Stories tagged: electoral college
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Republicans in Minnesota, Virginia propose changes to their electoral college rules
Republicans in two swing states lost by President Donald Trump in 2016 have introduced legislation that would have benefited Trump in the 2016 election, by splitting up their electoral votes …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
‘It is over’: Congress certifies Donald Trump’s victory
Congress certified Donald Trump’s presidential victory Friday over the objections of a handful of House Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden pronouncing, “It is over.”
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, midnight
Electoral College works if you win
If the situation were reversed, Team Clinton would drop its arguments, and Team Trump would pick them up.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
4 Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for not voting for Clinton
Washington electors who didn’t cast votes for Hillary Clinton Monday will be fined $1,000.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Washington electors split four votes away from Clinton
Hillary Clinton loses four Washington Electoral College votes to protests
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Q&A: Idaho electors prepare to cast votes for Trump
Idaho’s four Republican electors will meet Monday to cast their ballots for the president of the United States. A primer on Idaho’s electors and the Electoral College.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Trump aides ask of Russian meddling: Does it matter?
Donald Trump’s top aides on Sunday said the president-elect isn’t ready to accept the finding by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Trump. Even …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6 a.m.
Electoral College wasn’t done deal in 1976. Will it be in 2016?
As the time for the Electoral College meeting draws near, one former elector from the Spokane Valley often gets asked about his vote in 1976.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Two Idaho electors to be replaced
Two of Idaho’s Republican four electors are set to be replaced Monday before casting their ballots for the president of the United States.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
Long-shot bid to block Trump arrives at Electoral College Monday
The Electoral College’s 538 members gather Monday at 50 state capitols to cast the ballots that matter the most when it comes to electing a U.S. president.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Judge rejects Washington electors’ attempt to avoid fine
A long-shot bid to deny Donald Trump the presidency suffered another setback Wednesday after a federal judge rejected an effort by two Democratic electors from Washington state to avoid being …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Two Washington electors sue over law on election results
Two Washington state electors have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a law that would fine them up to $1,000 each if they disregard the state popular vote in the November …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Fact check: No ‘landslide’ election win for Trump
In claiming that he scored “a massive landslide victory” in last month’s presidential election, Donald Trump turned history upside down. In fact, his winning margin in the Electoral College is …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Idaho’s presidential electors to cast votes at Statehouse
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the state’s four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Electoral College members request intelligence briefing over Trump-Russia ties
A handful of members of the Electoral College, including a rogue Republican who says he won’t vote for President-elect Donald Trump, are demanding an intelligence briefing on whether the government …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
John Kasich, Ohio governor, tells electors not to vote for him over Trump
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday advised state electors not to vote for him in an anti-Donald Trump protest.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Washington Electoral College elector willing to switch his vote
OLYMPIA – Democratic members of the Electoral College willing to switch votes if Republican electors will do likewise.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Idaho electors lobbied as Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College
Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history – deny …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 5:24 a.m.
The electoral college isn’t a real place, but someone has to answer all the angry phone calls these days
The Office of the Federal Register, which administers the electoral college, now finds itself at the center of a populist brouhaha.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes
Idaho’s four presidential electors have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 5 p.m.
Everything you need to know about the Electoral College (then can forget for four more years)
Your vote for president doesn’t directly elect the president. It’s a bit more complicated than that.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Arizona is best chance for a third-party spoiler in presidential campaign
PHOENIX – If Hillary Clinton carries Arizona in November, there’s a good chance it won’t be because Democrats on their own have flipped a reliable GOP state they hope to …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he’ll do whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump – including escorting people to the polls himself.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2013, midnight
Shea bill targets electoral voting
OLYMPIA – Changing the way the state casts its Electoral College votes for president would be fairer to Eastern Washington voters, a Spokane Valley legislator said Tuesday. A Democratic leader, …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, midnight
Obama re-election now constitutional
OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago: Barack Obama was elected to his second term as president Monday. His election was finalized through a process …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012, 9:35 p.m.
Romney back to NH for last rally and voter pitch
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned Monday night to the state where he launched his bid, telling supporters in New Hampshire during his final campaign rally …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012, 8:20 p.m.
Obama’s campaign ends where it all began
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it ended where it all began. Obama closed his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally Monday in Iowa, where his 2008 …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012, 1:50 p.m.
Obama’s campaign is ending where it all began
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s ending where it all began. Obama will close his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally Monday in Iowa, where his …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012, 11:42 a.m.
Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney will head to Ohio on Election Day to make a final push for the pivotal swing state. Romney’s campaign has confirmed that the Republican …