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Mitt Romney handily wins U.S. Senate seat from Utah

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney handily won a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state of Utah today after a campaign where he backed off his once-fierce criticism of President Donald Trump. Read More

Aid arrives for migrants at Mexico City stadium as U.S. votes

Humanitarian aid converged around a stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting today after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. Read More

Ted Cruz fends off Beto O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election today in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. Read More

Democrats on pace to take control of U.S. House as GOP maintains Senate

Democrats laid claim to the U.S. House by riding a surge of voter anger and discontent with Donald Trump in suburban enclaves, even as the president’s loyal supporters reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate. Read More

Control of Congress at stake as America votes in midterm election

Two years after an election that proved polls and prognosticators wrong, an air of uncertainty — and stormy weather across parts of the country — clouded the outcome of high-stakes elections from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between. Read More
 

Rihanna sends Trump cease-and-desist after her song plays at rally

After learning that Trump played her 2007 hit “Don’t Stop the Music” at his Chattanooga, Tenn., rally on Sunday, the hitmaker’s legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s White House counsel Emmet Flood saying as much — and accusing POTUS of copyright infringement. Read More
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Fox News doesn’t condone Sean Hannity appearance with Trump

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Fox News said today that it has addressed the “unfortunate distraction” of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that it doesn’t condone such behavior. Read More
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Voters face long lines, machine snafus, ‘mosh pit’ crowds

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Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the early hours of voting in some precincts across the country today. Read More
 

Blue wave or red tide? Americans are casting votes to decide

In casting their ballots for House and Senate races, voters will render a verdict on President Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure, deciding whether his 2016 election was a one-off or if his divisive style of governing will define the future of American politics. Read More
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Voters talk caravan, ‘out-of-control’ Washington and Trump

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Immigration, the economy, women’s issues, partisanship — all weighed heavily on voters’ minds as they cast ballots to decide control of Congress and put Trumpism to the test. Read More

Another use for A.I.: Finding millions of unregistered voters

The mechanics of elections that attract the most attention are casting and counting, snafus with voting machines and ballots and allegations of hacking and fraud. But Jeff Jonas, a prominent data scientist, is focused on something else: the integrity, updating and expansion of voter rolls. Read More

Facing threats and bias, LGBT candidates running in record numbers

Advocacy groups describe that surge as a “rainbow wave” powered by liberal enthusiasm and increasing social acceptance, but it comes at a time when the LGBT community faces a hostile White House and an escalating number of bias incidents, particularly against transgender people and people of color. Read More

Trump warns of ‘fragile’ victories in final midterm sprint

President Donald Trump laid out the stakes today in a telephone “town hall” organized by his re-election campaign. Read More
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Georgia governor’s race roiled by election security charges

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The bruising race for governor of Georgia has been roiled by unsupported, eleventh-hour allegations from the Republican candidate, who is also the state’s chief election official, that Democrats sought to hack the voter registration system. Read More
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Fox and NBC to stop airing Trump immigrant ad deemed racist

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NBC and Fox News Channel both said today that it will stop airing President Donald Trump’s campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of murder. Read More
 

Trump heads to Georgia and Tennessee with 2 days until midterms

With two days left before polls close, President Donald Trump is traveling to two traditionally Republican states as he looks to help put GOP candidates over the top. Read More

Why voting is in fashion this election cycle

This election cycle, getting out the vote is not just a talking, or lobbying, point. It’s a product category: political fashion. Read More

Mitt Romney hits Utah campaign trail in the race for a U.S. Senate seat

Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and an official return to public office. Read More

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