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Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Now, the 2020 election will be the biggest test the state has seen. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.
 
People tend to pay attention to politics when there's a heated Presidential election happening. But what about all of those other names and items, just a little bit lower on the ballot? Down Ballot is a podcast that discusses government and politics on a local level.
 
If you’re slogging through a California ballot packet the size of a phonebook, we’re here to help! We’ll be posting pro-con debates on high-stakes ballot propositions, interviews with candidates for offices that will shape the politics of the state, and special reports on everything from how the pandemic’s changing voting, to where big money’s flowing into small offices. Subscribe with Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, or by pasting this linkinto any podcast player.
 
In the digital era, information and the social media platforms used to spread it have become weapons of choice for those seeking to short circuit American democracy. Yahoo News' new weekly podcast Bots & Ballots explores the intersection of politics and technology as told by those in Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley trying to prevent a repeat of the infiltration of the 2016 presidential election.
 
Never Mind the Ballots is a podcast tackling the biggest political issues in Bristol. The show is hosted by Bristol Live's politics editor, Esme Ashcroft, who will be joined by a different politician and member of the public each week. Each episode will address stories from the past week, with guests offering their opinions and values.
 
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This week’s episode looks back on the year 2021 in politics, discussing contenders for the latest prestigious Ballot Talk Awards. After a year of dramatic and consequential elections, Sam and Chern look back at key moments, key figures and key themes that defined the political year and make their picks for the most notable. Which election was the m…
 
After a closely fought first round battle, Chile must now choose between two candidates, both of which would mean radical change for the country but in very different directions. We break down the results of the first round of Chile's presidential election, the concurrent legislative elections and the state of the country's political alliances only…
 
Connect with Andru Ballota: @andru-ballota www.andruballota.com twitter.com/AndruBallota instagram.com/aballota mixcloud.com/AndruBallota/ tinyurl.com/Airborneradio play.spotify.com/artist/7ptqPIUtY…&utm_medium=open #AirborneRadio 082 Ed Sheeran - Shivers (Alok Extended Remix) [Warner Music] Carbon - Total Control (Original Mix) [Alula Tunes] Anton…
 
Curious about what went down in Argentina’s midterm legislative elections? Dying to know how coalition formation is going in Bulgaria and Germany? Perplexed at why Sweden had a new prime minister for 7 hours? Then this is the episode for you! The answers to all are inside. Remember to follow us on Twitter @ballotworld and rate and subscribe whereve…
 
This week's episode looks at the major parties and players who took part in the first round of the Chilean presidential election last week and their legislative elections. Gabriel Boric and Jose Antonio Kast will be going head to head in December in the presidential run-off, as the two traditional left and right blocs, including the party of incumb…
 
This week's episode looks back at the results of two elections held last weekend – Argentina’s legislative midterms and Bulgaria’s third General Election this year. In Argentina, the ruling Frente de Todos coalition had a disappointing night, losing quorum in the Senate and seeing a reduction in their plurality in the Chamber. How will Alberto Fern…
 
We're back in Bulgaria for the third time this year. Following two inconclusive parliamentary elections which featured the rise of new anti-corruption parties, new legislative elections were held alongside presidential elections. In the presidential ballot, incumbent Rumen Radev came tantalisingly close to winning outright in the first round. While…
 
Since returning to power in 2006, Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) has consolidated his grip on power in a very authoritarian manner. This election was no different, with the government disbanding opposition parties, imprisoning other candidates and harassing journalists. We’re exploring the sad story of Nicaragua’s …
 
This week's episode looks ahead to this weekend’s Argentinian midterm elections, previewing the dynamics of the race and the main two coalitions seeking to control of the National Congress. Alberto Fernandez’s Frente de Todos coalition is potentially facing a difficult polling day whilst Christina Fernandez de Kirchner remains critical in the wings…
 
The US held a spate of state and local level elections recently that often made for grim reading for Democrats (with the usual caveats about US elections applying). This comes at a time when the health of democracy in the US, and the Republican Party's commitment to democracy, are increasingly questioned, as Republican controlled states roll out a …
 
Japanese elections tend not to be close run affairs thanks to the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Last month's election was no different, with the LDP and its ally Komeito cruising to an easy victory under new prime minister Fumio Kishida. We're joined by Professor Amy Catalinac of NYU to discuss the secrets of the LDP's dominance …
 
