Stories tagged: Voting
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
As Trump fears fraud, GOP committee wants to eliminate election commission
A House committee voted on Tuesday to eliminate an independent election commission charged with helping states improve their voting systems as President Donald Trump erroneously claims widespread voter fraud cost …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Trump to launch probe into unproven voter fraud claim
A spokesman said President Donald Trump will sign an executive action to commission an investigation into widespread voter fraud, raising the prospect of a federal government probe into a widely …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner also registered to vote in two states
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest White House advisers, is registered to vote in both New Jersey and New York, according to elections officials and voting …
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Cummings, Democrats ask states for evidence of voter fraud
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Wednesday he was sending letters to election officials and attorneys general nationwide to ask for evidences of voter fraud after President Donald Trump earlier tweeted …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Trump wants investigation into unproven claims of voter fraud
President Donald Trump says he will ask for a “major investigation” into potential voter fraud in the election, a probe that he says could lead to new laws on voter …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Wyman pushing for earlier Washington presidential primary
Secretary of State Kim Wyman is again asking lawmakers to move Washington’s presidential primary from May to March. Wyman said Tuesday she is seeking the earlier date so the state …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III on Monday to discuss voting rights
President-elect Donald Trump, who spent the weekend engaged in a war of words with civil rights activist and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, will meet Monday with Martin Luther King III …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Holder to lead Democratic effort to redraw district lines
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is formally announcing a new effort aimed at challenging the partisan gerrymandering that’s left Democrats struggling to win local and state offices.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million
Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.
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, 8:25 p.m.
Obama says ‘we will’ retaliate against Russia for election hacking
President Barack Obama said the United States will retaliate against Russia over its malicious cyberactivity during this year’s election, in an interview that will air Friday on National Public Radio.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper to state lawmakers: Go home
Responding to the General Assembly’s effort to limit his power before he takes office Jan. 1, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said it’s time for lawmakers to go home.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
More than 1.7 million people didn’t cast vote in presidential race in 33 states polled
In every election, there are people who go to the polls to cast a ballot but who don’t vote in every race. Usually, those “undervotes,” as they’re called, happen down-ballot, …
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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Georgia accuses U.S. of trying to hack its election systems
The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Seattle prepares to mail campaign finance vouchers
Seattle is preparing to mail democracy vouchers to registered voters as part of a new campaign finance initiative.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
Federal judge hears arguments in lawsuit on Pasco’s election system
The attorney for a Pasco woman suing the city over its election system congratulated city officials Wednesday on their recent progress, but said it’s not enough to give Latino candidates …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts
President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Trump transition balks at call for nominees’ tax returns
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats’ calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a “PR stunt” and defending the Republican’s …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:04 a.m.
Trump’s latest Cabinet nominees all major donors to his campaign
The three latest nominees tapped by President-elect Donald Trump were major financial backers of his White House campaign.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Possible voter fraud surfaces in Asotin County
The Asotin County prosecutor is investigating two cases of possible voter fraud in the Nov. 8 general election.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Trump alleges ‘millions’ voted illegally for Clinton
President-elect Donald Trump spent Sunday ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for joining a recount effort in Wisconsin, ending his day on Twitter by parroting a widely debunked conspiracy theory that …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
Stein wants battleground states recount; Trump pushes ahead shaping administration
President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet-prospects Friday as he gathers with family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Idaho secretary of state reflects on Election Day as poll worker
Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he has a new appreciation for county clerks and election staff after spending two days as a poll worker in North Idaho.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Illegible ballots, tech troubles delayed election results
Election officials said they faced delays tallying the votes in Idaho’s second most populated county because of illegible ballots and technical trouble with a voting machine.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Democrat Bullock wins second term as Montana governor; GOP dominates other races
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock won a second term and secured the Democrats’ 12-year hold on the governor’s office for another four years by defeating Republican challenger Greg Gianforte.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Judge refuses to issue order in Trump’s Nevada lawsuit
A Las Vegas judge refused to go along with Donald Trump’s move to slap a county registrar of voters with a court order to set aside ballots cast by people …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Susan B. Anthony died without the right to vote. Now people are covering her tombstone in ‘I voted’ stickers.
A new tradition has sprung up around a famous headstone in Rochester, N.Y. In the days leading up to and following an election, the grave marker in Mount Hope Cemetery …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Election roundup: The latest developments in the U.S. election
Hillary Clinton has won Virginia. The Democratic nominee has captured its 13 electoral votes.