ELECTIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Photos of the Day - April 1, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760902-68/ap-world-news-gallery.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760902-68/ap-world-news-gallery.html.csp">Photos of the Day - April 1, 2014</a></h4> The Associated Press
<h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T19:01:02.896-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 07:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A collection of some of the day's best wire photos, from around the world.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577609022014-04-01T19:01:02.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T19:01:02.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div>
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Minister: French far-right may win 15 towns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750517-68/win-minister-paris-towns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750517-68/win-minister-paris-towns.html.csp">Minister: French far-right may win 15 towns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SYLVIE CORBET and ELAINE GANLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T17:54:02.341-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 05:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • The Interior Minister says that the far right may win up to 15 towns in municipal elections that allowed the governing Socialist Party, trounced in numerous cities, to save face with a win in Paris, the crown jewel. Final results were not complete in Sunday’s second round of municipal elections. But Manuel Valls said the anti-immigration National Front party may win 14 to 15 towns. The minister said the Socialists may lose about 50 of their cities to the mainstream right. Meanwhile Paris...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57750517@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:54:02 MDT Turkey’s premier gets boost from local elections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750511-68/erdogan-party-results-turkish.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750511-68/erdogan-party-results-turkish.html.csp">Turkey’s premier gets boost from local elections</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DESMOND BUTLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T17:52:02.25-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Istanbul • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hailed what appeared to be a clear victory for his party in local elections, providing a boost that could help him emerge from a spate of recent troubles. Erdogan was not on the ballot in the countrywide polls, but with about half of the votes counted, Turkish newswires suggested that his party was significantly outstripping its results in the last local elections in 2009 and roundly beating the main opposition party. Erdogan’s par...</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> 57750511@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:52:02 MDT Count My Vote officially jettisons petition drive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57695680-90/ballot-count-elections-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57695680-90/ballot-count-elections-governor.html.csp">Count My Vote officially jettisons petition drive</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="2014-03-18T10:58:55.801-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative have officially notified the lieutenant governor that they are ending their effort to overhaul Utah’s elections system. In a letter released Monday by the lieutenant governor, former Gov. Mike Leavitt and other Count My Vote organizers wrote that, with the governor’s decision to sign SB54s2 — which significantly changes Utah’s elections system — there was no need for the group to proceed with collecting signatures to put their reform measure on t...</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> 57695680@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:58:55 MDT Letter: SB54 necessary to avoid stultifying of intra-party politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57672492-82/party-constitutional-count-elections.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57672492-82/party-constitutional-count-elections.html.csp">Letter: SB54 necessary to avoid stultifying of intra-party politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.797-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If former Utah legislator Chris Herrod is “disheartened” by Count My Vote and SB54 for ignoring basic constitutional principles (“Count My Vote/SB54 is a step away from liberty, Opinion, March 10), then I’m glad he’s a “former” legislator. The basic constitutional principles he champions have been employed with stifling effectiveness in Utah, which has practically eliminated checks and balances vital to our system of government. Allowing access to elected office by direct primaries is necessar...</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> 57672492@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT Karzai says Afghanistan doesn’t need U.S. troops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57686215-68/karzai-afghanistan-afghan-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57686215-68/karzai-afghanistan-afghan-peace.html.csp">Karzai says Afghanistan doesn’t need U.S. troops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATHY GANNON </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="2014-03-15T22:53:33.333-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely. He reiterated his stance that he would not sign a pact with the United States that would provide for a residual force of U.S. troops to remain behind after the final withdrawal, unless peace could first be established. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576862152014-03-15T22:53:33.333-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T22:53:33.333-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:53:33 MDT Letter: Republicans are the deciders in Utah elections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670423-82/voter-elections-count-deciders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670423-82/voter-elections-count-deciders.html.csp">Letter: Republicans are the deciders in Utah elections</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:04.78-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“To me, the scariest voter is the uninformed voter” (“Count My Vote deal gets roughed up but advances,” Tribune, March 3). So said Rep, Mike Noel from Kanab last week in opposition to Count My Vote. The implication that he doesn’t fear that same voter in the general election lends further credence to the presumption that elections are settled at the Republican caucus, and general elections are no more than a formality. Jeff Newman Salt Lake City</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> 57670423@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Paul: Court young voters with privacy focus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57657260-68/paul-party-cruz-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57657260-68/paul-party-cruz-republican.html.csp">Paul: Court young voters with privacy focus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GREG Giroux </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Dave Michaels</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:17:02.458-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-GOP-PAUL,0903 Paul says privacy focus would help Republicans with young voters (bbg) (ATTN: National editors) Greg Giroux and Dave Michaels (c) 2014, Bloomberg News WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said the Republican Party would win more support from young voters by highlighting what he says are violations of privacy by the federal government, including the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. “It’s a message that can grow the party, ...</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> 57657260@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:02 MDT Bill to make ed-board election partisan fails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57648322-90/bill-board-education-elections.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57648322-90/bill-board-education-elections.html.csp">Bill to make ed-board election partisan fails</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy McDonald</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T20:55:23.941-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawmakers voted against party politics in education Friday when a bill that was to have established partisan elections for the Utah Board of Education failed in the House. Democrats in the House spoke against HB228s1, arguing that partisan elections for the state board would spread into local boards, school administrations and classrooms. “Partisan politics are not appropriate in the classroom,” said Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Cottonwood Heights. “Children are not Democrats or Republicans. Nothing in...</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> 57648322@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:55:23 MDT