Voting 101: What you need to know about casting a ballot in Texas
Exercising your right to vote can be confusing or intimidating, regardless if you’re a first-time voter or a veteran. KPRC 2 News and KSAT, our San Antonio sister-station, worked to create a comprehensive resource to make sure every eligible Texan can vote and is counted.
Macron's party loses big in France's regional elections
French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, La République en Marche, garnered only 10.9 % of the vote in Sunday's regional elections, which saw bigger wins for mainstream left-and-right wing parties, according to an exit poll by Elabe. Why it matters: Sunday's regional elections are seen as a barometer for next year's national elections, which are only 10 months away, Politico reports.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe gnews.yahoo.com
Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections in November
Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament and announced fresh elections on Saturday after the prime minister, who was heading a minority government and was unlikely to secure a vote of confidence in the chamber, recommended the move. A notice issued by President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s office set the elections for Nov. 12 and 19. Nepal has been grappling with a political crisis at the same time it's struggling with a coronavirus surge and record numbers of daily infections and deaths, amid acute shortages of hospital beds, medication and oxygen.news.yahoo.com
Here’s who is running for the 2021 Virginia governor’s race
The names are finalized for your Virginia governor candidates this year. It’s a crowded field, both on the Republican and Democratic sides, but each party is picking their candidate a little differently. For the GOP, these seven candidates are vying for the spot:Amanda Chase - 11th District SenatorKirk Cox - Former Virginia House SpeakerSergio De La Pena - Army ColonelPeter Doran - BusinessmanOctavia Johnson - Former Roanoke SheriffPete Snyder - Small town business ownerGlenn Youngkin - Business ownerThe winner of the seat will be picked by nominating a convention, which happens on May 8. Over on the Democratic side, these are your five candidates vying for that seat:Jennifer Carroll Foy - VMI grad and former 2nd District Virginia RepresentativeLee Carter - 50th District RepresentativeJustin Fairfax - Current Lieutenant GovernorTerry McAuliffe - Former Virginia GovernorJennifer McClellan - 9th Virginia District SenatorYou’ll be able to vote for these Democratic candidates on June 8.
Gov. Northam signs three bills to expand voting access in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s General Assembly has passed several bills this session related to voting rights, and Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed three of them into law. The three voting-related bills Northam signed on Friday are:Roanoke County Registrar Anna Cloeter said the laws and other bills in progress reflect the embrace of absentee and early voting after the COVID-19 pandemic. Cloeter said more than half of Roanoke County voters cast their ballots early or by mail during the 2020 election. “It’s hard to tell when people are really going to feel comfortable going out and voting on Election Day,” Cloeter said.
Faith leaders urge Congress to honor election result
Ralph Northam called on faith leaders to follow COVID-19 guidelines and lead by example. More than 2,000 faith leaders and religious activists are calling on members of Congress to honor the result of November’s election. In a joint statement released Monday, they encourage lawmakers to avoid “a delayed and drawn out objection” Wednesday when President-elect Joe Biden’s win is to be certified. Signatories include many prominent religious liberals as well as a handful of evangelicals who have criticized President Donald Trump despite his overwhelming popularity among white evangelical voters. Meanwhile, some on the religious right continue to amplify Trump’s baseless claims of widespread election fraud.
Cobb County officials reduce early voting locations ahead of Georgia Senate runoff elections
Cobb County officials reduce early voting locations ahead of Georgia Senate runoff elections Elections officials in Cobb County, Georgia, is reducing the number of early voting locations for the January Senate runoff elections. President-elect Joe Biden won Cobb County, in suburban Atlanta, 56% to 42%. Chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party Jason Shepherd joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the decision and the upcoming elections.cbsnews.com
Virginia delays statewide certification of election results
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s Board of Elections has delayed certifying the state’s election results until later this week to provide more time to a voter registrar’s office that had a COVID-19 outbreak. State officials announced the delay Monday to wait for certification from the voter registrar’s office in Richmond, Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The Board of Elections was slated to certify the results Nov. 16. Chris Piper, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Elections, told the board that Virginia “had an incredibly successful election” with no major issues reported on Election Day. The Associated Press declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner of Virginia in the presidential election on Election Day after results from early returns and an AP survey of the electorate showed the former vice president had beaten President Donald Trump in the state.
