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Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats are trying to steal an election in Florida

Problems in the Florida vote count might be due to incompetence, or fraud, or both – but it’s fair to ask whether these Democratic counties are intentionally slow-rolling the recount.


As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots.


Montana state, county officials differ on voting needs

Montana’s midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …


Dana Milbank: On Election Day, Americans began turning the tide on American politics

On Tuesday night, America stepped back from the abyss.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Tester wins Montana, added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s …


Jason Grumet: Whatever happened Tuesday, democracy is damaged, but not yet broken

The nation’s view of our democracy has always been a unique contradiction of cheering, wailing and disinterest. The shining city on the hill is also a swampy snake pit. The …


George Nethercutt: Choose wisely when selecting a leader

Leadership today is more important than ever, so choose wisely when exercising one’s franchise.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election.


Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Candidate’s security team seen as unusual for Idaho politics

The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor brought several security guards with her to a televised debate – an unusual step in a state where even elected officials often eschew security …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Afghanistan’s first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Authenticity now the attribute Democratic candidates promoting

Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Brazil’s far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

With some voters hoping for a fresh start and others fearing the worst is yet to come, Brazilians cast ballots on Sunday in a divisive election that comes on the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election

Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote

Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Susan Hutchison challenges Sen. Maria Cantwell to 10 debates

Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.


Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country’s Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers’ lead grows in Friday’s ballot count

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers lengthened her lead over Democrat Lisa Brown Friday as the ballot count continued in Washington’s 5th Congressional District primary.


Why they’ll win: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown remain locked in tight battle

The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa wins 1st post-Mugabe election

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the …


Deadly riots rock Zimbabwe’s capital as vote results delayed

Soldiers and police fired live rounds, water cannons and tear gas at furious protesters who threw rocks and burned vehicles Wednesday in Zimbabwe’s capital, dashing the optimism of an election …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Facebook finds ‘sophisticated’ efforts to disrupt elections

Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott

Cambodians voting in Sunday’s general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power, …


6th District candidates make final push leading up to primaries

As primary election night approaches, Spokane County 6th District House candidate Dave Wilson has raised several thousand dollars more than his opponents. None of the candidates, Wilson included, thinks that …


Former cricket star declares victory in Pakistan election

Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election that was marred by violence and allegations of fraud, and he pledged to fight corruption and build a …


With Russian hacking fresh in mind, Washington state beefs up elections cybersecurity

Washington is widely considered to have one of the more secure elections systems, in part because the state’s mail-in balloting means the state has a paper record for almost every …


Dem heavyweight loses in NY as Trump picks win

As Donald Trump’s party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president’s hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to …