Stories tagged: Voting
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
A long-running lawsuit over Texas’ contentious voter ID law will move forward in federal court, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature considers how best to modify it.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill to allow counties to conduct this year’s expected election for U.S. House by mail.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
The Idaho secretary of state says a federal agency may have tried to hack the state’s election website around the date of the presidential election without notifying Idaho officials in …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
A Montana legislator seeking to toughen the state’s voter ID law alleged Thursday that voter fraud is occurring at polling places across the state, as opponents sought to kill the …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is preparing to mail democracy vouchers to registered voters as part of a new campaign finance initiative.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …