Delegates after Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
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Political conventions used to pick presidential nominees in private. Now the public picks the nominee and then the party has a big party at the convention, writes a scholar of US elections.
Winston Churchill giving his final address, during the 1945 election campaign, at Walthamstow Stadium, East London.
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Even a highly popular and respected leader can lose an election, writes a historian – especially if they don't have a plan for the future. Churchill was one of them.
Georgia voters brought folding chairs, books, laptop computers and plenty of patience to the polls on June.
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Voters across the nation should prepare for similar circumstances in their communities – but there is still time for them to demand better from their officials.
A regional election commission member in Banyuwangi, East Java, is tested for COVID-19. Indonesia plans to hold its biggest regional election in December this year.
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Recognising our cognitive biases and avoid them will help us make sounder decisions, and therefore, a better decision for our country!
Protesters rally to have Colorado’s then-incoming governor put an up-to-nine-month moratorium on oil and gas development.
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Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that's likely to continue in the upcoming election.
William Barr walks through Lafayette Park before demonstrators were cleared by federal police on June 1, 2020.
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Do US attorneys general act in the public's interest, or the interest of the president who appointed them?
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaking during a press conference on general elections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Gerald Dent, left, is joined by James Featherstone and Niles Ringgold at a rally for felon voting rights, in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 10, 2020.
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Recent efforts to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, a crucial Democratic constituency, could have important implications for the 2020 presidential election.
While more people are using the internet and social media during the pandemic, they aren’t entirely happy with what they see.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
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A delayed election could balkanise the country along ethnic lines and become the most severe political crisis in Ethiopia's modern history.
An Ohio election official on the night of the primary vote rescheduled from March 17 to April 28.
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To many, the idea that states might cancel or postpone their primary elections as a response to the COVID-19 epidemic sounds undemocratic. What's the political effect of these postponements?
Just a year ago, Scott Morrison was on the cusp of achieving what most had believed impossible. His ability as a campaigner, aided by the failure of his opponent to connect with the Australian public and…
Tanzanian President John Magufuli waves as he attends a ceremony marking the country’s 58th independence anniversary in 2019.
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His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.
Guillaume Soro’s conviction is seen as an attempt to exclude him from the presidential elections scheduled for late October.
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It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
Scottish and Welsh 16 and 17-year-olds can vote while their peers across the border are still disenfranchised.
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There needs to be fair and equal voting rights for young people in England and Northern Ireland.
Innovative ideas during the lockdown could protect democracy and make it stronger and more inclusive.
Milwaukee voters wait in a social-distancing line, some wearing masks, before voting in the state’s spring elections on April 7.
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The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has reversed its decadeslong practice of protecting voters' rights and removing barriers to casting ballots.
Marijuana decriminalization won’t end arrests.
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
Bill Clinton displaying how not to social distance while campaigning in 1992.
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Coroanvirus has ended politics as normal. What will campaigning look like without handshaking, high fives and the kissing of babies?
Voters in line for Illinois primary election ballots keep their distance on March 17.
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Most states have rules that could preserve the integrity of an election while also allowing social distancing.