VOTERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VOTERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246080-68/court-law-state-voter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246080-68/court-law-state-voter.html.csp">Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT BAUER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:39:01.746-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madison, Wis. • The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court. For the state law to take effect, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would have to overturn a federal judge’s decision in April that struck it down as unconstitutional. Wisconsin’s Republican-led Legislature passed the photo ID requirement and Gov. Scott Walker signed it in 2011, achieving a long-sought GOP priority. Former...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460802014-07-31T09:39:01.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:39:01.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246080@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:39:01 MDT Letter: Appoint AG? Educate voters instead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199033-82/swallow-voters-appointed-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199033-82/swallow-voters-appointed-ballot.html.csp">Letter: Appoint AG? Educate voters instead</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.757-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read “more punditry on Shurtleff and Swallow” on the Tribune web page (State of the Debate blog, July 16), finding a comment by the Deseret News stating an appointment system for attorney general would be better than what we have! What? Appointed by who? What follows this, appointed governors, presidents? There are two directions to go in such a case, and this is not one of them! Reminds me of the tea party. Informing voters of who and what they are voting for, on the ballot, instead of just ...</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> 58199033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Dionne: Which party do the voters hate less? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58166984-82/percent-reid-democrats-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58166984-82/percent-reid-democrats-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: Which party do the voters hate less?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:48:24.482-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall’s elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment. No one understands this better than Harry Reid. The Senate majority leader gets plenty frustrated when people claim that both parties are equally responsible for the mess in Congress. The evidence, he insi...</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> 58166984@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:48:24 MDT Editorial: It’s time for Utah voters to just mail it in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147225-82/mail-voters-turnout-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147225-82/mail-voters-turnout-county.html.csp">Editorial: It’s time for Utah voters to just mail it in</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:26:35.731-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On this Independence Day weekend, we honor those who broke from the English monarchy to establish a government “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Now if we could just get the governed to consent. Salt Lake County held a primary election last month, and not even 10 percent of registered voters participated. That turnout disappointed Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, but she acknowledges the primary turnout has been below 7 percent before. Low turnout is not uni...</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> 58147225@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:26:35 MDT Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58130033-68/voters-incumbents-percent-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58130033-68/voters-incumbents-percent-election.html.csp">Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CONNIE CASS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T16:22:02.506-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 04:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year’s election, right? Nope. Mostly they’re not. People talk about throwing the bums out, but voters keep sending the same bunch back in. More than halfway through the party primaries, 293 House and Senate members have completed their quests for renomination. The score: Incumbents 291, chal...</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> 58130033@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:22:02 MDT Letter: Join the GOP and forever change it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109805-82/gop-republicans-vote-making.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109805-82/gop-republicans-vote-making.html.csp">Letter: Join the GOP and forever change it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T11:31:04.472-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several of my coworkers and I registered as Republicans so we could vote in the recent mid-term Republican primary election. Initially, we had every intention of switching back to our true party affiliations afterward, but then it occurred to me that if all Utah voters were to register permanently as Republicans, we could beat the GOP at its own game. As registered Republicans, we could more easily infiltrate GOP backroom deal-making sessions and attend members-only caucuses to expose their int...</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> 58109805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:31:04 MDT Collins: Cochran wins by telling the truth about federal aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58117646-82/cochran-federal-mcdaniel-mississippi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58117646-82/cochran-federal-mcdaniel-mississippi.html.csp">Collins: Cochran wins by telling the truth about federal aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GAIL COLLINS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T10:18:23.079-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mississippi has sent us a message. I believe it boils down to: We Want Our Stuff. Big election night! As you no doubt have heard, Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who specializes in sending billions of dollars in federal pork back into his state, defeated a Tea Party challenger who ran against government spending. It wasn’t easy. Cochran’s fierce and energetic opponent, Chris McDaniel, forced him into a primary runoff. To survive, Cochran turned to Democrats, who took advantage of Mississippi’s o...