ELECTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416022-68/vote-election-former-ahmadzai.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416022-68/vote-election-former-ahmadzai.html.csp">Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:38:02.521-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country’s Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160222014-09-15T10:38:02.521-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:38:02.521-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416022@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:38:02 MDT Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409598-68/obama-president-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409598-68/obama-president-republicans-senate.html.csp">Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Special Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for what they say is his failure to obey the Constitution seem likely to hand him new war powers to combat militants seeking an Islamic state. At the same time, legislation seems on track to ext...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584095982014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409598@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:53:05 MDT Letter: Educate yourself and don’t vote straight party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407788-82/vote-party-citizens-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407788-82/vote-party-citizens-election.html.csp">Letter: Educate yourself and don’t vote straight party</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:38:44.582-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As we approach voting time, I hope more Utah citizens are planning on participating in the election process than in previous off-year elections. I am tired of listening to the complaints about our government and specifically about our elected representatives when so few qualified citizens take the time to participate in the election process, and when so many of that few just blindly mark their ballots according to a party label. In a state such as Utah, where one party so dominates, those who ar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407788@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:38:44 MDT Judge: Add two rejected school board candidates to ballots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402774-78/election-waddoups-board-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402774-78/election-waddoups-board-candidates.html.csp">Judge: Add two rejected school board candidates to ballots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:10:42.185-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Thursday suggested the entire Nov. 4 election for the state school board might be invalid. But at the end of a hearing on a lawsuit that challenges the Utah Board of Education election process, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups only ordered that the names of two previously rejected candidates be placed on the ballot for the November election. That decision followed Waddoups’ ruling last Friday that the process of picking state school board candidates for the ballot is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402774@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:10:42 MDT Afghanistan’s Abdullah rejects election outcome http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388275-68/abdullah-election-afghanistan-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388275-68/abdullah-election-afghanistan-national.html.csp">Afghanistan’s Abdullah rejects election outcome</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON STRAZIUSO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAHIM FAIEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T19:44:35.143-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • Abdullah Abdullah, one of two contenders for Afghanistan’s presidency, said Monday that he will not accept the expected outcome of the election’s second round and that talks with his opponent to form a national unity government are deadlocked. Abdullah said he believes he won both times that Afghans voted this year — in April and again in a June runoff — and he accused election authorities of giving the win to his opponent, former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583882752014-09-08T19:44:35.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T19:44:35.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388275@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:44:35 MDT Judge: The way Utah picks state school board is unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378293-78/candidates-process-election-england.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378293-78/candidates-process-election-england.html.csp">Judge: The way Utah picks state school board is unconstitutional</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom HARVEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:56:08.13-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Friday threw a wrench into the election for the Utah State Board of Education, ruling that the process approved by the Legislature for picking candidates is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech rights. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled at the end of a hearing on Friday after critiquing the method, which begins with a committee appointed by the governor. Committee members interview those who want to be candidates and then pass along a list to the governor, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378293@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:56:08 MDT 5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355731-90/election-utah-attorney-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355731-90/election-utah-attorney-love.html.csp">5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T22:28:31.947-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s statewide and national races haven’t the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah’s 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election. What would have been a very close race now appears to be Love’s match to lose, according to political experts. In the other congressional seats, incumbent Republicans are all running for another term in districts th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583557312014-08-30T22:28:31.947-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T22:28:31.947-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355731@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:28:31 MDT Idaho Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355680-68/party-idaho-election-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355680-68/party-idaho-election-gop.html.csp">Idaho Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLEE KRUESI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T15:43:02.545-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 03:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Idaho’s red state roots haven’t faded, but political infighting inside its Republican Party has left many feeling disenfranchised with the so-called traditional GOP candidates who will appear on this year’s election ballot. Tea party voters, who showed to be a powerful voting bloc in the May GOP primary election, are threatening to stay home or vote for a Democratic candidate rather than vote for the Republican. This means Gov. Butch Otter, who is seeking a third-term, could face ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355680@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:43:02 MDT Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355053-68/obama-immigration-delay-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355053-68/obama-immigration-delay-election.html.csp">Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN and ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T11:32:01.493-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama’s long-awaited announcement would have on their campaigns are now rethinking aspects of their strategy for the fall. Republicans who were considering legislative attempts to block Obama must reconsider whether that’s the best use of the few remaini...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355053@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:32:01 MDT Millard Co. election fight boiling over in two courts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344652-90/authority-clerk-county-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58344652-90/authority-clerk-county-court.html.csp">Millard Co. election fight boiling over in two courts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:29:41.436-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A challenger in a disputed Millard County Commission race has asked a judge to hold the county clerk in contempt of court for not abiding by the judge’s order that the county hold a new Republican primary election. Fourth District Judge Claudia Laycock ordered the county earlier this month to re-do the GOP primary election after seven improperly counted ballots and a voter turned away from the polling place cast doubt on incumbent Jim Withers’ five-vote win over challenger Jim Dyer. The Attorne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:29:41 MDT Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp">Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:48:23.079-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless there is an emergency, the Salt Lake County Council wants all votes on proposed sales and use tax increases to take place in a general election year. “We just want as many voters as possible engaged in the process of raising taxes or not raising taxes,” said Democratic Council Sam Granato, who teamed with Republican Councilman Richard Snelgrove to sponsor an ordinance to maximize public participation in tax matters directly impacting pocketbooks. Snelgrove noted that the ordinance prohibi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339418@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:48:23 MDT Bloomberg View: Lottery could improve turnout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334503-82/turnout-elections-voting-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334503-82/turnout-elections-voting-angeles.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Lottery could improve turnout</a></h4>