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Washington state electors challenge fine for anti-Trump bid

Three Democratic electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

States and feds unite on election security after ‘16 clashes

Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything …

Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

Official: Russian hackers targeted 2016 Montana election

Montana’s top elections official said Friday that Russian hackers unsuccessfully probed the state’s election systems for weaknesses in 2016, an acknowledgment that contradicts his staff’s previous comments that Montana was …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin …

Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access

Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows – a finding that has prompted federal …

Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news

Facebook’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling. The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that …

Spin Control: Study finds possible cases of ballot fraud, but not in the numbers Trump’s looking for

Numbers for fraudulent ballots appear pretty small, the number for “lost” jobs seem a bit large.

UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Hillary Clinton calling new book ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Trump son’s meeting

A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump’s son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of …

UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Trump: U.S. must work with Russia, move past election issues

President Donald Trump said Sunday that “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia” after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany. But he …

UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

State election officials worry about 2018 election security

State election officials voiced doubt Saturday over whether adequate security measures can be adopted before 2018 elections to safeguard against the possibility of foreign government interfering in U.S. elections.

Defending against a cyberattack on democracy

Congressional campaigns rocked by Russian interference in the 2016 elections are trying to make sure that it never happens again.

Sessions hopes Russia probe ends `sooner rather than later’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump …

Key Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacks

Rep. Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump don’t agree on much about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but they agree on this: former President Barack Obama should have …

Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

Before she was charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump and his policies for the whole world …

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm

A newly released classified document says Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year’s presidential election. The government intelligence report suggests that the election-related …

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in …

Independent probe was sorely needed

Who knows where this saga will lead today, but Rod Rosenstein made the right move in turning this over to an independent prosecutor.

UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Senate asks Trump associates for details on Russian contacts

A Senate committee investigating Moscow’s interference in last year’s election has asked several of President Donald Trump associates to turn over information about possible contacts with Russian officials or businessmen. …

Report: 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in North Carolina

North Carolina elections officials found that about 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 general election – but not enough to change the outcome of any race, according to …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

WSU grad student designs map of precinct-level election results

A Washington State University graduate student has created what he believes is the first map showing precinct-level results for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Investigate Russian allegations, don’t question election results

Congress should investigate Russian involvement in election, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source – even if their individual feeds bore …

Wisconsin election recount begins; Michigan’s is challenged

The tedious task of recounting Wisconsin’s nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday with scores of hastily hired temporary workers flipping through stacks of ballots as observers watched their …

Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fueling and …

Young voices on the election

Lewis and Clark High School students comment on the election.

In Coeur d’Alene stop, Idaho governor ‘bullish’ on Trump presidency

Running on little sleep after a trade mission to China followed by Tuesday’s election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was buoyant Wednesday about a Donald Trump presidency, the state’s open-for-business economy …

Post-election, pot is one toke over the stateline for most of Idaho

Idaho is an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The state shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, made even friendlier Tuesday with victories for looser …

For pro athletes, voting can require extra effort

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those in power to disenfranchise people …