ELECTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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>