Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has acknowledged that his previous statements accusing two Georgia election workers of tampering with ballots during the 2020 presidential election were false and defamatory.
The biggest shock came in Republican-leaning Kentucky, where an antiabortion amendment was defeated, potentially opening the way for the restoration of abortion access in a state with one of the most stringent restrictions in the nation.
Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative that will enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution, preventing a 1931 abortion ban from taking effect. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ran for reelection in part by portraying herself as a champion of abortion rights.
And in North Carolina, where the state has developed into a crucial access point for people seeking abortions throughout the Southeast, Republicans failed to secure a veto-proof legislative supermajority, guaranteeing that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will continue to have the authority to veto restrictions on abortion.
Here is some advice for anyone following Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections: Be ready for a long night and maybe days of waiting before it’s clear whether Republicans or President Joe Biden’s Democrats will control Congress. This is normal, election officials and experts said, because the results of a number of decidedly tight, consequential federal and statewide races will be counted on each state’s separate calendar for canvassing early and mail-in votes and ensuing recounts or challenges to results that could further prolong the certification of votes.
Mary Elizabeth Truss of Britain’s Conservative Party–known to the public as Liz Truss–has succeeded Boris Johnson as the UK’s prime minister as of today (Sept. 6). Truss’ status was made official after being formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle, Scotland in a ceremony known as the “kissing of the hands”–a British constitutional term that refers to the installation of Crown-appointed ministers. Truss formerly served as Johnson’s foreign secretary.
For most, the last moment they’d announce running for presidency is hours after they’ve experienced a defeat in their home state. On NBC’s “Today” show, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo. ), who had just suffered a 37-point loss in her GOP primary on Tuesday, floated the idea of running for president in 2024.
Although the next presidential election is months away, it seems like the people of the United States are already talking about the 2024 election, and what it might look like.
After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade this past weekend, many people claimed that it was time for Hillary Clinton to make another political comeback.
Former mayor of Bogota and ex-rebel fighter, Gustavo Petro, became Colombia’s first left-wing president on Sunday June 19. Petro has promised profound social and economic change for the country, and is the first progressive to win the presidency in the country’s history.
On Tuesday, four states held primary contests, including runoff elections in Texas. In Georgia, secretary of state Brad Raggensperger won the GOP primary, “turning back a challenge from the Trump-backed U.S Rep. Jody Hice” reported NPR. Former football star Herschel walker, “who had the backing of both Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel “has secured the Republican Nomination for senate. Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene won the Republican Primary for her House seat in northwest Georgia.
Primaries for the New York City Mayor Election occurred on June 22nd, and votes are still being counted. In the Democratic election, a winner has still not yet been determined. There have been a few challenges in counting votes after the Board of Elections, according to the Associated Press, posted preliminary counts that were incorrect, and eventually withdrew them.
Recently I saw a mailer by [State Sen.] Andrew Gounardes attacking the candidate that I am supporting for State Senate in southwest Brooklyn, Vito Bruno.