Top Dems campaign for McAuliffe to increase Black voter support in Va.

As the race for Virginia governor tightens, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is making a pitch to the Black voters in the state. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams campaigned for the former Virginia governor over the weekend. Will Weissert, a national political reporter for The Associated Press, joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss the importance of the demographic in the upcoming election.

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Republicans Looking To Manufacture Voter Fraud Where They Haven’t Found Any: Marc Elias

Marc Elias, Democratic voting rights attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican strategy to change voting laws with the hopes of producing mistakes that can be spun as fraud, and what politicians and pro-democracy Americans can do about it.
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Iraqi election marred by record low voter turnout of 41% | DW News

In Iraq, parliamentary election results are due after what officials said could be a record-low turnout of just over 40 percent. This election follows public pressure to hold the vote early. Calls for reform have been growing since a violent crackdown on anti-government protests two years ago. Many Iraqis believe this election may be more for show, than real change.
It may seem counterintuitive – but many of those eager for political change see the low turnout as good news. Activists had called for a boycott of the election. They feel that most of the candidates are just more of the same old political class whose nepotism and mismanagement have driven the country to ruin.
Despite Iraq’s great oil wealth, its cities are crumbling. Infrastructure is in disrepair. Jobs and public services are hard to come by.
Not everyone saw the boycott as a solution, but it’s clear that by abstaining, many wanted to send a message to politicians. Still, few believe the incoming parliament will be interested in listening.


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