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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

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

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.


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

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

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

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.


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

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 …


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

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

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

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.


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 …


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

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

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

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

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

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.


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.


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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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

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

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

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

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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Oregon SOS offers limited data to Trump commission, for $500

Oregon’s chief election official on Friday told President Donald Trump’s commission investigating allegations of voter fraud that it could receive a statewide list of voters for $500, just like anyone …