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2020 Election: Where Utah's record voter turnout was the best and worst

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 24th - 10:01am

The 2020 election will go down in history for many reasons, including the record voter turnout. Here's a breakdown of how every Utah county participated.

Federal agency approves formal start of transition for President-elect Joe Biden

Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 23rd - 4:56pm

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday was formally given the go-ahead by a federal agency to begin his transition to the presidency, shortly after the battleground state of Michigan certified him as the winner there.

Georgia certifies Biden as winner of the presidential election in the state

Trevor Hunnicutt and Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 20th - 8:55pm

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that a manual recount and audit of all ballots cast in the southern state had determined that Joe Biden was the winner. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, said he was required by law to formalize the certification of the results.

Utah counties canvass results, solidifying wins in several close local races

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:27pm

Democrats pick up only 1 seat in Utah's House after Republicans flip 2 close legislative races.

Burgess Owens wins back Utah's 4th Congressional District seat for Republicans

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Nov 16th - 8:17pm

Utah's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, conceded the 4th Congressional District race Monday.

Salt Lake County councilwoman concedes race to Republican challenger

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:56pm

Salt Lake County Councilwoman Shireen Ghorbani, a Democrat, conceded Monday to her Republican challenger Laurie Stringham.

Owens has nearly 2,100-vote lead over McAdams in Utah's 4th District

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Nov 13th - 10:01pm

Republican Burgess Owens saw his lead over Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams jump Friday to 2,095 votes after new election results were released by Utah County and Salt Lake County in the 4th Congressional District race.

Why can't I track an in-person vote? How does a recount work? Utah's voting questions answered here

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:26pm

With more people voting this election than ever before in Utah, it was bound to lead to more phone calls at the state election office as people have questions about the process, according to Utah's state elections director.

Another projection calls Arizona for Biden; Republicans urge Trump to allow him briefings

Susan Cornwell and Simon Lewis, Reuters  |  Updated Nov 13th - 6:14am

More Republican lawmakers said on Thursday the Trump administration should allow Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings, in a tacit acknowledgment the Democrat may soon occupy the White House.

Trump endorses McDaniel to remain RNC chair, ponders 2024 run

Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:16am

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel to stay on in her position, in what one source said could be a prelude to Trump's announcing plans to run for president in 2024.

Facebook extends ban on US political ads for another month

Elizabeth Culliford and Katie Paul, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 11th - 2:29pm

As election misinformation continued to rage online, Facebook Inc said on Wednesday its post-election ban on political ads would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia Senate races in January.

Dems clinch House control, but majority likely to shrink

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 10th - 9:52pm

Democrats clinched two more years of controlling the House on Tuesday but with a potentially razor-thin majority, a finale to last week's elections that has left them divided and with scant margin for error for advancing their agenda.

Owens still leads McAdams in Utah's 4th Congressional District

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Nov 10th - 7:41pm

Republican Burgess Owens saw his lead increase to 1,780 votes over Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams Tuesday as ballots continue to be tabulated a week after the election.

Barr urges probes of vote irregularities as Trump mounts legal assault

Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 9th - 10:09pm

U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors on Monday to look into "substantial" allegations of irregularities in last week's election, prompting the top lawyer overseeing voter fraud investigations to resign in protest.

Utah AG Sean Reyes gives statement after volunteering in Nevada to review election results

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 9th - 8:46pm

After spending the weekend in Nevada reviewing alleged voting irregularities, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says there are legitimate concerns that need to be examined and possibly remedied.

Owens still leads McAdams in Utah's 4th Congressional District

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Nov 9th - 6:23pm

Republican Burgess Owens' lead over Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams grew slightly to 695 votes Monday in the latest results released in the 4th Congressional District race.

'The work starts right away': Biden begins planning for presidency with focus on coronavirus pandemic

Trevor Hunnicutt, Susan Heavey and Andrea Shalal, Reuters  |  Posted Nov 8th - 6:51pm

A day after clinching the U.S. presidency, Democrat Joe Biden and his advisers were working on Sunday on how to address the nation's coronavirus crisis while reinforcing his intention to bridge America's gaping political divisions.

Gephardt: What is a cured ballot and how does it impact Utah voters?

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 8th - 2:01pm

KSL viewers said they've gotten notice that their votes have been rejected. How can those votes be counted now that we're past the Election Day deadline?

Explainer: Why AP called the 2020 election for Joe Biden

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 10:07pm

Joe Biden didn't become president-elect when The Associated Press and other media organizations called the race for him; they called the race when Biden had the votes to become the president-elect.