This week’s episode assesses recent election results in both Japan and the US, looking back at Japan’s General Election and the off-year elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Fumio Kishida’s Liberal Democratic Party has retained a majority in the Diet in a bad night for the Opposition. Has Kishida solidified his place within the LDP? Can the Japane…
 
This week’s episode looks at Justin Trudeau’s new Cabinet in Canada following their September election and looks ahead to next week’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. The new Liberal minority Government in Canada now has a full Cabinet, including numerous big changes and promotions for figures likely to be in the conversation as …
 
This week we're discussing out-of-country voting- what it is, why it occurs and how it's used. Diaspora voting has become an ever more widely used feature in recent decades, with the majority of countries making some provision for it. We run through the different ways countries can go about it, as well as a plethora of examples of where out-of-coun…
 
This week’s episode looks back on the recently-concluded Norwegian coalition negotiations and looks ahead to the upcoming Japanese general election. After September’s Storting election, Norway finally has a new government with Jonas Gahr Støre being sworn in as the Prime Minister leading a minority Labour-Centre coalition. Halting hopes for a new R…
 
On 10th October Iraqis went to the polls to elect a new Council of Representatives. The election featured a new electoral system, sectarian and protest politics and a large-scale boycott. We're joined by Dr. Marsin Alshamary of the Brookings Institution to discuss the vote, the mass protests which preceded it, the boycott protest leaders called for…
 
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This week’s episode looks at two leaders who seem to be on their way out, reviewing the surprise loss of Andrej Babis in last weekend’s Czech election and discussing the resignation of Sebastian Kurz as Austrian Chancellor. After the Green Party threatened to abandon the People’s Party if Kurz didn’t resign, Alexander Schallenberg was installed as …
 
Parliamentary elocutions in Czechia last week saw the unexpected victory of two anti-government alliances, who together will now have a majority to oust populist prime minister Andrej Babiš. We're joined by Dr. Sean Hanley of UCL to discuss how the Czech party system fell apart, what sort of party Babiš' ANO is, and exactly what we mean when we say…
 
As Gladys Berejiklian leaves office and Andrej Babis fights to defend his, this week’s episode looks at a turbulent week in New South Wales politics and looks ahead to the upcoming Czech Chamber of Deputies elections. After three resignations, New South Wales is looking at three imminent by-elections and, after losing a popular state Premier, the L…
 
Iceland held parliamentary elections on September 25th (sorry its taken so long), which saw remarkably little change for a country that has experienced a decade of electoral volatility. The unlikely-sounding three party coalition of eco-socialists, agrarians and conservatives led by the Green Left Movement's Katrín Jakobsdóttir maintained its major…
 
It's the big one...we're breaking down the results of the German election we previewed in the summer. As Olaf Sholz's SPD stages a remarkable comeback (vis a vis their polling earlier in the term at least), the Greens also surge and the CDU/CSU tumble to their lowest scores ever. We dig into what these results mean for the parties, and the likely c…
 
This week's episode looks back at the results of two elections held last weekend in Europe – Iceland’s parliamentary elections and the highly-anticipated federal election in Germany. In Iceland, the incumbent government increased their majority, but the party of Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir slipped backwards. Will she remain Prime Minister? W…
 
Canada's snap election was called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the hopes of regaining the absolute parliamentary majority he lost in 2019. But despite an exciting campaign, his Liberal Party gained only one extra seat, prompting criticisms that the election was something of a waste of money. We dig into this campaign and what the results mea…
 
This week's episode takes a look at the results of last week’s Canadian Federal Election, where Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained its minority Government status and the composition of Parliament barely changed. It dives into the various regions and provinces, analysing where the Liberals faltered in their pursuit of a majority and where t…
 
In legislative elections held between 17th-19th September, Vladimir Putin's United Russia party won another parliamentary super-majority, with the rest of the seats filled by parties who are (to varying degrees) loyal to the Kremlin. In regional elections on the same day, United Russia won most of the contests. We're joined by Dr. Ben Noble of UCL …
 
This special bonus episode continues our dive into the upcoming German Federal Election, where Germans will be going to the polls to elect the next Bundestag and indicate their preferred successor to Angela Merkel as Chancellor. It provides an update on the state of the race and a special look at the parties who may not be providing the next Chance…
 
