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Alabama electoral maps discriminate against Black voters, federal court rules

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Alabama Republicans illegally discriminated against Black voters when they drew the state’s seven new congressional districts last year and must quickly redraw the plan, a federal court has ruled. The ruling is hugel...

Mitch McConnell’s comments on Black voters spark outrage

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Good morning. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has provoked anger after he appeared to imply that African Americans were not Americans in remarks about Black voters. Speaking to reporters after Republicans once...

Boris Johnson’s red wall crumbles as Leave voters call for him to resign

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The headline polling figures are bad enough for Boris Johnson. Labour has a 10-point lead and the prime minister’s popularity is now at the same point as Theresa May’s at her lowest. But digging beneath the surface, t...

Voters move to block Trump ally Madison Cawthorn from re-election

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A group of North Carolina voters told state officials on Monday that they want Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn to be disqualified as a congressional candidate, citing his involvement in the 6 January attack on...

London house prices may help explain Tories’ struggle to win young voters

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If Boris Johnson wants to know why the Conservative party struggles to win the support of young voters in London he could start by looking at the annual report on the housing market from the Nationwide. There is no si...

The Guardian view on a byelection test: Labour voters should back the Lib Dems

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Incompetence, dishonesty and sleaze has seen Boris Johnson’s polling suffer. His Conservative party appears to be losing ground to the Liberal Democrats in North Shropshire, where a byelection will be held next week. ...

‘Someone needs a kick up the butt’: Bexley voters consider Tories’ record

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Boris Johnson’s popularity dip may be such that Tory voters in Old Bexley and Sidcup brand the prime minister a “blithering idiot” and question his qualities as a leader, but Labour still faces an uphill battle to win...

Why are British Indian voters abandoning Labour?

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In the aftermath of Keir Starmer’s first proper conference speech as Labour leader, questions about the party’s resurrection continue to swirl. Nationwide polls on Westminster voting intentions show Labour closing a y...

Voters in west divided more by identity than issues, survey finds

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People are divided more deeply by identity than by issues, according to a survey that suggests culture wars are fuelled mostly by partisanship and that voters have more in common than many think. The YouGov-Cambridge ...

Arizona voters baffled by Kyrsten Sinema: ‘she betrayed us’

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Allie Young believed in Kyrsten Sinema. Her vote helped elect the seemingly progressive Democrat from Arizona to the Senate in 2018. But she wonders what happened to Sinema when she got to Washington. Young, a voting ...

‘What he’s done is corrupt’: voters welcome Owen Paterson’s exit

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In Shropshire’s northernmost market town of Whitchurch, most locals out shopping or running errands welcomed the news that their long-standing MP Owen Paterson had resigned. Paterson, who faced a 30-day suspension fro...

Brexit is harming the UK economy, say 44% of voters

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Almost twice as many voters now believe Brexit is having a negative effect on the UK economy as think it is benefiting the nation’s finances, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer, carried out during b...

Voters will be asked to show identification to vote under Morrison government proposal

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All voters will be asked to present identification to vote under a Morrison government bill to crack down on alleged voter fraud. The bill, which passed the Coalition party room on Tuesday but is yet to be introduced ...

Sunak’s sneaky budget can’t hide the cost of living crisis about to hit voters

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What a tightrope the chancellor will walk on Wednesday, with contradictory messages to satisfy opposing audiences. His party, who will chose its next leader, wants austerity so he keeps a photo of Margaret Thatcher’s ...

Almost all Tory voters agree company tax avoidance morally wrong, poll finds

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A majority of the public, including Conservative voters, support tougher action against tax avoidance, according to an opinion poll after the revelations in the leaked Pandora Papers about widespread use of offshore t...

A right-leaning Labour party has little to offer voters

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Jonathan Freedland attributes New Labour’s electoral victory in 1997 to “doing whatever it took to win” (Tony Blair had it easy. Keir Starmer is in a much deeper hole, 15 October). But there is no point in gaining pow...

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