Elections

WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the chamber could take the “extraordinary step” of calling for a new election in a North Carolina congressional district if the winner is unclear amid allegations of voter fraud. Pelosi said Thursday the House “retains the right to decide who is seated.” She said “any member-elect can … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

United States | Condemning Sham “Elections” in Russia-Controlled Eastern UkraineCondemning Sham “Elections” in Russia-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

United States – The United States joins our European Allies and partners in condemning the November 11 sham “elections” in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine. Yesterday’s illegitimate processes were an attempt by Moscow to institutionalize its Donbas proxies, the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” These entities have no place within the Minsk agreements or within Ukraine’s … Continue reading United States | Condemning Sham “Elections” in Russia-Controlled Eastern UkraineCondemning Sham “Elections” in Russia-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

NEW YORK | Facebook blocks fake accounts but election battle goes on

NEW YORK — Facebook’s recent disclosures on blocking suspicious accounts show that the company’s efforts to root out election meddling are working — to a point. What’s not known is how much the company isn’t catching and whether this “whack-a-mole” fight will ever end, as those wanting to influence U.S. and other elections can easily … Continue reading NEW YORK | Facebook blocks fake accounts but election battle goes on

HELSINKI | Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become EU Commission head

HELSINKI— Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Tuesday he would run for the head of the European Commission following next year’s elections. Stubb announced his bid at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, saying he sees himself as the “next generation candidate” to lead the European Union, a bloc that will decrease by one … Continue reading HELSINKI | Finnish ex-prime minister bids to become EU Commission head

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

AUSTIN, Texas— If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star LeBron James called it a “must-watch.” Another of … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

WASHINGTON | Pompeo speaks to Iraqi leaders at ‘this critical time’

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken with two Iraqi leaders to express support for Iraq’s efforts to form a “moderate, nationalist” government that would serve all Iraqis. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says in statements that Pompeo spoke with Iraq’s prime minister and vice president. The results of Iraq’s elections were ratified … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo speaks to Iraqi leaders at ‘this critical time’

U.S. Department of State News: Zimbabwe’s Elections

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections presented the country with an historic chance to move beyond the political and economic crises of the past and toward profound democratic change.  The Zimbabwean people turned out massively to cast their votes, underscoring their aspirations for a better future, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Zimbabwe’s Elections