Georgia counties sue Trump over failed election challenges

Two counties in Georgia ask for over $15k in legal fees related to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign. Two Georgia counties have filed lawsuits this week against former President Donald Trump in his capacity as a candidate, seeking legal fees over failed attempts to overturn the election through voter fraud allegations and vote recounts. […]

Niger opposition leader alleges election fraud, declares victory

Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country’s presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin. “The compilation of results … which we have in our possession through our representatives in the various polling stations give us victory […]

MyPillow C.E.O. Mike Lindell Sued by Dominion Over Election Fraud Claims

Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell, chief executive of MyPillow, on Monday, alleging that he defamed Dominion with baseless claims of election fraud involving its voting machines. The company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleged that Mr. Lindell “exploited” false […]

Seven election officials killed in landmine blast as Niger votes

The incident comes as Niger holds a presidential election runoff between frontrunner Mohamed Bazoum and former President Mahamane Ousmane. Seven members of Niger’s electoral commission (CENI) have been killed during the country’s presidential election runoff when their vehicle hit a mine and exploded in the troubled western region of Tillaberi. The country regularly suffers attacks […]

In Israeli Election, a Chance for Arabs to Gain Influence, or Lose It

KAFR KANNA, Israel — Mansour Abbas, a conservative Muslim, is an unlikely political partner for the leaders of the Jewish state. He is a proponent of political Islam. He heads an Arab party descended from the same religious stream that spawned the militant Hamas movement. And for most of his political life, he never considered […]

What is at stake in Niger’s presidential election runoff?

Voters in Niger will head to the polls on Sunday to choose the country’s next president, in a runoff vote that pits outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou’s chosen successor against the country’s first democratically elected president. Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate for the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, had secured 39.3 percent of votes in […]

Marcos son loses election challenge in Philippine Supreme Court

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1613543643811108100 Tue, 2021-02-16 10:44 MANILA: The son of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has lost a bid to unseat the Southeast Asian country’s vice president after the Supreme Court threw out his petition contesting the results of the May 2016 elections. The son, also called Ferdinand Marcos but […]

N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

WASHINGTON — The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday morning filed a federal lawsuit against former President Donald J. Trump and his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, claiming that they violated a 19th-century statute when they tried to prevent the certification of the election on Jan. 6. The civil rights organization brought the suit on behalf of Representative […]

Catalonia election: What do the results mean?

Madrid, Spain – If nothing else, Sunday’s regional elections in Catalonia will surely go down as the strangest-looking in its deeply turbulent recent history, thanks to the pandemic and photos of voting officials striding around polling stations in full medical personal protective kit. But in terms of alterations to Catalonia’s political picture, Monday’s definitive results […]

Spain’s Catalonia holds key election amid fears over COVID

Vote could signal appeal of Catalan secessionists and the political trajectory of the pro-independence movement. Polls have opened in Catalonia for an election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and which Madrid hopes will unseat the region’s governing separatists more than three years after a failed bid to break away from Spain. Whether the election is […]

New generation faces old guard in Kosovo election

Kosovars are going to the polls in an early election that could see a new generation of politicians take the lead after tapping into widespread frustration and fatigue with the political establishment. Sunday’s general election comes after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic has deepened social and economic crises in the former Serbian province, […]

Ecuador: Arauz heading to election runoff, runner-up in dispute

With nearly 98 percent of vote counted, the race for second place remains too close to call, making a recount likely. Left-wing economist Andres Arauz is heading to an election runoff in Ecuador after voters cast their ballots across the South American nation on Sunday, but his opponent in the next round of voting remains […]

Ecuador election heads into runoff with Arauz in lead

The 36-year-old is a protege of former President Rafael Correa and aims to end years of painful austerity measures. Ecuadorean economist Andres Arauz won the first round of the country’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing the Andean nation a step closer to ending years of painful austerity made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 36-year-old […]

Polls open in Ecuador’s tight presidential election

Ecuadorians are heading to the polls to pick a new president in an election held under the shadow of a severe economic crisis and discontent over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday’s vote will see the South American nation’s 13.1 million voters choose a successor to unpopular socialist President Lenin Moreno, as well elect lawmakers […]

Ecuador’s Presidential Election Is a Referendum on the Past

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is holding a presidential election on Sunday, but the name on many voters’ lips is not on the ballot. Here in Ciudad Bicentenario, a neat housing project on the Andean slopes of the capital, Quito, it is on Rafael Correa that most hang their hopes of overcoming the overlapping crises brought […]

Pushing QAnon and Stolen Election Lies, Flynn Re-emerges

“We love you, we love you, we love you,” they chanted. None of the other speakers at the rally — a boldface-name collection of Trumpworld characters like Roger Stone and Alex Jones — got as enthusiastic a reception. With Mr. Trump now in his post-presidency at Mar-a-Lago, a loose coalition that draws together militia members […]

Fox News Is Sued by Election Technology Company for Over $2.7 Billion

In its frontal attack on Mr. Murdoch’s company, Smartmatic argues that Fox cast it as a villain in a fictitious narrative meant to help win back viewers from Newsmax and OANN. Those two networks saw ratings surges in the weeks after the election, thanks to their embrace of the fiction that Mr. Biden was not […]

Voting tech firm sues Fox News over election fraud claims

Voting technology company Smartmatic USA sued Fox News, three of its hosts and two former Trump lawyers on Thursday for allegedly spreading false claims the company helped ‘steal’ the US presidential election. A voting technology company is suing Fox News, three of its hosts and two former lawyers for former President Donald Trump — Rudy […]

Syrian refugee to stand in German election

LONDON: Four years have passed since Myanmar’s military crackdown drove more than 742,000 mostly women and children of the Rohingya minority over the border into Bangladesh — a mass displacement which UN investigators say amounts to genocide. Now, in the wake of the Feb. 1 coup, the Rohingya are again left wondering what lies in […]

Myanmar’s military junta plans probe of last year’s election

MOSCOW: More than 1,400 protesters were detained by Russian authorities during rallies supporting Alexei Navalny, a civil monitoring group said Wednesday, after the Kremlin’s most prominent critic was jailed for nearly three years amid international condemnation.The court’s decision Tuesday to turn a 2014 suspended sentence into real jail time will see the 44-year-old anti-corruption campaigner […]

Key Takeaways From Trump’s Effort to Overturn the Election

Ultimately, Mr. Trump agreed to focus on a different goal: blocking congressional certification of the results on Jan. 6. Women for American First, a little known but highly organized group, helped build a coalition With attention focused on the president’s daily tirades and subversive maneuvers, a group of activists — little known but increasingly influential […]

77 Days: Trump’s Campaign to Subvert the Election

Mr. Barr had resigned in December. But behind the back of the acting attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, the president was plotting with the Justice Department’s acting civil division chief, Jeffrey Clark, and a Pennsylvania congressman named Scott Perry to pressure Georgia to invalidate its results, investigate Dominion and bring a new Supreme Court case […]

Iraqi anger grows after election postponement

Sulaimaniyah City, Iraq – Iraq’s leaders pushed to postpone parliamentary elections fearing public discontent would lead to their removal from power, a senior government adviser says. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, President Barham Salih, and Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad al-Halbusi wanted a later vote over concerns about their prospects for re-election and sought to buy […]

Opinion | Democrats Should Act Like They Won the Election

“This triumph did not mean complete success for the New Frontier,” the historian James Smallwood wrote in a 1973 journal article on the Rules Committee fight, “it only meant that the entire House could consider its proposals and that the majority would rule.” Here in the present, Senate Republicans aren’t the only ones pumping the […]