Kevin McCarthy's Bid For Speaker Of The House Was A Hot Mess. But After 15 Votes, The California Republican Finally Won The Gavel
The inability of Republicans to coalesce around a candidate for House speaker was the longest bid in 164 years — and the butt of jokes on social media.
Raphael Warnock Has Defeated Herschel Walker In The Georgia Runoff, Giving Democrats 51 Seats In The Senate
The Senate race in Georgia went to a runoff after neither candidate won more than 50% of the vote in the November midterm election.
Republicans Have Won The House, But The Democrats Will Keep Control Of The Senate
“Things do happen,” one political science professor told BuzzFeed News, “but the intensity of partisanship makes it much, much harder to legislate in divided government.”
Donald Trump Says He Will Run For President In 2024
Trump has spent most of the last two years undermining American democracy. Now he wants another chance at power.
Arizona Rejected MAGA Candidates For Senate And Governor
The critical swing state went for former president Donald Trump in 2016 and then President Joe Biden in 2020.
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Won Reelection, So Democrats Will Control The Senate
As things stand, Republicans look likely to take control of the House, but no one will know for sure until more votes are counted.
Gen Z Showed That Young Voters Are A Force To Be Reckoned With
“We’ve grown up in unprecedented circumstances from economic turmoil to the pandemic, to climate change, to school shootings.”
I Can’t Tell If Trump Is Panicking About Ron DeSantis. Oh, Wait. Yes I Can.
After right-wing media appeared to rally behind Ron DeSantis, Trump went into meltdown mode.
Progressive Prosecutors Won In Midterm Elections Across The US In Spite Of Tough-On-Crime Rhetoric From Republicans
Crime was among the top issues on voters' minds on Tuesday, but in many cities they still opted for candidates aiming to reform the criminal justice system.
A 23-Year-Old Democrat Ousted A Two-Term Mayor In A Conservative Louisiana Town
“I told people on the campaign trail: I'm young, but I can get it done,” Mayor-elect Tyrin Truong said.
Here's Where Abortion Rights Won At The Midterms
In Michigan and Kentucky and California and Vermont and Wisconsin, abortion access was supported at the polls.
Abortion Took Center Stage In The Michigan Elections — Just As Activists Predicted
Pro–abortion rights campaigners weren’t surprised that voters turned out in big numbers to support the issue. Some are already getting ready for the next fight.
Parents Of Uvalde Victims Are Angry And Disappointed That Their Community Voted To Reelect Gov. Greg Abbott
Several parents of the victims tweeted a graphic of an upside-down #UvaldeStrong.
Here Are Some Historic Firsts From The 2022 Midterms That Will Make You Say “It’s About Damn Time”
The 2022 midterm elections saw groundbreaking firsts for representation among women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and Muslims.
The “Red Wave” Was More Of A Meme Opportunity Than Any Big Political Swing
The force of the red wave became more of a meme than a descriptor for how the midterms went.
Wisconsin Voters Have Reelected A Governor And Attorney General Who Support Abortion Rights And Say They Won’t Enforce A Near-Total Abortion Ban
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have pledged not to enforce the state’s near-total abortion ban, which took effect after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
There Will Be A Runoff Election Between Herschel Walker And Raphael Warnock In Georgia
Depending on other races, the Georgia runoff could mean we won't know for a few more weeks which party will control the Senate.
Republican Ron Johnson, Who Said Jan. 6 Was Not An Armed Insurrection, Has Been Reelected Senator Of Wisconsin
Through the summer, polls showed the incumbent Republican and 35-year-old progressive challenger neck and neck.
Voters Turned Out To Protect Abortion Rights In Michigan, California, And Kentucky, Just Months After Roe Was Overturned
“This is a really big step in preventing any more degradation of democracy,” a Michigan woman who voted in favor of the amendment told BuzzFeed News.
A Rundown Of Critical Midterm Election Victories So Far
Here’s why these winners are such a big deal.
Election Night Is Officially Over, And It’ll Probably Be A While Before We Know Who Controls Congress
Results in several key races, including Senate seats in Georgia and Wisconsin, are still up in the air.
John Fetterman Beat Dr. Oz And Will Be The Next US Senator From Pennsylvania
With the balance of power in the Senate on a knife’s edge, Pennsylvania had been one of the most closely watched races in the country.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Supporters Chanted "Two More Years" As He Claimed Victory In His Reelection And Set The Stage For A 2024 Presidential Run
“I believe the survival of the American experiment requires a revival of true American principles," DeSantis said. "Florida has proved that it can be done.”
Republican Greg Abbott Has Been Reelected As Texas Governor
Gov. Greg Abbott’s policies on abortion and immigration had played to a Republican base, while Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke called for action on gun control following the deadly school shooting in Uvalde.
Longtime Abortion Rights Advocate Josh Shapiro Has Been Elected Governor Of Pennsylvania
The race for governor is critical to determining the future of abortion access in Pennsylvania.
Katy Perry Is Backing Rick Caruso For LA Mayor, And It’s Exposing How Your Faves Might Be Quietly Conservative
“I am voting for a myriad of reasons (see the news) but in particular because Los Angeles is a hot mess atm," Perry wrote on Instagram.
Maura Healey Has Become The Nation's First Openly Lesbian Governor And The First Woman To Hold The Seat In Massachusetts
Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll will be joining Healey as lieutenant governor. This is the first time women have held both roles at the same time in the US.
Stacey Abrams Has Lost Again In Her Second Bid To Become Georgia Governor
Polls had shown Kemp leading Abrams in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote, with the final Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll putting the Republican incumbent at least seven points ahead.
A Wisconsin Man Armed With A Knife Was Arrested After Demanding Poll Workers "Stop The Voting"
Voter intimidation has also been reported in North Carolina and Arizona.
Maxwell Frost Has Become The First Gen Z Member Of Congress
"Don't count out young people,” Frost said in August.