2016 Elections

Protestors hold signs on streets of Los Angeles

WATCH: #TrumpProtests Take Over Streets Nationwide

From New York City to Los Angeles, Americas are expressing their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump.

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Activists Oust Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The infamous sheriff—whose unconstitutional policing of the county’s immigrant community pitted him against activists for more than two decades—lost his re-election bid two weeks after he was charged with criminal contempt of court.

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Senate Will Soon Have Four Times as Many Women of Color

Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto won crucial elections and will join Mazie Hirono in the upper legislative house next year.

A Donald Trump supporter watches the screens outside Times Square Studios as he awaits the results of the U.S. presidential election on November 9, 2016, in New York City.

Twitter Claps Back at Donald Trump Presidency With #NotMyPresident and #ImStillWithHer

Trump won the election, but many Americans are not interested in him leading the nation.

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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Concedes Presidential Election

“We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought…. I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too.”

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The United States of America Elects Reality Television Personality Donald J. Trump as Its 45th President

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be the nation’s first female president.

Voters cast their ballots at voting booths at PS198M The Straus School on November 8, 2016, in New York, United States.

How This Year's 3 Big Climate Initiatives Will Impact Communities of Color

Washington, Colorado and Florida all have climate initiatives on the ballot today—and all three have the potential to change lives.  

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Jenifer Lewis' Singing Better Make You 'Get Your A** Out and Vote'

The actress and singer riffed on her popular “In These Streets” videos to encourage people to vote today.

#ObamaDay Wants to Make You Cry

Twitter peeps are using Election Day to honor 44 and family.

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3 Things You Must Do Before You Vote

If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. But for those who need a little help, we’ve got you covered!

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Long Early Voting Lines Illustrate Need for More Polling Places

One line in Cincinnati was a half-mile long. A new Vox report lays the blame not on enthusiastic early voter turnout, but polling place deficiencies.

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ICYMI: Solange Brings Down the House With 'SNL' Performances

The artist performed renditions of her “A Seat at the Table” tracks “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair” on the late-night program.

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Black NJ Politicians Condemn 'Blatant Racism' of Local Republican Mailer

“The not so subtle message is that Newark and its suburbs are all that White voters fear in a community: Black, Latino, Poor, Dangerous, and Blighted,” reads a statement cosigned by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others.

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ProPublica Calls For People To Document Voter Harassment and Interference On Election Day

The publication’s “Electionland” project seeks participants willing to help expose “anything that jeopardizes an orderly and fair election.”

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New Video Says Strict Voter ID Laws Are 'The New Jim Crow'

Media Matters for America breaks down how strict voter ID laws lock Black and Latinx people out of the electoral process.

Voters cast their votes at an early voting center setup for the general election on October 31, 2016, in Miami, Florida. In the state, the share of Latinx early voters increased by about 4 percent from early voting during the 2012 election.

Voter Suppression Tactics Target Latinx Voters in Red States

Long lines? Check. English-only information? Check. Violation of the Voting Rights Act? Check.

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

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Alt-Right Groups Threaten Intimidation and Hidden Cameras for Election Day Voter Suppression

Various organizations, including Neo Nazis, are targeting Black voters in cities like Philadelphia.

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ICYMI: Hillary Clinton Pledges $25 Billion Investment in HBCUs

In a new op-ed for The Root, the Democratic presidential nominee outlined policies she says will help Black students across the country.

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North Carolina NAACP Files Federal Suit to Stop State Voter Suppression

An emergency hearing will take place in federal court tomorrow.