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On Independence Day, US elections remain vulnerable – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOn Independence Day, US elections remain vulnerableUSA TODAYAs Americans celebrate Independence Day, it's worth remembering that the right to vote in free and fair elections stands at the heart of that independence — and that this cherished right is under attack by a hostile foreign power. New revelations of ... … [Read more...]

Jeh Johnson: Congress, Trump must protect elections from cyber attacks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJeh Johnson: Congress, Trump must protect elections from cyber attacksUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Former Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson will testify Wednesday that the threat of cyber attacks against future U.S. elections will only get worse unless Congress and the White House take action to strengthen cybersecurity and ...Russians targeted 21 election systems, US official … [Read more...]

Senate approves sanctions against Russia for meddling in presidential election, other abuses – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSenate approves sanctions against Russia for meddling in presidential election, other abusesUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Defying the Trump administration, the Senate agreed overwhelmingly Wednesday to expand sanctions against Russia for meddling in last year's presidential election and for myriad other abuses. Senators voted 97-2 to add a package of ...Senate approves new Russia … [Read more...]

Poll: Georgia special election tied – Politico

PoliticoPoll: Georgia special election tiedPoliticoSurvey USA released a poll three weeks ago that showed Ossoff with a 7-point lead over Handel, but this latest survey "includes fewer high-school educated and fewer lower-income respondents than did the previous survey." The Atlanta Journal ...Exclusive new 11Alive poll: Handel and Ossoff tied with one week to goWXIA-TVall 128 news … [Read more...]

Timeline: Key moments in the FBI probe of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTimeline: Key moments in the FBI probe of Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 electionUSA TODAYSince July 2016, the FBI has been investigating the Russian government's attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Trump's campaign associates were involved in those efforts. “Russian President Vladimir Putin ...and more » … [Read more...]

President Trump on British elections: ‘Surprising’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPresident Trump on British elections: 'Surprising'USA TODAY"Surprising," he said in response to a reporter's questions during a photo opportunity with the president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis. British conservatives, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, lost their majority in Parliament following Thursday's ...and more » … [Read more...]

Elections and the queen: Britain’s quaint tradition lives on – USA TODAY

USA TODAYElections and the queen: Britain's quaint tradition lives onUSA TODAYLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced Friday to pay a call on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for "permission" to form a new government. For Brits, it's no big deal. For Americans, it reinforces the view that the United Kingdom is one ...and more » … [Read more...]

Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPrime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majorityUSA TODAYWith virtually all the votes counted, the Conservatives won 319 seats, seven short of a majority in the House of Commons and 12 fewer than they had going into the election. The Labour Party won 261 seats, a gain of 29, while the Scottish National Party ...and more » … [Read more...]

UK election: Why it matters to the US, and more – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUK election: Why it matters to the US, and moreUSA TODAYToo many elections. The Conservative Party won a surprise majority of 12 seats in the country's 650-seat Parliament in 2015 under former leader David Cameron. Then, last June's referendum on EU membership delivered not only an upset-decision to leave ...Bernie Sanders | TheHillThe Hillall 7,334 news articles » … [Read more...]

Russian hacking attempt targets small elections-technology industry – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRussian hacking attempt targets small elections-technology industryUSA TODAYAn attempt by Russian hackers to infiltrate an obscure Florida elections technology company is igniting concerns about whether the small industry is vulnerable to attacks that could undermine confidence in election results. Russian hackers apparently ...US spy agencies probe another flank in Russian … [Read more...]

US denounces Venezuela for repression, demands free elections – Reuters

ReutersUS denounces Venezuela for repression, demands free electionsReutersGENEVA The United States denounced the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday for suppressing protests and called for free elections, saying that he must not be allowed to follow a "dictatorship" path like Syrian leader Bashar ...and more » … [Read more...]

Montana special election for US House seat is a race to watch – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMontana special election for US House seat is a race to watchUSA TODAYDemocratic U.S. Congressional candidate Rob Quist greets supporters during a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Montana on May 20, 2017, in Missoula, Mont. Rob Quist is campaigning with Sanders ahead of a May 25 ... … [Read more...]

Why Americans Who Believe in Free and Fair Elections Should Worry About Kris Kobach – PoliticusUSA

PoliticusUSAWhy Americans Who Believe in Free and Fair Elections Should Worry About Kris KobachPoliticusUSABoth won elections based on lies. It's small wonder Trump appointed Kobach to head his Commission on Election Integrity. Until now, the Republican Party's effort to disenfranchise people who tend to vote for Democrats occurred at the state level.Donald Trump voter fraud commission … [Read more...]

Iran election: Why it’s important to the US – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIran election: Why it's important to the USUSA TODAYIran chooses a new leader Friday, with moderate President Hassan Rouhani seeking a second term and facing hard-line conservatives who criticize the landmark nuclear deal with the West. The result could have far-reaching diplomatic implications, ...and more » … [Read more...]

Outside money floods House special elections in Georgia and Montana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOutside money floods House special elections in Georgia and MontanaUSA TODAYThe group has reported already spending more than $5 million to protect Republican-held House seats in three elections this year, a USA TODAY tally of Federal Election Commission records shows. Corry Bliss, the super PAC's executive director, predicts ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump orders ‘voter fraud’ commission as FBI firing fallout lingers – USA TODAY

PoliticusUSATrump orders 'voter fraud' commission as FBI firing fallout lingersUSA TODAY"Every election is going to have issues, but I don't think that three to five million people voting illegally was one of those issues," said Thomas Hicks, then-chairman of the federal Election Assistance Commission said in January in USA TODAY ...Election Experts Warn That Trump Is Laying … [Read more...]

FIFA is still a mess, latest election shows – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFIFA is still a mess, latest election showsUSA TODAYFIFA just can't help itself. Anyone still holding out hope that soccer's governing body was sincere about wanting to root out corruption was disabused of that notion with Monday's FIFA Council elections. Moya Dodd, one of FIFA's few power brokers with ...and more » … [Read more...]

French choose centrist over right-wing rebel in historic presidential vote – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFrench choose centrist over right-wing rebel in historic presidential voteUSA TODAYPARIS — The European political establishment breathed a heavy sigh of relief Sunday, as French voters easily elected pragmatic centrist Emmanuel Macron as president over right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen, who threatened to upend Europe's existing ...US Far-Right Activists Promote Hacking Attack … [Read more...]