Michigan woman sues official who showed rifle during meeting

A 74-year-old woman has filed a federal lawsuit against her Michigan county and a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a live-streamed public meeting after she asked the elected board to reject groups such as the Proud Boys By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press April 12, 2021, 4:23 PM • 3 min read Share to … Read more

Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election | Elections News

President Patrice Talon is expected to win a second term in office as group of opposition parties called for a boycott. Vote counting began in Benin on Sunday after a presidential poll that was boycotted by some opposition parties over pre-election violence and their objection to President Patrice Talon’s quest for a second term. Provisional … Read more

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitution boosting president’s powers | Elections News

Draft constitution will reduce the size of the Kyrgyz parliament and give the president the power to appoint judges and heads of law enforcement agencies. Voters in Kyrgyzstan went to polls on Sunday for a constitutional referendum widely expected to see President Sadyr Japarov’s powers expanded while allowing him to run for office a second … Read more

Opposition sidelined as Benin votes in presidential election | Elections News

With most rivals in exile or sidelined, Benin’s President Patrice Talon looks set to win a second term in office. Voters in Benin are set to cast their ballots in a presidential election on Sunday, days after deadly protests against President Patrice Talon, who is heavily favoured to win a second term. Talon, a cotton … Read more

Fierce contest for power as Samoa prepares for general election | Elections News

A fierce contest for power is playing out in the small Polynesian nation of Samoa ahead of its next general election on April 9. Election outcomes in the central Pacific Island nation of about 199,000 people, located northeast of Fiji, have, for more than 20 years, been predictable.  With little opposition, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele … Read more

Main opposition party against mining wins Greenland election

HELSINKI — Greenland’s main opposition party, which is against an international mining project involving uranium and other metals on the Arctic island, has emerged as the biggest party after winning more than a third of votes in an early parliamentary election, according to initial results. With all votes counted Wednesday, the left-leaning Community of the … Read more

Georgia lawmaker won’t face charges for voting bill protest

A district attorney in Atlanta said she will not pursue charges against a Georgia state lawmaker who was arrested during a protest of the state’s sweeping new election law By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press April 7, 2021, 4:47 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — A district attorney … Read more