Analysis of this year’s governor election results reveal a growing division between rural and suburban counties and a decrease in Democratic votes outside of metro Atlanta compared to recent presidential elections.
Security gaps similar to those found in Georgia’s system, though less porous, have been identified in Washington state, cyber experts say. North Carolina could be susceptible to fake registration updates sent by mail.
In the next Congress, the South’s clout will be diminished. Democrats took control of the House in the midterm elections, but the Republicans who represent southern districts will shrink in their numbers and influence.
Brian Kemp declared victory Wednesday afternoon in Georgia’s governor’s race. Democrat Stacey Abrams has refused to concede against challenger Republican Brian Kemp, also serving as secretary of state.
Two House Democrats have their sights on possibly being the first black speaker. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York represents the “next generation” of leaders. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina is of the old guard.
Democrat Jim Clyburn was ready to campaign with SC House candidate Archie Parnell the night before the midterms. But facing backlash for agreeing to stump with a one-time domestic abuser, Clyburn has backed out.
Rep. Jim Clyburn, who could run for Speaker, will the night before the midterms campaign with Archie Parnell, the Democratic candidate in SC’s 5th District who once committed an act of domestic violence.
Headed into the first midterm of Donald Trump’s presidency, Texas Republicans who’ve long maintained a good relationship with voters of color are struggling with events designed to court their support.
In September, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers said the GOP wouldn’t spend money on a House seat in South Carolina. A month later, the NRCC is moving in to help Katie Arrington.
The Army Corps of Engineers has recalculated the formula it uses to determine how much money the Charleston Harbor deepening project is entitled to. The initiative now qualifies for inclusion in the president’s budget, a victory for advocates.
Tarrant County, the largest remaining urban area that’s Republican, has long been considered a bellwether in Texas elections, predicting how the state will go. Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke have been campaigning here a lot.
Rep. Jim Clyburn’s supporters have to do two things to make sure the South Carolina Democrat can to be the first black speaker or majority leader: Appeal to members who want to make history and make sure members know what Clyburn has done.
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C. O'Brien speaks at the National Press Club about his role working with foreign governments and U.S. reporters to return captured journalist Austin Tice, November 13, 2018.