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Swiss government urges voters to reject burqa ban in March referendum

ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss government recommended on Tuesday that voters reject a proposal in a planned March 7 referendum to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs worn by some Muslim women, saying the move would hurt tourism. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, any proposal to......

Op-ed: The surest way to end corporate America’s love affair with money in politics

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters Somewhere at the intersection of media and politics, violence has grown in the Grand Old Party. And......

Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate Change

A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in the climate plans announced by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr, according to a new survey. The survey, which was conducted after the presidential election, suggests that......

Voters are split over whether Trump should be removed, NBC News poll says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Donald Trump speaking from the Oval Office from a White House video, January 13, 2021. Source: The White House Voters are divided, largely along partisan lines, over whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, a new NBC News......

Trump campaign’s internal polling shows battleground voters prefer “orderly and peaceful” transition

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here An opinion survey conducted by President Trump’s campaign pollster found Americans in battleground states overwhelmingly believe it is important that Mr. Trump lead “an orderly and peaceful transition” to his successor, President-elect Joe Biden, according to a memo obtained......

The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Niall Stanage Democrats looked set to take control of the Senate on Tuesday, as they closed in on a stunning double victory in runoff races in Georgia. The likely victories, for Raphael Warnock over Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTrump’s final......

Most Georgia runoff voters say the state’s presidential election was conducted fairly: Exit poll

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A majority of Georgians voting in the runoff election said the presidential election was conducted fairly in the state, although there is a major split between Republicans and Democrats, an exit poll found. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said......

Most Georgia voters say Senate runoff elections conducted fairly, CNN exit poll shows

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here About three-quarters feel that way, a sharp contrast with the mere majority who say the state’s presidential election in November was conducted fairly. Those views are sharply divided by party, as both Republican candidates for Senate in Tuesday’s contests......

Georgia Voters To Determine Senate Control, Vaccine Rollout Challenges, UK Lockdowns : Up First

NPR People in Georgia will finish voting today. At stake is control of the U.S. Senate. But the runoff elections have been overshadowed by the president’s false claims. The U.S has administered fewer than 5 million coronavirus vaccines. How can we safely speed up? And U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson......

The call to Georgia’s secretary of state was Trump at his absolute worst

Rich Lowry President Trump has turned a narrow electoral defeat into a bid for infamy. His goal in the post-election ­interlude has been more and more explicitly to overturn the results; indeed, a couple of weeks ago he tweeted, simply, #OVERTURN. We now know, thanks to a recording of his......

Democrats Rush to Turn Out Black Voters in Georgia, Looking Beyond Atlanta

New York Times
Democrats were quick to criticize both the president and the Republican senators who have taken great pains to portray themselves as his champions. “That is a direct attack on our democracy, and if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler had one piece of steel in their spines, one shred of integrity,......

Asian-American Voters Can Help Decide Elections. But for Which Party?

New York Times
The message Asian-American voters sent in 2020 was clear: Seek us out, listen to what we tell you, and we can help you win. They turned out in record numbers. In Georgia, the increase in Asian-American voters was so significant in the general election that they could play a decisive......

The Southern state where Black voters are gaining in numbers, but not power

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here After fracturing over the past decade, political alliances have settled along racial lines because of defections of white Democrats. About 90 percent of white people in the state vote Republican, a higher share of conservative white voters than any other......

Often overlooked, Asian American Christian voters could be key in Georgia Senate runoffs

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock (R) and Jon Ossoff (L) bump elbows during a “It’s Time to Vote” drive-in rally on December 28, 2020 in Stonecrest, Georgia. Jessica McGowan | Getty Images When Helen Ho founded Asian Americans Advancing......

Democrats target Asian American and Latino voters in crucial Georgia Senate runoffs

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Jessica McGowan | Getty Images Growing up in Georgia, James Woo was never contacted......

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