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Election 2018 news.

Reports of long lines, broken machines nationwide as voters go to polls

Reports of long lines, broken machines nationwide as voters go to polls

Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday. Some of the biggest problems were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election, where some voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote.MORE

Rhode Island database sheds light on voter demographics

Rhode Island database sheds light on voter demographics

Providence Journal reports that almost 44 percent of the state’s 789,372 registered voters are unaffiliated while more than 42 percent are Democrats. According to the voter database, more than 13 percent of registered voters are Republicans and 0.5 are considered Moderates.MORE

More Democrats oppose Mattiello for Speaker

More Democrats oppose Mattiello for Speaker

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News A number of Democratic representatives and candidates said on Monday they won’t support Nick Mattiello for another term as House Speaker if he wins reelection in his Cranston district. The announcement comes one day before Election Day, and after four House Democrats distanced themselves from Mattiello in the past months. Mattiello…MORE

Top Providence mayoral candidates hold final debate

Top Providence mayoral candidates hold final debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and challenger Dianne Witman have met in their final debate before next week’s election. Elorza, a Democrat, and Witman, who is running as an independent, sparred over a range of topics during the 30-minute debate hosted by WPRI-TV on Friday. The incumbent said Providence has become “a…MORE

Some Rhode Island Democrats upset over Murdoch donation

Some Rhode Island Democrats upset over Murdoch donation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Some Rhode Island Democrats are upset that the state party accepted the maximum annual donation from the CEO of the parent company of Fox News, saying what he represents is antithetical to the party’s values. James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, gave $11,000 to the party last month after donating…MORE

Gubernatorial candidates trade barbs in final debate

Gubernatorial candidates trade barbs in final debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The candidates in the running for Rhode Island’s governorship traded barbs and accused each other of lying in their last televised debate. The Providence Journal reports the hour-long debate that aired live on WJAR-TV pitted incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo against GOP nominee and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. Joe Trillo, the…MORE

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