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Judge denies request to delay lawsuit against Texas voter ID

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.


Montana Senate endorses bill to allow mail-in ballot

The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill to allow counties to conduct this year’s expected election for U.S. House by mail.


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 …


Democrats call for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Russia hacking probe

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.

Idaho official: Federal agency may have tried to hack state elections site

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 …


Montana legislator asserts voter fraud in pushing ID law

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, …


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 …


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


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …