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Trump demands election rerun ‘immediately’

Former President Donald Trump called on Monday for himself to be declared the “rightful winner” of the 2020 presidential election, or for the vote to be held again. Trump’s outburst came after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that he limited the spread of a story damaging to Joe Biden’s campaign …

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White House addresses age concerns for Biden re-election plans

US President Joe Biden will run for office again in 2024, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has said. Biden and top administration officials have already repeatedly confirmed his intention to launch a re-election bid, she pointed out. “The President, as you know, has been asked that question many times, …

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Trump’s daughter disowns his election fraud claims

Ivanka Trump told the Democrat-run committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill that she “accepted” former Attorney General Bill Barr’s statement that Donald Trump’s claims of 2020 election fraud were “bulls**t.” “I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying,” Trump, who served as an …

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Colombia heads for presidential election runoff

Colombia’s presidential race will have to be decided in a runoff next month after none of the six candidates in Sunday’s election was able to secure the necessary 50% of votes to avert a one-on-one showdown. The first-round results set up a battle between leftist Gustavo Petro, a former guerilla …

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Musk says he’ll switch parties in next election

Tesla founder Elon Musk said he will vote for Republican candidates in the next election, stressing that while he sees himself as a political moderate and has never supported the GOP, he can no longer side with the Democrats. Speaking virtually at an event hosted by the All-In podcast in …

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Brazilian leader hits back at Leonardo DiCaprio over election

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given a sarcastic reply to movie star and eco-activist Leonardo DiCaprio, who called on the country’s young people to cast their ballots in the October 2 election, implying they could help remove the controversial head of state from office. DiCaprio, a long-standing critic of Bolsonaro’s …

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Macron’s re-election masks deep French malaise

French President Emmanuel Macron sailed to a re-election victory on April 24 with 58.5% of the vote over populist challenger Marine Le Pen’s 41.4%. But his mandate to govern France has taken a hit.  According to a voting day Ipsos Sopra Steria poll, 42% of second-round voters who ultimately chose Macron, …

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Australia accuses China of election meddling

Australia’s home affairs minister has accused China of attempting to interfere in an election set for next month, saying a recent security deal with a nearby Pacific nation suggested nefarious motives.  In comments to a Brisbane radio station on Wednesday, Karen Andrews warned that Australians ought to be “taking notice …

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French presidential election results announced

Incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron scored 58.55% in the second round of the presidential election, according to the country’s Interior Ministry announcement following the completion of the vote count. Macron’s rival, leader of the far-right National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, received 41.45%. The French Constitutional Council will sum up the …

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Marine Le Pen concedes defeat in French presidential election

Marine Le Pen conceded defeat in the French presidential election on Sunday, calling her result a “resounding victory.” In the second round, the candidate from the right-wing National Rally party was defeated by the incumbent president, centrist Emmanuel Macron. Speaking after the announcement of first exit polls Le Pen said she has …

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