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Merrill Will Seek Third Term As Secretary Of The State

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Merrill Will Seek Third Term As Secretary Of The State

- Secretary of the State Denise Merrill filed paperwork Friday to seek re-election to a third term next year. "Now more than ever, we need to protect voting rights and stand up for our democracy," she said in a written statement. "There are voices calling for roiling back hard won voting rights. Their actions would erode our shared democracy. I say to them: 'not on my watch
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Secretary of State Denise Merrill annouces reelection campaign

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Secretary of State Denise Merrill annouces reelection campaign

- HARTFORD — Secretary of State Denise Merrill officially filed paperwork to run for reelection Friday afternoon. Merrill said in a statement: “”Now more than ever, we need to protect voting rights and stand up for our democracy. There are voices calling for roiling back hard won voting rights. Their actions would erode our shared democracy. I say to them: “not on my watch”
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Inactive voter problem in Alabama

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Inactive voter problem in Alabama

- WEBVTT WVTM 13'S JON PAEPCKE TACKLESTHE POLLING PLACE PROBLEM.JON: MANY VOTERS RECEIVED ASHOCK WHEN THEY SHOWED UP AT THEPOLLS TUESDAY.THEY WERE TOLD THEIR NAME WAS ONAN INACTIVE VOTER LIST. >> HAS THE VOTER MOVED?WELL, NO.ARE THEY AN ACTIVE VOTER?YES, THEY HAVE BEEN VOTING.IS THERE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THEIRMAIL DELIVERY RECENTLY OR THELAST FEW MONTHS?NO.THAT IS A RED FLAG, AND THEVOTERS ARE UPSET, AND I CANUNDERSTAND WHY
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Birmingham mayoral candidates: Covering of Confederate monument was politically motivated

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Birmingham mayoral candidates: Covering of Confederate monument was politically motivated

- Candidates for Birmingham mayor say William Bell's move to cover the Confederate monument at Linn Park a week before the municipal election was motivated by politics, not due to the recent violence in Virginia. They are split, though, on what should be done with the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument. "We need to be uniting people instead of dividing people," he said
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Miller says Maryland State House Trust vote lacked transparency

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Miller says Maryland State House Trust vote lacked transparency

- Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is criticizing the Maryland State House Trust for voting by email to remove the statue of Roger B. Taney from the State House lawn in Annapolis. Miller says a public meeting should have been held instead. “This was certainly a matter of such consequence that the transparency of a public meeting and public conversation should have occurred,” Miller wrote Thursday in a letter to Gov
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Personal info for 1.8M Chicago voters was publicly accessible, now removed from cloud service: election officials

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Personal info for 1.8M Chicago voters was publicly accessible, now removed from cloud service: election officials

- A file containing the names, addresses, dates of birth and other information about Chicago's 1.8 million registered voters was published online and publicly accessible for an unknown period of time, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners said Thursday. The acknowledgment came days after a data security researcher alerted officials to the existence of the unsecured files. The researcher found the files while conducting a search of items uploaded to Amazon Web Services, a cloud system that allows users to rent storage space and share files with certain people or the general public
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Merkel, called 'traitor', defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany

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Merkel, called 'traitor', defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany

- Roughly five weeks before an election in which she is expected to win a record-tying fourth term, Merkel veered from her stump speech, acknowledging "difficult times" in 2015 when a flood of asylum seekers, many from the Middle East, entered Germany. It was her first campaign stop in eastern Germany, parts of which have been fertile ground for anti-immigration politics. "Many people were worried
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CBS poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response

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CBS poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response

- The majority of Americans polled (55%) say they disapprove of the President's response Disapproval of the President's handling of events rose following Tuesday's news conference Washington (CNN)A majority of Americans say they disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of the situation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and believe his policies have done more to encourage racial division than racial unity, according to a new poll released Thursday
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New political group forms to support ‘good governance’ ballot measure

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New political group forms to support ‘good governance’ ballot measure

- A new political group has formed to support a citizens' initiative that could appear on next year's ballot, but its organizers are divulging little. Noah Star, who worked earlier this year as an aide to Sitka Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, filed paperwork Wednesday with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to establish "Alaskans for Integrity." The group will support a "good governance" initiative, Star wrote
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Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

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Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

- By TOM ODULA Associated Press Kenya’s opposition will challenge the results of last week’s presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of civil disobedience, its leader announced Wednesday, saying they intend to expose a “computer-generated presidency.” Raila Odinga told reporters that Kenyans won’t willingly go along with “democracy’s slaughter.” His comments had the potential to set off another wave of protests in the capital, Nairobi, and elsewhere that already have led to at least two dozen people shot dead by police since the Aug
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Stacy George files ethics complaint against Mayor Bell over monument cover

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Stacy George files ethics complaint against Mayor Bell over monument cover

- Alabama governor candidate Stacy George filed an ethics complaint against Birmingham Mayor William Bell today, alleging that Bell covered up the Confederate monument at Linn Park in Birmingham for political reasons. Bell is seeking reelection in the Birmingham mayor's race on Tuesday. "This was done with taxpayer money one week before the city election for mayor and council," George wrote in the complaint
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Put Foxconn deal on the ballot -- Penny Koerner

