Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be annulled

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is contesting his defeat in the October election and calling on the electoral authority to annul votes cast on most of the nation’s electronic voting machines, citing a software bug that independent experts have said didn’t affect the reliability of results.

No Red Wave, But Republicans Poised To Win House

Commentators said Wednesday that Democrats defied historical odds in the critical U.S. midterm elections as an anticipated “red wave” of Republican victories did not materialize.

Bulgaria To Provide Military Aid To Ukraine

Bulgaria, once labeled the “sixteenth republic” of the Soviet empire for its obedient allegiance to Moscow, should send military aid to Ukraine, the parliament decided Thursday.

Biden announces release of 15 million barrels of emergency reserve oil

President Joe Biden has announced he will release 15 million barrels of oil from America’s emergency Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move analysts say is intended to show voters in next month’s midterm elections that he is concerned about high gas prices, USA Today reports.

California to vote on constitutional right to abortion

Californians are voting now through Election Day on whether to approve a state constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion and contraception, one of several measures on ballots nationwide this November to address reproductive health care following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Russia Furious Over UN Condemning Ukrainian Annexation

Russia has expressed anger that the United Nations general assembly condemned its annexation of Ukrainian territories and warned that admitting Ukraine into the NATO military alliance would lead to World War III. The statements came as Ukraine’s state emergency service said it is actively searching for people trapped under rubble after another Russian strike in the country’s south, while Turkey sought an opening for peace talks.

SCOTUS invalidates lower court ruling that undated election ballots must be counted

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a lower-court ruling in a Pennsylvania judicial election dispute which said mail-in ballots with no date on them still had to be counted as valid. The high court’s decision does not affect the outcome of the Pennsylvania judgeship race but may impact future races in the state.

Billionaire Musk Proceeds To Buy Twitter

Billionaire Elon Musk says he will proceed with his original $44 billion bid to take over social networking site Twitter in a move that could see the return of banned conservative and Christian commentators.

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