Tag: Midterm Elections (2018)

Trump Thinks He’s Still Winning on Immigration

Despite major defeats in 2018, President Trump and his Republican supporters are still screaming about so-called border security, demonizing migrants, unleashing tear gas on asylum-seekers and demanding billions in taxpayer money for a wall. It’s as though Mr. Trump continues to see himself descending that escalator in 2015 to bash Mexican immigrants. In 2018, this […]

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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Republicans Got Their Health Care Wish. It Backfired.

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. For eight years, Republicans dreamed of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Now, they’re finding that eliminating the health care law may actually be more like their version of the nightmare before Christmas. A ruling Friday by a […]

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The Shift: Social Media’s Forever War

A year ago, in his annual New Year’s resolution post, Mark Zuckerberg pledged to spend 2018 fixing Facebook by addressing foreign manipulation, election interference and other threats. He and other tech leaders should probably renew that vow for 2019, and 2020, and possibly every year after that. On Monday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a […]

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Chris Collins Overcomes Indictment, Absentee Ballots, to Capture 4th House Term

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Representative Chris Collins was narrowly re-elected to a fourth term, overcoming his indictment on insider trading charges and a prolonged vote count that left him with more than a 2,500-vote cushion. Mr. Collins, a Republican from Western New York, […]

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Companies Asked a Mississippi Senator to Refund Donations. They Are Still Waiting.

WASHINGTON — When video surfaced last month of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi telling a supporter she would be “on the front row” if he invited her to a “public hanging,” some of the country’s largest corporations found themselves in a public relations nightmare. Having cut checks to Ms. Hyde-Smith’s campaign, they risked association with […]

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Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage

LANSING, Mich. — When Michigan Republicans began moving legislation last week to limit the power of newly elected Democratic officials, some liberal activists shouted “shame!” through the Capitol rotunda while others trailed legislators with boom microphones, live-streaming their interactions online to make them uncomfortable. But if many on the left see a power grab underway […]

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Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year

More than a month after Election Day, a group of women is still going door to door in and around Atlanta looking for people who do not typically vote. They plan to continue at least until the State Legislature resumes in mid-January, to try to build opposition to restrictive voting laws. After the polls closed […]

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Mapped: Why Voting Anomalies Are Impossible to Ignore in North Carolina

After a long election season, there is just one House race where the result remains in serious doubt: North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District. The state’s Board of Elections has refused to certify the narrow 905-vote lead that the Republican, Mark Harris, holds over the Democrat, Dan McCready, and is investigating allegations of absentee ballot fraud. […]

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North Carolina Republican Owes $34,310 for Disputed Absentee Ballot and Turnout Work, Records Show

LUMBERTON, N.C. — The congressional campaign of Mark Harris disclosed late Thursday night that it owed more than $34,000 in connection with an absentee ballot and voter turnout operation that has prompted fears of election fraud and called the North Carolina Republican’s narrow victory into question. In a filing with the Federal Election Commission, Mr. […]

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Michigan G.O.P. Starts Limiting Power of Incoming Democratic Leaders

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Republicans, following the tactics of conservative lawmakers in Wisconsin, moved on Thursday to start limiting the power of the incoming Democratic secretary of state and set the stage for additional curbs on the Democrats who will take over as governor and attorney general in January. The G.O.P.-led State Senate in Michigan, […]

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David Valadao Concedes House Race in Another Setback for California Republicans

LOS ANGELES — It seemed that things could hardly get much worse for California Republicans. But on Thursday, the party conceded a seventh congressional seat in California, as Democrats completed a clean sweep of all the Republican-held seats in California districts where Hillary Clinton had defeated President Trump. Democrats are now likely to take 40 […]

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‘There Isn’t Hope for Us:’ Once Dominant, California Republicans Are on the Ropes

LOS ANGELES — The California Republican Party — a once dominant power in the nation’s largest state, the party of Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan — is teetering on the brink of irrelevance. The Democratic sweep of Orange County congressional seats drew national attention on Election Day. But the Republican losses there were […]

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Trump Gets It All Wrong

ImagePresident Trump with Secretary of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during a briefing by senior military leaders, in October.CreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times Midterm election update from the Department of Irony: Republicans have been warning us about the danger of voter fraud for ages. And now it does appear that a major congressional race was impacted […]

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Republicans Keep Control of Georgia Elections With Runoff Victory

Widespread anger in Georgia over a voting system that Democrats believed to be rigged against them was not enough to prevent a Republican candidate from winning a runoff on Tuesday for secretary of state, the chief overseer of the state’s elections. Brad Raffensperger, an engineer from the Atlanta suburbs and a member of the State […]

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House Republican Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked This Year

WASHINGTON — The campaign arm for House Republicans was hacked during the 2018 midterm campaign, a spokesman for the organization said on Tuesday. The hack of the organization, the National Republican Congressional Committee, exposed thousands of sensitive emails from four senior aides for months. The breach, first reported by Politico, was detected in April by […]

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The Midwest’s Sore Losers

This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. The Republican Party continues to show an alarming disrespect for democracy. It’s evident right now in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri, and I’ll get to the details in a moment. But I first want to […]

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In the Age of Trump, Can Scandal Still Sink a Politician?

Representatives Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins campaigned this fall while out on bail for felony charges. Representative Greg Gianforte had been convicted of misdemeanor assault. Senator Bob Menendez’s trial on bribery and fraud charges had resulted in a hung jury. How did voters respond? All four were re-elected last month, Mr. Menendez by 10 percentage […]

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Wisconsin Is About to Make a Huge Mistake

Late Friday afternoon, less than a month after a Democrat, Tony Evers, defeated Scott Walker, the incumbent Republican governor, Robin Vos, the Republican Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, followed through on his threat to strip the new governor of some of his power. That day, an assembly committee released five bills that grant sweeping […]

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North Carolina’s Election Turmoil: What We Know and Don’t Know

A congressional race in North Carolina that seemed to be settled on election night was reopened last week amid allegations of absentee ballot fraud. The Republican candidate, Mark Harris, has a 905-vote lead over the Democrat, Dan McCready. Here’s what we know, and what we don’t know. What we know • The North Carolina State […]

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