Utah Presidential Primary, March 3, 2020

Election 2020

Voters cast ballots at an early voting polling location for the 2020 Presidential election at Madis...
CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Wisconsin's secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities.
1 day ago
Voters cast ballots at an early voting polling location for the 2020 Presidential election at Madis...
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and MORGAN LEE Associated Press

Screams, threats as New Mexico counties try to certify vote

Deep-seated conspiracy theories about the security of voting machines erupted into heated, angry and at times threatening outbursts as New Mexico counties were deciding whether to certify results from their recent primary.
2 months ago
Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994) gives the thumbs up as he addresses the White House staff upon his resi...
CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press

Watergate 50th intersects Jan. 6 hearings

Watergate and Jan. 6 are a half-century apart but in both episodes, a president tried to do an end run around democracy.
2 months ago
Couy Griffin New Mexico elections...
MORGAN LEE Associated Press

New Mexico prosecutor says GOP county must certify vote or legal action will follow

New Mexico's top prosecutor on Thursday told a Republican-led county commission to comply with an order to certify results from its primary election, the latest development in a case arising from far-right conspiracy theories over voting machines that have spread across the country.
2 months ago
FILE PHOTO: Otero County Commission Chairman and Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin. Griffin...
MORGAN LEE Associated Press

Republican-led commission refuses to certify New Mexico primary vote

Votes in a New Mexico community are at risk of not counting after a Republican-led commission refused to approve primary election results over distrust of Dominion vote-tallying machines.
2 months ago
Protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protes...
MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

Man blaming Trump’s ‘presidential orders’ for Jan. 6 riot actions found guilty

An Ohio man who testified that he was "following presidential orders" from Donald Trump when he stormed the U.S. Capitol has been convicted of obstructing Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. A federal jury on Thursday also found Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, guilty of stealing a coat rack from an office inside the Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
4 months ago
FILE: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows walks along the South Lawn before President Donald Tr...
Associated Press

Former chief of staff Mark Meadows removed as North Carolina registered voter

An elections board in a North Carolina county has removed Mark Meadows, a former chief of staff to President Donald Trump, from its list of registered voters after documents showed he lived in Virginia and voted in the 2021 election there. Questions had already arisen last month about Meadows when North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein's office asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into his voter registration, which listed a home he never owned as his legal residence.
4 months ago
A federal court document said Hardin sent this photo of himself at the Capitol Crypt to a friend. (...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Former Salt Lake officer sentenced for entering Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

A veteran Utah police officer was given a fine and probation in a plea arrangement for his part in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Michael Lee Hardin, of Kaysville, Utah, will be on probation for 18 months and will pay a $500 fine for entering the Capitol as rioters broke through police barricades, damaged doors and windows and caused the evacuation of elected officials who were attempting to certify the 2021 U.S. election for president.
4 months ago
FILE - The White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington, J...
COLLEEN LONG Associated Press

Jan. 6 riot minute-by-minute and former President Trump’s 8-hour gap

A lot is known about the few hours that shook American democracy to the core. The defeated president's incendiary speech, the march by an angry crowd to the U.S. Capitol, the breaking in, the beating of cops, the "hang Mike Pence" threats, the lawmakers running for their lives, the shooting death of rioter Ashli Babbitt. All of that chaos unfolded over about eight hours on one day: Jan. 6, 2021.
4 months ago
FILE PHOTO -- Virginia residents vote at the Fairfax County Government Center on November 02, 2021 ...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Davis County offers election security town hall and tour

FARMINGTON, Utah — With the Utah Legislature addressing voter confidence, and with far too little voter fraud discovered to make a difference in the 2020 election, Davis County officials are continuing efforts to be transparent in its election process. The county is holding a series of election integrity events, including one Wednesday night, to provide […]
4 months ago
HOUSTON, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 24: A couple exits after casting their ballot at the Moody Community Cent...
PAUL J. WEBER and ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press

Texas throws out nearly 23,000 ballots, roughly 13% under new voting law

The number of rejected mail ballots in Texas soared to nearly 13% across most counties in the nation's first election of 2022. That's according to county-by-county figures obtained by The Associated Press.
5 months ago
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Lindsay Aerts, KSL NewsRadio

Follow the Ballot: How Utah ballots are tabulated and audited

In the second of a two-part series, learn how Utah ballots are tabulated and audited to assure accuracy and election security.
5 months ago
Federal law explains how you will need to confirm your ID when voting by mail. (KSL TV)...
Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

Election security bill requiring mail-in voters to verify identities receiving bipartisan support

Some changes could be coming to vote-by-mail in Utah. A bill working its way through the legislature would require Utahns to show proof of their identity to vote.
6 months ago
FILE: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a visit to Rock Springs Church to campaign for G...
Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week, despite claims on social media

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Vice president doesn’t have power to ‘change the outcome’ of elections CLAIM: Vice […]
6 months ago
A no voter fraud sign is displayed by a protester in support of President Donald Trump at the Maric...
CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MARC LEVY Associated Press

Politicians continue call for 2020 election reviews, creating voter doubt, despite no evidence vote was rigged

Partisan election reviews of the 2020 presidential election are under way in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin while Republican lawmakers elsewhere continue their calls to bring them to their states.
8 months ago
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CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP review finds

ATLANTA (AP) — An Associated Press review of every potential case of voter fraud in the six battleground states disputed by former President Donald Trump has found fewer than 475 — a number that would have made no difference in the 2020 presidential election. Democrat Joe Biden won Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin […]
8 months ago
FILE: The Utah State Capitol (Jason Olson, Deseret News Archives)...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Gov. Cox, Lt. Gov. ‘frustrated by misinformation’ presented in Utah judiciary interim committee

Utah's Gov. Spencer Cox and his lieutenant governor said they were "frustrated by the misinformation that was presented in the Judiciary Interim Committee" Wednesday regarding the security of Utah's elections.
10 months ago
Demonstrators stand outside of the Georgia Capitol to oppose the HB 531 bill  HB 531 will add contr...
Ben Nadler & Jeff Amy, Associated Press

Georgia Gov. Kemp Signs GOP Election Bill Amid An Outcry

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has drawn protests as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections.
1 year ago
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CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press

EXPLAINER: Election Claims, And Why It’s Clear Biden Won

Republican and Democratic election officials have certified the election as valid, courts have rejected lawsuit after lawsuit claiming otherwise, and a clear majority of Congress has confirmed the final result.
2 years ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Utah Delegation Condemns Chaos At US Capitol

Several members of the Utah congressional delegation tweeted that they were safe and condemned the violence at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon after demonstrators overturned security barricades and entered the Capitol building.
2 years ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a rally at the Boulder City Airport on October 8, 2020 in ...
Associated Press

Pence, DOJ Seek Dismissal Of Suit Aiming To Overturn Election Results

The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a last-gasp lawsuit led by a House Republican that seeks to give Vice President Mike Pence the power to overturn the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden when Congress formally counts the Electoral College votes next week.
2 years ago
FILE: United States Capitol building (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)...
JESSICA GRESKO and MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Explainer: What’s In Store When The Electoral College Meets

Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. That's when the Electoral College meets.
2 years ago
A vote-sorting machine checks signatures. (Matt Gephardt, KSL TV)...
Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Gephardt: What Is A Cured Ballot & How Does It Impact Utah Voters?

During the 2016 general election, more than 318,000 mail-in ballots were rejected according to an analysis by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
2 years ago
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Jared Turner, KSL TV

Full Election Coverage From KSL TV

The 2020 Election has already been one of the most unprecedented in American history amid the coronavirus pandemic and bitter bipartisanship across the country.
2 years ago
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