Voter suppression levied in the governor’s race in Georgia in recent weeks, pitting the secretary of state and GOP candidate Brian Kemp against critics.
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US congressional races break fundraising records this campaign season, driven in part by striking hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties.
Travis County received a record 35,000 applications on the final day of voter registration, leaving officials there only days to input the data.
A group representing black voters sues election commission in Tennessee’s largest county after thousands of registrations were deemed invalid by commission.
Green Party candidates are being excluded from debates and polls in U.S by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates.
Citizens whose votes have been rejected can resubmit their ballots or vote in person, but advocates say that this puts an undue burden on voters.
Civil rights groups are expressing outrage over a recent Supreme Court ruling that could make it harder for Native Americans in North Dakota to vote.
Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations.
Nonprofit VOTE held a webinar discussion on approaches to get out voters, messages that encourage turnout and how organizations can make a difference in mobilizing the community.
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On October 18, 2018, the World Youth Day for Democracy will be celebrated under the theme “The New Face of Democracy” in an environment in which democracy is increasingly under threat.
Forty-eight journalists have been killed so far this year, according to a VOA tally, adding to the thousand killed in the past decade-and-half.
Intolerance of dissidents by and arresting of dozens of protesters this week in Zimbabwe amidst political and economic crisis is more unsettling.
Ethiopia’s new cabinet 50 percent women, including defense minister, after lawmakers unanimously approved the nominations put forward by Prime minister.
In December, the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will head to the polls to elect a successor to long-time President Joseph Kabila.
Authorities have turned up the heat on Vladimir Putin’s main opposition since the Russian president’s approval ratings took a beating over pension reforms.
On October 9, 2018, the WCED published a video on “How Democracies Live and Die” as a second segment to the video, “The history of democracies emerging and submerging”.
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A wave of enthusiasm democracy can be felt in Armenia since Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan began his term on May 8, 2018, reflected in a new poll by IRI.
Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence dissenters, even ones that flee abroad to escape their grasp. They seem to only get bolder.
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