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2021 Election Day in Utah: Here's how Wasatch Front races are shaping up

2021 Election Day in Utah: Here's how Wasatch Front races are shaping up

KSL.com and Deseret News Staff  |  Updated Nov. 5 - 11:11 p.m.

The latest Wasatch Front election results from Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, Summit and Tooele counties.
What you need to know about Utah's 2021 elections: Ranked choice voting, voter fraud

What you need to know about Utah's 2021 elections: Ranked choice voting, voter fraud

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 11:19 a.m.

If you live along the Wasatch Front, chances are you received your ballots in the mail already. And chances are, you have yet to cast your vote.
What would you do if you ran your city? This Utah voting outreach group wants to know

What would you do if you ran your city? This Utah voting outreach group wants to know

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 9:09 p.m.

If you had a day in the mayor's office of your city to do whatever you want, what would you change? The Utah-based voting outreach group Voterise wants to know.
With low primary turnout expected, advocates tout ranked-choice voting method

With low primary turnout expected, advocates tout ranked-choice voting method

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 6 - 3:06 p.m.

As primary elections for city leaders begin, ranked-choice voting advocates said low interest points to a need for Utah cities to adopt the ranked-choice method and forgo primaries.
Want fewer interest groups influencing local government? Vote in off-cycle elections, BYU study says

Want fewer interest groups influencing local government? Vote in off-cycle elections, BYU study says

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 5:19 p.m.

If you want interest groups to have less power over politicians, you should vote in off-cycle elections, a new study from Brigham Young University suggests.
 Utah lawmaker wants to ensure dead voters don't haunt election rolls

Utah lawmaker wants to ensure dead voters don't haunt election rolls

Hannah Petersen, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:28 p.m.

Utah lawmaker proposes a new mandate that will ensure the removal of dead voters from the election registry.
Utah lawmaker hopes to build voter trust by creating a ballot-tracking system in state

Utah lawmaker hopes to build voter trust by creating a ballot-tracking system in state

Hannah Petersen, KSL  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 9:30 a.m.

Amid national discussion about alleged voting irregularities, a Utah lawmaker wants to assure confidence in the election process by creating a system to track voters' ballots.
Biden hits campaign trail in Georgia after top Republicans acknowledge his win

Biden hits campaign trail in Georgia after top Republicans acknowledge his win

Jarrett Renshaw, Reuters  |  Updated Dec. 15 - 10:23 p.m.

Hours after speaking with Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and vowing to try to work together, President-elect Joe Biden urged Georgians on Tuesday to oust McConnell as majority leader by electing the two Democratic candidates in Jan. 5 Senate runoffs.
US appeals court rejects Trump campaign's Pennsylvania election case

US appeals court rejects Trump campaign's Pennsylvania election case

Tom Hals, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 2:00 p.m.

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a request by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election.
2020 Election: Where Utah's record voter turnout was the best and worst

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

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 10:01 a.m.

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

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

Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 23 - 4:56 p.m.

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

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

Trevor Hunnicutt and Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 20 - 8:55 p.m.

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

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

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 7:27 p.m.

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

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

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 16 - 8:17 p.m.

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

Salt Lake County councilwoman concedes race to Republican challenger

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 7:56 p.m.

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

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

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 13 - 10:01 p.m.

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

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

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 6:26 p.m.

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

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

Susan Cornwell and Simon Lewis, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 13 - 6:14 a.m.

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

Trump endorses McDaniel to remain RNC chair, ponders 2024 run

Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 8:16 a.m.

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

Facebook extends ban on US political ads for another month

Elizabeth Culliford and Katie Paul, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 2:29 p.m.

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

Dems clinch House control, but majority likely to shrink

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov. 10 - 9:52 p.m.

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

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

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 10 - 7:41 p.m.

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

Barr urges probes of vote irregularities as Trump mounts legal assault

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

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

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

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 8:46 p.m.

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

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

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 6:23 p.m.

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

'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. 8 - 6:51 p.m.

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?

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

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 2:01 p.m.

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

Explainer: Why AP called the 2020 election for Joe Biden

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 10:07 p.m.

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.
Joe Biden wins US presidency, says 'time to heal' a deeply divided nation

Joe Biden wins US presidency, says 'time to heal' a deeply divided nation

Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 7 - 8:23 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden won the presidency on Saturday after a bitter election campaign and promised he would work to unify a deeply divided country.
Utah leaders share hope of 'healing wounds' after Joe Biden wins presidential race

Utah leaders share hope of 'healing wounds' after Joe Biden wins presidential race

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 7 - 7:48 p.m.

