2022 midterms

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Candidate Who Lost by 3 Votes Calls Daughter's Ballot Bogus

New Jersey official says she didn't meet residency requirement and voted for his opponent

(Newser) - A Republican township official in New Jersey who lost reelection by three votes wants the mail-in ballot cast by his daughter, who voted Democratic in the Nov. 8 election, thrown out. The Republican Party of Morris County maintains that several young Democrats cast ballots by mail though they didn't...

Kari Lake Says She's Fighting Election Results
Kari Lake Sues
to Overturn Election Loss

Kari Lake Sues to Overturn Election Loss

Trump ally makes good on promise to challenge Katie Hobbs' win as Arizona's next governor

(Newser) - Kari Lake promised last month that her fight for the Arizona governorship wasn't over, and on Friday she made good on that promise. The Trump ally filed a civil complaint Friday in Maricopa County that, per ABC News , seeks "unprecedented and likely unlawful relief of fully overturning the...

Raphael Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff Election

Democratic senator beats Herschel Walker

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Biden’s term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year, the...

With 70% of Votes Counted, Georgia Race Too Close to Call

Warnock took lead over Walker in early results

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Polls closed at 7pm EST in Georgia's closely watched US Senate runoff election Tuesday. With around 70% of the vote counted, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock had a very slight lead over Republican opponent Herschel Walker in unofficial results but the race...

Here's How Things Are Going for Warnock, Walker on Eve of Runoff
Here's How Things
Look Ahead of
Georgia's Runoff
the rundown

Here's How Things Look Ahead of Georgia's Runoff

Democrats are cautiously optimistic

(Newser) - 'Twas the night before Georgia's runoff election, and all through the state, things were looking fairly decent for Raphael Warnock. The Democratic senator, who is on the ballot for the fifth time in about two years—this time, competing against Herschel Walker for a full six-year term in...

Arizona Certifies 2022 Election
Arizona Certifies 2022 Election

Arizona Certifies 2022 Election

Lawsuits, recounts expected

(Newser) - Arizona's top officials certified the midterm election results Monday, formalizing victories for Democrats over Republicans who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged. The certification opens a five-day window for formal election challenges. Republican Kari Lake, who lost the race for governor, is expected to file a lawsuit after...

Trump Steering Clear of Georgia Runoff

Former president doesn't plan a rally for Herschel Walker, which could backfire

(Newser) - As the Senate runoff in Georgia heads into crunch time, one big name won't be playing a public role. Politico and the New York Times report that Donald Trump has no plans to stage one of his signature rallies for Herschel Walker. Trump is still a strong supporter of...

This House Race Winner Is in Rare Company

Rep. David Valadao is one of only two Republicans who voted to impeach who will be returning

(Newser) - Another close House race got called Monday night by the AP , and this one has some notable implications. Rep. David Valadao defeated Democrat Rudy Salas in California, making him only the second GOP House member who voted to impeach former President Trump to win reelection, notes the New York Times ...

Threats Force Maricopa Elected Official to Move

Supervisor Bill Gates is in an undisclosed location, protected by deputies

(Newser) - The chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona has been moved to an undisclosed location because of security concerns following the midterm elections. Supervisor Bill Gates, a Republican, confirmed the news to Fox 10 ; he also said the sheriff's office is providing a security detail. He...

Judge Makes Big Ruling on Early Voting in Georgia

Voters can now head to polls on Saturday, Nov. 26, for Senate runoff race between Warnock, Walker

(Newser) - The Georgia Senate race between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker is headed for a Dec. 6 runoff , and thanks to a Fulton County judge's decision this week, locals can add one more day to the calendar in which they'll be able to cast their in-person ballot....

Boebert Declares Victory Ahead of Recount
Boebert's Rival Concedes
in Tight Colorado Race

Boebert's Rival Concedes in Tight Colorado Race

It still appears headed to automatic recount, but both he and the congresswoman say it's over

(Newser) - The Democratic challenger who ended up in a surprisingly tight race with Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado has conceded, reports the Hill . Adam Frisch said Friday that while the race appears headed for an automatic recount, "the likelihood of this recount changing more than a handful of votes is...

