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Great Britain: General Election 2017: Results and Analysis

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7979

Summary information about the results of the 2017 election in which the Conservative Party captured 49% of the seats and Labor 40%. From the House of Commons Library

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Prepared Remarks to the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Presidency,Russia

https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-prepared-remarks-united-states-senate-select-committee

Prepared statement of the Attorney General on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. From the Justice Department

 

North Carolina v. Covington

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-1023

Latest court decision in the long-running North Carolina redistricting case. The Supreme Court vacated a District Court ruling that legislators elected in November 2016 in what the court considered to be racially gerrymandered districts would serve only one year and new elections would have to be held in November 2017.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

James Comey Testimony Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia

https://www.c-span.org/video/?429381-1/former-fbi-director-comey-say-president-obstructed-justice

Searchable video of the testimony of the former FBI director before the Senate panel on 6/8/17 regarding his conversations with the president about the investigation into Russian interference with the American election. From the C-SPAN Video Library

 

Cooper v Harris

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1262

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court that North Carolina used racial factors in an unconstitutional manner in drawing two Congressional districts after the 2010 Census.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Appointment of Special Counsel

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/appointment-special-counsel

Press release announcing the appointment of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein because “the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”  From the Justice Department

 

Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/967231/download

Text of the order that created the appointment of Robert Mueller, former FBI head, as the Special Counsel to investigate “any links and /or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.  From the Justice Department

 

Voting Rate for the Non-Hispanic Black Population Dropped in the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps45-voting-rates.html

Agency press release comparing voter turnout by blacks and whites in the 2012 and 2016 federal elections.  In 2012: 66% of blacks voted compared to 64% of whites; in 2016: 59% of blacks voted compared to 65% of whites.  From the Census Bureau

 

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