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Tony Abbott PM-elect party wins Australian elections

Australians learned election results Saturday and it was an overwhelming victory for the conservative opposition party. Early Sunday reports indicated the coalition would win a clear majority of 88 out of the 150 House of Representative seats. Labor would probably win 57. Projections in the Senate are less positive for the Liberal party. The win for the Tony Abbott-led opposition …

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Ghana: President Mahama’s 2012 Victory Confirmed

“I’d always known that I was legitimately elected, and I knew that eventually justice will be served,” newly confirmed President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama said in a Friday interview. On Thursday, the Ghanaian Supreme Court upheld Mahama’s victory from elections in 2012. Mahama declared the ruling and preceding debate a democratic test that Ghana passed. “The people of Ghana… …

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Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President

Hasan Rowhani has won his election bid and will replace Mahmoud Amadinejad as president of Iran. Rowhani, a cleric backed by reformist groups within Iran, won the election with over 50% of the popular vote, thus precluding a two-man runoff, according to Iran’s Interior Ministry. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the current president of Iran, has been a profoundly controversial figure during his …

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Here’s What Yahoo Is Doing For Election-Related Searches

Yahoo put out a blog post outlining the various things it is doing with its search results for election-related queries. If you search “2012 Presidential Polls,” Yahoo will show you the latest national poll numbers at any given time: If you search for “swing state polls” specifically, you can see how the swing states are trending at that moment. You …

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Sergey Brin To Election Victors: Withdraw From Your Parties, Become Independent

Google co-founder Sergey Brin had some thoughts about today’s presidential election, and shared them on Google+ last night. Here’s what he had to say: Sergey Brin6 hours ago I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.Not because of who might win or lose.Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually …

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“Where Do I Vote” Is Today’s Google Doodle Topic In The U.S.

Google is running an Election Day doodle in the U.S. today, as the nation works on electing its president for the next four years. The doodle this time does not take us to “Election Day” results, however. It takes us to results for “Where do I vote,” which provides a built in tool on the search results page for users …

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The Electoral College Explained (In TED Video)

TED has put out a new video explaining the Electoral College, for those of you who would like to see how it works. It’s not a usual TED Talk-style video, but rather a five-minute animated clip with a voice over by Christina Greer. “Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different …

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Psychos Are Keeping Jimmy Wales From Voting

Someone on Quora recently asked who Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales would be voting for in the upcoming election. His answer may surprise you. He won’t be voting. That’s not because he doesn’t care about voting, mind you. It’s not because he has no vested interest in who the President of the United States is. He simply doesn’t want to register …

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Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the Cook Political Report and Real Clear Politics as it’s reported. There are filtering options and social data from Twitter and …

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Romney Blimp Crash Lands in Florida

A blimp carrying a political message in favor of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney crashed (but didn’t burn) in a field in Davie, Florida on Sunday. The aircraft made an emergency landing and deflated after high winds prevented it from moving forward. The FAA is currently investigating the incident. Along the side of the blimp, Romney’s face and the message …

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Swing State Votes Key For Both Obama and Romney

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released statistics showing that unemployment isn’t just falling on a national level, but falling in several key election swing states as well. Unemployment in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina are down, while Virginia’s rate remains unchanged. While such a revelation would seem to bolster President Obama’s reelection chances, the economies in many …

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French Tweeters Use Code Words to Flout Election News Ban

Last week French Twitter users were warned against reporting results from the French Presidential election before polls were closed. France has a strict law banning exit poll results from being published or broadcasted before voting has ended. It was asserted that election results published on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook could fall under the law and incur fines of …

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