GOP Clinches House, Splitting Congress for Next 2 Years
GOP Clinches House, Splitting
Congress for Next 2 Years

GOP Clinches House, Splitting Congress for Next 2 Years

Republican says party delivered on its promise to oust Pelosi as speaker

(Newser) - More than a week after Election Day, Republicans clinched control of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up split control of Congress for the next two years. California Rep. Mike Garcia was projected to hold onto his seat, per the AP , giving the GOP a House majority. Garcia makes...

DeSantis Speaks Out on 'Underwhelming' Midterms, Leaves Trump's Name Out

Florida governor was no doubt referring to him, however

(Newser) - He didn't actually mention Donald Trump by name, but Ron DeSantis offered what the New York Times calls a "not-so-subtle dig" at the former POTUS shortly before Trump's announcement that he will run for president again in 2024. Referring to the midterm elections, the Florida governor told...

GOP Needs Just One More Seat to Wrest Back the House
GOP Can Now
Almost Touch 218

GOP Can Now Almost Touch 218

Republicans need just 1 seat to regain House majority, but they'll likely have a super-slim lead

(Newser) - As of Tuesday morning, Republicans are as close as they can get to winning back the House without having it fully in hand. The Hill reports that the GOP picked up four crucial seats on Monday in Arizona, California, and New York, meaning they now hold 217 seats in the...

Michael Moore Talks About His Accurate Midterms Call

Filmmaker predicted correctly that no red wave would materialize

(Newser) - As of Monday afternoon, the fate of next year's House remained up in the air. However, the New York Times reports that Democrats' hopes of keeping majority control appear to have dimmed over the weekend. In particular, they missed targets in Arizona and California districts, writes Nate Cohn. "...

New DC Question: Is McConnell in Trouble?

Critics in Senate are grumbling about losing to Democrats, want leadership election delayed

(Newser) - Soon after news broke Saturday night that Democrats had clinched control of the Senate , conservative Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri delivered his succinct assessment: "The old party is dead," he tweeted , per Fox News . "Time to bury it. Build something new." The details of what that...

Another Surprise House Win Keeps Democrats' Hopes Alive

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, an auto shop owner, defeats far-right foe in Washington state

(Newser) - Democrats won a second key House race in Washington state Saturday—an open seat in a conservative region that long evaded the party. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, an auto shop owner who describes herself as an independent-minded Democrat, pulled off a victory against Joe Kent, a far-right “America First” ex-Green...

Democrats Keep Control of Senate
Democrats Will Keep
Control of Senate
election 2022

Democrats Will Keep Control of Senate

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto wins in Nevada

(Newser) - Next month's Georgia Senate runoff won't decide who controls the chamber after all. Democrats clinched it Saturday night when Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won her close race over the GOP's Adam Laxalt. The AP called the race before 10pm Eastern, and various other outlets did as...

Nevada Senate Race Tightens
Nevada Count Nears Deadline
election 2022

Nevada Count Nears Deadline

Cortez Masto trails Laxalt by a few hundred votes as counting deadline nears

(Newser) - Nevada's ballot count has entered its final act in the nail-biter contest between Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican challenger Adam Laxalt. Saturday is the last day that mail ballots can arrive and be counted under the state's new voting law. Election officials were hustling to get...

'Putin's Chef' Admits to Meddling in US Elections
Putin Pal:
We Interfered
'Surgically' in
US Elections

Putin Pal: We Interfered 'Surgically' in US Elections

Yevgeny Prigozhin boasts about it on social media

(Newser) - Kremlin-connected entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin said Monday that he had interfered in US elections and would continue to do so—confirming for the first time the accusations that he has rejected for years, per the AP . “We have interfered, are interfering, and will continue to interfere. Carefully, precisely, surgically, and...

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