Election 2022

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Key Senate, Gubernatorial Races in Arizona, Nevada Remain Uncalled

Democrats have narrow leads in Arizona, Republicans in Nevada

(Newser) - Democrats padded their narrow leads in key Arizona contests on Thursday, but the races for US Senate and governor were still too early to call with about a fifth of the total ballots left to be counted, the AP reports. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly led Republican Blake Masters by 5....

Advisers to Trump: Delay 2024 Announcement or Risk 'Silence'

Disappointing results from some of his endorsed candidates look to have weakened his power

(Newser) - Republicans are asking former President Trump to delay his announcement of a presumed third White House bid until next month after disappointing midterm results, particularly from the candidates he backed. His own advisers see the results as "wounding to his political future," the Washington Post reports, adding advisers...

Dead Democrat Wins Race in Pennsylvania

Anthony 'Tony' DeLuca, state's longest-serving state representative, died last month

(Newser) - Anthony “Tony” DeLuca died last month, in the middle of his re-election race—which he won anyway, by a huge margin. DeLuca, 85 and the longest-serving state representative in Pennsylvania, died of lymphoma less than two weeks after the deadline to change the ballot, the Guardian reports. He was...

Lauren Boebert Currently Trails Challenger by 64 Votes

And more of the latest on House races

(Newser) - As of 10:30pm ET Wednesday, the AP had called 391 of the 435 House races, with the Democrats winning 184 of those contests and the Republicans winning 207 so far. Among the latest developments: In New Mexico, incumbent Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell conceded defeat in her race against Democratic...

Biden Praises 'Strong Night' for Dems, Discusses 2024 Plans

He says he'll announce decision on seeking a second term early next year

(Newser) - "While the press and the pundits were predicting a giant red wave, it didn’t happen," Biden said Wednesday at the White House in his first public remarks since voting in the midterm elections ended. He said Democrats had a "strong night." He acknowledged that many...

California Rejects Sports Betting Despite $600M Push
California Voters Say
No to Sports Betting

California Voters Say No to Sports Betting

Propositions 26, 27 promised tens or hundreds of millions in state revenue

(Newser) - The most expensive ballot proposition gamble in US history went bust Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected sports betting, shooting down initiatives to legalize sports gambling at tribal casinos and horse tracks or through mobile and online wagering. Native American tribes and the gaming industry raised nearly $460 million (see...

36 States Electing Governors. Keep an Eye on These
How the 36 Governor
Races Are Shaking Out
election 2022

How the 36 Governor Races Are Shaking Out

Keeping tabs on a slew of governor's mansions

(Newser) - As far as the scales go, the GOP had 28 governors to the Democrats' 22 going into Tuesday. And Politico spies "an opening for Republicans to retake a significant number of governorships." Thirty-six states are electing governors, reports the AP , with many of those races poised to come...

Fate of the Senate Is &#39;on a Knife&#39;s Edge&#39;

Control of the
Senate Rests
on These
3 States
election 2022

Control of the Senate Rests on These 3 States

Dems have 48 seats so far, the GOP has 49

(Newser) - Most of the final forecasts heading into Election Day gave Republicans a good chance of reclaiming control of the Senate, if only by a slim margin . As of mid-day Wednesday, the final tally remains up in the air. The Democrats have secured 48 seats to the GOP's 49, with...

In 5 States, Slavery Was on the Ballot

And amendments to ban it and forced labor in prisons didn't pass everywhere

(Newser) - Voters in three states approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime, while those in a fourth state rejected the move. The measures approved Tuesday curtail the use of prison labor in Alabama, Tennessee, and Vermont. In Oregon, "...

10 Big Firsts That Emerged From the Midterms
10 Big Firsts That
Emerged From the Midterms

10 Big Firsts That Emerged From the Midterms

Kathy Hochul is first elected female governor of NY, plus more 'history-makers'

(Newser) - Congress got its first Gen Z member ever on election night, thanks to a win by 25-year-old Maxwell Frost in Florida's 10th Congressional District. But Frost wasn't the only notable victory. CNN runs down other "history-makers" of the 2022 midterms. Here, 10 standouts:
  1. Becca Balint: first woman

5 States Are Voting on Abortion Measures
Kentucky Voters
Reject Abortion
election 2022

Kentucky Voters Reject Abortion Amendment

As 3 other states outright preserve the right to abortion

(Newser) - The abortion debate figured in Tuesday's midterms in a general sense—Democrats hoped that voters angry about the overturning of Roe v. Wade would turn out in droves to support their candidates. But abortion also was on the ballot in a literal sense in five states. The outcomes, per...

