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Proposal to split California into 3 states goes to ballot

A proposal by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into three states has gathered enough verified signatures to be put to a vote this November. After campaigning began last August, the CAL 3 campaign had gathered 600,000 signatures supporting the split by April this year. Now that the California Secretary of State’s office has confirmed the validity of ...

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Ballot box blaze: Baghdad’s largest voting warehouse goes up in flames (PHOTOS)

Iraq’s largest ballot paper warehouse has caught fire with flames destroying parts of the complex. The blaze comes as the country prepares for a parliamentary election recount. The inferno at the storage center broke out on Sunday, with early reports from the Iraqi Interior Ministry suggesting that some votes cast on May 12 have been damaged. READ MORE: Iraq’s first post-ISIS ...

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Presidential poll results cancelled at 7 ballot stations – Russian official

The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission has said that the results of the March 18 poll had been canceled in seven districts across the country, citing deliberate provocations as the reason. “At present, the voting results have been canceled in seven elections districts,” Ella Pamfilova told reporters on Tuesday, adding that some of the violations were deliberately prepared stunts. ...

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Russia ballot box fraud down compared to previous elections, all cases investigated

Although multiple reports of ballot stuffing across Russia surfaced on the internet on Sunday, the number of fraud reports is down two times compared to previous elections, the Russian Central Election Commission says. Most of the polling stations were under video surveillance that was streamed online. In one embarrassing case, CCTV footage of a voting station in the Moscow suburb ...

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Russians head to ballot stations in 7th presidential election

Russians are choosing their president for the next six-year term on Sunday in an election that state officials have described as the most open and transparent in modern Russia’s history. The law orders that the nation’s top state official – the president of the Russian Federation – must be elected by a universal, equal and direct vote and specifies that ...

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Merkel starts grand coalition talks as poll shows 52% want her off ballot in 'new election'

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to secure a fourth term at the helm of a new grand coalition, a poll has shown a majority would rather vote again. The results also suggest Merkel should not be on the ballot. Three months after Germans went to the polls, they are still without a government. Their frustration is apparently growing, with ...

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1 voter’s ballot swings Virginia House race, GOP lose control after recount

Just one vote… That’s what it took to break the GOP’s 17-year majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates, leaving the state’s Democrats with 50 seats in the legislative chamber. Delegate Shelly Simonds (D-Virginia) defeated three-term incumbent House Delegate David Yancy (R-Virginia) by one vote in Newport News Virginia’s 94th District race. The recount followed the results of an election previously ...

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NYPD cop gets court approval to appear on ballot in L.I. race

A state appeals court cleared the way for a New York City detective to appear on the ballot in a Long Island primary race Tuesday. The four-judge panel decided Monday that paperwork filed by James Coll, a decorated member of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit, adequately said what office he was running for. Coll, 45, is aiming for a ...

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Error leads to Brooklyn DA's name being left off party ballot

Whoops! Registered Brooklyn voters of the Working Families Party won’t have a District Attorney candidate to vote for on Primary Day. The Daily News has learned that although the WFP has proudly endorsed Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez for the seat, someone dropped the ball and forgot to fill out paperwork to get his name listed on their ballot. ...

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WATCH: French voters have received faulty Le Pen ballot papers – claim Team Marine

The Front National’s Marine Le Pen is facing Centrist Emmanuel Macron in the final election vote today.  The campaign director for Ms Le Pen, David Rachline, has told voters who have received spoiled ballots to tell the authorities at the polling stations. Some voters have said that they have received envelopes with two ballots with Mr Macron’s name.  Le Pen’s ...

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