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Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:27pm

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration.

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:02pm

Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:15pm

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground.

Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful removed from noose

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:07am

After harsh criticism, a Rhode Island homeowner on Tuesday removed a campaign sign for the state's Republican gubernatorial nominee that was hanging upside down from a noose in his yard.

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10pm

As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system.

Ghorbani suggests Trump is biggest threat to national security, Stewart says it's China

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:29pm

Democrat Shireen Ghorbani suggested that the "person in our White House" is the biggest threat to the nation's security during a rowdy 2nd Congressional District debate Monday filled with a host of cheers and jeers.

Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:22pm

Nebraska Republican officials Monday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied that he drove while intoxicated, allegations that state investigators declined to pursue and that Krist fervently denies.

After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:04pm

Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts.

Hatch said he believes Kavanaugh, calls accuser 'mistaken'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Monday the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct is "mistaken" and that he believes Kavanaugh is "a very strong, decent man."

Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?

Juana Summers and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:25pm

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test.

Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:30am

Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures.

Bill Daley says he's running for Chicago mayor in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:29am

Another Daley wants to be mayor of Chicago.

GOP, White House fret about election prospects

Julie Pace, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:09pm

The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sofia Ortega and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:13pm

Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service.

FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:13pm

The Trump administration's disaster relief chief said Sunday that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria, keeping the issue in focus after President Donald Trump questioned the widely accepted count.

The Latest: GOP governor candidate's sign untied from noose

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:05pm

The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local):

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:00pm

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking.

Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:27pm

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat.

Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:12pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting money away from a congressionally mandated program meant to get harmful asbestos out of schools, even though the threat of contamination remains, the agency's internal watchdog said on Monday.