A GOP Takeaway: 'DeSantis in 2024 or Accept Total Defeat'

His massive win in Florida has everyone talking

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis was just elected to serve a second 4-year term as Florida's governor, but the Hill reports the crowd at his victory speech shouted "Two more years!" at him—voicing their hope that his term would be cut short so that he could run for president...

&#39;The Biggest Loser Tonight Is Donald Trump&#39;
'The Biggest
Loser Tonight Is
Donald Trump'

'The Biggest Loser Tonight Is Donald Trump'

Former president's endorsements didn't go as well as he'd hoped during midterms

(Newser) - Former President Trump has teased a "very big announcement" for next Tuesday, but that reveal—which many expect to be his official reveal that he's running for president in 2024—may now be tempered by the results of the midterms, which didn't produce the so-called red wave...

There Was No Red Wave, &#39;That&#39;s for Darn Sure&#39;
There Was No Red Wave,
'That's for Darn Sure'

There Was No Red Wave, 'That's for Darn Sure'

GOP could still take House and Senate, but Democrats will be breathing easier Wednesday morning

(Newser) - Was it a red wave? A bluenami? The consensus, it seems, is neither. As Lindsey Graham announced just before 11pm ET Tuesday on NBC News, it's "definitely not a Republican wave, that's for darn sure." Some reaction to early midterm results:
  • 'Red wedding': Though Republicans

Marijuana Is on the Ballot in 5 States
2 States Approve
Legal Weed,
2 States Reject It

2 States Approve Legal Weed, 2 States Reject It

And results in a 5th state were not yet clear

(Newser) - Legalizing recreational marijuana was on the ballot in five states in the midterm elections Tuesday. The AP projected early in the night that Maryland voted heavily in favor of legalization. "Tonight voters in Maryland made history by bringing the era of failed marijuana prohibition to an end," said...

Fetterman, Oz Too Close to Call as Polls Close
John Fetterman Wins
Pennsylvania Senate Race
election 2022

John Fetterman Wins Pennsylvania Senate Race

Media outlets are calling the race for Fetterman over Dr. Mehmet Oz

(Newser) - Nobody expected one of election night's biggest races—Democrat John Fetterman vs. Republican Mehmet Oz for the Senate in Pennsylvania—to be called early, given how close the polls had been. The stakes are huge, of course, with control of the Senate potentially in the balance. About the only...

Congress Gets Its First Gen Z Member
Congress Gets Its
First Gen Z Member
election 2022

Congress Gets Its First Gen Z Member

25-year-old Maxwell Frost cruised to victory in Florida

(Newser) - In Congress, Maxwell Frost is going to be the voice of his generation. The 25-year-old Democrat cruised to victory over 51-year-old Republican Calvin Wimbish in Florida's reliably blue Orlando-area 10th District and will be the first member of Generation Z in Congress, BuzzFeed reports. Frost, who will also be...

Arizona Polls Close After Judge Refuses to Extend Hours
Arizona Polls Close After
Judge Refuses to Extend Hours
election 2022

Arizona Polls Close After Judge Refuses to Extend Hours

Kari Lake hasn't said whether she'll accept a loss

(Newser) - Polls have closed in Arizona, where a judge denied an emergency motion from the Republican National Commitee to extend voting hours in Maricopa County because of problems with ballot tabulators , reports ABC15 . Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor, cast her ballot at a site she called "the heart...

Voting Process Unfolds, With a Few Glitches
Arizona Voting Glitch
Gets a Lot of Attention
EleCTION 2022

Arizona Voting Glitch Gets a Lot of Attention

Some Republicans alleged fraud after tabulators malfunctioned

(Newser) - After two years of heavy scrutiny of the election process, voting proceeded across the US Tuesday with no more than the usual number of glitches, but a problem in Arizona "garnered outsized attention," per the AP . In Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, around a quarter of vote tabulation...

The Race to Control the House Comes Down to 5
The Race to Control the
House Comes Down to 5
election 2022

The Race to Control the House Comes Down to 5

5 seats that is; it's how many the GOP needs to pick up to gain control

(Newser) - There are 435 voting representatives in the House, with the current split as follows: 220 Democrats, 212 Republicans, and 3 vacancies due to resignations and death. The GOP needs to gain a net of 5 seats to regain the majority. Going into Tuesday, most experts are saying that's the...

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