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In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year’s heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full attention. 678 more words

Virginia

Voting Issues Scrutinized at Election Commission Meeting

Published to the Hawaii Kai NHB #1 Report  for October 26, 2014.

The Hawaii State Elections Commission held its post-primary meeting last Friday, August 22 before a packed crowd at the State Office Tower. 209 more words

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Arizona picks winners in two must-watch primary races

State Treasurer Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, setting up a fierce battle against the state’s unopposed Democratic candidate Fred DuVal in the November general election. 452 more words

Politics

Charlie Crist wins Democratic gubernatorial primary in Florida

Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary Tuesday, setting the stage for a general-election matchup in November with Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

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Tuesday's primaries: Top races to watch are in Florida and Arizona

As voters head to the polls in four states on Tuesday, some of the most interesting primary races to watch are in Florida and Arizona. 625 more words

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How Brazil's new presidential candidate could help save the planet

LIMA, Peru — When Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos’ plane went down near Sao Paulo this month, one of the most improbable consequences may have been to thrust the Amazon center stage in the race. 1,187 more words

Latin America

A Case for Compulsory Voting
- electing the views of many, meeting the needs of most.

-Tabao de Serra, São Paulo Brazil



I believe that it isn’t a coincidence that almost all of South America has compulsory voting and much of those countries currently have governments that have huge public support from the poorest members of their society- that their leaders look like the people they govern and that they are continually moving away from ties with the bullying North. 609 more words

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