Election 2022

Congress heads back to D.C. for a hectic lame-duck session

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Capitol Hill and a lengthy to-do list next week, following a six-week midterm elections break that saw Democrats outperform expectations and Republicans barely inch toward the U.S. House majority. On the agenda are same-sex marriage legislation, a huge defense bill, changes in how presidential electoral votes are counted and more. […]

Early voting begins Friday for state Senate primary

Louisiana elections secure, but voting machines still vulnerable

BY: - November 11, 2022

Tuesday marked another secure election for Louisiana, but officials say the state’s outdated voting machines are on borrowed time.  Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reported no irregularities or complaints of voter fraud as more than 1.38 million people cast ballots in the 2022 election.  Election Day was not entirely without surprises. Some of the Secretary […]

A roll of stickers sit on a table as people vote during the Georgia primary at the Metropolitan Library in Atlanta

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroot organizations.  Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly delivers a speech to supporters

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004.  While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns have been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters […]

Mushrooms sit in a refrigerator July 18, 2005 in London, England.

Measure to legalize psychedelic mushrooms gains narrow approval in Colorado

BY: - November 10, 2022

DENVER – Unofficial 2022 election results showed Colorado voters on track to take another big step toward drug decriminalization, with a measure to legalize and regulate psychedelic mushrooms leading narrowly as votes continue to be counted. Proposition 122, dubbed the Natural Medicine Health Act, was ahead with 51% support after more than 5 million votes […]

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker

Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know

BY: and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted Wednesday in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. The U.S. Senate will go to the winner of two of the last three races where party control is still in doubt in […]

President Joe Biden

Biden says midterm elections turned out to be ‘a good day’ for democracy

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that even though midterm election results have yet to determine which party will control Congress, Democrats had a strong night defending their majority in both chambers. Control of both the U.S. Senate and House remained unclear Wednesday as more than 50 House seats have not been called and […]

Abortion rights protestors

Even red-state voters back abortion rights via ballot questions, rejecting court ruling

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states — including GOP-dominated Kentucky — backed abortion rights Tuesday, signaling that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority no longer believes the procedure is protected within the U.S. Constitution, many Americans want their states to do just that. California, Kentucky, Michigan , Montana and Vermont residents voted to support […]

Democratic Senate nominee Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Republican nominee Mehmet Oz participate in the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate debate

Oz concedes to Fetterman in Pa.’s U.S. Senate race

BY: - November 9, 2022

Democrat John Fetterman has won the race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, defeating Trump-endorsed Republican nominee Mehmet Oz, who conceded Wednesday morning. Oz called Fetterman at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the campaigns said. He wished Fetterman luck, adding that campaigning across Pennsylvania “was the honor of a lifetime.” “We are facing big problems as a […]

Former President Donald Trump listens as Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels speaks to guests during a rally on Aug. 5, 2022

Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 9, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called. Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, and Republican challenger Herschel Walker are likely headed for a December runoff.

Georgia U.S. Senate race likely headed for a Dec. 6 runoff 

BY: - November 9, 2022

ATLANTA – Georgia’s U.S. Senate race was too close to call early Wednesday morning, but both Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker expressed confidence in their chances. “Herschel is ahead right now, and we feel very good about where we are,” said Ralph Reed, chairman of the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition […]

District 3 Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere, left, will face Davonte Lewis in a Dec. 10 runoff.

Incumbent Boissiere to face Lewis in runoff for Public Service Commission

BY: - November 9, 2022

Challengers to District 3 Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III attacked him in unison for accepting campaign contributions from the utility companies he regulates. Their strategy was effective, forcing the three-term incumbent into a Dec. 10 runoff. Boissiere received 43% of the vote, and Devante Lewis, a fiscal activist and former school teacher from Baton Rouge, […]