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  1. 2018 midterms
    What Big State-Level Wins Mean for the Democrats’ AgendaAfter Obama-era losses, Democrats now have control of several more statehouses – and a chance to expand Medicaid, abortion access, and voting rights.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Hold the Senate: All the Key ResultsRepublicans increased their Senate majority by three net seats, with one race – which is leaning towards them – unresolved.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Take the House: All the Key ResultsWhile Tuesday didn’t bring the blue wave Democrats hoped for, they managed to pick up 27 seats thanks largely to urban and suburban voters.
  4. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Pick Up 7 New Governorships: All the Key ResultsDespite Andrew Gillum’s loss in Florida, Democrats picked up seats in Nevada, Kansas, New Mexico, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Maine.
  5. midterms
    This Election Day Broad City Asks, How Do You Say ‘Piss Play’ in Russian?An important lesson.
  6. midterms
    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Reports Live From the Beto-Cruz Midterms Race“You can’t ignore me, Ted! I’m not overwhelming scientific evidence of global warming!”
  7. last night on late night
    Amber Ruffin Will Kill This Kitten If You Don’t Vote Next Week“We tried your ‘Closer Look’ crap. It doesn’t work!”
  8. global tech
    WhatsApp Says It’s Too Late to Stop Far-Right Fake News in BrazilFake news stories spread like wildfire on messaging service WhatsApp — and there’s no easy way to stop it.
  9. elections
    Round, Drunk, Glamorous Kereru Named Bird of the YearCongratulations!
  10. exclusive
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election ResultsDisclosed exclusively to Intelligencer by two former aides, it involved ex-presidents and senior GOP figures.
  11. Brazil’s Trump Cruises to Win in First Round of Presidential ElectionsJair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand, faces a runoff on October 28.
  12. nigeria
    Cell Phones Can Make Elections FairerElection monitors in more than 15 countries have used a text-messaging app to quickly and efficiently call out interference.
  13. 2018 midterms
    Zephyr Teachout Gets an Ultrasound in Her Latest Campaign AdBaby Teachout, who’s due in October, got involved in mom’s campaign to be New York’s attorney general.
  14. Inside the Midterm Campaigns’ Fight to Stop Cyber Attacks — Before It’s Too LateEven if campaigns internalize 2016’s lessons — and have yet to be targeted — it’s likely they’re still behind on preempting the next round of threats.
  15. Kris Kobach Says He’ll Recuse Himself From Vote Count in Kansas GOP PrimaryHe reversed his position after a typo cut his tiny lead in half, but he suggested his opponent, incumbent governor Jeff Colyer, is being ridiculous.
  16. Despite Indictment, There’s a Good Chance That Chris Collins Will Be ReelectedInsider-trading charges might not be enough to flip New York’s reddest district, but they could boost Democrats’ midterm message on GOP corruption.
  17. Reformer Ousts St. Louis Prosecutor Who Didn’t Charge Cop in Michael Brown CaseA progressive, former public defender just beat a seven-term prosecutor who was famous for being tough on criminal defendants (unless they were cops).
  18. the industry
    John Bailey Reelected Academy President After Sexual-Harassment ProbeThe Academy cleared him in March.
  19. Primary Results: Kobach Holds Narrowest of Leads in KansasTwo races featuring candidates backed by Trump ended with a question mark on Tuesday. Expect recounts in Kansas and Ohio.
  20. Republican Barely Leads in Ohio Special Election, a Gloomy Sign for the GOPRepublican Troy Balderson is beating Democrat Danny O’Connor by less than a point in a district the GOP has held for decades.
  21. Republican in Ohio Special Election Closes Race by Insulting One-Third of Voters“We don’t want someone from Franklin County representing us” said Troy Balderson, who is running to represent portions of Franklin County.
  22. Republicans Seem Very Worried About Tuesday’s Ohio Special ElectionTrump was dispatched to the formerly solid-red district, where the two candidates are now neck and neck — but he might have done more harm than good.
  23. Martha Roby Wins Alabama GOP Runoff, Though She Once Dared to Criticize TrumpThe congresswoman denounced Trump after the Access Hollywood tape, but after working to prove her loyalty, she managed to win his primary endorsement.
