All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Elections’

Ashley Swearengin Loses Close California Controller Race

Fresno, California Mayor Ashley Swearengin lost a close race for California state controller on election day this week. Swearengin, a Republican, received 47.3 percent of the state’s votes, falling short of the 52.7 percent Democrat Betty Yee received. In a message posted to her campaign website on Wednesday Swearengin thanked supporters and campaigners. She praised her campaign for the close …

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Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day

On Election Day, with hotly contested House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races happening all over the country, social media chatter was turned up to 11. According to Facebook, Tuesday’s midterm elections saw 85 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) from 27 million people. Some of that conversation can be attributed to Facebook’s “I’m a Voter” prompt that had people sharing their …

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Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool for would be voters, who may not know exactly where they need to go. Rather than making the doodle take …

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Twitter Launches 2014 Elections Hub with Curated Tweets and Data

As Twitter has done in the past with big events (both national and global), it has just launched a new activity hub for the 2014 elections. And while some of its past attempts to organize conversation around certain events (for instance the World Cup) merely provided a place to browse relevant tweets and accounts, the new #Election2014 site is more …

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Obama Approval Rating Doesn’t Do Democrat Candidates Any Favors

A recent Rasmussen poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating numbers leave a lot to be desired. The numbers from the Rasmussen Daily Tracking poll as of August 27 are: Strongly Approve: 21% Strongly Disapprove: 41% Total Approve: 46% Total Disapprove: 53% If you follow that link above and scan down the daily numbers, you will see that Obama’s approval …

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Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU

On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is second largest democratically-elected electorate in the world behind India’s Parliament. As such, these elections are one of the most important …

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Romney Shows Up At Sundance Premiere For Netflix’s ‘Mitt’

Mitt, the Netflix documentary following former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, premiered at Sundance over the weekend, and Romney himself made a surprise appearance. “The ending I probably won’t like, but nonetheless, I think it will be a good experience and probably give my family and others a chance to see what it’s like to run for president, which by the …

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Director Of Netflix’s ‘Mitt’ Amazed At How ‘Cheap’ Romney Is

While The Square is getting a lot of publicity this week for its Oscar nomination, another Netflix original documentary will debut next week on the 24th. Mitt follows the six years that filmmaker Greg Whitely had exclusive access to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Here’s the trailer Netflix put out last month: Reuters has put out an interview with Whitely …

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Bharatiya Janata Party Wins Big in India Elections

Yesterday, the ruling Congress Party in India was dealt a huge blow by losing four state elections in India. The more-liberal Congress Party, which has been the primary ruling power in India since its independence in 1947, lost handily to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party). The BJP is an emerging conservative party, with a Hindu-nationalist, self-sufficient platform, …

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The Next Election May Be Funded By Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the currency of the future, or at least that’s what crypt-anarchists and futurist would have you believe. On the other hand, the government seems like it doesn’t know what to do with the digital currency. Well, at least most of the government that is. The Hill reports that the Federal Election Commission has proposed that election campaigns be …

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Televised Presidential Debates Do Matter, Shows Study

Ever since John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon appeared in a televised debate in 1960, TV debates have been powerful moments in U.S. presidential campaigns. In recent years, however, the purpose and influence of presidential debates has come into question as the events have become ever more staged. This week, a new study has shown that such debates are still …

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Chris Christie Easily Wins Reelection in New Jersey

Republican governor Chris Christie won reelection last night, beating his opponent by getting a whopping 60 percent of the vote. State senator Barbara Buono only managed to garner 39 percent of the vote. While the election victory doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the landslide victory has put Christie one step closer to a 2016 presidential run. Check out …

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