midterms

Incoming Congress

The Rules of Congress Are Changing With Its Members

As Congress becomes more diverse, many of its longstanding rules—like a ban on religious headwear—are starting to change.
Marie Solis
11.20.18
midterms

Stacey Abrams Says She'll Run for Office Again

Abrams conceded the Georgia gubernatorial race last week, but she'll be ready to run again—right after she "takes a nap."
Marie Solis
11.19.18
midterms

'It's a Shit Show': The Ground Game in Georgia's Fight to Count Every Ballot

Activists aren't giving up on fighting voter suppression in Stacey Abrams' gubernatorial race against Brian Kemp.
Marie Solis
11.14.18
midterms

Stacey Abrams Files Lawsuit Over Uncounted Votes in Georgia Governor Race

Stacey Abrams' campaign is asking election officials to include remaining provisional ballots and some rejected absentee ballots in the final tally in her race against Republican Brian Kemp.
Marie Solis
11.12.18
midterms

White Women's Complicated Role in the 2018 Midterm Elections

White women remained loyal to Republicans in key races this election year, but overall they're moving steadily toward the Democratic Party.
Marie Solis
11.12.18
midterms

Lucy McBath Defeats Karen Handel, Flipping Historically Red District in Georgia

After a recount delayed results, Lucy McBath has declared victory over Karen Handel, flipping a contentious congressional seat Democrats lost in 2017.
Marie Solis
11.8.18
midterms

Why It Matters That First-Generation American Women Won Office

“We are an inspiration to our communities, but more importantly, we are the only people we can trust to fight on behalf of our communities.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.7.18
midterms

Midterms 2018: Historic Firsts for Women, POC, and LGBT People

History was made across the country on Tuesday night as women, LGBT people, Native Americans, Muslims, and people of color achieved political firsts.
Diana Tourjée
Leila Ettachfini
11.7.18
midterms

Slavery as Punishment Just Became Illegal in Colorado

An 1897 constitutional provision allowed incarcerated people in Colorado to work for no pay. Amendment A, voted into law on Tuesday, officially abolished slavery as punishment for crimes in the state.
Leila Ettachfini
11.7.18
midterms

Two of Georgia's Most Anticipated Races Left Hanging in the Balance

Congressional candidate Lucy McBath and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams concluded their results parties early Wednesday morning with no definitive results in their races.
Marie Solis
11.7.18
Op-Ed

Nearly 100,000 Vermont Voters Wanted a Trans Woman as Governor

Though Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist ultimately lost to her Republican opponent on Tuesday, her campaign was a triumph.
Diana Tourjée
11.7.18
midterms

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Become the First Muslim Women in Congress Ever

Today marks a huge victory for American Muslims—and especially American Muslim women—who have gone vastly unrepresented in our federal government. Tonight, not one, but two Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time.
Leila Ettachfini
11.7.18
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