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Russia targeted black voters in attempts to suppress Democrat turnout in presidential election, Senate report says

Russia targeted black voters in attempts to suppress Democrat turnout in presidential election, Senate report saysRussian efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election included targeting African-Americans across all major social media platforms and attempting to suppress Democratic voter turnout, two reports have revealed. The US Senate commissioned both studies to better understand Russia’s interference operations during the presidential vote. The first report was compiled by private researchers and was expected to be released on Monday by the Senate Intelligence Committee.



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Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnoutAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere.



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Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters defiant, but rally turnout hits a low

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters defiant, but rally turnout hits a lowBy Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing’s tightening grip over the city on Sunday, the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule. Hong Kong’s opposition has lost much steam in the past year, which saw elected pro-democracy legislators disqualified and some of the most prominent activists jailed. Against the fall of Hong Kong.” “Now the government is already siding with the Communist Party.



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The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pctBAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's national elections in Iraq (all times local):



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The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pctBAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's national elections in Iraq (all times local):



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Democratic Turnout Surged In Texas. What Does It Mean For November?

Democratic Turnout Surged In Texas. What Does It Mean For November?Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats have performed better than expected in many special elections, turning out voters who didn’t show up in past years and giving many in the party high hopes for this year’s midterms. Recent polls give Democrats a generic ballot edge and the early advantage on voter enthusiasm.



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The Latest: Turnout for Alabama vote could reach 25 percent

The Latest: Turnout for Alabama vote could reach 25 percentBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local):



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This Man Is Building An 'Army Of Environmental Super Voters' To Rival The NRA In Turnout

This Man Is Building An 'Army Of Environmental Super Voters' To Rival The NRA In TurnoutNathaniel Stinnett knows he’s preaching to the choir.



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Low turnout, fraud claims mar Russia local elections

Low turnout, fraud claims mar Russia local electionsRussians shunned the polls Sunday for local elections which are the last vote before the presidential elections in March next year, with very low turnout rates as the opposition cried foul. There were numerous cases of fraud in the some 6,000 polls organised in 82 regions to elect 16 regional governors and many municipal councils, the opposition claimed, saying things were worst in the capital Moscow. According to preliminary results, the vote went well for parties close to the ruling United Russia, which scored a resounding majority in legislative elections a year ago.



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Iran counts votes after big turnout in presidential election

Iran counts votes after big turnout in presidential electionBy Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Vote counting began in Iran on Saturday after a high turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalize ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far. More than 40 million votes were cast, the interior ministry said, indicating a turnout of about 70 percent in Friday’s vote, roughly similar to the showing in 2013 elections when Rouhani swept into office in a landslide victory. Pro-reform news websites said Rouhani was the victor.



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