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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

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, 8:20 p.m.

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, 8:16 p.m.

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, 9:26 p.m.

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, 7:11 p.m.

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, 10:17 p.m.

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, 9:40 p.m.

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, 10:55 p.m.

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, 10:14 p.m.

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, 8:19 p.m.

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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

U.S. officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Mexico ruling party has preliminary lead in key state vote

A quick-count sampling of votes for governor of Mexico’s most populous state gave a slight advantage to the candidate of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ruling party in a race seen …


Two North Carolina congressional districts struck down over racial issues

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost …


Supreme Court rejects challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries

The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Opponents of strict voter ID laws get a victory, but it may not last

Opponents of strict voter ID laws won a closely watched, but perhaps temporary, victory Monday, as the Supreme Court declined to revive a 4-year-old North Carolina measure.


Acting FBI director says Russia probe won’t be upended by Trump

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe vowed Thursday that he would tell the Senate Intelligence Committee if the White House tried to interfere with the bureau’s probe of possible coordination between …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally …


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.


Education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls

Voters in key swing states who settled on a candidate just before Election Day, along with polls that surveyed too few voters without a college degree, were among the culprits …


Stark French choice: Fiery Le Pen or novice Macron

France’s presidential candidates could hardly be more different: Pro-European progressive Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen in their only direct debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s runoff election. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI also influenced the outcome.


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

FBI chief’s testimony on Trump-Russia investigation unlikely to reveal full picture

Don’t expect FBI Director James Comey to reveal much about the bureau’s months-long investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia when he speaks publicly before members of …


King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August

King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.


Report: 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in North Carolina

North Carolina elections officials found that about 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 general election – but not enough to change the outcome of any race, according to …