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The Latest: Judge rejects challenge to rules of hand recount

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.

Senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals in video

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

A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote.

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: Bitter US Senate race headed to a hand recount

Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:34pm

Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes.

Trump backs criminal justice reform legislation that Sen. Mike Lee helped write

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:43pm

President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that Utah Sen. Mike Lee helped write.

The Latest: Democrat leads in last undecided House race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:38pm

The Latest on U.S. House races in California (all times local):

Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:38pm

Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation that might not be over.

NRA sues to block new Washington gun-control measure

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:48pm

Gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association on Thursday sued to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure from taking effect in Washington state.

Lawsuits, judges' orders pile up in Florida election drama

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:48pm

Lawsuits and judges' orders have been piling up across Florida as the state struggles through vote recounts for several races, including U.S. Senate and governor.

The Latest: Video: Senator talks on making voting difficult

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:44pm

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

Kasich: Midterm turnout suggests opening for independent bid

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:44pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate.

What you can and can't say: Here's how free speech works under the First Amendment

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:30pm

There are some common misconceptions about free speech, as well as some confusing rules about what’s protected, what’s not and who can police what you say.

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.

Democrat Katie Porter flips U.S. House seat in California's Reagan country, beats GOP incumbent Mimi Walters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:34pm

Democrat Katie Porter flips U.S. House seat in California's Reagan country, beats GOP incumbent Mimi Walters.

Each ballot matters: One vote decided a Kentucky House race

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:29pm

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.

The Latest: McAdams holds slight lead on Love in tight race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:50pm

The Latest on a lawsuit involving a contested U.S. House race in Utah (all times local):

Florida's secretary of state orders a manual recount in the state's hotly contested U.S. Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:34pm

Florida's secretary of state orders a manual recount in the state's hotly contested U.S. Senate race .

Unofficial results: Florida governor's race seems settled after recount; U.S. Senate race likely headed to second review

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:07pm

Unofficial results: Florida governor's race seems settled after recount; U.S. Senate race likely headed to second review.