‘Rigged election’ goes from Trump complaint to campaign strategy

We don’t really know when the economy will get better, but there are three directions it could go. We break them down — and why the future of the largest economy in the world is virtually in the hands of Congress. “I don’t have any doubt that’s where he’s headed,” Pete Giangreco, a Democratic strategist who has worked on nine presidential campaigns, said of Trump’s effort to...

Kanye West Will Appear on Oklahoma Ballot for 2020 Presidential Election

Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West has secured a place one the Oklahoma ballot just in time for November’s presidential election. The move comes just after the Grammy-winner filed a “Kanye 2020” presidential committee document with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday. A representative for West filed the necessary paperwork and paid the $35,000 filing Wednesday afternoon,...

John Bolton’s book thwarts Trump’s China-bashing strategy in the 2020 election

The passages that have generated the most headlines this week center on Bolton’s account of Trump’s talks with Xi, in which he apparently asked the Chinese president to help him win the 2020 election by boosting agricultural imports from the American heartland, spoke openly of executing journalists, and — perhaps in the most eye-catching anecdote — encouraged Xi to carry on the...

Brexit Endgame: The 2019 UK Election

After nearly four years of wailing and gnashing of teeth, Britain has made up its mind. We’re leaving the EU. At 22.00 on Wednesday 12th December 2019, the BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll opened the final chapter in Britain’s Brexit saga. A crushing majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative and Unionist Party has redrawn the political map. Constituencies which have been Labour for decades have...

Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, Sanders

The thoroughness of Corbyn‘s thrashing revived the longstanding debate within the party over just how ambitious the Democratic agenda should be, and provided fresh ammunition for the arguments of moderates who contend that if the party backs Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, the primary’s leading progressives, they’ll lose the Rust Belt and perhaps even elsewhere. The left played defense...

General election 2019: DUP is ‘listening’ after seats loss

Image copyright PA/Charles McQuillan Image caption It was a difficult night for the DUP leader as the party lost two seats Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster has said her party is "listening" after it lost two of the 10 seats it won in 2017.The party saw its share of the vote drop by more than 5%.Sinn Féin suffered an even bigger drop in its overall vote share but it took the...

Algeria election: Ex-PM to replace Bouteflika after boycotted poll

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abdelmadjid Tebboune served as housing minister under Mr Bouteflika and then briefly as PM Former Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been elected president in a vote marred by protests.The 74-year-old succeeds Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was forced to resign in April after two decades in power.Mr Tebboune took 58% of the votes in Thursday's election,...

Boris Johnson delivers majority as he wins election for Tories

BORIS Johnson delivered a majority as he won the election for the Tories. The PM led his party to a 326-seat win while Jeremy Corbyn suffered a disastrous night for Labour. Mr Corbyn announced he would quit as leader while Jo Swinson failed to win her own seat. Follow our General Election 2019 live blog below for the latest exit poll, results, news and updates......

Dishonesty and dirty tactics define Britain’s election

Britain’s approach has evolved over time. But as the campaign for Thursday’s general election has shown, the media landscape has changed such that mere tweaks may no longer be sufficient. Throughout this campaign, dishonest claims and dirty tactics — spread predominantly online — have rendered the frameworks that once ensured at least a certain degree of fairness during political...

General election 2019: voters queue for ‘most important poll in a generation’ – live news | Politics

Conservative ad telling voters they are in “one of 9 constituencies” required to get Brexit done Photograph: Facebook The Tories are sending targeted ads from the PM to voters in specific constituencies saying their seat is “one of the nine seats needed to Get Brexit Done” ... but they are sending them out to dozens of constituencies. The adverts have been posted to voters in more than...