2019 elections

Matt Bevin, Formerly Our Nation’s Trumpiest Governor, Has Created a Real Mess for Himself

Matt Bevin, former Republican governor of Kentucky, exited office less than a week ago after narrowly losing his reelection bid to Democrat Andy Beshear only to land himself in the middle of a new

Misinformation Efforts Over Kentucky Election Could Be Playbook for 2020

This article was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The

Democratic Campaign Group Won’t Support Anti-Abortion Candidates

On Saturday, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in deep-red Louisiana sent a strong signal that there’s a future for anti-abortion candidates in the Democratic Party. Two days later,
Trump Expected To Attend LSU-Alabama Game In Midst Of Voting For LA Governor

Trump Expected To Attend LSU-Alabama Game In Midst Of Voting For LA Governor

President Donald Trump plans to attend the LSU-Alabama football game Saturday afternoon, an event coincidentally occurring on the last day...

Amazon Spent a Ton of Money on Seattle Elections. It Probably Wasn’t Worth It.

When Amazon pumped $1.5 million into influencing Seattle’s City Council elections in its final weeks—a rather startling bump on the $25,000 spent four years ago, according to Reuters—it begged the

Another Big Winner in Tuesday’s Elections: America’s Frustrated Teachers

On Tuesday night, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, while declaring victory over the Trumpish “bully” incumbent Matt Bevin, made sure to praise one group of voters Bevin had bad-mouthed during

Juul’s Hometown Really Does Not Want You to Juul

A proposition to overturn San Francisco’s upcoming ban on e-cigarettes was soundly defeated at the polls on Tuesday—80 percent of voters rejected it. The measure was initially backed by Juul, and
Woman Who Lost Job After Flipping Off Trump’s Motorcade Wins Election in Virginia

Woman Who Lost Job After Flipping Off Trump’s Motorcade Wins Election in Virginia

Juli Briskman, who ran as a Democrat, defeated an eight-year incumbent
Democrats Seize Control of Historically Red Virginia’s State Legislature

Democrats Seize Control of Historically Red Virginia’s State Legislature

Democrats won majorities in both houses of Virginia’s state legislature for the first time in 25 years, aided by unusually high turnout across the state. They hope the victories will be a sign of
Democrats Seize Control of Historically Red Virginia’s State Legislature

Democrats Seize Control of Historically Red Virginia’s State Legislature

Democrats hope the off-year election victory will be a sign of things to come in 2020

Democrats Just Swept Into Full Control of Virginia’s Government

For the first time in more than two decades, Democrats now have full control of Virginia’s state government. According to projections, Democratic candidates have won enough seats in the state Senate

Democrat Andy Beshear Just Beat Republican Matt Bevin in the Kentucky Governor’s Race

In an upset, Democrat Andy Beshear has knocked off Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Over his four years in office, Bevin developed a persona as the Trumpiest governor in the country. And for a
Why You Should Be Watching The Virginia Statehouse This Election Day

Why You Should Be Watching The Virginia Statehouse This Election Day

In 2016, Virginia was the only state from the former Confederacy to vote for Hillary Clinton. Since then, its elections...
These Virginia Elections Could Be a Wake-up Call for the GOP on Gun Control

These Virginia Elections Could Be a Wake-up Call for the GOP on Gun Control

Virginia voters have not forgotten the GOP's response to the mass shooting in Virginia Beach in May.

Today New Yorkers Have the Power to Overhaul Their Elections

In today’s election, New York City is considering adopting ranked-choice voting. If passed, it will be the largest municipality to adopt the innovate voting process. Ranked-choice voting is basically
Virginia’s Legislature Is Up for Grabs. It’s a Referendum on Trump.

Virginia’s Legislature Is Up for Grabs. It’s a Referendum on Trump.

Off-year elections on Tuesday in Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi will give the president his last multistate report card before 2020.
Virginia’s Legislature Is Up for Grabs. It’s a Referendum on Trump.

Virginia’s Legislature Is Up for Grabs. It’s a Referendum on Trump.

Off-year elections on Tuesday in Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi will give the president his last multistate report card before 2020.

On Tuesday, the Right to Vote Is on the Ballot

In November 2015, shortly before leaving office, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, issued an executive order automatically restoring voting rights for roughly 140,000 people with past felony

Inside the Campaign to Defeat the Most Powerful Republican in Virginia

Sheila Bynum-Coleman is nervous and running late. It’s just before 5 p.m. on a sticky summer evening late in August when we pull up in front of her modest suburban house in Chesterfield, Virginia. “I

The NRA Is Contributing a Record Amount to Protect Republicans in Its Home State

With less than a week until Virginia’s state elections, the gun control debate has emerged as the leading issue for voters—and national groups on both sides of the issue have taken notice, pouring an