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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 …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

Polls closed Sunday in Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions.


Seattle’s head tax is dead, but political debate may reverberate

Seattle’s head tax didn’t last long, but the thud from City Hall when the tax on large employers was put to the sword this month may reverberate. Business lobbyists who …



With general election contest still ahead, Idaho gov hopefuls already have spent more than $11 million

The post-primary numbers are in for campaign spending in the primary race for Idaho governor this year, and they’re pretty eye-popping.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Iraqi lawmakers approve manual ballot recount in May 12 vote

Iraq’s parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of a manual ballot recount after allegations of widespread fraud in the country’s recently held parliamentary elections, a lawmaker said, a development that …


Libyan rivals agree to Dec. 10 elections despite unrest

Rival Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday tentatively agreed on a roadmap leading to parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10, but the plan faces major obstacles in the …


Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Polls open for Idaho’s crowded, contested primary elections

With polling stations open across the state, Idaho voters began casting ballots in several competitive and crowded races Tuesday morning.


At Iraq’s polls, voters seek patronage and jobs

As Iraq waits for the results of its national elections, the Associated Press is publishing accounts from the polling stations to understand why Iraqis voted, or didn’t vote, the way …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since IS defeat

Iraq saw a record low turnout on Saturday in its first elections since the collapse of the Islamic State group, pointing to widespread dissatisfaction with the direction of the country …


Metropolitan King County Council passes measure to fund prepaid postage for mail-in ballots

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday passed a measure to fund prepaid postage on mail-in ballots for this year’s elections.


Low turnout worries politicians as Lebanon voting ends

Lebanon’s first national elections in nine years were marked by a tepid turnout Sunday, reflecting voter frustration over endemic corruption and a stagnant economy. Politicians urged citizens to vote and …


Turkish lawmakers approve early elections called by Erdogan

Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.


Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Stephanie Cates stepping down as chairwoman of Spokane County GOP

Cates said Friday her decision is due to the lack of time she can devote to aiding candidates ahead of what is shaping up to be a contentious midterm election …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Mueller may be using Manafort probe to dig into ’16 campaign

New documents reveal that special counsel Robert Mueller may be trying to use his investigation of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to probe deeper into Trump’s 2016 presidential …