WATCH: Philadelphia’s City Commissioner gives an update as state remains too close to call
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The City Commissioner of Election for Philadelphia is giving an update as the state remains too close to call. As of 12:30 p.m., Biden does have a narrow lead in the state with 3,302,977 votes while President Donald Trump has 3,293,231 votes. Biden has 253 Electoral College Votes and Trump has 214. If Biden were to win the state, he would secure more than the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House.
Virginia duo in custody for alleged threats against Philadelphia vote counters, police say
Two Virginia men have been taken into custody in Philadelphia after police say they were tipped off that the pair may have made threats against the Convention Center, where votes in the presidential election are being tallied. The men, who police have not identified, have yet to be charged with any crime. NBC in Philadelphia says police were told the two men may have been armed but police have not confirmed on the record that any weapons were found. The officials say the two men came from Virginia driving a silver-colored Hummer that has one or more “Q Anon” stickers affixed to it, but law enforcement has not indicated that the two men have any affiliation with any groups or are acting in concert with anyone else, so far.
WATCH: Election officials give update in Nevada as state remains too close to call
RENO, NV – Election officials in Nevada held a press conference as a candidate has yet to claim victory in the state. Nevada voting update Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria is giving an update on Nevada vote counting. Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Thursday, November 5, 2020In Arizona, which has 11 Electoral College votes, the Associated Press has declared Biden the winner. Going by the Associated Press tally, if Biden wins Nevada, he would secure exactly 270 Electoral College votes. Per NBC’s count, if Biden wins Nevada, he would be 11 Electoral College votes short of the 270 he needs.
Wisconsin has not counted more votes than there are registered voters
CLAIM: Wisconsin has “3,129,000 registered voters,” but counted 3,239,920 votes. According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the state had 3,684,726 active registered voters as of Nov. 1. THE FACTS: On Wednesday, as states were continuing to count votes in the U.S. presidential election, multiple false posts circulated on social media claiming that Wisconsin had more votes counted than people registered to vote. Another Twitter user wrote: “Registered voters in Wisconsin: 3,129,000. The United States Census Bureau reported that there were 3,129,000 registered voters during the 2018 midterms.
WATCH: Georgia Secretary of State to hold press conference
Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State for Georgia, held a news conference as votes for Donald Trump and Joe Biden remain neck and neck in the state. In Arizona, the Associated Press has declared Biden the winner. Going by the Associated Press tally, if Biden wins Georgia, he would secure the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Per NBC’s count, if Biden wins Georgia, he would be one Electoral College vote short of the 270 he needs. According to Raffensperger, about 60,000 votes are yet to be counted and he is hopeful that a winner will be declared in Georgia by the end of Thursday.
Did you vote against removing a confederate statue? Here’s why your vote isn’t binding
In Franklin County, voters overwhelmingly said “no” to relocating a Confederate statue from the courthouse grounds. Bridgette Craighead is the founder of the Franklin County chapter of Black Lives Matter, and she said she wasn’t surprised by the result. “I also know that a lot of the white people don’t know what’s going on or why we feel so strongly about the Confederate statue," Craighead said. Leland Mitchell is the chairman in Franklin County and said he was surprised more people didn’t vote to remove it. “If they have a heart, I would hope that they would vote to remove it," Craighead said.
