US election turnout highest for 104 years

US election turnout highest for 104 years

Image copyright Getty Images If Donald Trump has one undisputable achievement during the first two years of his presidency, it’s that he has succeeded in increasing the political engagement of a large share of the American public. Preliminary figures for nationwide turnout in the 2018 mid-term elections are in, and they’ve reached a mark not…

US election loss judge lets defendants go

US election loss judge lets defendants go

Image copyright Harris County Juvenile Probation Dept/Facebook Image caption The ACLU has called for an investigation citing the judge’s „improper” actions. A tough Texas judge has released a group of defendants, reportedly saying it was what voters wanted, a day after he lost his re-election bid. Republican Judge Glenn Devlin let seven juvenile defendants go…

Facebook built an election ‚war room’ to try and avoid repeating the mistakes of 2016 — here’s what it’s like inside

Facebook built an election ‚war room’ to try and avoid repeating the mistakes of 2016 — here’s what it’s like inside

Facebook can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of 2016. During the 2016 US presidential election, the social network was wildly abused by Russian propagandists, who spread fake news and misinformation on a massive scale — setting off a chain reaction of scandals for Facebook that reverberates to this day. Two years later, America is gearing…

What election results mean for Trump

What election results mean for Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Democrat Danny O’Connor has not conceded yet in the congressional race in Ohio Four states held primary elections on Tuesday, but all eyes were on Ohio’s special congressional election. The state has lost a bit of its reputation as a bellwether state, but it was an early harbinger of…

Italy is set for another election as chaos returns to Europe’s fourth largest economy

Italy is set for another election as chaos returns to Europe’s fourth largest economy

The Italian Freccie Tricolori aerobatics team perform prior the start of the Italian F1 Grand Prix in Monza, northern ItalyReuters/Giampiero Sposito ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s president appointed former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli as interim prime minister on Monday with a task to try and form a new government and bring order to political…

Venezuela election: All you need to know

Venezuela election: All you need to know

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nicolás Maduro celebrates his victory alongside his wife Cilia Flores Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis, just 46% of the electorate turned out to…

LIVE: Local election results 2018

LIVE: Local election results 2018

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave after voting in local government elections in London, May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON — Voting in the latest set of local elections has taken place in councils across England today. The polls closed at 22:00 in 150 councils nationwide. The first results will come…

Italy’s election was a month ago and the country is still without a government — here’s a snapshot of the chaos

Italy’s election was a month ago and the country is still without a government — here’s a snapshot of the chaos

The Tiger Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens Wikimedia Commons A month on from Italy’s general election, the country’s political situation is no clearer. The Five Star Movement is the biggest single party, but will only consider working with either the right-wing Lega Nord, or the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). The PD, however, does not want…

Test election held for Pennsylvania seat

Test election held for Pennsylvania seat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConnor Lamb: ‚Mission accepted’A Democrat has declared victory after a cliffhanger Pennsylvania election for a congressional district that Donald Trump won by 20 points in 2016. There is no official result, but Conor Lamb and Republican opponent Rick Saccone were neck-and-neck in the solidly conservative 18th district.…