Elections

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough president and Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, exits after voting in the primary election in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 22, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Polls have closed in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, but final results are not expected for at least a week due to the city’s transition
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New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams at a campaign appearance in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 11, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) For 20 years (1994–2013), New York City, capital of Blue America, was governed by Republican or Republicanish mayors (Michael Bloomberg branded himself an independent for one election cycle). Crime plummeted, the subways gleamed, homelessness was dealt
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President Donald Trump gestures while campaigning for Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler on the eve of the run-off election in Dalton, Ga., January 4, 2021. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Let’s consider the elephant in the room. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O kay, I’ll bite. Will The Donald run again? The going theory among liberals and conservative NeverTrumpers is that
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Andrew Yang is catching flak for this debate answer about letting untreated severely mentally ill people wander the streets, but he’s absolutely right — it’s bad for the mentally ill and bad for the city: Watch: Andrew Yang’s response to a question about how he would handle mental health during Wednesday’s NYC mayoral debate drew
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Stacey Abrams speaks to the media about Senate runoff elections outside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Ga., January 5, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Democrat Stacey Abrams on Thursday endorsed Senator Joe Manchin’s voting legislation compromise, including a provision that requires a form of voter identification, ahead of a key vote next week. On Wednesday, Manchin
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Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party at party headquarters in Jerusalem on March 23, 2021 (Ammar Awad / Reuters) Israel and its politics; Western business and China; a Kafkaesque cancelation; and more In Israel, there has been a political upheaval — but not really: because the country has a parliamentary democracy, which is working. The
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Hillary Clinton arrives for the inauguration of Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed on Wednesday that Russian president Vladimir Putin “made it his mission to deny me the presidency” when she ran against Donald Trump in 2016. Clinton’s comments came during an appearance on
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Official Photo of Nikki Fried (State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons) Since we last checked in with Nikki Fried’s conspiracy-theory heavy gubernatorial campaign, the candidate has delivered . . . well, pretty much exactly what one would expect. Per Florida Politics, Fried is not exactly setting the world on fire: The $214,832 collected by the committee Florida Consumers
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters) Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he is starting a political action committee to support Republican midterm candidates, in an interview with Politico on Tuesday. The group will be known as the Champion American Values PAC,
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Texas State Capitol in Austin. (SusanRisdon/Getty Images) Arguments over lawmakers revising state election laws have sunk into familiar ruts, which have played out again in Texas. Republicans try to shore up the real and perceived security of American elections. Many of their proposals are reasonable and modest; some include pandering to stolen-election conspiracists, and some
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Sign directs voters to a polling station on Election Day in Tucson, Ariz., November 3, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) Harping on election fraud may spell electoral defeat for Arizona Republicans. Arizona Republicans’ focus on election fraud could hobble outreach to independent and unaffiliated voters, according to research by polling firm HighGround Inc. The research indicates that
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Then-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe arrives at the election night rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Fairfax, Va., November 7, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) The former governor has a substantial edge over his competitors in both name recognition and fundraising. Each year following a presidential-election contest, two states host a gubernatorial race: Virginia and
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A police officer secures the area with a police cordon after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, August 3, 2019. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters) The race for mayor in America’s twelfth-largest city has ended, and the results are promising for moderates and conservatives. Fort Worth, the oft-overlooked city beside its more famous
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Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) speaks to the media as she arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) recently compared Donald Trump’s false election claims to the rhetoric of the Chinese Communist Party, calling the former president’s mistruths “very dangerous and damaging.” “When you listen
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.,Calif.) speaks to reporters during a news conference in Washington, D.C., January 7, 2021. (Erin Scott
/Reuters) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s PAC to the Future fundraising outfit is emailing supporters about Texas senator Ted Cruz’s alleged endorsement of voter suppression. “BREAKING: Ted Cruz caught on tape admitting voter suppression” begins
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(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) I wrote today about Donald Trump’s belief that he will be “reinstated” as president in August, or thereabouts, after the remaining election “audits” have been completed. This is, of course, a preposterous conspiracy theory, and it deserves our condemnation. Before anyone on the Left gets too excited about What This Says About Republicans,
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Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, and Jim discuss the absurd blowup over Texas’s voting bill, Trump’s continuing claims about a stolen election, and how the lab-leak theory is now racist. Listen below, or follow this show on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or Spotify. Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element.
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.), speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, December 11, 2019. (Jose Luis Magana/Pool via Reuters) Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) on Sunday claimed that Republicans “want to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election” after the Texas
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Nikki Fried in a Facebook video from April. (Nikki Fried/Screengrab via Facebook) Peddling in every available strand of nonsense and conspiracy theory is not helping the Florida Democrat’s brand. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s the only Democrat to have won a statewide election in Florida since 2012, Nikki Fried was in possession of a solid
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Election workers count ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Ariz., November 6, 2020. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) The election results in Arizona’s largest county have been certified and authenticated multiple times. This audit effort has been pure folly. I’m a libertarian-minded Republican. I hate taxes. Especially the income tax. But I pay
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New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a forum in New York, May 25, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The failed presidential candidate enjoyed a big lead in polls to become New York City’s next mayor. Then people started asking him basic questions. Even Bill de Blasio is mocking his ineptitude. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N
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