Elections

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Michele Fitzpatrick, a retired lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard, poses for a photograph at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Female veterans, both current and former service members, were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 percent to 36 percent, according to data from VoteCast. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
December 29, 2018 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections...
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This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 17, 2018 - 5:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor Saturday with just hours remaining for counties to turn in official recount results, conceding to a Republican whose party has held that office since 1999. Gillum, in a video he posted on Facebook,...
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Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 12, 2018 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House of...
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Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey celebrate after winning the Florida Governor's race during DeSantis' party at the Rosen Centre in Orlando on Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 5:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's midterm elections offer revealing lessons for both major political parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states on Tuesday opened a potential path back to the White House...
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Sydney Crawford, 84, left, of New York City, and JoAnn Loulan, 70, of Portola Valley, Calif., watch election returns during a Democratic party election night event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 07, 2018 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a "blue wave"...
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President Donald Trump looks at his watch near the end of a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 07, 2018 - 2:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Resigned to the loss of one-party control over Washington in Tuesday's elections, President Donald Trump stared down the prospect of endless House investigations, stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. He celebrated...
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Andria Tupola, Hawaii Republican candidate for governor, works the phone bank for some last minute campaigning at her campaign headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Honolulu. Tupola is challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. David Ige. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 07, 2018 - 1:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The incoming class of lawmakers could have a stark impact...
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Television personality Sean Hannity points as he meets with members of the audience before the start of a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 06, 2018 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News said Tuesday that it has addressed the "unfortunate distraction" of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump's campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that it doesn't condone such behavior. The network did not say what, if any, discipline that the...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp speaks during a rally at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown, Ga. The official office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Sunday, Nov. 4, it is investigating the state Democratic Party in connection with what it said was an attempted hack of the state’s online voter database that will be used at polling places in Tuesday’s election. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 9:18 am
ATLANTA (AP) — An already tight governor's race in Georgia devolved into new chaos Monday after the Republican candidate, who is also the state's chief election official, alleged with little evidence that Democrats sought to hack a voter database that will be used in Tuesday's elections. Republican...
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Harvey Rosenfeld attends a Democratic party rally Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla., bedecked in a red, white and blue outfit topped with an Uncle Sam hat and had a sign around his neck reading, “Be Patriotic, Respect Democracy, Honor America.” The 68-year-old retired publicist said he had been a Republican for 30 years until its stances against abortion rights and gay rights drove him away. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
November 03, 2018 - 10:04 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon and gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school's homecoming game Saturday. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and eight-inch platform shoes with...
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