Elections

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

MPA: Shutting media out of campaign events is ‘counterintuitive,’ ‘anti-democratic’

BY: - November 12, 2022

The completion of the 2022 midterm elections in Michigan also closes out an election season marked by a pattern of anti-media policies by campaigns. In addition to the Michigan Republican Party attempting to shut out certain media publications and the public from the Capitol lawn for a party event in August — a public space […]

Right-wing groups focused on winning local school boards this election. Did it work?

BY: - November 12, 2022

Education-related issues dominated the last few months of top campaigns in Michigan, especially as Republican candidates like Tudor Dixon pushed bans of “pornographic” books in K-12 schools, anti-critical race theory agendas and anti-LGBTQ+ policies in the classroom.  With these contentious issues firing up parents on the right, that resulted in outsized attention and spending on […]

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroot organizations.  Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

Michigan GOP finger-pointing underway following Tuesday’s historic loss at the polls

BY: and - November 11, 2022

A post-mortem memo on the historic losses suffered Tuesday by the Michigan Republican Party blames candidates being too closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, prompting major donors to withhold their support and leaving the party without the cash needed to compete. Not only did Democrats sweep the top statewide offices, but they won a […]

In Michigan, ‘red wave’ spin gives way to a blue ‘blowout’

BY: - November 11, 2022

“This is absolutely historic, an epic landslide for pro-democracy Michiganders.” That was the assessment of Jeff Timmer, a former Michigan GOP executive director now with the anti-Trump Lincoln Party, after seeing the midterm election results Wednesday morning.  Democrats in Michigan have made history for the first time in four decades by taking back control of […]

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004.  Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer secured reelection to a second term over Republican challenger Tudor Dixon. Fifty-five percent […]

GOP on track to control U.S. House, but dozens of races still undecided

BY: - November 11, 2022

Republicans remained on pace to likely wrest control of the U.S. House, even as Democrats picked up a few more victories in close races late Wednesday and into the day Thursday. As of about 5 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, The Associated Press had called 209 races for Republicans. That put them ahead of Democrats’ 191, […]

Karamo still hasn’t conceded, tells supporters to ‘standby’ for more election fraud conspiracies

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo continues to push baseless claims about election fraud in the state, telling supporters “there is more to come.” Karamo has yet to concede from the race after losing Tuesday’s election to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson by 14 points — the largest margin of any top statewide race.  […]

Dingell seeks U.S. House Democratic leadership post 

BY: - November 10, 2022

Although it’s not clear which party will control the House next term after Tuesday’s election, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) is vying for the Democratic Caucus vice chair position.  “I am running because our Caucus needs a unifying voice at the leadership table who speaks for the working families who feel left behind, a […]

After Michigan shatters midterm election turnout record, canvas of results begins

BY: - November 10, 2022

Michigan saw 4.47 million voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results — a record-breaking result. The previous record for a midterm election was 4.34 million votes cast in the 2018 contest. With the reporting complete of nearly all unofficial results from the general election, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the […]

Braving long lines, Michigan college students help propel Dem, Proposal 3 victories

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republicans’ predictions of a “red wave” in Michigan were dashed after Democrats enjoyed a higher-than-expected turnout on Tuesday — propelled in part by a large youth presence at the polls, with some lines at universities being more than five hours long. Michigan allows same-day voter registration, which drove the long lines of first-time voters on […]