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Picking a candidate isn’t always easy. Here are tips from the League of Women Voters to be a smart voter.

Make a list of the values you have and what you care about. Then you will be ready to look for candidates and issues that match. Make a candidate report …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018

Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms

The 2018 midterms, a campaign that seemingly launched the day after Donald Trump was elected president two years ago, is climaxing in the shadow of a bomb plot targeting Democratic …


Trump stokes pre-election fear of immigrants to drive voters

Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an “invasion” of migrants. Tent cities for asylum seekers. An end to the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship.


Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the Sanctuary law, even as some other states, such as Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, …


Froma Harrop: Sometimes voters just want competence

In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan politics. That’s not nearly as useful on the state and local levels, where elected …


Some Arizona polling places down, frustrating primary voters

A contractor hired to set up voting machines in the Phoenix area failed to send enough technicians, leaving several polling places out of operation during Arizona’s primary election Tuesday, two …


Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

More Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many counties lag behind the U.S. average, according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.


Idaho AG to investigate ‘newspaper’ mailed to voters

Idaho’s Secretary of State’s office has asked Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to investigate a complaint alleging that a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper is really a cleverly disguised …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Idaho asked to investigate ‘newspaper’ mailed to voters

The Idaho Democratic Party has asked state officials to investigate a publication purporting to be a conservative newspaper recently mailed out statewide to voters.


Hillary Clinton explains comments about women voters

Hillary Clinton says she meant no disrespect when she said some women voters are more swayed by men.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Voters to face decision on Riverside School District levies

Almost every school district in the area will present levies to their voters in February, and Riverside School District in Chattaroy is no exception.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Alabama Senate race gives GOP voters an uncomfortable choice

Voters like Luckie – reliable Republicans in the middle – will determine whether Moore or Democrat Doug Jones wins on Dec. 12. While Moore needs evangelicals to show up at …


Guest Opinion: Tim Eyman: Don’t get rid of property tax cap

This law has worked for 16 years and because of the safety valve of voter approval, it’s perfectly OK to continue for another 16 years.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her supporters to keep up the momentum in the final hours before Sunday’s national election, urging a last push to try to sway undecided voters.


Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

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: Wed., July 19, 2017

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 …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why is America so tolerant of Trump?

Sixty-three million people voted for this. And make no mistake, they knew what they were getting.


Keillor: Blind man cannot see voters’ kindness

Eighty percent of evangelical Christians who cast ballots last fall voted for the man, who seems as far from Christian virtues (humility, kindness, patience, etc.) as Hulk Hogan is from …


Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to know the voting history, party ID and address of every voter in America

The chair of Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission has penned a letter to all 50 states requesting their full voter role data, including the name, address, date of birth, party …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: That ‘economic anxiety’ wasn’t economic

They didn’t fear not making the rent so much as they did black neighbors or a mosque in the local strip mall.


In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters

State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm.


Jason Mercier: Let voters decide ban on income tax

SJR 8204/HJR 4207 are designed to take the policy question of whether Washington should impose an income tax out of the court’s hands.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

Jason Mercier: Let voters decide ban on income tax

SJR 8204/HJR 4207 are designed to take the policy question of whether Washington should impose an income tax out of the court’s hands.


Lawyer: Justice to no longer contest Texas’ voter ID law

An attorney for a voting rights group said Monday that President Donald Trump’s administration said that the federal government no longer plans to challenge Texas’ strict voter ID law.


AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …


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 …


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.


Nevada becomes one of Trump’s big hopes for swing state win

Nevada is the most diverse battleground state. On paper, it should be secure for Democrats. But there are enough people, still rattled by the recession and frustrated about other things, …


Spin Control: A look at voters and turnout, by the numbers

Political geeks might rejoice in a new page on the Washington secretary of state’s website that provides a plethora of political numbers that can be fed into a spreadsheet and …