Election Day

JUNEAU, Alaska | Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

JUNEAU, Alaska — A mystery ballot found on a precinct table on Election Day but not counted then could decide a tied Alaska state House race and thwart Republican efforts to control the chamber and all of state government. The ballot arrived in Juneau last Friday in a secrecy sleeve in a bin with other … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

AUSTIN, Texas | Trump critic Hurd keeps Texas US House seat for Republicans

AUSTIN, Texas— Rep. Will Hurd, one of few Republican critics of President Donald Trump in Congress, narrowly won his re-election bid Monday in a sprawling Texas district that has been a perennial battleground. Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday, nearly two weeks after Election Day, ending what had been one of the few remaining … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Trump critic Hurd keeps Texas US House seat for Republicans

Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how political lines are drawn — and the stakes for … Continue reading Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

EL PASO, Texas | Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

EL PASO, Texas— Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. Cruz began as the prohibitive favorite after … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas | Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Abrams vows to wait for all the votes in Georgia

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 1:54 a.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says votes remain to be counted in the tight Georgia governor’s race and vows to wait for them all. Abrams told supporters at her election night party that they would “have a chance to do a do-over” in her race … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Abrams vows to wait for all the votes in Georgia

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Women elected to House in record numbers

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Women will break the current record of 84 serving at the same time in the U.S. House. With ballots still being counted across the country, women have won 75 seats and are assured of victory in nine districts where women are the only major-party … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Women elected to House in record numbers

WASHINGTON | The Latest: East Coast polls close; most-watched races tight

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Polls have closed across the East Coast, but the results in some of the most closely watched races remain too close to call. Polls across six states closed at 7 p.m. EST, including battlegrounds Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. Polls in other key states … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: East Coast polls close; most-watched races tight