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Stories tagged: Voting

Campaigning across America, Bernie Sanders keeps an eye on France

On Monday, after he boarded the plane that would take him and Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on a cross-country tour, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked if the traveling …

Lawmakers across U.S. move to include young people in voting

Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. …

UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Turkey votes to expand president’s powers; critics cry fraud

Voters in Turkey’s landmark referendum Sunday appeared to approve constitutional changes that will greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to near-complete results carried by Turkey’s official …

Tester reports $3 million in the bank for 2018 re-election campaign

U.S. Sen Jon Tester has already amassed more than $3 million to spend on his 2018 re-election campaign.

Would-be Montana candidates win court case, still won’t be on ballot

A federal judge sided with three would-be candidates who argued they didn’t have enough time to gather the signatures required to qualify for Montana’s special congressional election – but their …

Bill to add ballot drop boxes awaits governor’s signature

A measure requiring dozens of ballot drop boxes be added throughout Washington state is a step closer to becoming law.

NAACP sounds alarm on ‘decline’ in civil rights commitment

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften …

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.

Bill limiting early voting headed to Idaho Senate

The Idaho House has advanced a measure that would put limits on early voting in Idaho. Republican Rep. Dustin Manwaring of Pocatello says Idaho currently lack a standardized system for …

Judge denies request to delay lawsuit against Texas voter ID

A long-running lawsuit over Texas’ contentious voter ID law will move forward in federal court, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature considers how best to modify it.

Montana Senate endorses bill to allow mail-in ballot

The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill to allow counties to conduct this year’s expected election for U.S. House by mail.

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 …

Democrats call for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Russia hacking probe

Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Idaho official: Federal agency may have tried to hack state elections site

The Idaho secretary of state says a federal agency may have tried to hack the state’s election website around the date of the presidential election without notifying Idaho officials in …

Montana legislator asserts voter fraud in pushing ID law

A Montana legislator seeking to toughen the state’s voter ID law alleged Thursday that voter fraud is occurring at polling places across the state, as opponents sought to kill the …

David Ammons appointed to Public Disclosure Commission

David Ammons was named to a five-year term on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment Thursday. Ammons recently retired from the secretary of state’s …

As Trump fears fraud, GOP committee wants to eliminate election commission

A House committee voted on Tuesday to eliminate an independent election commission charged with helping states improve their voting systems as President Donald Trump erroneously claims widespread voter fraud cost …

Trump to launch probe into unproven voter fraud claim

A spokesman said President Donald Trump will sign an executive action to commission an investigation into widespread voter fraud, raising the prospect of a federal government probe into a widely …

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner also registered to vote in two states

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest White House advisers, is registered to vote in both New Jersey and New York, according to elections officials and voting …

Republicans in Minnesota, Virginia propose changes to their electoral college rules

Republicans in two swing states lost by President Donald Trump in 2016 have introduced legislation that would have benefited Trump in the 2016 election, by splitting up their electoral votes …

Cummings, Democrats ask states for evidence of voter fraud

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Wednesday he was sending letters to election officials and attorneys general nationwide to ask for evidences of voter fraud after President Donald Trump earlier tweeted …

Trump wants investigation into unproven claims of voter fraud

President Donald Trump says he will ask for a “major investigation” into potential voter fraud in the election, a probe that he says could lead to new laws on voter …

Wyman pushing for earlier Washington presidential primary

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is again asking lawmakers to move Washington’s presidential primary from May to March. Wyman said Tuesday she is seeking the earlier date so the state …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III on Monday to discuss voting rights

President-elect Donald Trump, who spent the weekend engaged in a war of words with civil rights activist and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, will meet Monday with Martin Luther King III …

Holder to lead Democratic effort to redraw district lines

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is formally announcing a new effort aimed at challenging the partisan gerrymandering that’s left Democrats struggling to win local and state offices.

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

Two Idaho electors to be replaced

Two of Idaho’s Republican four electors are set to be replaced Monday before casting their ballots for the president of the United States.

Obama says ‘we will’ retaliate against Russia for election hacking

President Barack Obama said the United States will retaliate against Russia over its malicious cyberactivity during this year’s election, in an interview that will air Friday on National Public Radio.

North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper to state lawmakers: Go home

Responding to the General Assembly’s effort to limit his power before he takes office Jan. 1, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said it’s time for lawmakers to go home.

More than 1.7 million people didn’t cast vote in presidential race in 33 states polled

In every election, there are people who go to the polls to cast a ballot but who don’t vote in every race. Usually, those “undervotes,” as they’re called, happen down-ballot, …