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Fight to vote: why a new bill in Georgia will harm Black voters

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Happy Thursday, There’s been a whirlwind of voting rights stories over the last week. Republicans continue to advance a wave of restrictions in statehouses across the country while there is mounting pressure in Washi...

Queen’s speech: voters will need photo ID for general elections

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Britons will have to show photo ID to vote in future general elections, ministers are poised to confirm this week, as a means of tackling fraud which critics claim could deter poorer and ethnic minority voters from ta...

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...

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...

Essential poll: Morrison’s approval takes a hit from female voters while remaining unchanged with men

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Scott Morrison’s standing with female voters has taken a hit as the political crisis triggered by the mishandling of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation became the water cooler issue for the electorate, with the prime m...

Georgia governor claims MLB All-Star voting rights move hurts Black voters

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The Republican governor of Georgia stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball on Saturday, over its decision to pull its All-Star Game from the state in response to a new voting law. “It’s minority-owned business...

Woking council accused of discouraging vulnerable voters

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Tory-run borough asking for photo ID to register for proxy or postal votes, though this is not required by lawA Conservative-run council has been accused of potentially shutting vulnerable people out of May’s election...

The Tories have persuaded voters there’s a threat worse than fuel shortages

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The British historian Alex von Tunzelmann explained to me a few years ago why we are unable to discuss empire without denial and defensiveness. “Empire is still all around us,” she said. “It is still so integral to ev...

Muslim voters ‘feeling unprecedented discontent’ with Labour

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Muslim voters across the UK are feeling unprecedented discontent with the Labour party, campaigners said after the Batley and Spen vote, as George Galloway promised his party would fight possible future byelections in...

Why Labour’s quest for a simple answer to its loss of voters will fail

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With electoral events paused for 12 months, Britain’s pundit class had little to chew over to understand how voter behaviour had been changed by the pandemic, the post-Brexit period and the new leadership of the Labou...

German voters’ view of personal wealth causes problems for the left

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It is a country with levels of wealth inequality more similar to the United States than France, and one where the richest 10% of the population already owned two thirds of the national wealth before the pandemic furth...

‘It was never about saving Newsom’: how Latino voters played a major role in California

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Luis Sánchez worked overtime to rescue Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s recall race. His group PowerCA Action reached more than a quarter-million voters ahead of election day, encouraging young Latino Californian...

Western Australia election: voters expected to inflict steep losses on hapless Liberals

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Mark McGowan is expected to be returned as premier of Western Australia with an increased majority on Saturday night, in an unsurprising result following a surprising campaign in which attention has been focused on th...

Cycling schemes popular with London voters, analysis finds

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Schemes to promote cycling and walking condemned by some critics as controversial and unpopular actually appear to be welcomed by many voters, according to analysis of last month’s election results in London. Examinat...

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 ...

Elections 2021: voters head to polls across Scotland, Wales and England for devolved and local elections – live news

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Latest updates: ballots cast in largest test of political opinion outside of a general election

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