Stories tagged: elections
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before a tense presidential election.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
German nationalists elect top duo for general election
Germany’s nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party’s best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen in fight to lead France
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political system and setting up a showdown over its …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight
Polling stations opened Saturday in France’s far-flung overseas territories – one day earlier than on the mainland – for the country’s unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
South Korean presidential race suddenly tightens
The adage about a week being a long time in politics has never been truer than in South Korea, a tumultuous young democracy where politicians and parties rise and fall …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Voters asked to renew taxes for Spokane Public Libraries and county emergency services
Voters throughout Spokane County will be asked next month to renew tax measures funding libraries and emergency services.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Merkel’s Party wins German state election, blunting projected opposition surge
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party won a state election as the main opposition party fell short of polls forecasting a surge, according to exit polls, potentially denting her Social Democrat …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Center-right party tops Bulgaria election; Socialists yield
The center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov took the lead in Bulgaria’s parliamentary election on Sunday, a pair of exit polls showed, a result that if confirmed …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 1 p.m.
Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party easily won an election in Germany’s western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Macron, Le Pen clash in first French election TV debate
The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign’s first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene voters overwhelmingly approve $68 million school bond, levy
The Coeur d’Alene School district took a risk this year, asking voters to approve a bond and levy totaling $68 million. It was a risk that paid off.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza backs off bid to move school board votes to November general election
Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza pulled her controversial school elections bill on Tuesday, which would have moved school board elections to the November general election alongside presidential and congressional races.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Texas isn’t only state where redistricting could be factor in 2018
Redistricting litigation, which played out in the lead-up to the 2016 elections, is still ongoing across the country.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Media groups push back after fake news defined U.S. elections
The Baltimore Gazette had its share of scoops leading up to the 2016 presidential election. But one stands out: Every presidential race since John F. Kennedy’s election was rigged. That …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wins second term
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti claimed a second term, easily trouncing 10 little-known rivals in an election with a tiny turnout but potentially major implications for the nation’s second-largest city.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers reject bill to make every Election Day a school holiday
Legislation to declare a school holiday on every election day in Idaho – designed to allow schools to serve as polling places without creating any danger to kids from all …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure
WASHINGTON – Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America’s 2016 presidential election. He acted after revelations …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
David Ammons appointed to Public Disclosure Commission
David Ammons was named to a five-year term on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment Thursday. Ammons recently retired from the secretary of state’s …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Hard work starts now for France’s Socialist candidate
Beating a politically weakened ex-prime minister proved easy for Benoit Hamon, who will represent France’s ruling Socialist Party in the country’s presidential election. Far harder will be convincing voters that …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary
Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country’s left-wing presidential primary runoff next week.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Idaho Democrat wants top-two primary system
A state senator from Boise wants to drastically change Idaho’s primary elections.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 7:17 p.m.
Trump praises Putin’s response to sanctions, calls Russian leader ‘very smart!’
President-elect Donald Trump on Friday expressed his appreciation to Vladimir Putin after the Russian president said he would not expel American diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions over hacking …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
U.S. imposing sanctions over Russian hacking
President Barack Obama’s administration announced sweeping new measures against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as interference in this fall’s presidential election, ordering the expulsion …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
U.S. elections still vulnerable to rigging, vote stealing
Jill Stein’s bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That’s because the Green Party candidate’s effort stood almost …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Maybe Washington state needs its own electoral college
Once again Washington is on the brink of divorce. Proposals for splitting off Eastern Washington have re-emerged with the filing of House Joint Memorial 4000 petitioning Congress to form the …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Doug Clark: Time to round up a Presidential Press Posse
Doug Clark is looking for members of his 2016 Presidential Press Posse; do you think you have the right stuff?
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Citizen check proposed for Washington voter registration
Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Early results: Ruling party winning Russian parliament vote
Early results on Sunday showed Russia’s ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country’s two largest cities.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Voter registration mailers mistakenly sent to deceased Idahoans anger some in Kootenai County
A nonprofit group working to boost voter registration in Idaho has left some Kootenai County residents angry or suspicious – and blaming the county elections office, which had nothing to …