Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs

By David Gaffen Undated, Aug 14 : Voter engagement in the 2018 midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday. Both states showed dramatic increases in participation as voters picked candidates for Congress, Senate and governor, with Minnesota’s turnout surpassing a two-decade high and Wisconsin’s hitting levels not […]

Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections

By James Oliphant and Brendan O’Brien WASHINGTON and MILWAUKEE, Aug 14 : Voters chose nominees on Tuesday in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November’s congressional elections draw near. Wisconsin Republicans tapped state senator Leah Vukmir to battle incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy […]

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

By Daniel Trotta Undated, Aug 15 : Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday’s primary election for governor. She defeated three other Democrats on Tuesday and will take on incumbent Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, in […]

Missouri voters reject ‘right-to-work’ law in major win for unions

By Daniel Wiessner Undated, Aug 8 : Voters in Missouri on Tuesday overwhelmingly decided to strike down a so-called “right-to-work” law barring the collection of fees from private-sector workers who choose not to become union members, a crucial victory for organized labor following a series of setbacks. Missouri residents voted by a 2-to-1 ratio to […]

Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, July 1 : Mexicans vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into government and could sharpen divisions with Donald Trump’s United States. Former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has […]

Vote counting starts in Indonesia’s regional polls under tight security

By Nilufar Rizki and Yuddy Cahya DEPOK, Indonesia, June 27 : Indonesian officials started counting votes after tens of millions cast their ballots in regional elections held across the world’s third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country on Wednesday. The elections for 171 city mayors, regents, and provincial governors are likely to set the tone for […]