Election

Betting analysts Covers.com demonstrate how Trudeau's grip on the 2021 Canadian election has loosened

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:34pm

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than a week until the 2021 Canadian Federal Election, betting markets indicate that the outcome of the race is now too close to call.

Key Points: 
  • Their odds of -120 demonstrate that each party's implied probability of winning the election is 54.64%*, while a bettor would need to stake $120 in order to win a profit of $100.
  • This election comes in the wake of single-game wagering, which was legalized after Bill C-218 was passed into Canadian law, launching at the end August.
  • *The total implied probability is greater than 100% as a result of the margins inserted by sportsbooks to ensure profitability.
  • Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Covers.com is the go-to source for sports betting information in North America.

Black Lives Matter PAC Joins AAVREP for Unprecedented Election Day Black Voter Turnout Campaign Against Republican Recall

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:19pm

"We are translating protests to elections, to advocacy that creates lasting change," said Senior Advisor to Black Lives Matter PAC Angela Angel.

Key Points: 
  • "We are translating protests to elections, to advocacy that creates lasting change," said Senior Advisor to Black Lives Matter PAC Angela Angel.
  • "We must not leave any Black voters or people who vote on issues in support of Black communities behind.
  • Black Lives Matter PAC is proud to be shoulder to shoulder with a trusted on the ground partner in California."
  • Black Californians are poised to make a major impact in the Recall election, and AAVREP and Black Lives Matter PAC are working to protect a Democratic California.

Black Lives Matter PAC Joins AAVREP for Unprecedented Election Day Black Voter Turnout Campaign Against Republican Recall

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:01am

"We are translating protests to elections, to advocacy that creates lasting change," said Senior Advisor to Black Lives Matter PAC Angela Angel.

Key Points: 
  • "We are translating protests to elections, to advocacy that creates lasting change," said Senior Advisor to Black Lives Matter PAC Angela Angel.
  • "We must not leave any Black voters or people who vote on issues in support of Black communities behind.
  • Black Lives Matter PAC is proud to be shoulder to shoulder with a trusted on the ground partner in California."
  • Black Californians are poised to make a major impact in the Recall election, and AAVREP and Black Lives Matter PAC are working to protect a Democratic California.

UC Berkeley's Center for Security in Politics Announces New Working Group to Study Digital Remote Voting

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 3:05pm

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UC Berkeley's Center for Security in Politics (CSP) announced the formation of a new working group to rigorously assess the risks and opportunities associated with digital remote voting.

Key Points: 
  • BERKELEY, Calif., Sept 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UC Berkeley's Center for Security in Politics (CSP) announced the formation of a new working group to rigorously assess the risks and opportunities associated with digital remote voting.
  • The group will consist of academic researchers, election administrators, cryptographers, and cybersecurity and election security experts.
  • "How people think about and participate in voting is changing," said Professor Janet Napolitano, founder and faculty director for the Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley.
  • Digital remote voting comes with its own set of challenges, including voter and device authentication and vote verification.

Neuvote Launches Canada Wide Mobile Voting and Civic Engagement Network Pilots To Coincide With The 2021 Federal Election

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 2:53pm

Company Makes Acquisition of Allyus Inc.

Key Points: 
  • Voters across Canada will have an opportunity during the Election period to test how online voting works and to join the community driven Civic Engagement Network recently acquired by Neuvote (formerly Allyus.org).
  • This will provide a hub for local election information, polling, candidate contacts as well as other election related materials.
  • "That is why we are excited to provide access to our Civic Engagement Network.
  • With a commitment to enhancing and strengthening democracy, Neuvote also pioneered a customizable civic management platform, Civic Engagement Network, to inform and engage voters and government officials before, during and after elections.

Orange County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Expands Use of Biometric Authentication With BIO-key's PortalGuard® Identity and Access Management Platform for Secure Election Data Access

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 12:59pm

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is comprised of a broad spectrum of full and part-time employees and volunteers, often in shared workstation environments, making secure MFA access to workstations an essential requirement.

