Stories tagged: elections
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expected
Four years after leaving office as a deeply unpopular leader, Sebastian Pinera is a strong favorite to win Sunday’s presidential election in Chile, though he’s unlikely to avoid a runoff.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trumpism wounded, but not dead
In one jaw-dropping passage, retired nurse Maggie Frear concedes Trump hasn’t kept his promise to bring the steel mills back, build a border wall, or repeal Obamacare. “But I like …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast
Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey – their first of the young Trump era – mark the beginning of an anti-Trump …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Asian-Americans targeted by racist flyers win elections
Three Asian-American political candidates targeted by racist campaign attacks won New Jersey elections, including one who will become the city’s first Sikh mayor.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Democrats get boost from election wins around the country
Democrats woke up to a big dose of good news Wednesday as they dissected election results from around the country. One year after the surprise election of President Donald Trump, …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Congo election commission sets Dec. 23, 2018, date for vote
Congo’s top election official announced Sunday that a long-awaited presidential vote would not be held until late December 2018, months later than key opposition leaders have been seeking.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
After election, Kenyan opposition leader plans more protests
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited riots
A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
AP Interview: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new vote
Warning that Kenya is in “grave danger,” opposition leader Raila Odinga said in an interview with the Associated Press on Sunday that the country’s repeat presidential election was a sham …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Coker confirms ballot errors
The Whitman County Elections Office is scrambling to correct errors with ballots for at least the seventh time in four years.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Kenya’s top court to hear petition to postpone election
Kenya’s Supreme Court plans to hear last-minute arguments that Thursday’s presidential election should be postponed because a free and fair vote cannot be guaranteed.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review
Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software’s underlying code for outside review. But security experts and …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise
President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Populist billionaire’s party wins big in Czech Republic
The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Senators push for more online transparency in elections
Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Trump U.N. envoy: Russia’s election interference is ‘warfare’
Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election as “warfare” on Thursday, breaking in tone, if not substance, from a …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Municipal Court judge challenger forges ahead despite DUI arrest
Adam Papini knows he’s probably not going to win, but that doesn’t bother him. What does, he said, is how his colleagues, friends and confidants assumed that when he was …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups
Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police killed had …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Austrian poised to become Europe’s 1st millennial leader
Austria’s 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe’s youngest leader and puts the country on course for …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters
Police in Kenya shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
New push for automatic voter registration set for Washington
Activists in the state of Washington are preparing for a new push to enact automatic voter registration in the state either in the upcoming legislative session or through a ballot …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Spokane County Superior Court candidate decries judicial election system her opponent embraces
The race for a Spokane County Superior Court judgeship is partly about the race itself. Jocelyn Cook, who is vying to unseat incumbent Judge Tony Hazel in the November election, …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Hundreds rally for free, fair elections in Serbian capital
Several hundred people have gathered at an opposition protest demanding that an upcoming local election in the Serbian capital of Belgrade be free and fair.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Homeland Security now says Wisconsin elections not targeted
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reversed course Tuesday and told Wisconsin officials that the Russian government did not scan the state’s voter registration system.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
France: Macron’s party suffers hit in Senate elections
French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party suffered its first electoral blow Sunday, as rival conservatives dominated the Senate election amid mounting disenchantment with Macron’s leadership.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Merkel’s conservatives come first in Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections
Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
54 suspected vote fraud cases emerge in Oregon
A study of the November 2016 election in Oregon has revealed 54 cases of suspected voter fraud, representing only .002 percent of votes cast, Oregon’s secretary of state announced Friday.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Spokane eyes eliminating deadline on removing campaign yard signs
The current requirement to take down yard signs promoting a particular candidate in an election would go away under proposed changes to the Spokane municipal code.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Online voter registration can be hacked, study warns
Online voter registration systems are vulnerable to hackers, a study says, but Washington elections officials say they take extra precautions.