News  /  Politics  / 

Recent Stories

The Latest: Republican Love takes lead in tight House race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:34pm

The Latest on a tight race for a U.S. House seat in Utah (all times local):

The Latest: GOP senator hits challenger over lobbying work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:36pm

The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local):

Texas Democrat attends House orientation amid contested race

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:12pm

Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has been in Washington attending orientation for new members of Congress despite Republican incumbent Rep. Will Hurd continuing to hold a lead of 1,000-plus votes in their contested race to represent a sprawling West Texas district.

AP Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

Mike Schneider and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 12:46pm

Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both in the same race. Some voters just cast blank ballots.

US Rep. Mia Love loses in court, takes lead in tight race

Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:44am

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love lost a court challenge Friday to halt vote-counting in one key county, but took the lead with new vote tallies in a race so tight it's within the recount threshold.

Love takes narrow lead in 4th District on same day judge dismisses her lawsuit over ballot verifications

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:31am

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by Rep. Mia Love against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen over how ballots in the 4th Congressional District race are being verified.

The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:36am

The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local):

The new election norm? Why it's taking more time to know who won on election night

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:14am

State election officials say the way we vote is changing the amount of time between when polls close and when we know who won.

Utah police allowed to carry guns while drunk? Lawmaker aims to change that

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:39am

Utah law allows police officers to carry guns while they’re drunk.

The Latest: Judge rejects suit over Florida mail-in ballots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:59am

The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local):

Ready to fight? 2020 Democrats frame the race on their terms

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:54pm

Many Democrats have yet to say whether they plan to seek their party's nomination for the presidency in 2020, but in speeches across the country, they seem to be testing out messages that could provide the rationale for their eventual campaigns.

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:48pm

Mary Beverly Goetz is 76, uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Worried her health issues would prevent her from voting for Democrat Jim Glenn in her western Kentucky state House district, she requested an absentee ballot by mail and sent it in weeks ahead of the election to make sure her vote was counted.

Dem's lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:42pm

Republicans in Mississippi's intensifying U.S. Senate race are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later deposed and charged with crimes against humanity.

Heated Georgia gov's race: Absentee ballots in the spotlight

Kate Brumback and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:38pm

As the candidates in the disputed Georgia governor's race retreat further into their corners, counties statewide have begun a court-ordered process of reviewing absentee ballots and counting those previously rejected for missing or incorrect dates of birth.

Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

Kelli Kennedy and Chris O'Meara, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:34pm

Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson could not be counted by machine.

Georgia Democrat wants recount in race with GOP congressman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:50pm

A Democratic congressional candidate will ask for a recount of the vote in her close race against Republican Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia, the challenger's campaign said Friday.

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she'll file federal lawsuit to challenge 'gross mismanagement' of Georgia elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:22pm

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she'll file federal lawsuit to challenge 'gross mismanagement' of Georgia elections.

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can't win Georgia governor race, effectively ends challenge to Republican Brian Kemp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:15pm

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can't win Georgia governor race, effectively ends challenge to Republican Brian Kemp.

Utah judge rejects Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love's lawsuit asking for an end to vote counting in tight House race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:41am

Utah judge rejects Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love's lawsuit asking for an end to vote counting in tight House race.