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2017 Election

  1. Virginia Democrat Wins Crucial Race by a Single VoteRemember this the next time you consider writing in Oprah.
  2. Turnout Will Win It for Moore or Jones, But GOP Will Have a Headache Either WayIn a strange campaign where the front-runner disappeared and the polls are all over the place, turnout patterns will matter most.
  3. How the Democrats Can Make Inroads in the SouthThe landscape is tough, but demographic change, voter-registration efforts, and a little luck could go a long way toward reviving southern Democrats.
  4. The Uncertain Future of Trumpism Without TrumpRepublicans thought Ed Gillespie had found a way to appeal to Trump supporters without alienating suburbanites. Turns out it’s not so easy.
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    Here Are the Most Satisfying Wins of the 2017 ElectionFrom the woman who ran after a politician made fun of the Women’s March to the trans candidate who beat a transphobic state legislator.
  6. Bill de Blasio Is a Big Winner and a Lame DuckThe mayor showed up his critics with an overwhelming reelection win. Now what?
  7. Democrat Phil Murphy Is Next New Jersey Governor; De Blasio Reelected in NYCThere was plenty of good news for the left, from Maine expanding Medicaid to Democrats possibly flipping the Virginia House of Delegates.
  8. Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor’s RaceTrump made an ill-advised attempt to distance himself from loser Ed Gillespie.
  9. It’s All About Turnout: Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Rev Up Their BasesIn a contest with huge implications for 2018, it’s coming down the stretch to a battle of turnout operations.
  10. 4 Overlooked Stories to Watch on Election TuesdayBeyond the Virginia governor’s race.
  11. What’s at Stake for Bill de Blasio in an Election He’s Sure to WinFor a politician still aspiring to take the national stage, how much he wins by — and how many people vote — does matter.
  12. Virginia Democrats Spooked by Fears of a Falloff in TurnoutVirginia Democrats are haunted by Trump’s 2016 win. But they’re also bugged by the turnout falloff that nearly beat them in 2013 and 2014.
  13. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
  14. Democrats Panicking Over Virginia Show Signs of Post-Trump Stress DisorderEvery indicator shows Northam poised to win the Virginia governor’s race. But so did the indicators for Hillary Clinton, which has Democrats spooked.
  15. Northam Beats Perriello in Virginia Democratic PrimaryThe Virginia Democratic Establishment candidate for governor won on the strength of a solid performance among African-Americans and key swing regions.
  16. Terry McAuliffe Is Thinking of Running for PresidentReally?
  17. With Minor-Party Support, Theresa May Hangs Onto Power — for NowAfter a horrific election, she is managing to form a minority government. But her political situation is fragile.
  18. U.K. Shocker: Exit Poll, Early Results Say Tories Will Lose Their MajorityDefying expectations, Theresa May did not buttress her majority and Labour did not fall apart under Jeremy Corbyn. Either could wind up in power.
  19. New Jersey’s Forgotten Governor’s RacePrimary voting in the contest to replace Chris Christie takes place on Tuesday — not that it’s getting much notice.
  20. Failing GOP Candidate in VA Shows Limits to Attacks on ‘Political Correctness’Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Corey Stewart seems to have gone too far by running on the Confederacy.