Poll: Voters Support Gun Background Check MeasureA new poll released this week shows most Washington state voters support a ballot measure requiring universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, but that same survey suggests that undecided voters could swing the outcome of a rival gun initiative that would prevent any expansion beyond the national standard.
Seattle Elects Socialist To City Council Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.
States Joining Forces To Scrub Voter RollsMore than half of states are now working in broad alliances to scrub voter rolls of millions of questionable registrations, identifying people registered in multiple states and tens of thousands of dead voters who linger on election lists.
A New Front For Gun Background Checks: The BallotAfter struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
Abortion Foes Say Voters May Trump ConstitutionAbortion foes seeking to expand the state's parental notification law say voter-backed laws can trump the Montana Constitution.
WA Charter Schools Petition Nets 350K Ballot Signers Supporters of charter schools submitted more than enough signatures Friday in their efforts to put the initiative on the November ballot, shifting the work to persuading Washington voters it will be good for students.
Super Tuesday Voters Put Imprint on GOP RaceMitt Romney is angling to solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday's imprint on the Republican presidential contest. Newt Gingrich just hopes to keep his struggling campaign alive with a strong showing in Georgia.