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Facebook moves to target misinformation before election

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 10:35am

Facebook is trying just two months before the U.S. election to better police political misinformation on its platform, a tacit acknowledgement that the social network is rife with falsehoods that could sway the vote.

Will there be a post-convention bounce for GOP congressional candidate Burgess Owens?

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 1st - 7:24am

Even though Utah 4th Congressional District candidate Burgess Owens spoke during last week’s mostly virtual Republican National Convention, it’s not clear how much of an impact his brief appearance is having on his bid to unseat the state’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams.

Vivint Arena and select Megaplex Theatres to be used for polling centers on Election Day

Ryan Miller,  |  Updated Aug 28th - 11:18am

Utah Jazz and the Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment group are answering the call to help make voting for accessible to Utahns.

BYU study: Mail-in voting doesn’t help one political group over the other

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 28th - 8:44am

Sending ballots through the mail doesn’t benefit one political party over the other, according to a new study that looked at decades of election data.

Utah’s Burgess Owens to speak at Republican National Convention

Cami Mondeaux, KSL  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:22am

Burgess Owens, the GOP candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, is slated to speak during the Republican National Convention.

Community activists in Salt Lake City rally for post offices amid election concerns

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:42pm

Community groups rallied at the downtown post office, calling for legislative action to address concerns about recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could impact the upcoming general election.

Here's how Utah Democrats are participating in an all-virtual national convention

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:59pm

Utah had its moment in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention when Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson formally allocated the state's delegates between the candidates.

Trump campaign's Russia contacts 'grave' threat, Senate says

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 18th - 3:58pm

The Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the 2016 presidential election posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat, a Senate panel concluded Tuesday as it detailed how associates of Donald Trump had regular contact with Russians and expected to benefit from the Kremlin’s help.

Postal Service halts some operational changes amid outcry

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 18th - 12:22pm

Facing a public backlash over mail disruptions, the Trump administration scrambled to respond Monday as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery delays and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.

Utah delegates worry virtual Democratic convention to nominate Biden may lack excitement

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:50pm

Convention is usually ‘Super Bowl of politics,’ former state party leader says.

Political forecaster moves 4th District race away from McAdams into 'toss-up' category

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:35pm

The Cook Political Report, a national nonpartisan political analysis and forecasting publication, has declared the race in Utah's 4th Congressional District too close to call.

Latter-day Saints for Trump group seeks to 'mobilize' church members to reelect president

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:42am

A group calling itself Latter-day Saints for Trump and co-chaired by retired Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch intends to promote the reelection of the president among members of its faith.

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 13th - 7:49pm

President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.

Biden’s VP pick 'going to appeal to a lot of Utahns', supporter says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Aug 11th - 7:37pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s choice of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate is expected to attract more support for the Democratic presidential candidate in Utah.

Protesters in St. George join national convoy to get Libertarian candidate in presidential debates

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 9th - 6:26pm

Frustrated with presidential debates only hosting candidates from the country’s two major political parties, a handful of local Libertarians joined a national protest Saturday meant to get their party’s candidate heard on the national debate stage.

'Mistakes were made,' but Cox stands by Utah’s COVID-19 response

Mike Headrick and Keri Wilcox, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 6th - 5:19pm

From a statewide mask mandate to mistakes in the state’s steps to fight COVID-19 and how politics has shaped the response – Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox sat down with KSL to discuss his tough choices as head of the state’s Coronavirus Task Force.

Utah officials praise ranked-choice voting in Thursday forum

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 6th - 3:08pm

Utah officials Thursday participated in a series of webinars about ranked-choice voting, an alternative polling method that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference rather than voting for just one.

With time extension stalled, Census speeds up count schedule

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 31st - 1:45pm

The U.S. Census Bureau sped up the timetable for crunching 2020 census numbers on Friday after an earlier request for an extension stalled in the Senate and as pressure mounts to turn in data used to determine congressional districts by year’s end, when President Donald Trump is still in office.

Election Day may become election week due to mail-in voting

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 31st - 11:50am

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night. But that doesn’t mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent, as President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday.