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Polls end in Brazil's polarizing presidential election

In the late afternoon, most surveys closed in most countries. A long-lasting recession, heightened uncertainty and a massive corruption scandal that shook political and financial institutions were among the many issues that voters considered. Polls closed in most major cities in the country, including the capital Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Due to a time zone difference, the …

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Bill Walker, governor of Alaska, interrupts the campaign by dropping polls

Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska, a political independent who has fought a tough battle for a second term, ceased his campaign on Friday and announced that he would throw his support behind his Democratic challenger. Just a few weeks before the election, the race, which had three candidates so far, was announced. "I think we can not win a three-way …

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Taylor Swift's approval could be "the biggest wave of all time" in polls

Andy Bernstein, executive director of voter registration Nonprofit HeadCount, said Swift's Instagram Post is the latest example of the kind of digital reach needed to grab voters' attention in the 18-29 age population. "There is no question that Taylor Swift and many other musicians had a positive influence on voter registration," he said. "HeadCount has tracked over 50,000 voter registrations …

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Brazil polls point to a wave of support for right wingers

BRAZIL (Reuters) – Brazil's early polls on Sunday have made right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro more hopeful that he could defy predictions and win a first-round victory. Jair Bolsonaro, right-wing legislator and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gesticulates after his election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 7, 2018. REUTERS / Ricardo Moraes The glowing legislature …

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Cameroon go to the polls as Biya wants to extend the 36-year rule

Election helpers prepare the polling station where President Paul Biya will cast his vote Sunday's presidential election campaign in Yaounde Thomson Reuters By Edward McAllister YAOUNDE (Reuters) – The Cameroonians go to the polls on Sunday, which is widely expected to extend the 36-year reign of President Paul Biya confirming his place as one of Africa's last perennial leaders. A …

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Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested ahead of polls

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on Friday in a longstanding corruption case, the country's anti-graft agency said. His brother, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison. Friday's arrest, by agents of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB ) in Lahore, Aashyana (Shelter), when Shehbaz Sharif became …

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Brazil To go to the polls in the midst of a wave of the Right: NPR

The Brazilian presidential candidate for the social-liberal party, Jair Bolsonaro, meets at the Unica Forum of the Brazilian sugarcane industry on 18 June 2018. Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Images The Brazilian presidential candidate for the social-liberal party, Jair Bolsonaro, will meet at the Unica Forum of the …

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NJ senator race up for grabs as dueling polls cast different outcomes

Dueling Sen. Bob Menendez on the ropes or is head for victory over GOP challenger Bob Hugin. Menendez – who escaped corruption charges last year when a jury could not reach a verdict- leads pharmaceutical executive Hugin 43 to 37 percent, with 18 percent undecided, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll. grabs. But a Quinnipiac University survey published by …

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Arizona polls to close snafu in time for Election Day

Fontes, the highest-ranking election official in Arizona's most populous province, said he would extend electoral time after a contractor failed to distribute voting machines across more than 500 districts of the district at several dozen polling stations. "We want to make sure every voter has access," said Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes to CNN. Maricopa includes the city of Phoenix. …

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