'We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character,' Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Kamala Harris breaks barriers as America's next vice president

Kamala Harris breaks barriers as America's next vice president

James Oliphant, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 4:01 p.m.

Kamala Harris made history on Saturday with her election as Joe Biden's vice president, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest U.S. office.
Explainer: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

Explainer: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 10:45 a.m.

On Saturday, Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency — after The Associated Press declared the former vice president the winner of his native Pennsylvania at 9:25 a.m. MST.
'We're going to win this race': Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows

'We're going to win this race': Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows

Trevor Hunnicutt, John Whitesides and Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 6 - 11:20 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to winning the White House on Friday, expanding his narrow leads in battleground states.
Vote counts push Biden closer to victory as Trump pushes unsubstantiated claims of election fraud

Vote counts push Biden closer to victory as Trump pushes unsubstantiated claims of election fraud

Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 5 - 10:46 p.m.

With his reelection chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, U.S. President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country's democratic process from the White House on Thursday, making unsubstantiated claims that the election was being "stolen" from him.
2020 Election (National): Biden closes gap in Pennsylvania, Georgia; Trump gains in Arizona

2020 Election (National): Biden closes gap in Pennsylvania, Georgia; Trump gains in Arizona

Carter Williams and Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 5 - 9:06 p.m.

KSL.com will keep tabs on the largest races outside of Utah, as well as how other states vote in the presidential election.
2020 Election (Utah): Owens, McAdams nearly tied in 4th District

2020 Election (Utah): Owens, McAdams nearly tied in 4th District

Graham Dudley and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 5 - 4:29 p.m.

Here's the latest news and updates on Utah's statewide and congressional races.
Biden predicts a win, promises to unite as Trump goes to court

Biden predicts a win, promises to unite as Trump goes to court

Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 11:04 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted victory over President Donald Trump after winning two critical U.S. states, while the Republican incumbent alleged fraud, filed lawsuits and demanded recounts in a race yet to be decided a day after polls closed.
'Democracy does take time': Explaining the delay in presidential election results

'Democracy does take time': Explaining the delay in presidential election results

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 9:27 p.m.

All indications from Wednesday are that even if a projection comes this week, it might take weeks before the election is settled. Here's why.
Republicans on track to dash Democratic hopes of US Senate majority

Republicans on track to dash Democratic hopes of US Senate majority

David Morgan, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 9:20 p.m.

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has won the hardest-fought race of her career, turning back a challenge by Democrat Sara Gideon and surviving to serve a fifth term.
How to talk politics with angry loved ones who disagree with you

How to talk politics with angry loved ones who disagree with you

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 7:42 p.m.

Election Day may be over, but the anger and frustration that divide America politically continue to simmer.
McAdams' lead over Owens tightens in new Utah 4th Congressional District results

McAdams' lead over Owens tightens in new Utah 4th Congressional District results

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 6:51 p.m.

Rep. Ben McAdams remained ahead of his Republican challenger Burgess Owens in the state's 4th Congressional District but saw his lead shrink as votes continue to be counted in the largely by-mail election.
Utah local elections: Plan to change Utah County form of government spiraling to defeat

Utah local elections: Plan to change Utah County form of government spiraling to defeat

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 6:15 p.m.

Utah County voters appear to have shot down the county's chance to change its form of government; voters also weighed in on issues in Tooele, Weber and Davis counties and on legislative races.
2020 Election (National): AP projects Biden to win Michigan; 5 states remain 'too close to call'

2020 Election (National): AP projects Biden to win Michigan; 5 states remain 'too close to call'

Carter Williams and Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 4:05 p.m.

KSL.com will keep tabs on the largest races outside of Utah, as well as how other states vote in the presidential election.
Democrat McAdams maintains lead over Owens in Utah's 4th Congressional District

Democrat McAdams maintains lead over Owens in Utah's 4th Congressional District

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 6:30 a.m.

Utah's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, was holding his lead over Republican Burgess Owens in results released for the 4th Congressional District.
With millions of votes uncounted, Trump falsely claims victory; Biden voices confidence

With millions of votes uncounted, Trump falsely claims victory; Biden voices confidence

Trevor Hunnicutt and John Whitesides, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 1:46 a.m.

