All posts tagged "elections"

  • Yim Tae-hee, left, and Lee Jae-oh (Yonhap)
    S. Korean political heavyweights moving to run as independents

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Several political heavyweights announced Wednesday that they could run in next month’s parliamentary election by either becoming independents or joining other parties amid a growing feud over the nomination process. Earlier this week, the...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Peter Kwon
    Korean American tops city council bid in Seattle suburb

    By The Korea Times Seattle staff It looks like a Korean American will take the District 3 seat of SeaTac, Washington. Peter Kwon, 46, received more than 60 percent of votes against opponent Sally Andrew’s 39 percent...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno third from right, visits District 27 candidate Wonkyu Rim to support his campaign. (Photo courtesy of Rim campaign)
    Korean candidates ready for NJ general election tomorrow

    With New Jersey general assembly elections coming up Tuesday, seven Korean American candidates are working to secure last-minute votes. In the running are Wonkyu Rim (R), for the District 27 seat in the state assembly; Park Myung-geun...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
    [NPR] How Asian American voters went from Republican to Democratic

      In 2012, nearly three-quarters of Asian American voters went for President Obama. But, rewind — 20 years prior — and you’ll find fewer than a third voted Democrat. In fact, in the span of two...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • A picture released by the North Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un casting a ballot at a polling station. (Yonhap/KCNA)
    N. Korea reports 99.97% voter turnout, Kim Jong-un casts ballot

    SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has cast a ballot in the elections to select deputies to local assemblies, which was held for the first time in four years, the North’s media said...

    • Posted July 20, 2015
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  • This file photo shows polling booths being set up at the Korean Consulate in Los Angeles. (Korea Times file)
    S. Korea expects big rise in overseas voter turnout, politicians prepare global campaign

    By Brian Han South Korea’s Presidential and National Assembly candidates face a growing need to campaign outside of their native country — primarily in the U.S. and China — in order to maximize success in upcoming elections....

    • Posted June 29, 2015
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  • David Ryu
    Vote today!

    David Ryu faces Carolyn Ramsay in a bid to take the District 4 seat and become LA’s first-ever Korean American city councilman By The Korea Times Los Angeles staff Election day has arrived in Los Angeles. Korean...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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