Fast action at polling places

...the day.At 6:30 p.m., 818 people had cast regular ballots at Northern Light United Church. In 2012, a presidential election year, the precinct brought in only 783 total voters: a turnout of about 31 percent.There was a line out the...
Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...officials. Fenumiai testified that most of the village precincts beat the state's average turnout in the 2012 presidential election if only precinct-level turnout numbers were examined, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Fenumiai's office...
Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...nation's two long-enduring guerrilla conflicts could soon end.The announcement came just five days ahead of presidential elections in which not just Santos' political fate but also that of his 18-month-old negotiations with Colombia's...
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Tlingit and Haida to elect new president "For Our Future Generations," aptly titled considering the assembly will include presidential and vice presidential elections - a big deal for the organization, Holmes said."This is a turning point in our history ... and it means...
Empire Editorial: Thank You for Not Voting

...them don't vote. In the 2012 general election, fewer than 302,000 Alaskans went to the polls.That was a presidential election year, which typically increases turnout. This year, there's no presidential ballot, which means turnout...
High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...especially serious in Brazil because the vast majority of campaigns are funded by corporations.In the last presidential elections, more than 98 percent of campaign funds for both President Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Jose Serra came...
Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

...gains on the ground boost Assad's hold on power as he seeks to add a further claim of legitimacy in June 3 presidential elections, which Western powers and the opposition have dismissed as a sham. But Thursday's massive explosion in Aleppo...
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Venezuelan opposition leader sits out dialogue's most prominent opposition leader.Gov. Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate in the last two presidential elections, said he would not attend the meeting called by President Nicolas Maduro amid political turmoil that has engulfed...
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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...the landscape for the 2016 presidential election.Leaders and strategists...Exit polls from the 2012 presidential election showed that, even with Obama's...citizens - who favor them in presidential election years.Facing those historical...
Ousted Egyptian President Morsi to face new trial on terror charges

...declare "Islamic state" in the northern Sinai peninsula, where militant groups are powerful, if Morsi lost 2012 presidential elections.Prosecutors said their investigation also showed the Brotherhood received funds from foreign countries. Investigators...


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