Nigeria’s cultural diversity can enhance democracy.
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The fear of domination of one ethnic group or section by another has persistently undermined efforts at democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
Vladimir Putin’s anti-opposition tactics helped pull off the parliamentary win.
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Russia’s Central Election Commission announced results that give a strong majority to United Russia. It was met with skepticism, if little surprise.
President Vladimir Putin addresses his United Russia party at its June 2021 convention, where members convened to choose candidates and draft a strategy for the country’s upcoming election.
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Despite a 27% approval rating, Putin’s United Russia party can maintain its legislative majority in September through manipulation and fraud, says an expert on Russian elections.
Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021.
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Rep. Liz Cheney may have been exiled from her party’s leadership, but she’s after a bigger thing: the restoration of politically conservative values in the GOP and its voters.
Protesters march towards a line of Kenyan riot police during post-election violence in Nairobi in 2007.
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It is often assumed that patrimonial beliefs fuel electoral malpractice whereas civic ones challenge it, but this is an oversimplification.
Protesters on the streets of Minsk, the Belarus capital, demand the resignation of the president, Alexander Luksashenko.
Hundreds of thousands of people have protested the regime of Alexander Lukashenko over the last six months – a new survey reveals what they want.
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election.
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President Trump’s populist control of his party didn’t extend to control in courtrooms where he challenged election results. That’s where the rules of politics met the rules of law, and politics lost.
The US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
Since his election loss, the president has been threatening to go to the Supreme Court in attempt to overturn the results. Unfortunately for him, the court may not be the perfect arbiter of his dreams.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. He reiterated his baseless claims during the news conference that the Nov. 3 election was ‘rigged.’
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If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will be impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani alleges election fraud during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington.
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When it comes to election fraud claims, watch what the lawyers do, not what the politicians say.
Our new study presents the first empirical evidence that President Trump’s tweets systematically divert attention away from topics that are potentially harmful to him.
Yes, Trump doesn’t like to lose. But his obstruction of the presidential election result has another goal: galvanising his base for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.
Election officials counting ballots at the Allegheny County elections warehouse Friday in Pittsburgh.
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As vote counts tick upward, people may have questions about why one candidate does better with mail-in votes or in-person ballots. Here are the answers, and an explanation of how the counting happens.
Mail-in and absentee ballots, like these being processed by election workers in Pennsylvania, are a subject of misinformation spreading across social media.
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Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
Trump is contesting the results in four key battleground states. Here is what he is claiming — and his chances of success in stopping the vote count or overturning the results.
Donald Trump: a controversial speech at the White House in the early hours of November 4.
Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
President Trump during the Sept. 29, 2020 debate with Joe Biden.
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The 2020 presidential election will be the first in nearly 40 years conducted without protections from a court order that forbid the GOP from using voter intimidation at the polls.
The Voting Rights Act was intended to prevent voter suppression in states with histories of discrimination. But states are finding other ways to make it difficult for people of colour to vote.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, officials are preparing the envelopes for the absentee ballot, which will be opened on September 4.
President Trump has repeatedly said that mail-in voting will result in substantial voter fraud. However, the real issues are related to logistics and the support by each state.
Election workers are part of the protections ensuring that mail-in ballots aren’t fraudulent.
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The mail-in voting process has several built-in safeguards that make it hard for one person to vote fraudulently, and even more difficult to commit large-scale voter fraud.