Election 2022

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Kari Lake Drops a New Song About '81 Million Votes'
Kari Lake's
New Song
Just Dropped

Kari Lake's New Song Just Dropped

GOPer releases '81 Million Votes, My A--,' announces appeal of Arizona gubernatorial loss

(Newser) - Kari Lake's protracted challenge to last year's gubernatorial race in Arizona, which the GOP candidate lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs, seemed to finally be over last month, after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson dismissed her only remaining legal challenge on the matter. But the former news...

Judge Dismisses Kari Lake's Final Election Claim

Long-running election challenge to Arizona's gubernatorial race is over

(Newser) - A judge on Monday dismissed the only remaining legal claim in Republican Kari Lake's challenge of her loss in last year's race for Arizona governor, reports the AP , affirming the election of Democrat Katie Hobbs. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter A. Thompson said Lake failed to prove...

Kari Lake's Last Legal Hail Mary Gets Underway

Arizona Supreme Court takes up signature verification on early ballots in Maricopa County

(Newser) - Kari Lake lost the race for the Arizona governor's mansion to Democrat Katie Hobbs by more than 17,000 votes in November. Six months later, her final legal challenge to the results gets underway Wednesday in the form of a three-day trial. As the AP reports, courts have dismissed...

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...

LA Elects Karen Bass as Mayor
Los Angeles
Sworn In

History-Making Los Angeles Mayor Sworn In

VP Kamala Harris swears in Karen Bass

(Newser) - Los Angeles' first female mayor, and just the second Black mayor for the California city, was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in a Sunday ceremony. Her first act? Karen Bass declared a state of emergency on homelessness in the city, the New York Times reports. Bass, who was...

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...

Arizona County's Pushback on Certifying Election Ends

GOP-controlled Cochise County ordered by judge to do so

(Newser) - Cochise County has certified its 2022 elections. The move came after Judge Casey McGinley ruled Thursday that the rural Arizona county's Board of Supervisors had an hour and a half to call a meeting and approve the results by the end of the day, despite pushback from two GOP...

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...

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...

Boebert's Race Nears Recount
Boebert's House Race
Is Nation's Closest
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Boebert's House Race Is Nation's Closest

Final votes will be counted Friday, county clerks say

(Newser) - Election officials in the Colorado counties still counting votes in the Rep. Lauren Boebert-Adam Frisch congressional race say they'll finish Friday. Boebert was 551 votes ahead at 5pm Thursday, the Colorado Sun reports, putting the election on track for a mandatory recount. Recounts are triggered when the margin between...

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...

Nevada Senate Race Tightens
Nevada Count Nears Deadline
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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...

Battle for House Plays Out in 'Nation's Salad Bowl'
Battle for House
Plays Out in
'Nation's Salad

Battle for House Plays Out in 'Nation's Salad Bowl'

Key races in Calif.'s Central Valley, Orange County remain tight, including for Dem Rep. Katie Porter

(Newser) - The outcomes in a string of closely matched California US House races that could play into control of the chamber were still unsettled Friday, as millions of ballots remained uncounted in the nation's most populous state. More than a dozen races in the state continued to be in play,...

Kelly Win in Arizona Brings Dems Closer to Senate Control
Kelly Win in Arizona Brings
Dems Closer to Senate Control

Kelly Win in Arizona Brings Dems Closer to Senate Control

Party now needs to win in either Nevada or Georgia to retain control of chamber

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly won his bid for reelection Friday in the crucial swing state of Arizona, defeating Republican venture capitalist Blake Masters to put his party one victory away from clinching control of the chamber for the next two years of Joe Biden’s presidency. With Vice President Kamala...

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