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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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


Washington election officials expect turnout to top 80 percent

State officials expect more than 80 percent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday’s election.


Forget the TV: How to follow Election Day online

NEW YORK – TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible …


Justice Dept. to dispatch more than 500 staffers to polls

The Justice Department said Monday it will send more than 500 staffers to 28 states on Election Day to monitor the polls, a 35 percent reduction from the number four …


More states appear in play in presidential election

With hours until Election Day, the wildest U.S. presidential race in memory has grown more competitive in most of the battleground states, although Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continues to hold …


Oregon voters casting record number of ballots

The Oregon agency in charge of elections in the state says more than 1 million voters have cast their ballot so far, with almost a quarter-million more ballots returned than …


Early voting indicates Clinton may be behind where Obama stood four years ago in some key states

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton may not be accumulating the type of early-vote advantage her campaign wanted, but she continues to maintain an apparent edge over Donald Trump, with roughly one-fourth …


Will this be the election that finally kills off the Democratic and Republican parties?

Andrew Riffel pondered the looming choice of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump and asked a simple question.


Opinions from past provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. FDR wins, Nov. 4, 1936


Monday is last day to register to vote in Washington

Monday, October 31, is the last day to register to vote in Washington state for next Tuesday’s election.


With Clinton on defense, Trump campaigns in blue states

Newly emboldened, Donald Trump is campaigning in traditionally Democratic states after the recent discovery of more emails that may be relevant to the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private system.


Idaho Democrats call on feds to investigate intimidation claims

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley says he has asked the U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate complaints of voter intimidation in northern Idaho.


Washington Democrats threaten lawsuit over ballot instructions

The Washington State Democratic Party has threated to sue the Pierce County Auditor over what it says are misleading instructions about mail-in ballots.


Trump or Clinton? Kids can vote in state’s Mock Election

Washington state’s annual


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump whines, but he’s not the victim

Who has ever been more in need of lectures about personal responsibility than the Republican candidate for president?


California voters returning ballots in big numbers, election officials say

Eddie Tong of Sacramento carried his pink vote-by-mail ballot into the county elections office Friday, intent on making sure his preference in the country’s bruising presidential race showed up in …


Faith and Values: Voting is a powerful privilege

Treat your voting at all levels as a privilege rather than a duty. It is too easy to get cynical about voting. Fight against that by knowing you live in …


Ohioans cut from voter list can cast November ballots, judge rules

Ohio voters who were wrongfully removed from the swing state’s registration lists can cast ballots in the Nov. 8 presidential election, a federal judge has ruled.


Since Iowa, Donald Trump has cried ‘rigged’ when he’s losing

When Donald Trump lost Iowa to Ted Cruz, he claimed the caucuses were stolen from him. When Donald Trump hit a rough patch in the Republican primary in April, he …


Washington Secretary of State Wyman says Trump’s claim of rigged election is ludicrous

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says that Donald Trump’s claim that the upcoming presidential is rigged is ludicrous.


Trump battles history in trying to overcome current deficit in polls

The polls are coming fast and furious right now, and they’re increasingly bad for Donald Trump. In fact, we can now say this: Were Trump to actually win, it would …


Officials cited pressure not to mark Clinton emails classified

State Department team responsible for determining which records should be kept secret felt “immense pressure” to not label about 300 emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private email server as classified, …


Trump’s voter fraud claims knocked down by Philly officials

Donald Trump continued to declare Monday – without evidence and as fellow Republicans distance themselves from the claim – that “large-scale voter fraud” is happening in the Nov. 8 general …


GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina

Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing …