years.The board says the possible Republican presidential candidate voted in a primary election in the 1989 primary for mayor…

Nigeria Election Looms As Nation Prepares For Vote

Nigeria Election Looms As Nation Prepares For Vote

KATSINA, Nigeria — The body of late President Umaru Yar’Adua is in an unmarked grave in this northern city, buried in the sandy soil along with many voters’ hopes here that the country’s ruling party would have chosen a Muslim candidat…

Primary Election 2012: Likely GOP Contenders Plot Tea Party Strategies

Primary Election 2012: Likely GOP Contenders Plot Tea Party Strategies

BOSTON — It’s a tricky time of courtship.As the tea party turns 2, the still-gelling field of Republican presidential contenders is the first class of White House hopefuls to try to figure out how to tap the movement’s energy without a…

Election 2012: Which European Leaders Will Seek Terms In The Next Two Years?

Election 2012: Which European Leaders Will Seek Terms In The Next Two Years?

U.S. presidential candidates are emerging in time for the 2012 race, but as it turns out, several European nations are also starting to see the first hints of election fever. Plagued by an ongoing sex scandal amidst other legal issues, Itali…

Tammy Baldwin Asks Eric Holder To Investigate Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

Tammy Baldwin Asks Eric Holder To Investigate Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

WASHINGTON — After the bombshell announcement that a Waukesha County clerk forgot to report thousands of votes in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to involve the fed…

Peru Presidential Election: Ollanta Humala Favored

Peru Presidential Election: Ollanta Humala Favored

LIMA, Peru — This resource-rich, corruption-bedeviled Andean nation is notorious for its volatile politics. Even so, Sunday’s presidential election is shaping up to be the most unpredictable in decades.Favored to win the most votes is …

Wisconsin Election Bombshell: How Plausible?

Wisconsin Election Bombshell: How Plausible?

WASHINGTON — Faith in America’s electoral-tabulation processes took a hit late this week when a Wisconsin county clerk who announced a bombshell correction: nearly 15,000 missed votes, which dramatically upended the state’s supreme court ra…

Obama’s Election Promises Tangled In Budget Negotiations

Obama’s Election Promises Tangled In Budget Negotiations

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promised to change Washington’s ways. Yet he’s as caught up in them as ever.As the week began, Obama kicked off his re-election bid with a sunny video of people talking about their hopes and needs, the ve…

Wisconsin Election Surprise: David Prosser Gains 7,500 Votes After ‘Human Error’ In Waukesha County (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Election Surprise: David Prosser Gains 7,500 Votes After ‘Human Error’ In Waukesha County (VIDEO)

In a dramatic turn of events on Thursday, the Waukesha County clerk announced that the vote total announced for Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court race had been mistaken — and that the corrected numbers changed the outcome of the entire elec…

David Prosser, JoAnne Kloppenburg Face Unexpected Twist In Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

David Prosser, JoAnne Kloppenburg Face Unexpected Twist In Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A conservative incumbent surged to a commanding lead in Wisconsin’s hotly contested Supreme Court election Thursday, after a predominantly GOP county’s clerk announced she had incorrectly entered vote totals in the rac…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Morphs Into Intense, Expensive Contest

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Morphs Into Intense, Expensive Contest

MILWAUKEE — Labor groups and conservative activists have turned Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election into an intense and expensive contest that offers the public their first formal opportunity to weigh in on the national fight ov…

Meg Whitman Outspent Brown By Over $140 Million

Meg Whitman Outspent Brown By Over $140 Million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Final election reports released Monday show Jerry Brown spent about $36.5 million in his successful bid to become governor, just a fraction of the $178.5 million spent by his Republican opponent, Meg Whitman, in wh…

Rahm Emanuel To Appeal Ruling On Chicago Mayor’s Race

Rahm Emanuel To Appeal Ruling On Chicago Mayor’s Race

CHICAGO — An Illinois appellate court on Monday threw former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn’t live in the city in the year before the election.The decision put Emanuel’s candida…

Alaska Election Results: Joe Miller Concedes Race To Lisa Murkowski, Ends Long Legal Battle

Alaska Election Results: Joe Miller Concedes Race To Lisa Murkowski, Ends Long Legal Battle

JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Joe Miller on Friday ended his legal fight over Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat, conceding the race to his bitter rival, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.Miller’s decision, announced at a news conference in Anchorage…

Lisa Murkowski: Joe Miller Continuing Legal Fight Would Smack Of ‘Desperation’

Lisa Murkowski: Joe Miller Continuing Legal Fight Would Smack Of ‘Desperation’

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Supreme Court delivered another stinging setback to Republican Joe Miller, refusing to overturn election results that favored his GOP rival, Lisa Murkowski, in the state’s U.S. Senate race.The high court on …

Rahm Emanuel’s Wife Won’t Testify At Chicago Residency Hearing

Rahm Emanuel’s Wife Won’t Testify At Chicago Residency Hearing

CHICAGO — An election official says Rahm Emanuel’s wife won’t have to testify at a hearing over challenges to the former White House chief of staff’s Chicago residency.Chicago Board of Election Commissioners hearing officer Joseph Morr…