A vote on whether to recall Governor of California Gavin Newsom took place on 14th September, an attempt which Newsom comfortably survived despite polling at some parts of the campaign indicating a close result. Recalling, or at least attempting to recall, elected officials is extremely common in California, where it is exceedingly easy to do it. W…
 
On the 13th September Norway held regularly scheduled parliamentary elections which saw the left bloc return to power after 8 years of centre-right government. While the historically dominant Labour Party lost a seat, the success of its allies means its heading back into government after its longest spell in opposition. We dig into the background o…
 
This week's episode talks all things Scandinavia, looking back at the election results in last week’s Norwegian poll and looking ahead to next weekend’s Icelandic parliamentary elections. In Norway, Erna Solberg’s Conservative coalition was defeated and Jonas Gahr Støre looks set to replace her as Prime Minister, but with whom? The Socialist Left a…
 
This special bonus episode continues our dive into the upcoming Canadian Federal Election, where Justin Trudeau is attempting to regain a majority government. It provides an update on the state of the race and a special look at the parties which could cause Trudeu some problems – the Greens and the Bloc Quebecois.With under a week to go, Sam and Ch…
 
Morocco's 8th September parliamentary election produced dramatic shifts as the Islamic-democratic Justice and Development Party (PJD) lost almost all of its seats after leading the country's government since 2011. The winners were largely parties more supportive of the country's powerful monarchy, which had disliked the PJD and sought to undermine …
 
The coverage of the manic month of national parliamentary elections continues with a look at the upcoming German federal election, where the German public is searching for the replacement for Angela Merkel as Chancellor. Will it be Olaf Scholz, Armin Laschet or Annalena Baerbock? With just over two weeks to go until polling day in Germany, Sam and …
 
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The coverage of the manic month of national parliamentary elections continues with a look at the upcoming Norwegian parliamentary election, where Erna Solberg is looking to become the first Prime Minister to win three consecutive terms in office. In the Land of the Midnight Sun, who is going to come out on top? With just over a week to go until pol…
 
We're diving into the murky world of semi-authoritarianism, where there are still somewhat competitive elections but where the system is heavily slanted in one direction. We discuss what's behind the rise of this unlikely (and now rather common) regime type, and why authoritarians who hold elections can actually be quite stable and long-lived. Fill…
 
We are back and getting ready for a huge month of elections all over the world! This week's episode takes a look at the upcoming Canadian Federal Election, triggered in the past few weeks by Justin Trudeau attempting to regain a majority government. It also takes a look at the results from Nova Scotia where Tim Houston’s Progressive Conservative Pa…
 
On 12th August Zambians went to the polls in an election which was surrounded by concerns around creeping authoritarianism and the actions of President Lungu to skew the vote in his favour. A knife edge contest was predicted. Instead opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema won a landslide victory and his UPND party won a parliamentary majority, rev…
 
Nova Scotia held provincial elections on the 17th August, which were won in a shock victory by the opposition Progressive Conservatives. We dig into the runners and riders and the main issues in the election. But with a snap federal election upcoming in September, it wouldn't make much sense to leave Canada without previewing events at the national…
 
This week we're looking at ways you can twist elections to your advantage. We're covering Gerrymandering, biased electoral laws, voter suppression, electoral registration and misinformation- and we've tried not to just talk about the US all episode. If you've ever wanted to learn more about the 'Tullymander' now's your chance! As always please rate…
 
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This week's episode is all about reshuffles, focussing on major Cabinet reshuffles that have recently taken place in Spain and India. Narendra Modi has expanded his Cabinet once again and has boosted representation of Uttar Pradesh citizens in anticipation of next year’s state elections. Was this reshuffle an admission that the Government has got t…
 
On 1st August Mexicans went to the polls for the first exercise of direct democracy in the modern history of the country. It was a weird, ultimately vacuous exercise that asked a nearly incomprehensible question. The referendum, asking voters if they approved the prosecution of former presidents, was also useless, considering this is already the la…
 
This week's episode focusses on some recent developments in the United States, assessing the closing cases of the 2020-21 Supreme Court session and discussing Eric Adams’ victory in the New York City Democratic Primary. The new Conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court finished the latest session with some rulings on voting rights, non-profit…
 
In September Germany will hold one of the most consequential elections in its recent history, with huge ramifications for the direction of that country and Europe as a whole. We're breaking down where the parties are standing at the moment and what the likely outcomes of September's contest are. And as usual we'll also fill you in on some of the ba…
 
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