Tag Archives: 2022 elections

NBC: Republicans Projected To Win US House Majority

NBC News reports: Republicans have won control of the House, NBC News projected Wednesday, handing President Joe Biden a divided Congress after Democrats kept control of the Senate in last week’s midterm elections. Republicans finally cemented their takeover a week after polls closed on Election Day, fueled by Democrats’ surprising strength around the country. Republicans had hopes of sweeping into …

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Cruz’s Midterms Picks Fared Even Worse Than Trump’s

The Daily Beast reports: In the aftermath of a disastrous midterm for Republicans, the blame game has mostly focused on former President Donald Trump’s ongoing ballot box toxicity. But conservatives might also want to cast a more critical eye on the record of another self-styled GOP influencer: Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz focused his support on House races, most specifically 24 …

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Arizona Gov Tally Tightens, Race Still Too Close To Call

The Associated Press reports: The nation’s last undecided race for governor got even closer Sunday as Democrat Katie Hobbs’ lead shrank against Republican Kari Lake in the race to lead Arizona, but it was too early to call. Hobbs led by 26,000 votes, a 1 point margin, down about 10,000 votes from a day earlier. Lake has never led in …

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Pelosi On Speaker Bid: Let’s Wait Until Counting Ends

ABC News reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi demurred on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” about whether she intends to run for her position again if Democrats hang onto the House. “Right now I’m not making any comments until this election is finished, and we have a little more time to go,” she said of her future role in …

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Schumer Spikes The Ball: America Has Rejected MAGA

Fox News reports: Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a press conference on Saturday night that the Democrats’ success in retaining control of the U.S. Senate is a “victory” for the American people. “With the races now called in Arizona and Nevada, Democrats will have a majority again in the Senate. And I will be the Majority Leader,” …

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Why This Year’s Promised Election Day Protests Fizzled

The Washington Post reports: After two years of promises from Trump and his supporters that they would flood polls and counting stations with partisan watchers to spot alleged fraud, after unprecedented threats lodged against election workers, after calls to ditch machines in favor of hand counting and after postings on internet chat groups called for violent action to stop supposed …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Results Of Midterms

PBS reports: Democrats defied gravity this week as voters set aside their concerns about President Joe Biden to deny Republicans the sweeping victory they expected, emboldening a Biden team whose political instincts have been routinely questioned or outright dismissed by opponents and even allies. It was a remarkable display of resiliency in the face of both history and gloomy polls …

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NYT Relaunches Its Vaunted “Needle” Forecasting Tool

The New York Times reports: The needle is an innovative forecasting tool that was created by The Times and debuted in 2016. It is intended to help you understand what the votes tallied so far suggest about possible winners in key contests, before the election is called. Watching the votes come in on election night can be confusing and hard …

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Twitter Removes Policy Section On Misinformation

The Hill reports: Twitter’s rules under new CEO Elon Musk published Monday do not include policies about misinformation. Musk said the rules will “evolve over time,” but as they stand Monday they appear to offer a more bare skeleton of safety policies than what existed before. The new rules do prohibit action such as the glorification of violence, promotion of …

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“Putin’s Chef” Admits Interfering In US Elections

Reuters reports: Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue doing so in future, the first such admission from a figure who has been formally implicated by Washington in efforts to influence American politics. In comments posted by the press service of his Concord catering firm on Russia’s Facebook equivalent VKontakte, Prigozhin …

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Final WaPo Generic US House Ballot Shows GOP+1

The Washington Post reports: Republicans hold significant advantages on the bread-and-butter issues of the economy and inflation that are central concerns of this fall’s election, and are poised to claim a majority in the House in Tuesday’s election, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Voters’ intentions for the House are split about evenly, with 49 percent of registered voters …

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Google: Chinese Troll Farm Works To Suppress US Vote

Axios reports: Researchers at Google-owned Mandiant said in a report Wednesday that they’ve detected a group attempting to sow division in the U.S. and “operating in support of the political interests of the People’s Republic of China.” In September, Meta disrupted a sprawling China-based influence operation that targeted U.S. users via fake accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In its …

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Handicapper Forecasts Republican House Majority

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball reports: We now rate 218 House seats — the magic number for winning a majority — as at least Leans Republican in our House ratings. A large number of races remain close and competitive. The danger for Democrats is that these races end up breaking disproportionately to the Republicans. 4 Toss-ups move to Leans Republican this …

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DeSantis Dodges 2024 Questions At Debate, Calls Crist “Worn Out Old Donkey” That He’ll “Put Out To Pasture”

The Washington Post reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) dodged questions about a potential presidential run and abortion restrictions at his first and only debate Monday with Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, in a race where DeSantis’s national ambitions have loomed. Crist asked DeSantis to “look in the eyes of the people of the state of Florida” and say whether he …

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Georgia Continues To Shatter Early Voting Records

From Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on the first mandatory Saturday of Early Voting. As of Sunday morning, approximately 740K Georgia voters have cast their ballot during in-person Early Voting, with a whopping 79,682 showing up on Saturday, October 22nd. Saturday’s total marks an astounding 159% increase from day six of …

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Virginia Directs 60,000 Voters To Wrong Polling Places

The Washington Post reports: State elections officials directed more than 30,000 Northern Virginia voters to the wrong polling place in mailers sent ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections, an error they acknowledged Friday and blamed on the private printing company that produced the notices. Those mistakes follow even more error-riddled effort in Southwest Virginia, where an additional 30,000 voters …

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POLL: Janet Mills +10 Over Paul LePage In ME Gov Race

Spectrum Maine reports: A poll released Thursday shows Gov. Janet Mills leading former Gov. Paul LePage in the race for governor by 10 percentage points with just over two weeks to go until Election Day. The poll results come as campaigns across the state head for the Nov. 8 finish line in high-profile races featuring Mills, a Democrat who is …

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Georgia Early Voting Up 63% Over 2018 Midterms

From Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day three of Early Voting. As of Thursday morning, just under 400,000 Georgia voters have cast their ballot during in-person Early Voting, with 126,918 showing up on Wednesday, October 19th. Wednesday’s total marks a 63.3% increase from day three of 2018 midterm Early Voting …

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POLL: Hochul +6 Over Zeldin In New York Gov Race

Rochester’s NBC affiliate reports: A new exclusive poll by SurveyUSA and News10NBC shows the race for New York governor continues to tighten. It shows a six-point difference between Democrat incumbent Kathy Hochul and Republican congressman Lee Zeldin. It’s 47 to 41 percent with eight percent undecided. The last four percent said they’d vote for another candidate. To put this in …

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Biden’s Approval Up 10 Pts, GOP +2 On Generic Ballot

CNBC reports: Biden’s overall approval rating improved 10 points from the July survey with 46% approving and 50% disapproving. Approval of Biden’s handling of the economy also rose 10 points, with 40% approving and 56% disapproving. While they were the president’s best numbers since 2021, the improvement came largely from increased Democratic support. Approval by independents on the economy remained …

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