Category Archives: Political parties

Mississippi senate election runoff: Mike Espy hoping for a Doug Jones-style upset over Cindy Hyde-Smith

By Howell Raines, Former executive editor, The New York Times A Mike Espy win would prove that the anti-Trump tide that cost the GOP the House is now lifting Democratic boats in states even more conservative than Alabama. Joe Trippi, … Continue reading

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How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

By Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith of Pew Research A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable continuity in the voting patterns of several key religious groups. 17% of voters were religiously unaffiliated, up from 12% … Continue reading

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How the Florida recount will unfold – and why it matters

By Letitia Stein of Reuters Florida elections officials are racing to recount ballots this week after razor-thin voting margins left the state’s marquee contests for the U.S. Senate and governor too close to call. Republicans took the lead in last … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Constitutional law, Controversial, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Florida, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Senate, Supreme Court

Democrats dominate Republicans in third-quarter fundraising and spending in tossup House races

By Bill Theobald in USA TODAY In the 30 House races that experts consider tossups in the midterm election, Democrats outraised their Republican opponents in every one in the third quarter, often by wide margins. In several cases, the Democratic … Continue reading

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Election Update: One Way The House Map Actually Helps Democrats

By Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight Turnout can vary pretty dramatically among congressional districts, which is one reason that the partisan breakdown of seats in the House doesn’t necessarily match the results of the national popular vote. The way this usually … Continue reading

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