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Biden recalls putting dead dog on Republican voter’s doorstep as young politician

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During a speech on Tuesday, Joe Biden jokingly reminisced about putting a dead dog on a Republican woman’s doorstep during his time serving in county government when he was in his 20s. While giving remarks at the Nati...

NSW byelections: Perrottet vows to win back voters after Coalition suffers double-digit swings

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The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has vowed to win back voters after his government suffered the likely loss of the seat of Bega amid double-digit swings in two of four Super Saturday byelections, based ...

Supreme court lets Alabama use maps decried as biased against Black voters

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Alabama does not have to redraw its congressional map for the 2022 elections, the US supreme court ruled on Monday, a win for Republicans that will leave in place a plan that has been described as a textbook example o...

Most Tory voters want more affordable housing stock, finds poll

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A majority of Conservative voters want their party to deliver more affordable housing and let councils buy up empty properties, according to new polling which suggests that public frustration with the housing crisis i...

A court caught Republicans discriminating against Black voters – here’s how

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It has been called a textbook example of discrimination against Black voters in the US. And a ruling on it from the supreme court is expected any day. It isn’t the kind of the explicit voting discrimination, like poll...

‘People want answers’: Boris Johnson’s apology lands flat with Bolton’s swing voters

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When Boris Johnson addressed MPs an hour after the release of Sue Gray’s redacted report, he will have hoped his apology would travel far beyond the Commons chamber and reached places like Tonge Fold, on the outskirts...

Black voters secured Joe Biden’s 2020 win. He could now appoint the supreme court’s first Black female justice

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Only five women have sat on the US supreme court in its 232 years. Not one has been a Black woman – but that is now set to change. The retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer has given Joe Biden a unique opportunity and ...

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 ...