Referendums

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. The City Council on Monday, July 6, 2020, approved a new tax on big businesses two years after the council repealed a similar tax amid pressure from corporations such as Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 06, 2020 - 8:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new tax on large businesses, two years after the council repealed a big business tax amid pressure from corporations such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum. The new tax called “JumpStart Seattle,” from lead sponsor and...
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FILE - in this May 1, 2020 file photo, James Dunn stands outside the statehouse in Providence, R.I. with a handmade sign. The smallest U.S. state has the longest name, and it's not sitting well for some in the George Floyd era. Officially, Rhode Island was incorporated as "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" when it declared statehood in 1790. Now, opponents have revived an on-and-off effort to lop off the plantations reference, saying it evokes the dark legacy of slavery. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 12, 2020 - 12:48 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The smallest U.S. state has the longest name, and it's not sitting well with some in the George Floyd era. Officially, Rhode Island was incorporated as The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations when it declared statehood in 1790. Now, opponents have revived an...
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A person dressed as a bunny and wearing a funny face mask advertises a store amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 11, 2020 - 11:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s city government is offering residents the chance to win gift certificates for voting in a national constitutional referendum next month that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to run for another two terms. Alexei Nemeryuk, head of the capital's trade and services...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the official residence La Fortaleza, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez announced on Saturday, May 16, 2020, that she will hold a non-binding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, File)
May 16, 2020 - 2:24 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo voters line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. Six months from Election Day, President Donald Trump’s prospects for winning a second term have been jolted by a historic pandemic and a cratering economy, rattling some of his Republican allies and upending the playbook his campaign had hoped to be using by now against Democratic Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 02, 2020 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months from Election Day, President Donald Trump’s prospects for winning a second term have been jolted by a historic pandemic and a cratering economy, rattling some of his Republican allies and upending the playbook his campaign had hoped to be using by now against Democrat...
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In this April 7, 2020, photo, voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. The devastating coronavirus pandemic stands poised to reshape the political map this November. The virus has pummeled battleground states and alarmed Republicans who see early warning signs for an election that could be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s management of the crisis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 17, 2020 - 6:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus is poised to reshape the political map, pummeling battleground states and alarming Republicans who see early signs of an election that could be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s management of the crisis. The pandemic, which has killed more than 30,000...
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A South Korean Confucian scholar wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus has his temperature checked upon his arrival to cast his vote for the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Nonsan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. South Korean voters wore masks and moved slowly between lines of tape at polling stations on Wednesday to elect lawmakers in the shadows of the spreading coronavirus. (Kang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 5:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a surprisingly high turnout, millions of South Korean voters wore masks and moved slowly between lines of tape at polling stations on Wednesday to elect lawmakers in the shadows of the spreading coronavirus. The government resisted calls to postpone the parliamentary...
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February 09, 2020 - 5:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters are delivering their verdict Sunday on a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Switzerland's parliament has approved the move to extend existing legislation banning racial discrimination and make it illegal...
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People wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station closest to the Shaheen Bagh protest where Muslim women have been protesting for weeks against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. The BJP campaign has reopened old wounds in the Hindu-Muslim divide and treats the election as a referendum on nearly two months of protests across India against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
February 08, 2020 - 9:49 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Residents of India's capital voted Saturday in a crucial state election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party sought to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. About 57% of the 14.6 million registered voters lined up in...
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, shakes hands with Catalan regional President Quim Torra at the Palace of the Generalitat, the headquarter of the Government of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 06, 2020 - 9:22 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government and the regional leaders of Catalonia will start holding formal talks this month in a bid to end one of the country's biggest crises since the return of democracy in the late 1970s. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made the announcement Thursday shortly...
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