In California, many voters felt a sigh of relief that the electoral process has ended. The resident of the Golden State also voted to ban the death penalty and legalize marijuana.
As the polls open in Bavaria, voters are caught between tradition and change. For some the vote is a referendum on Angela Merkel's government, but for others it's a chance to protest the CSU.
The US had indicted a Russian woman for meddling in the upcoming US midterm elections. The woman worked for a company that has already been indicted for its alleged role in influencing the 2016 presidential elections.
Sunday's vote will show whether Polish political winds still favor the ruling populist Law and Justice party. The liberal opposition is hoping for winds of change, and they are counting on Poland's cities for support.
In what some have described as a bellwether for German politics, millions of Bavarians are casting their votes in state elections. With the CSU expecting a poor performance, the poll could spell trouble for Merkel.
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