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June 16, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim
Hundreds of thousands of Iranian protesters defied authorities Monday and marched to Tehran's Freedom Square, as the Islamic Republic's supreme leader ordered an investigation into allegations of vote fraud, a move the opposition described as little more than an attempt to dampen anger over the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas fended off a tea party challenge in Tuesday's primary, easily outdistancing U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and other GOP candidates to capture his party's nomination. The Associated Press declared Cornyn the winner as early votes showed the incumbent winning more than 6 in 10 votes. Stockman, a Houston-area congressman, drew national attention for walking out on President Obama's last State of the Union address and calling for his impeachment.
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NEWS
February 6, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after anti-corruption police pounded on the doors of Parliament, the government of Socialist Prime Minister Giuliano Amato survived a protest vote of no confidence Friday in beleaguered uncertainty. The 321-255 vote confirmed Amato's mandate without steadying a government whipsawed by spreading corruption scandals and national economic distress.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
As President Obama campaigns for reelection against a Congress he portrays as do-nothing, the House returns to a workload this week that could reinforce his contention: It includes a largely symbolic vote to deny his request to raise the national debt ceiling. One of the first orders of business is a vote Wednesday in the Republican-led House on whether to allow the administration additional borrowing authority. A similar vote is expected later in the Senate. But gone are the threats of a federal default that once surrounded the debt ceiling debate.
NEWS
July 18, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the first full day of the new one-on-one presidential campaign, a Republican reelection drive that has been searching for a theme was given a new, sharp focus by Ross Perot's departure from the race. The theme remained unclear, but the focus Friday was obvious: Undercut the efforts of Bill Clinton and his running mate, Al Gore, to persuade Perot supporters that the Democratic presidential ticket is the logical beneficiary of a protest vote.
SPORTS
December 8, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
A UCLA players' vote on an affirmative-action protest was taken on the eve of the Bruins' loss to Miami, a potentially divisive issue that one school official acknowledged may have been a "distraction." The team voted Friday, before its departure, not to wear black sweatbands during the game to protest the affirmative-action stance by the University of California system, several sources said. The issue arose again after the Bruins arrived in Miami that night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1992
Things went well enough for President Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton on Super Tuesday, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to discern that American voters still aren't exactly happy campers. Nagging, widespread doubts about the economy persist despite the almost daily assurances that the long-awaited recovery is imminent--a recovery that has been sighted about as often as Elvis.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before Hungary's first free elections for the National Assembly in four decades, only one thing is sure: There will be a resounding protest vote against the former Communists who have run the country since 1947. The Hungarian Communists, renamed and somewhat reconstituted since last October, are prepared for the wrath of the voters on March 25.
NEWS
March 11, 1992 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush appeared likely to emerge from Super Tuesday still undefeated and with eight more victories to his credit in his drive for renomination, but he seemed no closer to driving challenger Patrick J. Buchanan out of a race that has become a debilitating contest for the incumbent.
NEWS
March 11, 1992 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush emerged from Super Tuesday still undefeated in his drive for renomination, but he seemed no closer to driving challenger Patrick J. Buchanan out of the race. Election night offered the President a generally brightening picture. He easily won all eight of the day's Republican primaries, continuing to expand his already huge lead in convention delegates. And in several of the contests, his margin of victory over Buchanan improved noticeably in comparison with earlier primaries.
NEWS
September 26, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Still basking from his surprise win in a Florida straw poll, Herman Cain, the businessman turned GOP presidential aspirant, tried on Monday to build on his 15 minutes of fame by insisting he really is an authentic candidate and more than just a lucky recipient of protest votes. Speaking on NBC and CNN, Cain pushed his message that people picked him in the weekend's Florida straw vote because he was expounding a receptive program. He denied that his votes were a protest against front-runner Rick Perry's poor performance in last week's debates.
SPORTS
January 12, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Rankman walked away from the Rose Bowl and Bowl Championship Series title game thinking Texas Christian deserved to be No. 1 in something! The Horned Frogs played a crisp, turnover-free game in a 21-19 win over a Wisconsin team that had scored 83, 48 and 70 points in its last three games. The BCS title game was exciting but uneven, with the winning quarterback's late fumble nearly costing his team the national title. Call this a protest vote or a complaint that TCU and Auburn can't meet to decide this on the field.
WORLD
October 15, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Dozens of lawmakers staged a walkout from parliament to protest what they and independent monitors describe as rigged local elections. It was the first time in nine years that all factions except the main Kremlin-favored United Russia party walked out in protest. The United Russia party won an overwhelming victory Sunday in more than 7,000 local elections in 75 of Russia's 83 regions.
WORLD
June 16, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim
Hundreds of thousands of Iranian protesters defied authorities Monday and marched to Tehran's Freedom Square, as the Islamic Republic's supreme leader ordered an investigation into allegations of vote fraud, a move the opposition described as little more than an attempt to dampen anger over the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
NATIONAL
October 17, 2008 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
Protestant Latinos, a growing group of voters who were key supporters of President Bush in 2004, have shifted their backing to Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, driven in large part by anger toward Republican immigration policies, according to a poll released Thursday. Latinos overall represent about 6% of U.S. voters. Protestant Latinos -- about a third of all Latinos -- heavily supported Bush's reelection.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2008 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
A Democratic primary in which no one campaigned dampened turnout here Tuesday, giving Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York a victory that probably wouldn't affect the party's presidential nomination. Clinton was the only major Democratic candidate whose name appeared on the ballot, and lack of voter interest hobbled a push by supporters of Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina to try to embarrass her with a strong showing for "uncommitted."
NEWS
June 14, 1993 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the official announcement Sunday that President Hashemi Rafsanjani won reelection to a second and final four-year term, Iran enters a critical period that may determine whether the Islamic revolution can survive long-term, U.S. analysts say. A new depth of disillusionment was reflected in the vote held last Friday, widely described as sluggish and unenthusiastic.
SPORTS
January 12, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Rankman walked away from the Rose Bowl and Bowl Championship Series title game thinking Texas Christian deserved to be No. 1 in something! The Horned Frogs played a crisp, turnover-free game in a 21-19 win over a Wisconsin team that had scored 83, 48 and 70 points in its last three games. The BCS title game was exciting but uneven, with the winning quarterback's late fumble nearly costing his team the national title. Call this a protest vote or a complaint that TCU and Auburn can't meet to decide this on the field.
WORLD
December 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
More than 10,000 Sunni and secular Shiite Muslims protested in the center of Iraq's capital Tuesday, demanding an international review of what they called a tainted parliamentary election and warning that they may boycott the new legislature. The demonstration occurred as the Shiite religious bloc leading in the vote tally talked with Kurdish leaders about filling the top 12 government posts.
WORLD
December 26, 2005 | Louise Roug and Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writers
Bitter demonstrations and a series of roadside bombings and shootings across Iraq on Sunday and early today left at least 21 people dead, ending a relatively placid stretch since the parliamentary election a week and a half ago. The violence comes after more than a week of discontent and acrimony among some voters over the preliminary results of the Dec. 15 balloting for the first permanent national government since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
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