Posts Tagged ‘US election’

Leading Democrat urges Biden to appoint Muslim federal judges if elected Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The vice-chair of the Democratic Party is calling on Joe Biden to commit to appointing, for the first time, Muslim judges to the federal bench if he were to win November’s presidential election. House Representative Grace Meng made the request in a letter to the Biden campaign last week, asking the former vice president and Read more

Trump seeks Catholic voters, but some Catholics push back Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

The 2016 election highlighted Donald Trump’s successful courtship of white evangelicals. This year, much of the focus could be on Catholics. The presidential campaigns are fighting for votes in the Catholic-rich Midwestern states, and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, is himself a Catholic. “You could view it as the ultimate swing constituency in the Read more

President Donald Trump – courtesy of Catholics, evangelicals and the poor Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

President Donald Trump has been elected courtesy of Catholics, evangelicals and the poor according to US news analysts. Religion was a big player in this election. In a country where over a fifth of the population identifies as Catholic, the majority voted for Trump. This was a big swing from the previous two elections when Read more

Hacked Clinton organisation email reveals “breathtaking anti-Catholic bigotry” Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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“The most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic.” This remark is contained in a hacked email exchange between current Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri and John Halpin, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) Halpin described the conservative Catholic position as a “an amazing bastardization of the faith.” “They Read more

Mixed voting messages for US churchgoers Comments 0

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Just over half of American churchgoers have been encouraged by their pastors to vote in today’s presidential election, with less than 20 per cent of pastors supporting a particular candidate. Black Protestants have been nearly twice as likely as other Christians to hear about the election, and nearly half have heard voting messages favouring incumbent Read more

The most racially polarised US election ever Comments 0

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

As their once core demographic diminishes, Republicans are going to any lengths to capture and keep the white vote. As Republicans were promoting themselves as a multiracial party from the platform in Tampa two weeks ago, an ugly incident on the convention floor suggested not everyone had got the memo. From the podium a range of speakers of Read more

Democrats add God back into platform Comments 0

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Embarrassed by the Republicans, the US Democrats have amended their convention platform to add back mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The move was made to try and defuse Republican attacks but may have backfired as it infuriated many delegates. The motion only passed after a third attempt. “In Read more