Elections

Momentum builds for letting people vote while on parole

SEATTLE (AP) — As a young man Victor Sauceda didn’t care about who was president, about who was governor, about voting at all. He wasn’t living by the law anyway. But after serving eight years in prison for burglary and…

Washington secretary of state certifies election results

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Tuesday certified the final results of Washington state’s election, two days ahead of the deadline. The state saw its second-highest turnout percentage, with 84.14% of the state’s nearly 4.9…

Election official: Barely a hint of voting fraud in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There was no evidence of widespread election fraud in Idaho during the Nov. 3 election, state election officials said. Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck told the Idaho Statesman in a story on Tuesday that there were about…

False claims of voting fraud thrive on 'free speech' app Parler

Over the last week, Twitter has covered nearly a dozen of President Trump’s tweets that make false or unproven claims that voter fraud occurred. That’s pushed a small but vocal faction of conservatives to lesser-known social media site Parler, which has fewer than 8 million users, but its reach is quickly growing.

4 News Now Q&A: How safe is your vote?

You have probably read the headlines, or scrolled through the tweets. At the center of it all is concern about election security, fueled by a president who believes voter fraud is rampant during this election. But how accurate are those claims? 

Incumbent wins Washington state’s superintendent race

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s schools chief was reelected after Democrats hit the panic button late in the campaign over the nonpartisan but sharp political race. Chris Reykdal, the incumbent state superintendent of public instruction, won another four-year term in the…

Trump sues for Michigan ballot access, asks Wis. recount

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Michigan state court demanding access to locations where ballots are being counted in one of the undecided states that could determine whether President Donald Trump gets another four years in the White House.