Elections

A voter drops his ballot into a drop box at Maricopa County....
MEG KINNARD Associated Press

Why the AP hasn’t called the Arizona governor’s race

The Associated Press has not yet called the governor's race in Arizona between Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Republican former TV broadcaster Kari Lake. Vote counting in Arizona has been ongoing since Tuesday with officials in the state's 15 counties releasing tallies of votes as they're processed. Much of the focus has been on Maricopa, the state's largest county. Other big releases have been coming from Arizona's next two most populated counties, Pima and Pinal. The margin in the governor's race sat at just over 26,000 votes, with Lake about one percentage point behind.
14 days ago
Chris Stewart, John Curtis, Burgess Owens...
Andrew Menezes and Gregory Krieg, CNN

Meet the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections

While the overall midterm election results may not be known for hours or even days in some spots, candidates from both parties are already celebrating historic victories.
15 days ago
Kari Lake on podium at election night event....
Associated Press

Police: No powder found in envelopes in candidate’s office

Police say no powder was in two suspicious unopened envelopes found at the Phoenix campaign headquarters of the Republican candidate for Arizona governor. The Kari Lake campaign said Saturday that an additional envelope containing a white powdery substance was earlier tossed into the trash by a staffer who did not notify security before it was emptied. Phoenix emergency officials say they were called to the building last weekend on a report of an envelope containing suspicious powder. The gubernatorial race between Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs remained too early to call as of Saturday morning.
15 days ago
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak hold their hands up together....
WILL WEISSERT, JILL COLVIN and SARA BURNETT Associated Press

Democrats keep Senate majority as GOP push falters in Nevada

Democrats will keep control of the Senate, repelling Republican efforts to retake the chamber and making it harder to thwart President Joe Biden's agenda. The fate of the House is still uncertain as the GOP struggles to pull together a slim majority there. Catherine Cortez Masto's victory Saturday in Nevada gives Democrats the 50 seats they need to keep the Senate. Her win reflects the surprising strength of Democrats across the U.S. this year. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer says the American people have rejected "the anti-democratic, authoritarian, nasty and divisive direction" of Republicans who were promoted by Donald Trump. Biden says, "I feel good."
15 days ago
Posters supporting decriminalization of psychadelic mushrooms....
THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press

Colorado voters decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Colorado voters have passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people 21 and older and to create state-regulated centers where participants can experience the drug. Colorado becomes the second state after Oregon to establish a regulated system for substances like psilocybin and psilocin, the hallucinogens found in some mushrooms. Colorado's initiative eventually will allow an advisory board to add other plant-based psychedelic drugs to the program. Proponents argued that the state's current approach to mental health has failed and that naturally occurring psychedelics can treat depression, PTSD, anxiety and addiction. Critics said decriminalization would jeopardize public safety.
15 days ago
Voting stations are seen at the Madison Public Library on November 8, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. A...
NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KEN RITTER Associated Press

Senate control may come down to Nevada as count nears end

Nevada's ballot count is entering its final act and may determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Election officials were hustling to get through a backlog of tens of thousands of ballots to determine the race's winner, with the state's largest county saying it hoped to be effectively done by the evening.
16 days ago
Capitol building in Boise, Idaho...
KEITH RIDLER Associated Press

Idaho House seat goes to Republican after glitch reported

What initially appeared to be a Democratic win in the Idaho House has turned into a Republican victory after a glitch in reporting early voting was corrected in south-central Idaho. Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck says the House seat representing Jerome, Blaine and Lincoln counties went to Republican Jack Nelsen, not Democrat Karma Metzler Fitzgerald, after more than 700 votes were added to the count on the state website late Thursday morning.
18 days ago
Salt Lake City seen from Chopper 5, KSL TV)...
Debbie Worthen

Glendale Regional Park begins to move forward after $85M bond passed

One day after Salt Lake City voters approved a bond to spend $85 million on parks and recreation, the project set to use nearly a third of that money is one step closer to moving forward.
18 days ago
An Iron County voter registering at a polling station on Election Day 2022. (KSL-TV)...
Shelby Lofton

Iron County explores lessons learned after ballot shipping delays

Iron County leaders are already working on a new plan for the next election to ensure voters receive their ballots on time.
19 days ago
White city hall building in Bogalusa, Louisiana...
Associated Press