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Put Foxconn deal on the ballot -- Penny Koerner

- As a lifelong resident of the once great state of Wisconsin, I would like to have the Foxconn deal put on the ballot as a referendum to the people of this state. It is our billions of dollars, and we should have the right to decide how we would like that money spent. The referendum should be simple and clearly stated to give the taxpayers and voters the choice
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Phil Knight donates $500,000 to Republican Knute Buehler

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Phil Knight donates $500,000 to Republican Knute Buehler

- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike co-founder Phil Knight has donated $500,000 to Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler. The large donation comes nine months before the Oregon primaries, with Buehler the early favorite to advance to a general election matchup with Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. Knight has spent heavily in recent gubernatorial elections. He donated $400,000 to Republican candidate Chris Dudley in 2010
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Election Commission Wants to Work with DHS on Election Cybersecurity

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Election Commission Wants to Work with DHS on Election Cybersecurity

- The Homeland Security Department made a unilateral move to raise its involvement in the cybersecurity of U.S. election infrastructure last year, but a commission that helps state and local election commissioners wants to turn DHS’ decision to its advantage. The Election Assistance Commission’s plan is to query state and local election officials about what help from DHS would be most useful and to urge DHS to focus in those areas, Executive Director Brian Newby told commissioners Wednesday
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Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat

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Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat

- SALT LAKE CITY — The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district. John Curtis pulled off the win despite being dogged by attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups in a race whose three candidates were emblematic of the divisions roiling the GOP under President Donald Trump
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Kenyan Opposition Leader Pledges Court Fight Over Election

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Kenyan Opposition Leader Pledges Court Fight Over Election

- Aug. 16, 2017 11:13 a.m. ET NAIROBI, Kenya—Escalating a political crisis in East Africa’s biggest economy, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he will challenge the result of last week’s election in the Supreme Court and promised to show evidence of mass fraud that led to his opponent, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, being pronounced the victor. In a U-turn from last week’s statements, where Mr
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Tanner Ainge loses primary election for Utah’s U.S. House seat

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Tanner Ainge loses primary election for Utah’s U.S. House seat

- Looks like Tanner Ainge won’t get the opportunity to take down national debt like his dad took down Tree Rollins. The 33-year-old’s impassioned campaign for Congress came to an end on Tuesday night when he conceded in the primary election for Utah’s recently vacated U.S. House seat. Ainge, the son of Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, wished the winner, John Curtis, congratulations on Twitter
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Elections - United States

  • Merrill Will Seek Third Term As Secretary Of The State
    Merrill Will Seek Third Term As Secretary Of The State

    , courant.com

    Secretary of the State Denise Merrill filed paperwork Friday to seek re-election to a third term next year. "Now more than ever, we need to protect voting rights and stand up for our democracy," she said in a written statement. "There are voices calling for roiling back hard won voting rights. Their actions would erode our shared democracy. I say to them: 'not on my watch
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Presidential elections

  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for president? Twitter users say yes, please
    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for president? Twitter users say yes, please

    , dailynews.com

    LOS ANGELES — A Twitter group that sought to draft former Vice President Joe Biden to run for president in 2016 has started a campaign to support Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to run for president in 2020, and has over 5,600 followers as of today. The campaign -- #DraftGarcetti -- involves no fundraising and has only “an audience of one” meant to convince Garcetti he has popular support, said Mike Weber, an organizer of the group who lives in New Mexico
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Voters

  • Inactive voter problem in Alabama
    Inactive voter problem in Alabama

    , wvtm13.com

    WEBVTT WVTM 13'S JON PAEPCKE TACKLESTHE POLLING PLACE PROBLEM.JON: MANY VOTERS RECEIVED ASHOCK WHEN THEY SHOWED UP AT THEPOLLS TUESDAY.THEY WERE TOLD THEIR NAME WAS ONAN INACTIVE VOTER LIST. >> HAS THE VOTER MOVED?WELL, NO.ARE THEY AN ACTIVE VOTER?YES, THEY HAVE BEEN VOTING.IS THERE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THEIRMAIL DELIVERY RECENTLY OR THELAST FEW MONTHS?NO.THAT IS A RED FLAG, AND THEVOTERS ARE UPSET, AND I CANUNDERSTAND WHY
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Election campaigns

  • FBI raided home of former Trump campaign chair in July
    FBI raided home of former Trump campaign chair in July

    , bostonglobe.com

    FBI agents raided the Alexandria, Va., home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee
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Candidates

  • Birmingham mayoral candidates: Covering of Confederate monument was politically motivated
    Birmingham mayoral candidates: Covering of Confederate monument was politically motivated

    , al.com

    Candidates for Birmingham mayor say William Bell's move to cover the Confederate monument at Linn Park a week before the municipal election was motivated by politics, not due to the recent violence in Virginia. They are split, though, on what should be done with the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument. "We need to be uniting people instead of dividing people," he said
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Primaries

  • Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat
    Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat

    , bostonglobe.com

    SALT LAKE CITY — The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district. John Curtis pulled off the win despite being dogged by attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups in a race whose three candidates were emblematic of the divisions roiling the GOP under President Donald Trump
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