Joe Miller Reports Raising $241K Since Alaska Senate Election

Joe Miller Reports Raising $241K Since Alaska Senate Election

JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Joe Miller has reported raising more than $241,000 since last month’s Alaska Senate election.It’s not clear from Miller’s federal election filing how much of that is for legal bills versus other campaign exp…

Democratic State Lawmakers Switching Parties In Wake Of Election

Democratic State Lawmakers Switching Parties In Wake Of Election

ATLANTA — Staggering Election Day losses are not the Democratic Party’s final indignity this year. At least 13 state lawmakers in five states have defected to Republican ranks since the Nov. 2 election, adding to already huge GOP gains…

Joe Miller Pushes Back Against Murkowski Campaign Intervention In Alaska Senate Election Lawsuit

Joe Miller Pushes Back Against Murkowski Campaign Intervention In Alaska Senate Election Lawsuit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s rival in Alaska’s contentious U.S. Senate race is opposing her motion to intervene in his lawsuit against the state’s elections office.In a response filed Friday, Joe Miller’s attorneys say the…

Joe Miller Lawsuit Sends Alaska Senate Election To Court

Joe Miller Lawsuit Sends Alaska Senate Election To Court

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s bitterly contested Senate election went to state court Monday when Republican Joe Miller sued the state over the way write-in ballots for his GOP rival have been counted.Miller is trying to stop the state f…

Illinois Green Party Remains Optimistic Despite Losses At The Polls

Illinois Green Party Remains Optimistic Despite Losses At The Polls

Green Party candidate Jeremy Karpen says that as he was greeting voters outside his Logan Square polling place on Election Day, he watched the same scenario time and again. A campaign worker for 39th District state rep Toni Berrios, whom Kar…

Tea Party Pushes Hardline Post-Election Strategy To Capitol Hill

Tea Party Pushes Hardline Post-Election Strategy To Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Tea party activists and other conservatives, eager to transform electoral gains into clout on Capitol Hill, are pressuring Republican leaders to take a hardline approach in the next Congress, shunning compromise for confro…

Olympia Snowe Begins Her (Non) Critical Deliberations On The Bush Tax Cuts

Olympia Snowe Begins Her (Non) Critical Deliberations On The Bush Tax Cuts

Everybody pretty much knows what’s going on with the Bush tax cuts, and have since before the election, when the Democrats punted on doing something decisive about it because they were convinced they’d already set the matter up as a “winning…

Alaska Election Results: Lisa Murkowski Leads Joe Miller As Senate Ballot Count Saga Continues

Alaska Election Results: Lisa Murkowski Leads Joe Miller As Senate Ballot Count Saga Continues

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sen. Lisa Murkowski is holding a lead in Alaska’s still-undecided Senate race as election workers prepare to count more write-in ballots.About 8,800 ballots were to be tallied Tuesday. On Monday, election officials sai…

Frank Rich: Who Will Stand Up To The Super Rich?

Frank Rich: Who Will Stand Up To The Super Rich?

The wealthy Americans we should worry about instead are the ones who implicitly won the election — those who take far more from America than they give back. They were not on the ballot, and most of them are not household names. Unlike Whitm…

Ben Chandler Wins Reelection In Narrow Kentucky House Race

Ben Chandler Wins Reelection In Narrow Kentucky House Race

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler finally won his close re-election race Friday when his Republican challenger conceded 10 days after Election Day.A recanvass of the election results a few hours earlier moved just one …

Alaska Senate Race Ballot Madness: The STRANGEST Write-In Votes (PHOTOS)

Alaska Senate Race Ballot Madness: The STRANGEST Write-In Votes (PHOTOS)

Votes are still being counted in Alaska, where GOP nominee Joe Miller is clinging to thin hopes that he will be able to get enough write-in votes disqualified so that he can make good on all of that premature drape-measuring and apartment-hu…

Afghan Election Fraud REVEALED In Audio Recording

Afghan Election Fraud REVEALED In Audio Recording

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan election commission said Thursday that it had opened an investigation into allegations that a top government official pressured an election worker to rig the results of the parliamentary ballot in wester…

Alaska Senate Race: Write-In Ballots Break Towards Murkowski

Alaska Senate Race: Write-In Ballots Break Towards Murkowski

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska election officials began counting more than 92,500 write-in ballots Wednesday in a Senate race that may hinge on voters’ penmanship and their ability – or lack of – to spell “Murkowski” on their writ…

Burma Refugees Return Home After ‘Sham’ Election

Burma Refugees Return Home After ‘Sham’ Election

YANGON, Myanmar — About 20,000 refugees from Myanmar headed home Tuesday after fleeing to Thailand as fighting followed a general election that is certain to keep Myanmar’s military and its allies in power.The incident underlined Myanm…