Elections

Then Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe looks on during his campaign rally in Arlington, Va., October 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) NR’s latest cover story should be required reading for Democratic strategists who want to avoid a shellacking this year. Ruy Teixeira, co-author of 2002’s The Emerging Democratic Majority, today warns his own
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A voter fills in his ballot at a polling booth on election day in Portland, Maine, November 3, 2020. (Joel Page/Reuters) Residents of Portland, the state’s largest city, should reject their local government’s proposal to allow noncitizens to vote. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D espite receiving pushback from local counsel, Portland, Maine’s new Charter Commission voted
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From left: Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CONN). (Mandel Ngan/Pool, Anna Moneymaker/Pool, Tom Williams/Pool via Reuters) Democratic senators are unprepared to defend their support for a bill that would strike down popular state parental-consent laws. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P arental rights have become a major flashpoint in American
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference in Surfside, Fla., June 14, 2021. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Axios reports that Ron DeSantis’s favorability among Hispanics has increased by seven points since December: The survey does not show a mass defection to the Republican Party, but DeSantis’ favorability among Latinos improved by seven percentage points
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From left: Stacey Abrams speaks to the media during the Georgia Senate runoff election in 2021; Beto O’Rourke during a 2019 presidential campaign debate; Eric Greitens in a campaign image. (Elijah Nouvelage, Shannon Stapleton/Reuters; Greitens campaign image via Facebook) These candidates are probably finished in politics if they lose this year. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L
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Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 28, 2021. (Joe Skipper / Reuters) Jonathan Chait is nothing if not a consistent barometer and leading public indicator of which Republican partisan Democrats fear the most. In 2016, it wasn’t Trump, which is why he wrote a now-infamous column
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The Missouri Senate race presents, as I’ve discussed here and here, two paths diverging: Either Republicans nominate Eric Greitens, in which case the race becomes immediately competitive, or they nominate Eric Schmitt or Vicky Hartzler, in which case the one-two punch of Missouri’s Republican tilt and the national environment make this a relatively sleepy race that
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A touchscreen voting machine at a Fulton County polling station in Atlanta, Ga., October 13, 2020. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) An audit conducted by the office of Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger found that 1,634 non-citizens have attempted to register to vote in the Peach State in recent years. All of the non-citizens were caught prior
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Then- President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 presidential election results by Congress in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) A federal judge in California said Monday that President Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed a felony by attempting
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Demonstrators rally with cut-outs of Maryland congressional districts in front of the Supreme court in Washington, D.C., March 28, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) A Maryland judge on Friday tossed out the state’s Democrat-drawn congressional map ahead of the 2022 mid-term election, ruling that the map is “an extreme gerrymander” intentionally drawn with “partisanship as a predominant
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Then–president Donald Trump (left) and then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the second 2020 presidential campaign debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020 (Morry Gash/Reuters Pool) President Biden said he would be “fortunate” to run against former President Trump in 2024, at a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Biden was asked
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Left: President Joe Biden speaks about the administration’s coronavirus response at the White House, March 2, 2021. Right: Then-president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev., September 13, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque, Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Biden, speaking at the NATO conference today, declared, “the next election, I’d be very fortunate if I had that
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Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) makes an announcement in Huntsville, Ala., March 22, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Alabama Senate candidate Mo Brooks responded to the loss of Donald Trump’s endorsement on Wednesday by revealing that the former president asked him to “rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House, and hold a
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John, I notice that Trump’s statement announcing the withdrawal of his endorsement of Mo Brooks begins: Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went “woke” and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, “Put that behind you, put that behind you,” despite the fact that the Election was rife with
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Ohio Republican U. S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel speaks to supporters during his election-night rally in Columbus, Ohio, November 6, 2012. (Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters) Two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Ohio had a heated exchange during a primary debate on Friday, with the pair arguing in each other’s faces until a moderator pulled them apart.
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Former-President Donald Trump attends the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) As long as he loses the Republican primary, it could be better for conservatives if he makes one last presidential bid in 2024. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ost conservatives who would prefer to see a different Republican presidential
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A farewell speech by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is broadcast live on a screen in Times Square on his final day in office in Manhattan, New York City, August 23, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) If the last year has been any indication, Americans in the New York area have finally realized that they don’t need
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Stacey Abrams speaks to the crowd of supporters announcing they will wait till the morning for results of the mid-term election at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga., November 7, 2018. (Lawrence Bryant/Reuters) If, as the committee argues, President Trump’s claims of a stolen election constitute common-law fraud, then Abrams could be in legal danger,
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Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019 (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The more offensive and radical a member of Congress is, the more grassroots donors from the other party all across the country want to help defeat them. For the parties and outside groups, that can be a boon
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Florida resident Daniel Uhlfelder dressed as the grim reaper (Screengrab via WMBB News 13/YouTube) Daniel Uhlfelder, a progressive lawyer best known for a political stunt that entailed walking Florida beaches dressed as the grim reaper early in the Covid-19 pandemic, announced Tuesday that he is running for attorney general in Florida. Uhlfelder, who has a
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Stacey Abrams speaks to the media in Atlanta, Ga., January 5, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) In an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Wednesday, Stacey Abrams — the 2018 and presumptive 2022 Democratic nominee to be the next governor of Georgia — compared her efforts to change election laws in the U.S. with Ukrainians
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Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX) (U.S. Congress/Wikimedia) Representative Van Taylor (R., Texas) ended his reelection campaign on Wednesday after he admitted to having an extramarital affair. The announcement came one day after Taylor finished a five-way primary with 49 percent of the vote, coming up short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff
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