Tag: Voting and Voters

Lost Hope of Lasting Democratic Majority

In retrospect, gun control and environmental issues were harbingers of one of the major themes of postindustrial politics: White working-class voters were slowly repelled by the policy demands of the secular, diverse, postindustrial voters who were supposed to power a new Democratic majority. The book is all but silent on the issues that fit into […]

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Donors Worry About a Cash Crunch for Voter Registration Groups

Several nonprofit groups that work to register voters are privately sounding the alarm about their finances, warning donors that they will have to begin scaling back their programs just as the country enters the homestretch of the midterm elections. It is a critical time. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and deadlines to register are […]

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Rally With Trump? Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren’t Thrilled About It.

Former President Donald J. Trump is preparing to swoop into Ohio on Saturday to rally Republicans behind J.D. Vance in a key Senate race. Two weeks earlier, he did the same for Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. Neither candidate invited him. Instead, aides to the former president simply informed the Senate campaigns that he was coming. […]

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Rise of Far-Right Party in Sweden Was Both Expected and Shocking

STOCKHOLM — The rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats to become the country’s second-largest party, with a claim to government, has been a slow-moving earthquake over the past decade. But even as their success in Sunday’s election seemed inevitable, it still had the ability to shock. The world still regards Sweden as a bedrock of […]

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Biden Flies Home to Wilmington to Vote in Delaware Primary

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday evening, President Biden voted. The process involved a hasty announcement to the press, multiple motorcades and two jet flights. In a last-minute move that demonstrated how the presidency complicates even the most mundane of tasks, Mr. Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, flew home from the White House to Wilmington, […]

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In Voter Fraud, Penalties Often Depend on Who’s Voting

Charles Eugene Cartier, 81, of Madison, N.H. and Attleboro, Mass., pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to voting in more than one state, a Class B felony, in the 2016 election. He was fined $1,000 plus a penalty assessment of $240, and had his 60-day prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior. At least four […]

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Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.

Ross Douthat, a Times Opinion columnist, hosted an online conversation with Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, and the conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, to discuss whether Republicans are blowing the fall campaign — or whether a red wave is still possible. Ross Douthat: Kristen, Erick, thanks so much for joining me. Let’s […]

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En Chile gana el ‘rechazo’ en el plebiscito por la Constitución

SANTIAGO — Durante los últimos tres años, los chilenos han luchado por trazar un nuevo rumbo para su país con una nueva Constitución, escrita desde cero, que habría transformado su sociedad y otorgado más derechos que cualquier otro documento fundacional anterior. El domingo los votantes rechazaron ese documento de manera abrumadora. Los cambios propuestos querían […]

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Chile Rejects Left-Leaning Constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile — For the past three years, Chileans have fought over a new path forward for their country in the form of a Constitution, written entirely from scratch, that would transform their society and grant more rights than any national charter before it. On Sunday, they rejected that text. The proposed changes had looked […]

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In Palm Springs, L.G.B.T.Q. Voters Could Sway a Key House Race

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Tucked away in the California desert, where windmills line the sprawling hills and rainbows adorn the crosswalks, a sizable progressive L.G.B.T.Q. community has turned a once reliably Republican stronghold into a battleground in the fight for control of Congress, giving Democrats hope for picking up a House seat that has long […]

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With Peltola’s Defeat of Palin, Alaska’s Ranked-Choice Voting Has a Moment

Mary Peltola, whose victory in a special election on Wednesday makes her the first Democrat in nearly half a century to represent Alaska in the House, won the contest for the remainder of Representative Don Young’s term with an upbeat campaign that appealed to Alaskan interests and the electorate’s independent streak. But Alaska’s new voting […]

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Where Are All the Manhattan Voters in August? Try the Hamptons.

AMAGANSETT, N.Y. — In the lush town green here one recent morning, waiting to get her nails done, sat just the kind of Manhattan Democrat whose coveted vote could tip the balance in Tuesday’s blockbuster primary involving two lions of Congress, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Only the woman in question, Judith Segall, said she […]

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Republicans Are America’s Problem

Tuesday’s primary in Wyoming delivered Liz Cheney a resounding defeat. She is one of the few Republicans in Congress willing to resist Donald Trump’s election lies, and Republican voters punished her for it. First, let me say, I have no intention of contributing to the hagiography of Liz Cheney. She is a rock-ribbed Republican who […]

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Sarah Palin Is Ahead in Special Election to Fill House Seat in Alaska

JACKSON, Wyo. — Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming was resoundingly defeated by Harriet Hageman in her Republican primary on Tuesday, handing Donald J. Trump his most prized trophy yet in his long campaign to purge the Republican Party of his critics. Ms. Hageman, a lawyer in Cheyenne with little political following before she was lifted […]

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In Kenya’s Elections, Young Voters Aren’t Turning Out, and Who Can Blame Them?

NAIROBI, Kenya — It was a sight to behold. Scores of young people, excited and expectant, gathered in Nairobi, chanting slogans and waving banners. But it was no entertainment: They were there for a campaign rally. In the months leading up to Kenya’s elections on Tuesday, the scene was repeated across the country. Here, it […]

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Your Blue State Won’t Save You: Why State Politics Is National Politics

[MUSIC] jane coaston It’s The “Argument.” I’m Jane Coaston. If there is anything I love more than one big political fight, it’s 50 smaller ones. Yes, this week we’re talking about state legislatures. Since the Dobbs decision, people have been paying way more attention to state level politics — yay. Indiana just approved a near-total […]

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Democrats Enter the Fall Armed With Something New: Hope

Vulnerable incumbent Democratic senators like Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada are already planning events promoting the landmark legislation they passed over the weekend. Democratic ad makers are busily preparing a barrage of commercials about it across key battlegrounds. And the White House is set to deploy Cabinet members on […]

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Republicans Should Pay a Political Price for Abortion Bans

The right to an abortion is protected in the Kansas State Constitution and on Tuesday, a decisive majority of voters kept it there. Fifty-nine percent of Kansans who went to the polls voted to reject a constitutional amendment that would have opened the door to full abortion bans of the kind that exist in neighboring […]

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Democrats’ Plan to Win in 2022 Looks a Lot Like 2020 and 2018

Today’s newsletter is a guest dispatch from Georgia, where my colleague Maya King covers politics across the South. ATLANTA — Long before Georgia became the center of the American political universe, Stacey Abrams and leagues of Democratic organizers across the Peach State were testing out a new strategy to help their party win more top-ticket […]

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Swing Voters Scramble Traditional Republican and Democratic Political Coalitions

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A few weeks before Ohio’s Senate primaries, Kristen Bentz stood outside a grocery store in suburban Cleveland, feeling torn about the race. Ms. Bentz, 46, disliked the idea of one-party Democratic control in Washington, and she thought President Biden had been “slow to respond” to pressing challenges like inflation and high […]

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For First Time Since 1946, New Yorkers Have Just 2 Choices for Governor

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York voters who dislike the Democrat or Republican candidates for governor have traditionally been able to cast their ballots for a long-shot candidate from any number of so-called third parties. There are the perennials, like the Green and Libertarian Parties, and the occasional, like the Sapient Party in 2014 or the […]

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Jan. 6 Hearings Invoke Patriotism to Urge Voters to Break With Trump

The Jan. 6 hearings at times have resembled a criminal trial in absentia for former President Donald J. Trump. On Thursday night, the proceedings suddenly felt more like a court-martial. A 20-year Navy veteran and a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard led the questioning by House members. Five times, Mr. Trump was accused […]

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