President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a tight White House race that will not be resolved until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next hours or days.
Democrats, Republicans trade seats in battle for US Senate majority

Democrats, Republicans trade seats in battle for US Senate majority

David Morgan, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 12:26 a.m.

Democrats and Republicans battled for control of the U.S. Senate in more than half a dozen closely fought races on Wednesday, as Republicans held the line in several contests that had seemed up for grabs only weeks ago.
Spencer Cox says he'll be governor for all of Utah as Peterson concedes race

Spencer Cox says he'll be governor for all of Utah as Peterson concedes race

Lisa Riley Roche and Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 11:41 p.m.

Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is headed for the Governor's Mansion, grabbing nearly 63% of the vote over Democratic challenger Chris Peterson.
Wilson takes strong lead to stay Salt Lake County mayor

Wilson takes strong lead to stay Salt Lake County mayor

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 11:30 p.m.

Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson is leading GOP challenger Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs just over 56% to 41%, according to election night results posted just before 11 p.m.
Utah Constitution change to 'stabilize' school funding appears headed for passage

Utah Constitution change to 'stabilize' school funding appears headed for passage

Daedan Olander, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 11:09 p.m.

Perhaps the most consequential of the proposed seven amendments to the Utah Constitution on the 2020 ballot, Amendment G is on its way to passage in early results, with 54% of residents voting for it so far and 46% voting against.
GOP Rep. Chris Stewart secures 5th term in Utah's 2nd District

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart secures 5th term in Utah's 2nd District

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 10:55 p.m.

Incumbent Rep. Chris Stewart has won a fifth term in Congress in Utah's 2nd Congressional District.
Utah GOP Attorney General Sean Reyes wins another term

Utah GOP Attorney General Sean Reyes wins another term

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 10:44 p.m.

After surviving a closer-than-expected Republican primary election, incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes had no trouble beating a viable Democratic challenger.
Blake Moore wins Utah's 1st District race to replace Rep. Rob Bishop

Blake Moore wins Utah's 1st District race to replace Rep. Rob Bishop

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 10:27 p.m.

Utah will end up with a freshman Republican representative in the 1st Congressional District after Democratic candidate Darren Parry conceded the race to Blake Moore, who had nearly 68% of the vote to Parry's 32% at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Record broken: More Utahns voted in the 2020 election than any other in history

Record broken: More Utahns voted in the 2020 election than any other in history

Kyle Dunphey and Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 7:45 p.m.

No Election Day civil unrest is expected, but precautions are being taken.
Postal service tells U.S. judge it cannot complete sweep for delayed ballots by deadline

Postal service tells U.S. judge it cannot complete sweep for delayed ballots by deadline

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Nov. 3 - 5:31 p.m.

The U.S. Postal Service told a judge it could not complete his order to sweep mail processing facilities on Tuesday afternoon for delayed election ballots and immediately dispatch any for delivery in about a dozen states, including closely fought battlegrounds Pennsylvania and Florida.
Some Utahns used drive-thru voting to cast their ballots this year

Some Utahns used drive-thru voting to cast their ballots this year

Felicia Martinez, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 5:13 p.m.

Americans across the country on Tuesday cast their ballots – and some of them even had the option to use drive-thru voting.
How to cope with Election Day stress in 2020

How to cope with Election Day stress in 2020

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 12:51 p.m.

Fifty-five percent of people in a new survey say Election Day is the most stress-filled day of their lives. Here's how to cope.
Vote Watch: KSL investigates poll watching rules

Vote Watch: KSL investigates poll watching rules

Brittany Glas and Cindy St. Clair, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 11:13 a.m.

Election officials are teaming up with law enforcement to make sure those who show up at the polls on Election Day have a safe experience.
Election Day: Plenty of organizations making it easier get out to vote

Election Day: Plenty of organizations making it easier get out to vote

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenty of organizations are trying to make it easy to get to the polls (or the drop-off box) on Tuesday.
For 1st time, college athletes press pause on sports to engage in Election Day civic pride, service

For 1st time, college athletes press pause on sports to engage in Election Day civic pride, service

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 9:04 a.m.

The move affects all sports in the NCAA, which put a blanket halt to practices and team activities for one day in the most sweeping legislation since the Division I Student-Athletic Advisory Council in 2014 to give athletes at every level a vote in the decision-making process.