Voting

Florida candidate apologizes for wrongly saying she had college degree

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature apologized Monday for saying she had a college degree that she didn't complete, but said she will stay in the race "and lead by example from now on."<p>Melissa Howard last week posted a photo of herself with what looked like a …

News

Poll shows whopping number of US voters don’t like Trump as a person

Fewer than one in three American voters liked President Trump as a person — while 59 percent disliked him, a new Quinnipiac University poll said …

News (U.S.)

DEFCON Video Shows a Voting Machine Used in 18 States is Hacked in 2 Minutes

A hacker at DEFCON shows how to get into a voting machine "admin" mode in 120 seconds.<p>Amidst a climate of uncertainty concerning American election …

Security

Most Americans think Trump is failing the middle class

That includes every group polled by Quinnipiac University — except Republicans and white men.<p>Most Americans, including many white voters without college degrees, think the Trump administration isn’t doing enough to help the middle class — a worrying finding for the GOP ahead of November’s …

Republicans

Trump’s ‘strategy of trotting out black people to support him’ is backfiring, according to new poll

Trump may never repair the damage caused by his embrace of the 'birther' conspiracy.<p>Just as in a “Where’s Waldo?” puzzle, a solitary, …

Donald Trump

Republican politicians can no longer count on the support of their families

The Republican party is increasingly alienating younger voters, older voters and voters in the suburbs. But there is one constituency turning against GOP lawmakers that they must be especially disappointed about losing: their own family members.<p>On Monday, Bobby Goodlatte, a Virginia-based designer, …

Politics

Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Retires so Voters Can Choose Her Replacement

(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — A West Virginia Supreme Court justice has announced her retirement just hours after her impeachment.Justice Robin Davis …

U.S. Politics

John Legend Wants Louisiana To Get Rid Of The "White Supremacy" In Its Constitution

Maybe you know John Legend best for his music, his acting, or even his social media comedian extraordinaire and model wife, Chrissy Teigen. However, …

African-American News

Is Omarosa beating Trump at his own game?

Morning Joe<p>Is Omarosa beating Trump at his own game?<p>11:15<p>Michael Avenatti in 2020? Iowa voters consider it<p>04:44<p>Trump says a 'real' AG would've …

Donald Trump

Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary

Nearly 31 percent of registered voters in Kansas have no party preference but they are allowed to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries if they declare allegiance to one of the parties before casting their ballot.<p>But these unaffiliated voters and what constitutes "declaring allegiance" …

Government

A Year After Charlottesville, Fewer People Are Worried About White Nationalism

A new poll also finds just 14 percent of the public believes Trump personally opposes white nationalism.<p>A year after violent white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, public concern about their ideology has ticked downward, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds.<p>Forty-six percent of …

White Nationalism

6 million Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Georgia's shotgun-toting, Trump-style Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp has sought to assure voters that his state's election system is secure and that any allegations to the contrary are "fake news."<p>But Kemp, who is also the secretary of state in charge of Georgia's elections, …

U.S. Politics

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring …

Primary Elections

Big Conservative Sites Are Spreading Misinformation About Alleged Voter Fraud In Ohio's Special Election

"That’s 10 percent of Balderson’s current margin of victory, pending provisional ballots. And 72 voters over the age of 116 who 'live' in Balderson’s …

U.S. Politics

Can hackers tamper with your vote? Researchers show it’s possible in nearly 30 states

Top computer researchers gave a startling presentation recently about how to intercept and switch votes on emailed ballots, but officials in the 30 …

Government

Trump’s ranting about the Russia probe isn’t winning over voters

President Trump’s daily outbursts about the Russia investigation — <i>Witch hunt! Hoax!</i> — and attempts to smear law enforcement aren’t fooling the large majority of Americans. By a margin of 55 percent to 34 percent, Americans disapprove of his handling of the investigation, according to a new CNN …

Donald Trump

Poll: Near Tie Between MacArthur and Democratic Challenger Kim in New Jersey

Monmouth poll shows the two within a point of each other in 3rd District<p>A new poll in New Jersey’s 3rd District shows Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur …

Politics

The recall is off: Plano council member Tom Harrison spared election after judge rules city operated under wrong charter

The first recall election in Plano's history will be canceled after evidence in a day-long hearing Tuesday revealed the city has used a flawed copy …

Texas

Federal Court Bars New Hampshire From Disenfranchising Voters Because of Their Handwriting

A federal court blocked New Hampshire’s “signature mismatch” law on Tuesday, prohibiting the state from rejecting ballots on the basis of …

New Hampshire

Giuliani and the Teamsters: When Power Trumps the Rule of Law

Those who haven’t followed Rudy Giuliani’s career closely have to be wondering whatever happened to the crime-busting former federal attorney from …

Rudy Giuliani

Nelson's narrow lead with Florida Latinos worries Democrats

Sen. Bill Nelson holds a narrow 44-41 percent lead over Gov. Rick Scott among Latino voters in Florida’s Senate race, according to a new poll that’s raising fresh concerns among Democrats that the incumbent is in a dicey position with a core group of voters he needs to carry by bigger margins.<p>The …

Politics

Cynthia Nixon Says N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Got Final Word Over Debate Terms

New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon said on Tuesday she is glad to debate Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this month—even if she had no say over the format.<p>Mr. Cuomo accepted an invitation on Monday to square off against Ms. Nixon in a debate at Hofstra University on Aug. 29, which …

Andrew Cuomo

Could Pres. Trump’s defense of accused aide drive away female voters?

msnbc<p>copied!<p>Democratic Strategist Zerlina Maxwell and conservative commentator Kirsten Haglund explore what the president’s response to the Rob …

Donald Trump

Trump, Omarosa feud deepens racial divisions ahead of midterms

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s attacks on prominent African-Americans have alarmed civil rights advocates and rattled some Republicans who fear his rhetoric could add to Democratic chances of capturing the House of Representatives in this year's midterm elections.<p>Trump drew a barrage of …

News (U.S.)

The Economy Won’t Save Republicans in the Midterms

The more Trump and Republicans brag about an economy that isn’t working for most people, the better that is for Democrats.<p>Donald Trump keeps bragging …

Liberal View

Most voters want to know what Mueller knows before they vote in November

Fox News has a business channel which is like reading the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> written and performed by people who have learned economic theory from …

European News

Retired chief justice objects to bundled amendments on ballot, asks court to act

Six of the eight amendments placed on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission require voters to “pay a price for the right to …

Florida

Trump’s Endorsements: The Loyalists, Rising Stars and Safe Bets He’s Picked

Trump has tweeted support of many candidates who have gone on to win primaries. But his backing may prove harmful when Democratic voters weigh in.

Primary Elections

Election judge removed from duties after making illegal comments

An election judge in Dakota County was removed from his duties Tuesday afternoon after a voter in South St. Paul reported that the judge was telling …

City Politics

None of the Above won the 2016 election

Pew's latest very detailed survey of voting patterns in 2016 goes the extra mile, by validating whether recipients actually cast a ballot, thus …

Pew Research Center