The Trump administration overpaid corn farmers by about $3 billion in federal aid in 2019 and farmers in the South were paid more for the same crops than those elsewhere in the country, a federal watchdog agency has found.
An Associated Press review of every potential case of voter fraud in the six battleground states disputed by former President Donald Trump has found fewer than 475 — a number that would have made no difference in the 2020 presidential election.
Days after announcing his candidacy for governor, Republican David Perdue further embraced debunked claims of electoral fraud in Georgia's 2020 presidential race by joining a lawsuit seeking to prove he and former President Donald Trump were cheated out of election victories.
A Las Vegas business executive whose claim of voter fraud was featured by state Republicans in November 2020 as proof of tainted votes has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of voting more than once in the same election.
Voters selected Guy McAninch, Logan Creighton and Jake Dawson for three seats on the district's five-member board. Creighton's 12-vote margin of victory over incumbent Bridget Malek was the closest contest, but still not narrow enough to require a state-funded recount, and Malek conceded in a Facebook post early Wednesday morning.
Voters in Kootenai County filled two of three school board seats with candidates who vocally opposed mask mandates and raised concerns over critical race theory in an election result that ousted an incumbent from the school board.
Realtors, big business and wealthy individuals poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in unlimited independent spending into supporting two candidates, Mike Lish and Jonathan Bingle, and attacking the other two, Zack Zappone and Naghmana Sherazi.
Conservatives and progressives met in-person throughout Spokane County to watch returns Tuesday, a rare occurrence following the arrival of COVID-19. Those results showed a continued stark ideological difference between Spokane and Spokane Valley, with each side of the spectrum seeing results worth cheering and jeering.
In a contest that saw billboards and yard signs throughout town, Antush, 55, was seeking to keep the seat he was appointed to by Mayor David Condon in 2018. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck served as Condon's director of local government and multicultural affairs at City Hall.
Ballots for Tuesday's election must be postmarked Nov. 2 in order to count. The Spokane County Elections Office at 1033 W. Gardner Ave. and a voter services center at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley, 2426 N. Discover Place, will be open until 8 p.m. for voters to cast ballots, register and receive replacement ballots.
Pandemic policies were being put to the test Tuesday in several states where ballot measures sought to rebuke or affirm actions taken by officials trying to fight COVID-19. The virus-related measures were among two dozen ballot proposals in six states that also include new constitutional rights for residents to grow their own food or enjoy clean air and water.