Nearly 60,000 people voted for Kanye West in the presidential race
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) It’s been two years since Kanye wrote ‘I Love Kanye,’ and he still hasn’t given up on himself — and neither have the nearly 60,000 people that voted for him in the presidential election. KEEP BELIEVING KANYE 2020 Thank you Jesus Christ pic.twitter.com/OgFDGOCAOp — ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020According to his Twitter account, this is the first time he’s ever voted. Here’s how he fared, according to the Associated Press:
South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham wins 4th Senate bid
All rights reserved)COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has secured a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. The incumbent defeated Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, an associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Harrison’s massive fundraising broke records in the race, which allowed him to dominate airwaves and mount a significant ground effort. But Graham mustered support across South Carolina, where all statewide offices are held by Republicans and support for President Donald Trump remains strong. Graham’s newly minted close relationship with Trump played a prominent role, with Harrison portraying him as too willing to acquiesce to his former foe.
Virginia Tech professor weighs in on what’s next with the presidential election still in flux
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Political Science Professor Karen Hult talked with 10 News about what happens in the coming days while we wait for results to come in. With votes still being counted in the U.S. presidential election, patience and tolerance are required as court challenges begin, according to Karen Hult. “In the coming days, there will be lawyers on both sides trying to make arguments as to why the vote count should be stopped and why the vote count should not be stopped,” said Hult. “The other thing is of at least some concern — if not surprise — is that President Trump claiming this morning that perhaps the vote count should stop.”“I think the chief thing that is hard for everyone to think about is the need for patience. It’s going to take some time for the counting, be certified and for the states to move forward.”Hult teaches political science at Virginia Tech and its Center for Public Administration & Policy, with expertise in the U.S. Presidency and Organizational and Institutional Theory.
9 photos that prove Election Day 2020 was different than any other in recent years
There’s no doubt that Election Day this year was one for the books. After record-setting early voting, people still showed up in droves on Election Day to cast their ballot. Below are 10 photos -- all from Getty Images -- that give an indication of how different this Election Day looked. (2020 Getty Images)Protesters march through the streets around Black Lives Matter Plaza on Nov. 3 in Washington DC. (2020 Getty Images)Did you feel things were different this year?
Roanoke voters elect city’s first majority Black city council
ROANOKE, Va. – The results are in, and voters in Roanoke have selected three new city council members. Trish White-Boyd (D) has been elected as Vice Mayor, along with Robert Jeffrey Jr. (D) and Stephanie Moon Reynolds (I), who were elected to city council. The three beat out five other candidates, and the only incumbent among the group was White-Boyd. This is the city’s first majority Black city council. To see the results from the race, click here.
The world waits nervously, impatiently for US vote count
The world is watching as millions of Americans cast their ballots for the next president on Tuesday. “In the American system, the last vote counts, and maybe the last vote changes the result," Borrell told Spanish National Television. "The battle over the legitimacy of the result — whatever it will look like — has now begun,” said the German defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. “Africa used to learn American democracy, America is now learning African democracy,” tweeted Nigerian Sen. Shehu Sani, reflecting a common view from some on a continent long used to troubled elections and U.S. criticism of them. ___AP journalists around the world contributed to this story.
These celebrities are proudly showing off their ‘I Voted’ stickers
Celebrities -- they’re just like us. Well, not really, but they definitely vote, and they definitely post selfies on Election Day with their “I Voted” sticker. Here are a few celebs who have let social media know they are exercising their constitutional right to have their voice heard. Laura DernSnoop DoggJessica AlbaNatalie PortmanJennifer LopezCharlize TheronBlake Lively and Ryan ReynoldsDemi LovatoDrew BarrymoreLizzoMariah CareyKerry WashingtonAshlee Simpson RossReese WitherspoonHalle BerryNick JonasSelena GomezBrittany SnowJimmy FallonJoe Jonas
Midterm elections: Tough struggle for incumbent Landrieu in La.
Midterm elections: Tough struggle for incumbent Landrieu in La. If elections were held today, Republicans would pick up six seats in the Senate giving them the majority. But control of the Senate might hang in the balance until December, when the entire political world could descend on Louisiana. Nancy Cordes reports.cbsnews.com