Key Points: 
  • The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is comprised of a broad spectrum of full and part-time employees and volunteers, often in shared workstation environments, making secure MFA access to workstations an essential requirement.
  • The large influx of new staff members during election cycles calls for an authentication solution that is secure, efficient, and easily adaptable in managing access to mission-critical election data and providing a clear user access audit trail.
  • BIO-key meets or exceeds the strictest authentication requirements while also meeting disciplined IT resource investment goals.
  • BIO-key enables election officials to meet the challenges of an evolving threat landscape in an easy to deploy and cost-effective manner.

Starboard Comments on Box ISS Report

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard" or "we"), one of the largest stockholders of Box, Inc. ("Box" or the "Company") (NYSE: BOX), with an ownership stake of approximately 8.6% of the Company's outstanding shares, today commented on the report issued by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading independent proxy voting advisory firm, in connection with the Company's upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting").

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard" or "we"), one of the largest stockholders of Box, Inc. ("Box" or the "Company") (NYSE: BOX), with an ownership stake of approximately 8.6% of the Company's outstanding shares, today commented on the report issued by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading independent proxy voting advisory firm, in connection with the Company's upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting").
  • Peter Feld, Managing Member ofStarboard Value LP, responded to the ISS report, stating, "We are pleased that ISS recognizes the positive impact Starboard has had at Box since our involvement began two years ago and that many of the recent changes would likely not have occurred without our continued pressure.
  • We are also gratified that ISS shares our concerns with the Company's recent unnecessary financings, particularly with respect to the serious governance issues surrounding the KKR-led preferred equity financing.
  • The election of our highly-qualified nominees is critical to ensure that Box makes decisions that are in the best interests of common stockholders.

Salem Podcast Network Adds Jenna Ellis to the Lineup

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today that the Salem Podcast Network (SPN) is adding former Trump Campaign Attorney Jenna Ellis to the lineup beginning September 13th.

Key Points: 
  • Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today that the Salem Podcast Network (SPN) is adding former Trump Campaign Attorney Jenna Ellis to the lineup beginning September 13th.
  • "I am so excited to join the Salem Podcast Network Family and add to their incredible lineup of voices for biblical truth and conservative policy, said Jenna.
  • The Salem Podcast Network launched in January with Charlie Kirk and Dinesh DSouza.
  • SPN is already ranked #12 on the Triton Digital national podcast network rankings, doing 12-13 million downloads per month.

Stacey Abrams Announces Community Phone Number to Inform, Mobilize, and Protect Voters via Text Message

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 9:35pm

Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight Action are joining Community , the innovative text messaging platform that powers direct relationships and one-on-one conversations at scale.

Key Points: 
  • Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight Action are joining Community , the innovative text messaging platform that powers direct relationships and one-on-one conversations at scale.
  • This platform will be essential in Fair Fight Actions efforts to protect our freedom and enable Americans to participate in our democracy.
  • Community is the perfect place to have these direct conversations with people who want to make their voices heard," said Stacey Abrams.
  • Stacey Abrams will also be using Community to bolster two key Fair Fight Action initiatives, Hot Call Summer and Civics for the Culture.

New Studies: Trust in Elections Shaken By 2020; Huge Gap Between Democrats and Republicans On Confidence in Election Results; Trump Voters Most Likely to Believe Election Was Stolen Tend to Hold Most Conservative Views

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

Was 2020 different in significant ways, and does that raise serious concerns about the health of our democracy?

Key Points: 
  • Was 2020 different in significant ways, and does that raise serious concerns about the health of our democracy?
  • Today, the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group releases two reports that shed light on these crucial questions.
  • Free and fair elections are a cornerstone of our democracy, but its also important that the public trusts the results of those elections.
  • Unfortunately, the 2020 election cycle and actions of former President Trump have shaken that trust, Voter Study Group Research Director Robert Griffin said.