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Elections


Tories appeal to Jewish community ahead of byelection, allege ‘betrayal’ by Trudeau

The federal Conservatives are asking the Jewish community in a Toronto riding to send Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a message about his “betrayal” by voting for the Tory candidate in an upcoming byelection.  Voters in Toronto—St. Paul’s will pick a new representative on June 24 to replace longtime Liberal cabinet minister Carolyn Bennett, who retired […]

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New Jersey county prosecutor resigns amid misconduct probe, denies any wrongdoing

The top prosecutor in a northwestern New Jersey county has resigned amid a state probe into allegations that the office lied about caseloads to pad its budget with state money meant for fraud investigations. James Pfeiffer, who had been the Warren County prosecutor since 2019, resigned Friday “effective immediately,” state Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. […]

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Judge sides with conservative group in its push to access, publish voter rolls online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials violated public disclosure provisions of the National Voter Registration Act by refusing to provide voter rolls to a conservative group and its public online database, a federal judge has ruled. The opinion and order Friday from Albuquerque-based U.S. District Court Judge James Browning mostly sided with […]

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US and UK announce sanctions over China-linked hacks on election watchdog and lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. and British governments on Monday announced sanctions against a company and two people linked to the Chinese government over a string of malicious cyberactivity targeting the U.K.’s election watchdog and lawmakers in both countries.  Officials said those sanctioned are responsible for a hack that may have gained access to information […]

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Arizona expects to be back at the center of election attacks. Its top officials are going on offense

PHOENIX (AP) — The room sits behind a chain-link fence, then black iron gates. Guards block the entrance, which requires a security badge to access. The glass surrounding it is shatterproof. What merits all these layers of protection is somewhat surprising: tabulating machines that count the votes during elections in Arizona’s Maricopa County. The security […]

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Liberals introduce legislation updating Elections Act, in keeping with NDP pact

The Liberal government has tabled legislation that updates the federal Elections Act as part of its political pact with the NDP. The minister responsible for democratic institutions, Dominic LeBlanc, said the changes “will enhance Canadians’ ability to exercise their vote while strengthening protections against foreign interference in our elections.” The bill, if passed, would add […]

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After leaving bipartisan voting information group, Virginia announces new data sharing agreements

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Months after withdrawing from a data-sharing interstate compact to fight voter fraud, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration on Wednesday announced a series of recent steps it has taken to improve the accuracy of the state’s voter rolls. Among them is the launch of new, individual data-sharing agreements with five other states […]

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Lawyers and professors rally against proposed changes to lobbying rules

On Monday, more than 30 lawyers and professors joined forces in an open letter to speak out against proposed changes to lobbying rules in Canada. Opponents say lobbying stands to become more unethical if suggested changes from the commissioner of lobbying Nancy Belanger go through. Faisal Bhabha, associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, said […]

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Political spin on election interference helps China undermine democracies: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says members of Parliament who put a political spin on foreign election interference are helping China undermine Canadians’ confidence in their democracy. He says playing “political games” to get a partisan advantage will undermine people’s trust in their institutions, and will only assist the efforts of countries like Russia […]

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Cambodian leader says radio station closure is permanent

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A day after one of Cambodia’s few independent media outlets was shut at his order, Prime Minister Hun Sen declared Tuesday that Voice of Democracy radio will not be allowed to reopen despite pleas and protests from around the world. Voice of Democracy, better known as VoD, was closed on […]

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Cambodia independent radio station VoD closes on PM’s orders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — One of Cambodia’s last free media outlets, Voice of Democracy radio, ceased operations on Monday after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered its closure for allegedly slandering his son in a story. The story — which was also published on the website of VoD, as the station is better known — […]

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Brampton election sign chaos continues: FOI docs reveal council members trying to ban them outside used 1,083 illegally placed signs

The same Brampton Council members who passed a motion that bans outdoor election signs are responsible for 1,083 election sign violations during the recent municipal campaign — about a third had Mayor Patrick Brown’s name on them. When the motion was brought forward on November 23 by Rowena Santos, who had pushed to ban election […]

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