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  1. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  2. 2018 midterms
    What Can We Learn From Early Voting This Year? Turnout Is High.Early voting numbers don’t show who’s going to win nationally. High turnout could point to a Democratic wave, but 2016 suggests caution is in order.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Are Ending the Once-Powerful Republican Midterm Turnout AdvantageCollege-educated white voters tilting towards Democrats and sure to turn out. If young and minority voting surges too, the wave could be substantial.
  4. 2018 midterms
    Will the Kavanaugh Fight Affect the Midterms?All the noise about Kavanaugh could encourage the older white voters who usually vote in midterms to show up, but Democratic enthusiasm remains high.
  5. 2018 midterms
    Lessons From the 2018 Primary SeasonThings look good for Democrats as the primaries end, but there remain a lot of tossup races.
  6. If Gillum’s Coalition Shows Up in November, It Could Be a Game-ChangerFlorida’s Andrew Gillum seems to have gotten a lot of young and minority voters who don’t usually participate in midterms to show up.
  7. California Property Tax Initiative Could Be Another Boon to GOP TurnoutA Realtor-backed ballot initiative expanding property tax loopholes for homeowners over 55 could drive turnout among Republican-leaning voters.
  8. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Special Election Was a Terrible Omen for the GOPRepublican Governor Scott Walker doesn’t seem too confident.
  9. Texas Primary Roundup: Democratic Turnout Shows Progress, But No RevolutionMany contests won’t be resolved until a May runoff, but some upsets enlivened 2018’s first statewide election.
  10. A Surge in Primary Turnout Is a Good Sign for Democrats, But Not a GuaranteeIf Democratic primary voting surges in Texas today, it could be a relatively meaningless blip, or an omen that the state is slowly turning blue.
  11. Democrat Looking Strong in Trump-Country Special Congressional ElectionConor Lamb’s not a long-shot candidate anymore, despite heavy GOP and Trump efforts on behalf of his opponent.
  12. Early Voting Among Texas Democrats Is Off the ChartsIt’s a sign of superior enthusiasm, not any guarantee of success in November, but it confirms Democrats have a wind at their backs.
  13. Jones Upsets Moore and Humiliates Trump in Deep-Red AlabamaOn the back of strong turnout from African-Americans and a superior campaign, Doug Jones pulled an upset that will echo into next year’s midterms.
  14. 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.
  15. Roy Moore Hasn’t Won Just YetMoore has improved his position since being hit with sexual-misconduct allegations, but African-American turnout for Doug Jones could be crucial.
  16. Moore Using Abortion Issue to Shame Conservatives Into Voting on December 12Roy Moore’s emphasis on the abortion issue shows the importance of a narrow band of conservative voters who may or may not go to the polls.
  17. Will the Obama Coalition Turn Out in 2018? Virginia Might Offer Some CluesNon-presidential election falloff in the base is a long-standing problem for Democrats that they haven’t clearly solved.
  18. In Most Expensive House Race Ever, Ossoff Takes the LeadPolling shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with a significant lead over Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s special election. That defies conventional wisdom.
  19. Ossoff Race Shows Democratic Turnout at Levels Needed for Midterm WaveAn analysis of Georgia’s special election shows Democrats turning out more than Republicans — which is unusual.
  20. Did Democrats Just Begin an Electoral Comeback by Winning in Delaware?In a special election that could have given Republicans control of yet another legislative chamber, robust turnout gave Democrats a much-needed win.
  21. Clinton’s Failure With the Working Class Had Little to Do With Trump VotersClinton didn’t lose the Rust Belt because white working-class Democrats voted for Trump. She lost it because they stayed at home.
  22. Trump Did Not Need an Organization: He Let Conservative Groups Organize for HimThey were strongest in the areas where he did best.
  23. Latino Turnout Surges in Early VotingAnd it could help Hillary Clinton outperform her polling in a few key swing states.
  24. What Clinton’s Campaign Should Be Doing in the Final DaysFor Hillary Clinton, the race is tightening at the worst possible time. She needs a strict focus on turnout operations in the states she has to win.
  25. Clinton Works to Turn Out Her Base, and Trump Helps HerThe two candidates’ very different strategies for mobilizing base voters could have different side effects. Trump’s could rile up the opposing base.
  26. Can Fear and Hate Turn Out the Vote As Much As Enthusiasm?Normally a lack of enthusiasm for the candidates will depress turnout. But strong antipathy along with a sense of high stakes can do the trick, too.
  27. If You Want a More Democratic Nominating Process, Take a Look at Caucuses FirstPrimaries are far more participatory. Disgruntled Sanders supporters, among others, should take notice. 
  28. The Midterm Snapshot: November 2Will the GOP be surfing a mere wave, or a tsunami?
  29. We’re Not Sure You Realize How Few People Voted Last MonthWere you one of the 2 percent of New Yorkers to elect John Liu and Bill de Blasio?
  30. New Yorkers More Indifferent Than EverA turnout record was set on Tuesday, in a bad way.