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# Presidential Election

Last month
August 2023
Zimbabwe vote observers find election 'fell short' of standards
Zimbabweans went to the ballot box on Wednesday and Thursday in polling marred by delays.
This year
Former US vice president Mike Pence to announce White House bid next week - US media
The 63-year-old will launch his presidential campaign on 7 June with a speech in Iowa, it’s been reported.
Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis has officially launched his presidential campaign
The 44-year-old governor has filed a declaration of candidacy for US president.
Republican senator Tim Scott launches 2024 US presidential bid
Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican, kicked off the campaign in his home town of North Charleston.
Last year
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote in presidential elections?
Thousands of Brazilian people in Ireland cast their vote in the country’s presidential elections this weekend.
All time
Chile to vote for a new president amid fears of mass protests
A neck-and-neck race is underway between an ultra-conservative lawyer and a former student activist.
Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua
This is the fourth potential presidential candidate to be arrested ahead of elections this year.
People in Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrate his victory in the US election
“He’s a really nice fella. He’s good to talk to.”
'This is not over': Election observers criticise Trump's 'baseless accusations' and say it is 'vital' that every ballot is counted
A report drawn up by a group of international observers has found there were deliberate attempts by Trump to undermine the election process.
Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of election 'fraud' as presidential race hangs on knife-edge
Follow our liveblog for all the updates as the results come in.
The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch
Today's the day as America decides between Trump and Biden - Here's everything you need to know
The challenges facing US media outlets this year in projecting the next elected president
Media outlets play a significant role in analysing election data and projecting a winner.
Poll: Will you stay up to watch the US election? will have you covered on the night and throughout the following day as results pour in.
'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus
Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.
Explainer: How does the US voting system work?
People have already starting casting their votes in the 2020 election.
Trump uses fear tactics in bid for Midwest states
Michigan and Wisconsin were instrumental to the president’s 2016 victory, but he is in danger of losing them.
Record flood of early votes transforms US election
Democrats have so far out-voted Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in the 42 states where figures are available.
Joe Biden raises record $383 million in September
Biden said he was “humbled” by the level of financial support.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden zero in on key swing states
Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday while Mr Biden spoke with seniors in Florida.
Biden says campaign raised record-breaking $364 million in August as Democratic nominee heads to Kenosha
His campaign has called it “the best month of online fundraising in American political history.”.
Republicans paint dark picture of future if Donald Trump loses election
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was among the key speakers at the first night of the Republican National Convention.
US postmaster insists election mail will be delivered despite cuts
Louis DeJoy was speaking before a Senate committee into cuts to the Postal Service ahead of November’s poll.
Republicans push back against Trump’s suggestion to delay US election
Donald Trump did not deny that he was trying to cast doubt about the election results when asked directly in a news conference.
Donald Trump suggests delaying presidential election amid unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through postal voting, even in states with all-mail votes.
Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses
The American leader has seen his presidential popularity erode over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Former White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president
Biden, 77, now has the endorsement of all former major Democratic candidates.
Bernie Sanders suspends US presidential campaign
He said that “while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”.
Poll: Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination?
Democrats in 14 States will vote tomorrow for who they want to see take on President Donald Trump in November.
Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections
That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for
The Democrats debate: Candidates take jabs at Joe Biden over his age and 'hurtful' comments on race
A series of debates are being held by the Democrats to whittle down the 10 candidates vying to become the party’s presidential nominee.
'Ireland out of step for too long': Campaigners in London to march for Irish abroad vote in presidential elections
VICA says a yes vote would help honour the international role of the Irish President.
Referendum to give Irish abroad vote in presidential elections delayed to last week in October
The referendum was initially due to take place in May but Cabinet today approved to move it to the autumn.
'Michael D is a formidable president': Adams says Sinn Féin was never going to win Áras election
Adams says that Sinn Féin did not engage with its voters.
Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad be allowed to vote in the Irish presidential election?
It’s understood a referendum on the matter will be held next May.
Opinion: 'A group of Irish lads held a knife to my throat when I was just 11 - but I don't hate Irish people'
Hazel Chu writes about the presidential election and her fears around how people will treat her young Irish-born Chinese daughter.
Why was the campaign so lacklustre? For the same reason 'no-one bothered going to Dublin matches this summer'
We take a look at some of the factors that led to such a mundane Áras campaign.
Michael D Higgins' speech outlines his plans for the next seven years
President Michael D Higgins says he would focus on equality, togetherness and strong sustainable communities during his next term.
Taoiseach: 'There was an element of anti-Traveller sentiment in the vote'
Varadkar said Michael D Higgins had received a resounding endorsement from the Irish people.
Peter Casey says he is waiting on an apology from Leo Varadkar
Asked if he thinks he is the Trump of Irish politics he replied: ‘God, I hope not.’
Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'
Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.
'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers
Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.