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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


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

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

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 …