23-year-old defeats 2-term mayor in small Louisiana city

A 23-year-old has defeated a two-term incumbent to become a small Louisiana city's next mayor. WWL-TV reported Wednesday that Democrat Tyrin Truong bested 47-year-old independent Mayor Wendy O'Quin Perrette in Bogalusa. That's a city of about 11,000 in southeastern Louisiana. Truong says that he is "honestly at a loss for words" and that he wants to build "a better Bogalusa and a better city." Perrette was first elected in 2014 and has conceded this year's election. She says Truong lacks the skills to lead the city but that she prays she is wrong and will help during the transition.
19 days ago
Chris Stewart, John Curtis, Burgess Owens...
Sam Metz, Associated Press

Burgess Owens, GOP congressmen win reelection in Utah

All four of Utah's representatives are projected to win their races and keep their seats.
19 days ago
Voting stations are seen at the Madison Public Library on November 8, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. A...
Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press

Conspiracists seeking key state election posts falling short

Republicans who backed Donald Trump’s failed efforts to overturn the 2020 election have lost key races to oversee elections in some competitive states.
19 days ago
Utah Sen. Mike Lee...
Eliza Pace and Larry D. Curtis

Lee projected to win reelection to US Senate, McMullin concedes

Independent candidate, Evan McMullin announced he has conceded to Republican, Sen. Mike Lee in Utah's Senate race.
19 days ago
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Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

Voters approve recreational marijuana in Maryland, Missouri

Arkansas voters have rejected a constitutional amendment that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state.
19 days ago
Chris Stewart, John Curtis, Burgess Owens...
SAM METZ Associated Press

GOP sweeps 4 Utah Congressional District races

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore won reelection Tuesday to a second term in Utah, where he and three other Republicans are seeking reelection in their first races since redistricting.
19 days ago
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 04: People wait in line for early voting for the midterm elections at P...
Sara Burnett, Jill Colvin and Will Weissert, Associated Press

Dems show surprising strength; control of Congress unclear

Control of Congress hangs in the balance as Democrats have shown surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.
19 days ago
Maxwell Frost dances...
CURT ANDERSON Associated Press

Dem Frost is 1st Gen Zer to win House seat amid GOP gains

Amid Republican gains in the U.S. House races in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in Congress.
20 days ago
Voters line up in Arizona...
ANITA SNOW and NATHAN ELLGREN Associated Press

Voting snag in Arizona fuels election conspiracy theories

A printing malfunction at about one-quarter of the polling places across Arizona's most populous county slowed down voting Tuesday, but election officials assured voters that every ballot would be counted.
20 days ago
The Cache County Clerk/Auditor's office moved their elections center into a much larger space this ...
Mike Anderson

New Cache Co. elections center to help with security, transparency

Poll workers in Cache County worked Tuesday in a much larger space than they have in past years.
20 days ago
Utah ballots being counted. (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin

Cox, Henderson visit vote processing centers with polls open until 8

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and Gov. Spencer Cox made stops at vote processing centers on Tuesday morning.
20 days ago
One of the many ballot drop off locations in Utah. (KSL TV)...
Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business

What midterm elections could mean for the US economy

Tuesday's midterm elections come at a time of economic vulnerability for the United States. Recession predictions have largely turned to "when" not "if" and inflation remains stubbornly elevated. Americans are feeling the pain of rising interest rates and are facing a winter filled with geopolitical tension.
20 days ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

Lt. Gov.’s office asks Utah counties not to post results until all polls close

Election results across the state may be delayed Tuesday night because of issues with mail-in ballots in two rural Utah counties.
20 days ago
Leo Romero and Yohanes Frezgi, both of Salt Lake City, vote at the Salt Lake County Government Cent...
Eliza Pace

Drop box locations around Utah for ballots

Here are the locations around Utah where you can drop your ballot.
21 days ago
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 24: Demetrick Favors fills out his ballot at a voting machine as he votes in...
Associated Press

Voters in Atlanta suburbs sue over unsent absentee ballots

Voters who never received absentee ballots because election officials in a suburban Atlanta county failed to mail them have filed a lawsuit seeking an emergency solution so they can still vote.
21 days ago
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