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Bipartisan Takeaways From Tuesday's Midterm Elections

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Noel King talks to Jonah Goldberg of National Review and Margie Omero of The Pollsters podcast, about what party most female voters backed, and was the election really a referendum on the president.

Midterm Results: Democrats Take Back Control Of The House

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Democrats have retaken the House in Tuesday's elections and more than 100 women have been elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Republicans consolidated their control of the Senate.

2 Voters On What It Was like To Cast Their Ballots

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

They describe what it was like on Election Day. A Pennsylvania voter says her site was the busiest she'd seen it in 30 years. In Boston, an 18-year-old voted for the first time.

Key Battleground State Florida Was A Firewall For Republicans

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

In a hard-fought contest, Republican Ron DeSantis won Florida's race for governor. Rick Scott has declared victory in the tight Senate race over three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

Midterms Were Billed 'The Year Of Women' And Indeed They Were

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Female candidates gained a lot of ground in the midterm elections. More than 100 have been elected to Congress and governorships — including some historic firsts.

How Secure Were The Midterm Elections?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tammy Patrick, a senior adviser at the Democracy Fund Voice, a nonpartisan organization working to secure the U.S. electoral system.

News Brief: Midterm Election Results

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Democrats have retaken the House and Republicans consolidated control of the Senate. In Florida, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, who is in the mold of President Trump, is projected to win.

House Democrats Vow To 'Drain Swamp' And Bring 'Accountability'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:06am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the first order of business will be a vote on campaign finance reform. House committees also will launch investigations of Trump administration officials.

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Will We Overcome Our Divisions?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:00am

In the runup to this week's midterm elections, political divisiveness appears to have reached new heights. How divided are we and what can we do about it?

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Stacey Abrams Vows To Fight On: 'We Still Have A Few More Miles To Go'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:45am

The Georgia governor race remained too close to call in the early hours Wednesday — and the Democrat remained defiant in her push to force a runoff with her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp.

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Democrats Gain In Governors' Races, But Miss Chance At History

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:48am

Democrats made modest inroads on the GOP's commanding lead in governors' offices around the country. But did not fare well in marquee races in Florida and Georgia.

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Over 1 Million Florida Felons Win Right To Vote With Amendment 4

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:46am

The state approved a key ballot initiative that will restore voting rights to citizens who have served sentences for certain crimes.

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Voters Approve Major Changes To Redistricting And Other Voting Laws

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:35am

Lawmakers in at least three states will have less power to draw political boundaries, while automatic and same-day voter registration is coming in other places. New voter ID laws also got approved.

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A List Of Firsts For Women In This Year's Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:23pm

The next Congress will include the first Muslim women, the first Native American women, and the youngest women ever elected to that body.

Andrew Gillum Concedes To Ron DeSantis In Tight Florida Governor Race

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:20pm

DeSantis, a Republican, appears to have edged his Democratic opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, for the governorship. Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election bid remains too close to call.

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Republicans Keep Senate Majority As Democrats Make Gains In The House

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:43pm

With solid wins by GOP candidates in states President Trump won handily in 2016, Senate Republicans maintain their majority in the Senate. Democrats are steadily picking up House seats.

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Ted Cruz Defeats Beto O'Rourke In Texas Senate Race

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:37pm

Despite raising more than $60 million and garnering national attention, O'Rourke was unable to overcome the GOP's hold on the state.

Kim Davis Loses Her Re-Election Bid For Kentucky County Clerkship

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:35pm

The Republican clerk's refusal to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples made her a flashpoint for controversy in 2015. Now, Davis has lost to her Democratic opponent.

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'I Voted' Stickers Pile Up In Emotional Tribute At Susan B. Anthony's Grave

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:21pm

Placing stickers on the suffragist's gravestone has become a kind of pilgrimage for voters in Rochester, N.Y. With a record number of women running, the tribute has special significance this year.

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How To Interpret The Early Exit Poll Results

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:10pm

You may be looking at early exit polls to see how the political winds are blowing. But exit polls are not very helpful in gauging turnout. And because so many people vote early, they are incomplete.

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