Election 2024

Oregon secretary of state won’t block Trump from ballot

BY: - November 30, 2023

Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade won’t bar former President Donald Trump from appearing on primary ballots despite an ongoing pressure campaign, she announced Thursday. Griffin-Valade cited legal guidance from the Oregon Department of Justice, whose attorneys told her that presidential primaries operate differently than other races and she doesn’t have the authority to determine […]

In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’

BY: - November 30, 2023

Hundreds of election workers in Washington state’s second-largest county were busy opening mail-in ballots earlier this month when one of them came across a plain white envelope. As she cut it open, white powder leaked out. She carefully took off her gloves, put them down, backed away and called her supervisor. Workers evacuated the building […]

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession 

BY: - November 29, 2023

CHASKA, Minn. — Pillow mogul Mike Lindell calls up former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck, who works for something Lindell made up called the Election Crime Bureau, to talk about press strategy. Lindell tells Colbeck a press release needs to mention his “offense fund,” to which people can give donations so Lindell can keep funding […]

Koch network’s Americans for Prosperity PAC endorses Nikki Haley for president

BY: - November 28, 2023

The political network mainly funded by billionaire Charles Koch is backing Nikki Haley for president — a key endorsement that might help the former South Carolina governor in her uphill battle to win the Republican nomination over frontrunner Donald Trump. The endorsement comes from Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Action, the Koch-based super PAC. The group […]

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to keep Trump off R.I.’s 2024 ballot

BY: - November 28, 2023

Rhode Island is the latest state where a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that would have prevented former president Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 presidential ballot. U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell Jr. on Monday dismissed the complaint from John Anthony Castro, a write-in Republican presidential candidate from Texas. […]

Group presses Oregon secretary of state to block Trump from ballot

BY: - November 27, 2023

A group trying to block former President Donald Trump from appearing on the ballot in all 50 states ramped up pressure on Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade this week. Free Speech for People first contacted Griffin-Valade in July, less than two weeks into her term. Its latest letter asks Griffin-Valade to respond and indicate […]

Donald Trump cheered on field at Clemson-USC rivalry game

BY: , and - November 26, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump turned the field of Williams-Brice Stadium into a giant stage as he briefly united Tigers and Gamecocks who cheered his entrance during South Carolina’s biggest rivalry game of the year. The crowd erupted as Trump walked onto the field Saturday at the start of halftime with Gov. Henry […]

Far-right Patriot Party fails to become an official party in Arizona

BY: - November 24, 2023

The far-right Patriot Party of Arizona failed to gather enough valid signatures to become a recognized party on the 2024 ballot. Secretary of State Adrian Fontes announced Monday that the would-be political party gathered 37,227 signatures. That’s more than the 34,127 needed, but a required verification of the signatures determined only 31,018 were valid. “After […]

Trump immigration policies set the tone for most of the GOP presidential field

BY: - November 24, 2023

This is one of an occasional series comparing the Republican presidential candidates’ positions on issues. WASHINGTON — Most of the candidates in this year’s 2024 Republican race for the presidential nomination mirror hard-line immigration policies set by the front-runner, former President Donald Trump. What were once considered far-right policies are now common talking points among […]

Case seeking to bar Trump from 2024 ballot appealed to Colorado Supreme Court

BY: - November 21, 2023

Trial coverage Read more from our reporting on the Trump 14th Amendment trial here. The widely anticipated next phase of a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began on Monday with separate appeals filed by Trump and the plaintiffs who brought the case to the Colorado Supreme Court. A Denver […]

Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election

BY: - November 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]

Colorado judge rejects attempt to bar Trump from 2024 ballot under ‘insurrection’ clause

BY: - November 17, 2023

Trial coverage Read more from our reporting on the Trump 14th Amendment trial here. A Colorado judge has ordered the state’s top elections official to place former President Donald Trump on the 2024 primary ballot, rejecting a lawsuit from a group of voters who argued the Republican frontrunner is constitutionally ineligible to hold office under a […]