Stories tagged: elections
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 8:33 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Realtors and other rich interests are pouring money into funds to back Nadine Woodward and other Spokane candidates
As special-interest money pours into local elections, do donors with $50 to contribute deserve 100 or even 1,000 times less free speech than the deep pockets? What about people without …
Sat., July 27, 2019
Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.
Fri., July 26, 2019
The last thing Republicans want is elections that are secure, fair, free and open. And they’ll make sure that’s not what we have.
Sat., June 8, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Albania’s president has canceled upcoming municipal elections, citing the need to reduce political tensions as the opposition demands an early national vote.
Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
Scattered bomb explosions and clashes between rival political groups marred voting Monday in the crucial fifth phase of India’s marathon elections, which also saw Congress party President Rahul Gandhi and …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday’s vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, …
Fri., April 12, 2019, 1:21 p.m.
Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Some Washington voters in the future could mark their ballots for more than one candidate in local elections, indicating which one they like best. Local governments could choose to use …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:15 a.m.
Voters might want to brave the cold and return their ballots to the post office or ballot boxes in person for today’s special election a Spokane County Election official said.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.”
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Problems in the Florida vote count might be due to incompetence, or fraud, or both – but it’s fair to ask whether these Democratic counties are intentionally slow-rolling the recount.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
Montana’s midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.
So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 3 a.m.
On Tuesday night, America stepped back from the abyss.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
The nation’s view of our democracy has always been a unique contradiction of cheering, wailing and disinterest. The shining city on the hill is also a swampy snake pit. The …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
Leadership today is more important than ever, so choose wisely when exercising one’s franchise.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor brought several security guards with her to a televised debate – an unusual step in a state where even elected officials often eschew security …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
Afghanistan’s first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
With some voters hoping for a fresh start and others fearing the worst is yet to come, Brazilians cast ballots on Sunday in a divisive election that comes on the …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade …