Stories tagged: Voting
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Senate OKs teen voter pre-registration
Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
Current, former presidents at odds in Ecuador referendum
Ecuadoreans have voted overwhelmingly to limit presidents to two terms in a nationwide referendum that is seen as a critical test of former President Rafael Correa’s enduring political strength.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort
The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t voted in a while.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
Outside View: Resolve to be informed
Why not resolve to make a difference? Why not resolve to become informed and have a clear understanding of the issues, rather than blindly checking a “D” or an “R” …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore
Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria
The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in a battleground state dominated by the Republican party.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Coker confirms ballot errors
The Whitman County Elections Office is scrambling to correct errors with ballots for at least the seventh time in four years.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
GOP-backed group ready to rumble on redistricting
A new Republican group on Thursday launched a campaign to ensure the GOP is well-positioned to draw the political boundaries that will determine future Congresses after the 2020 census.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Senator: Twitter’s actions on Russia-linked accounts lacking
Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Catalans vow disputed independence vote will be peaceful
Authorities in Catalonia aim to ensure that a disputed referendum on independence from Spain will take place peacefully on Sunday despite a crackdown on the vote by the national government, …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
54 suspected vote fraud cases emerge in Oregon
A study of the November 2016 election in Oregon has revealed 54 cases of suspected voter fraud, representing only .002 percent of votes cast, Oregon’s secretary of state announced Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Idaho hands over public voter data to Trump panel
The Idaho secretary of state’s office has turned over voters’ names, addresses and other public information to President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Kenyan court annuls election result, setting African precedent
Kenya’s top court nullified last month’s presidential election, upholding the main opposition’s complaint that Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was aided by rigging in a shock decision that’s unprecedented in Africa.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Texas voter ID law again thrown out by judge
A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Angola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decades
Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
March in Lewiston will honor suffragettes
A celebratory march commemorating the women’s suffrage movement and Women’s Equality Day takes place in Lewiston on Saturday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
A political scientist has discovered a surprising way to increase voter turnout. It starts in childhood.
Political scientist finds that children who received social skills training were noticeably more likely to vote.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Critics say vote fraud panel could create target for hackers
Officials from both major political parties had a consistent answer last year when asked about the security of voting systems: U.S. elections are so decentralized that it would be impossible …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Kenya opposition disputes vote count showing president ahead
From the Indian Ocean coast to Rift Valley towns to Nairobi’s slums, Kenyans turned out in large numbers to vote Tuesday in an election pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Denney sends voter commission public records form, bill
Idaho’s Secretary of State Lawrence Denney has sent President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud an official public records request form and a bill for $20.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Editorial: Voter motivation is key to better turnout
Getting getting people to actually vote remains a tough nut to crack. This should give pause to any plans to alter election logistics to encourage participation.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data
A federal judge on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s voting commission to go forward with collecting voter data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, ruling the White House …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind
President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the motives of states that have refused to comply with his voter fraud commission’s request for extensive personal voter information, suggesting they have something …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer meeting was requested by Russian pop star whose family is close to Putin
A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was set up at the request of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star whose Kremlin-connected family has done business with …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Lawsuits filed over Trump voting commission requests
President Donald Trump’s commission investigating election fraud faced further pushback Thursday in the form of lawsuits seeking to block its collection of detailed information about every voter in the United …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Lawsuit seeks to void Georgia congressional election results
Georgia’s electronic touchscreen voting system is so riddled with problems that the results of the most expensive House race in U.S. history should be tossed out and a new election …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Idaho to handle voter info request using public record law
Idaho officials will treat a request for voter records from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud as a public records request, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Wyman: Vote fraud claim ‘ludicrous,’ refers Trump to website
Washington’s secretary of state says her office referred President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged 2016 election voter fraud to a publicly available link of voter data but reiterated no private …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Trump slams states for refusing to provide detailed voter data
President Donald Trump wrote a Twitter post Saturday aimed at state officials state resisting a broad request for data by his voter-fraud commission, including officials from deeply Republican states whose …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Trump voting commission will get limited state voter data
A request for detailed information about every voter in the U.S. from President Donald Trump’s voting commission is getting a rocky reception in the states.