Latest Midterm elections News

The Righting deciphers conservative media for outsiders

Nov. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly six years into monitoring the content of conservative media outlets for his website and newsletter The Righting, Howard Polskin hasn't lost the capacity for surprise. Case in point: when Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy, and many of his...

New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

Nov. 26, 2022 08:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems. That's just what election...

Wis. election officials weigh changes to military voting

Nov. 25, 2022 09:36 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are weighing whether changes to military absentee voting are needed after a top Milwaukee election official was charged with fraud in false requests for military absentee ballots just days before the Nov. 8 election. Kimberly...

Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024

Nov. 25, 2022 07:32 AM EST

Before Election Day, anxiety mounted over potential chaos at the polls. Election officials warned about poll watchers who had been steeped in conspiracy theories falsely claiming that then-President Donald Trump did not actually lose the 2020 election. Democrats and voting rights...

Doubts about candidates tipped the scales in tightest races

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Casting his vote this month in one of the most politically competitive states in the U.S., Seung Lee happily backed Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection. But when it came to the other top Republican on the ballot, Senate candidate Herschel Walker, he was uneasy. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 22, 2022 07:15 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 15, 2022. Editorial: A question for the GOP in Kansas, Missouri and beyond: Are we still the Party of Trump? For many Americans, Donald Trump’s decision to run for president means two more years of the mercurial former president’s...

Final New Mexico county certifies midterm election results

Nov. 21, 2022 19:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most populous county on Monday certified the results from the recent midterm elections, marking the state's last county to do so ahead of next week’s statewide certification. Bernalillo County commissioners voted during a quick meeting at...

GOP's lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting

Nov. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The...

Election certification avoiding chaos, except in Arizona

Nov. 18, 2022 22:49 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Certification of this year's midterm election results appears to be proceeding smoothly with little controversy across the country, with a small Arizona county being a rare exception, calming fears that local commissions consumed by talk of election conspiracies would create...

Pelosi to step down from House leadership, stay in Congress

Nov. 17, 2022 21:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, ending a historic run as the first woman with the gavel and making way for a new generation to steer the party after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in...