Election

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Andrew Gillum Wins Democratic Primary, Becomes Florida's First Black Gubernatorial Nominee

The “non-millionaire” candidate is running on a progressive platform that firecely opposes Stand Your Ground laws and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Black woman takes selfie with Doug Jones

#TrustBlackWomen: Voter Appreciation Edition

Black women were the deciding factor in keeping a racist, homophobic, alleged predator out of the Senate.

Andrea Jenkins and Ravinder Singh Bhalla

What You Need To Know About The Election Results, in 9 Tweets

Progressives of color won bigly.

Handwritten sign reads, "Vote. Thank you!"

How to Vote in An Off-Year Election

Want to participate in this election cycle, but not sure where to start? Read on.

Controversial San Francisco Sheriff Out as Mayor Ed Lee is Reelected

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi—who faced tremendous criticism for his Sanctuary City policy and previous domestic violence convictions—was defeated in yesterday’s election. 

BuzzFeed Asks: Can You Name the White Guy Running For President?

Video of folks on the street trying to name some of the white guys who are running for president. Spoiler alert: Most of them can’t.

In A Closely Watched Election, Ferguson Residents Vote Today

Low voter turnout has been a feature of past contests.

Rand Paul Candidacy, Maya Angelou Stamp Fiasco, Bringing Brontosaurus Back

Some of the morning’s big headlines

Following Lumumba's Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

Will the new mayor continue Chokwe Lumumba’s progressive legacy?

New Poll Shows More Young, Poor People of Color Identify as LGBT

Two studies released this week debunks many stereotypes about blacks and Latinos being overwhelmingly homophobic.

Madonna: Obama Is 'A Black Muslim' and 'Y'all Better' F---ing Vote for Him

At a concert in Washington, D.C. Monday night,

Madonna endorsed President Barack Obama. And she did it in the most, uh, colorful of ways.

Latina Voter Schools Romney in New Political Ad

The ad stars a Latina who takes Romney to task for saying he would have a better shot at winning the presidency if he were Latino.

Herman Cain: Romney's Black Supporters Too Busy Working to Take Polls

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said he expects more blacks to vote for Mitt Romney than polls indicate because many “working” blacks likely were not polled.

Obama Leads Romney Among Black Voters 94-0% (Yeah, as in Zero Percent)

Wondering how Mitt Romney is doing with black voters? Not good.

Univision and NAACP Slam Debate Commission's All White Moderators

Univision president and CEO Randy Falco on Wednesday sent a letter to Janet H. Brown, the Commission on Presidential Debates’ executive director, expressing “disappointment on behalf of the millions of Hispanics who do not have a voice in the upcoming presidential debates.”

Rep. Joe Walsh Calls Obama 'Son', Wants to 'Pat Him on the Head'

Yes, he went there.