  24. politics v comedy
    Michael Moore Predicts Donald Trump Will Try to Remain ‘President for Life’“He loves the dictators.”
  25. Tech Companies Are Fighting Election Interference on Their OwnThe DHS and FBI have apparently been no help.
  26. Primary Results: Trump’s Hold on the GOP Is ShowingThough he only issued his endorsements a few hours before the polls closed, Trump was a big winner in Tuesday’s GOP primary races.
  27. Primary Results: Dems Likely to Avoid Shutout in Key California RacesHere are the most significant results in the eight states that held primaries on Tuesday.
  28. The GOP Candidate Testing the Limits of TrumpismHow Don Blankenship, the ex-con West Virginia coal baron, has turned a personal rebranding project turned into a Senate run.
  29. Dems Win New York Special Elections, But Rogue Lawmaker Costs Them State ControlDemocrat Simcha Felder said he’ll still caucus with Republicans, quashing dreams of a blue trifecta in the Empire State — for now.
  30. Why the GOP Is Worried About an Arizona Special Election Dems Probably Won’t WinTuesday’s special election for the seat formerly held by Trent Franks can help calm Republicans’ midterm fears — or send them into a panic.
  31. Illinois Holocaust Denier Set to Win GOP Congressional NominationThis is why you always field a candidate.
  32. Democrats Pick Up Wisconsin State Senate Seat in District Trump Won by 17 PointsScott Walker, the state’s Republican governor, called it a “wake-up call” for his party.
  33. Could a Democratic Socialist Actually Win a Spot on City Council?Probably not, but Jabari Brisport’s campaign is still a sign of the post-Bernie new-left revival.
  34. elections
    New Zealand Elects Youngest-Ever Female Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern, the leader of the Labour Party, became prime minister this morning.
  35. Scandal-Plagued Cy Vance Suddenly Has a Write-in ChallengerMarc Fliedner, a Brooklyn civil rights lawyer, has been drafted by Liberal Twitter to take on the Manhattan DA in November. He’s ready.
  36. Trump Congratulates Moore, Deletes Tweets Backing Alabama Senate Primary LoserThe defeat of Luther Strange shows Establishment candidates may be in trouble, even if they can secure the president’s endorsement.
  37. This Might Be the Best Idea for Turning Out More Voters in U.S. ElectionsA political scientist is arguing it’s time to put the party back in elections.
  38. One Way to Protect Elections From Hacking: Paper BallotsWe can’t guarantee election security, but we can guarantee election integrity.
  39. Moderate Rouhani Wins Iranian Election in LandslideIranians rejected a right-wing nationalist challenger and reaffirmed their desire for greater social freedom and international co-operation.
  40. WATCH: Here’s the Actual Data on How Third-Party Candidates Affect ElectionsIt tells an unexpected story.
  41. What a Hacked Election Would Actually Look LikeMisinformation can be even more lethal than technical know-how.
  42. A Roundup of N.Y. Primary-Election ResultsAdriano Espaillat won the Democratic primary for Rangel’s old seat, and more. 
  43. Please Don’t Vote Just Based on Your Tinder MatchNew campaign slogan: Swipe right for Sanders.
  44. Republican Billionaires Just Can’t Seem to Buy This ElectionMoney has poured into the political system. And yet spending the cash haul effectively has never been more difficult.
  45. Houston Rejects LGBT Nondiscrimination Measure Due to Bathroom-Related FearsThe slogan “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms” was key.
  46. Ohio Voters Defy Nick Lachey, Reject Legalized MarijuanaAdvocates say people are against creating a corporate “marijuana monopoly,” not legalization itself.
  47. Tea Party Favorite Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor RaceHe’s promised to roll back the Affordable Care Act in the state.
  48. 8 Important — or Amusing — Things to Watch on Election Night 2015Pot and scandals and Nick Lachey, oh my!
  49. Liberals Sweep Canadian Election, Making Justin Trudeau Prime MinisterHe ousted Conservative Stephen Harper, who led Canada for nearly a decade.
  50. Santa Claus Hopes Voters Will Elect Him to Office in North PoleHis qualifications include being named Santa Claus.
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