Bolsonaro contests Brazil’s election, demands votes be annulled

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s nation’s electronic voting machines, although independent experts say the bug doesn’t ‘t affect the reliability of results. Such an action would … Read more

Russia’s hopes for a Republican landslide to hurt Ukraine are vanishing fast

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (C) meet soldiers during a visit to a military training center of the Western Military District for mobilized reservists, outside the town of Ryazan on October 20, 2022. Mikhail Klimentyev Afp | Getty Images While the US midterm election results roll in, and point to … Read more

Election Day is Nov. 8, but legal challenges have already begun

WASHINGTON (AP) – Election Day is 12 days away. But in courtrooms across the country, efforts to sow doubt over the outcome have already begun. More than 100 lawsuits have been filed this year around Nov. 8 elections. The legal challenges, largely by Republicans, target rules for mail-in voting, early voting, voter access, voting machines, … Read more

GOP voters told to hold onto mail ballots until Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) – Republican activists who believe the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump have crafted a plan that, in their opinion, will thwart cheating in this year’s midterm elections. The strategy: Vote in person on Election Day or — for voters who receive a mailed ballot — hold onto it and … Read more

Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia was poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” — denounced by Kyiv and the West as illegal and rigged — on living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops went door-to-door with election officials to collect ballots in five days of voting. The results … Read more

Italy turns to the right with FDI’s Georgia Meloni

Atmosphere during Giorgia Meloni’s rally in Cagliari to launch her campaign for Italy’s next general election in Cagliari on September 02, 2022 in Cagliari, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Emanuele Perrone Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in a … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more