Stories tagged: Voting
UPDATED: MONDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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, …
MONDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 10:32 A.M.
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.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 2:05 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 11:22 A.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 9:51 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 8:28 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 5:48 A.M.
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.