</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> 58117646@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:18:23 MDT Poll: Voters like guv’s ‘Healthy Utah Plan’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58075568-90/utah-plan-support-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58075568-90/utah-plan-support-percent.html.csp">Poll: Voters like guv’s ‘Healthy Utah Plan’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T22:55:03.081-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah voters overwhelmingly support Gov. Gary Herbert’s private market alternative to expanding Medicaid, no matter their gender, age, religion or political persuasion –– or how the question is posed. A poll of 623 registered voters in May and June by Dan Jones & Associates found: • 88 percent favor Herbert’s “Healthy Utah” plan over doing nothing. • 70 percent prefer Herbert’s plan to a straightforward Medicaid expansion as envisioned by the Affordable Care Act. • 59 percent say they support or...</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> 58075568@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:55:03 MDT Tea party is dead — long live the tea party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58065186-90/party-tea-hatch-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58065186-90/party-tea-hatch-voters.html.csp">Tea party is dead — long live the tea party</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T14:23:10.942-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tea party enthusiasts were stoked last week as one of their own, Dave Brat, toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in an upset no one saw coming. Seriously, the cable networks had to rush political pundits into their studios to wax philosophically about the unexpected results. In South Carolina, though, Sen. Lindsey Graham beat back a challenge — six challengers, actually — from the right flank by refusing just to be angry and frustrated. He touted compromise, and he won. “Peopl...</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> 58065186@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:23:10 MDT GOP strength in 2014 could be problem in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58070675-68/gop-party-republicans-immigration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58070675-68/gop-party-republicans-immigration.html.csp">GOP strength in 2014 could be problem in 2016</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and CHARLES BABINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T11:10:01.534-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential campaign. GOP officials and strategists say it’s hard to persuade party leaders to adjust the political recipe when they feel increasingly upbeat about adding Senate control to their solid House majority this fall. This optimism, numerous GOP strategists say, make...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580706752014-06-15T11:10:01.534-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-15T11:10:01.534-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58070675@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:10:01 MDT Op-ed: 2014 is the year of the independent voter in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028785-82/primary-utah-elections-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028785-82/primary-utah-elections-voters.html.csp">Op-ed: 2014 is the year of the independent voter in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Randy Miller</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T16:52:01.197-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Independent voters in Utah are coming together to play a historic role in the 2014 midterm elections. Traditionally we are typecast by the media as “swing voters”, but this year rather than quietly accept this indignity we’ll be working on primary election day June 24th to be visible at a time when we are most invisible. Like Dr. Seuss’s fictional Who’s would say, “We are here, we are here, we are here!” Primary elections are pivotal in the democratic process and are often the most competitive. ...</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> 58028785@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:52:01 MDT Analysis: Immigration issue may have felled Cantor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58055574-68/immigration-cantor-issue-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58055574-68/immigration-cantor-issue-gop.html.csp">Analysis: Immigration issue may have felled Cantor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T10:00:17.951-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Immigration may have cost Majority Leader Eric Cantor his election. His defeat almost certainly dooms the issue in the House. Cantor, R-Va., was supposed to cruise to victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary over Dave Brat, an underfunded political novice who is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College. The only question was how wide Cantor’s winning margin would be. Immigration advocates were watching intently, hoping that if it was big enough, Cantor would feel free to green-light...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580555742014-06-11T10:00:17.951-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-11T10:00:17.951-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58055574@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:00:17 MDT Breaking barriers: GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045815-68/voters-black-gop-african.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045815-68/voters-black-gop-african.html.csp">Breaking barriers: GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T10:21:38.872-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 10:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Smyrna, Ga. • Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand. He wasn’t seeking romance. He was seeking voters. As the minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, Smith is helping to lead an effort to recruit African-American voters in pivotal states, a priority for a heavily white party staring with uncertainty at a country that is fast becoming more black, Hispanic and Asian. Smith and other black Republicans who ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580458152014-06-09T10:21:38.872-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T10:21:38.872-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58045815@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:21:38 MDT New era for Utah politics: 7 counties voting mainly by mail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58036465-90/counties-voting-county-registration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58036465-90/counties-voting-county-registration.html.csp">New era for Utah politics: 7 counties voting mainly by mail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T22:48:53.495-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This month’s primary will be a bit different in Utah — with seven counties conducting balloting primarily by mail (five for the first time) and four experimenting with new election-day voter registration. While officials hope that will increase the traditionally light turnout in primaries, it also creates different deadlines among counties over coming days for voter registration and early voting before the June 24 primary. Voting is underway in the seven counties that now are handling ballots p...</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> 58036465@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 22:48:53 MDT