Election 2022

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock

‘Worth the wait’: U.S. Senate Democrats celebrate a 51-seat majority with Georgia win

BY: - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer jubilantly announced Wednesday that the Georgia runoff election victory will next year end an evenly divided U.S. Senate, giving Democrats more subpoena power in committees and a quicker turnaround in approving federal and judicial appointments. Schumer, a New York Democrat, congratulated Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock for […]

Election Day 2022 vote here yard sign

Idaho Secretary of State’s office seeks information to upgrade election management systems

BY: - December 5, 2022

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office is soliciting market information from interested vendors who offer software solutions for election management and campaign finance reporting, according to the office’s website. A request for information typically precedes a request for proposal, when vendors submit bids to secure a contract with the state to provide a product. The […]

Phil McGrane

Incoming Idaho secretary of state announces four top hires for new office

BY: - November 30, 2022

Secretary of State-elect Phil McGrane announced four hires who will join his staff in January when he is sworn in, according to a press release. The four include Nicole Fitzgerald as chief deputy, Brooke Brourman as deputy legislative counsel, Jason Lehosit as deputy policy director and Chelsea Carattini as communications director. The Idaho Secretary of […]

Idaho General Election Canvass certification

State of Idaho certifies general election results

BY: - November 23, 2022

The Idaho State Board of Canvassers voted 3-0 Wednesday to certify the results of the state’s general election.  As part of the canvass and certification, the State Board of Canvassers met at the Idaho State Capitol, received a report from the Secretary of State’s Office and was presented with election data and results from every […]

Ada County 2022 elections equipment test

Idaho’s post-election audit begins Saturday

BY: - November 18, 2022

On Saturday, officials from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office will begin auditing a sample of paper ballots cast in eight, randomly drawn counties during the recent general election. The audits are new this year and were created by Senate Bill 1274, which the Idaho Legislature passed unanimously and Gov. Brad Little signed into law […]

Raúl Labrador,

Incoming Idaho attorney general announces first two hires for office, including solicitor general

BY: - November 17, 2022

Idaho’s next attorney general, Raúl Labrador, announced Thursday he has hired two members of his executive team who will start their new roles on Jan. 2, according to a press release. Labrador won the Nov. 8 election for the office and replaces 20-year incumbent Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. He secured 62% of the vote […]

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Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

BY: - November 16, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House on Wednesday night after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top, according to Associated Press projections. Though not as decisive a victory as GOP leaders had hoped, Republican candidates flipped key seats in New York, Virginia, Oregon and Arizona […]

Former U.S. President Donald Trump Makes An Announcement At His Florida Home

Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback

BY: - November 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, whose lies about his reelection loss in 2020 precipitated an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, said Tuesday he will make another run for the White House in 2024. His announcement came only a week after a disappointing showing by Republicans — especially those who endorsed his false claims about 2020 […]

COMMENTARY
Superintendent of Public Instruction Debbie Critchfield

Debbie Critchfield sends message to Idaho’s school officials after Election Day

BY: - November 15, 2022

You’d think that a candidate might want to take a short break after 18 months of campaigning and scoring a landslide victory on election night. Not Debbie Critchfield, the resounding winner of the race for state superintendent of public instruction. The day after the election, she was on an airplane to the State School Board […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

Voters at voting booths

Idaho’s Teton County found a box of uncounted ballots. That didn’t change the election.

BY: - November 10, 2022

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office updated vote counts from Teton County on Thursday, after the county discovered one ballot box had not been processed. But the vote total did not change the outcomes of any state races, according to Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck. Teton County, which is in eastern Idaho, reported Wednesday […]

"I voted" stickers on a table

Reporting error reverses one Idaho Democrat’s apparent legislative win

BY: - November 10, 2022

The number of votes counted in Jerome County were incorrectly reported on the Idaho Secretary of State’s office website, which made it appear that a Democratic candidate won a House seat, the Jerome County Elections Office said in a press release Thursday. While the Jerome County release did not specify which candidates were affected, Deputy […]