Referendums

Guinean President Alpha Conde casts his ballot in Conakry, Guinea, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Guinean President Alpha Conde is seeking to extend his decade in power, facing off against his longtime rival Cellou Dalein Diallo for the third time at the polls. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
October 24, 2020 - 3:52 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's electoral commission on Saturday declared that President Alpha Conde had easily won a third term with 59% of the vote, setting the stage for potential clashes with the opposition whose candidate claimed victory days ago. The opposition quickly announced it would...
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October 09, 2020 - 7:30 am
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, the gerrymander goes all the way back to the first congressional elections, when then-Gov. Patrick Henry drew up a district to try to keep James Madison, father of the Constitution that Henry opposed, out of the House of Representatives. Madison, though,...
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A woman casts her vote in a referendum in Noumea, New Caledonia, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, whether voters choose independence from France. Voters in New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, are deciding Sunday whether they want independence from France in a referendum that marks a milestone in a three-decade decolonization effort. (AP Photo/Mathurin Derel)
October 04, 2020 - 8:11 am
NOUMEA, New Caledonia (AP) — French authorities say a majority of voters in New Caledonia, an archipelago in in the South Pacific, have chosen to remain part of France. The overseas ministry said results show 53.3% of the voters who participated in the referendum on Sunday have chosen to maintain...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to the White House in Washington as he returns from Minnesota. The Republican president has trailed Democratic challenger Joe Biden in polls for most of the year. Trump’s approval ratings barely budge, consistently ranking him as among the weakest first-term presidents in living history. And for five consecutive months, no more than roughly 3 in 10 voters have believed the nation is moving in the right direction. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 03, 2020 - 4:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The closing days of the presidential campaign were already dominated by the worst public health crisis in a century, millions of jobless Americans, a reckoning on civil rights, the death of a Supreme Court justice and uncertainty about President Donald Trump's willingness to accept...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 file photo, locals on the beach in Noumea, New Caledonia, play the traditional ball game "petanque". Voters in New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, are to choose whether they want independence from France in a referendum that marks a milestone in a three-decades-long decolonization effort. The vote on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 is key to determine the future of the archipelago east of Australia and its 270,000 inhabitants, including the native Kanaks, who once suffered from strict segregation policies, and the descendants of European colonizers. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, file)
October 02, 2020 - 5:50 am
NOUMEA, New Caledonia (AP) — Voters in New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, will choose whether they want independence from France in a referendum that marks a milestone in a three-decade decolonization effort. Sunday’s vote is key to determining the future of the archipelago...
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Laura Zimmermann, Co-President of Operation Libero, is standing in front of a poster reading 'No. No Switzerland is an island." at the meeting place of the opponents of the popular initiative "For moderate immigration" (the limitation initiative), on Sunday, 27 September 2020, at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, Switzerland. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
September 27, 2020 - 7:05 am
GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland cast ballots Sunday on a nationalist party's proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country. Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported after polls closed at noon that projections based on partial counts indicated...
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Posters reading 'Too much is too much - Yes for the limitation initiative' displayed prior to a news conference of the Swiss People's Party, SVP in Bern, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The Swiss will vote this weekend on a renewed proposal to limit the number of European Union nationals allowed to live and work in their country, a measure championed by a populist party that wants preferential access for Swiss citizens to jobs, social protection and benefits. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
September 25, 2020 - 3:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will vote this weekend on a renewed proposal to limit the number of European Union nationals allowed to live and work in their country, a measure championed by a populist party that wants preferential access for Swiss citizens to jobs, social protection and benefits. A “yes...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 23, 2020 - 9:56 am
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis. “It is completely unfathomable that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, ballots are recounted in Maine's 2nd Congressional District in Augusta, Maine. Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race under in the Nov. 3, 2020, election after a ruling Tuesday, Sept. 22, by the Maine Supreme Court. The court concluded the state Republican Party failed to gain enough signatures for a referendum to reject a state law expanding ranked choice voting. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)
September 22, 2020 - 1:54 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded a GOP-led petition drive intended to prevent its use came up short. The Supreme Judicial Court concluded the Maine...
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The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
September 21, 2020 - 10:37 pm
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the...
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