Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

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Will Lara Trump Be the Next Trump on a Ballot?

The president’s daughter-in-law is said to be considering a Senate run in her native state of North Carolina.

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With Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown’ Cash Floods Georgia

After the state went blue in the presidential race, more than $135 million in TV ads have been booked in two Senate runoff elections.

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The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat

Liberals got “trounced” in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

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The Democrats Went All Out Against Susan Collins. Rural Maine Grimaced.

The $180 million Senate contest, a political scientist said, “was like being a local in Woodstock in 1969: When it first started, it was exciting and fun, but by the end, it was muddy and dirty.”

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Roger Jepsen, Senator From Iowa and Reagan Ally, Dies at 91

A voice for farmers, he lost a re-election bid after it was disclosed that he had joined a health spa that was shut down on prostitution charges.

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There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round

Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joseph R. Biden Jr. but a split decision for the two parties. Now they face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral map the country has seen in a generation.

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Time to Take a Pledge: No Stocks if You’re a Member of Congress

Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia’s Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.

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Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.

Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

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Small Cracks Emerge in G.O.P. Support for Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims

President Trump retains a powerful hold on his party. But a growing number of Republican elected officials and party leaders have signaled they will indulge his conspiracy theories for only so long.

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Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Top Elections Official, Is Under Fire

After becoming the target of his own party, Brad Raffensperger authorized a hand recount of the state’s presidential votes.

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Biden’s Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome

Which party controls the Senate will largely dictate how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can get on taxes, health care, climate change and other policy priorities.

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The (Unfinished) Battle for the Senate

Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn’t pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

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What Happened in Each Key Senate Race

The Democrats had expected to flip several seats, but came up short. Their hopes to control the chamber now likely rest on a pair of races in Georgia.

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Republicans Back Trump’s Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges.

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Georgia Senators Inflame G.O.P. Rift in Calling for Election Official’s Resignation

Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler took an extraordinary step in urging Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to step down. His office has defended the integrity of the election.

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Trump Scorned

The victory of the Biden-Harris ticket and the enduring power of Republicanism tell two stories.

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Here’s Why The Georgia Runoff Matters

Neither of Georgia’s Republican senators drew a majority on Election Day, sending both of their races to special rematches in January that will likely determine control of the Senate.

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Goodbye, Donald Trump. You Lost This Election.

Don’t undersell the triumph of ousting Trump.

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Jon Ossoff and David Perdue’s Georgia Senate Race Goes to Runoff

David Perdue, a first-term Republican, narrowly failed to clear 50 percent of the vote, sending the race to a January runoff that, along with another runoff contest, will probably determine which party controls the Senate.

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What Joe Biden Can Do as President

He has the power to make real, transformational progress look like common sense. Will he use it, given the chance?

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How a Quick Stimulus Has an Increased Chance in Divided Government

Congressional leaders and business groups are raising the possibility of new economic aid from Congress in the lame-duck session.

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In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women Led the Way

Republicans were on track to have the highest number of women ever to serve in their House conference, signaling the success of their efforts to recruit and elect a more diverse slate of candidates.

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A Split Decision for Democrats

Weary voters appeared willing to give former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. a chance, but they shied away from putting Democrats in full control of Washington.

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Deprived of a Quick Decision, Democrats Seek a Narrower Path

Joseph R. Biden Jr. may be on the cusp of victory, but the route that took him there proved more arduous than the “blue wave” that some hoped would sweep the party to shore.

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Republicans Tighten Hold on Senate, but Control Could Be Decided in Runoffs

Along with falling short of expectations in the Senate, Democrats also saw their House majority shrink as Republicans made crucial pickups.

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The 2020 U.S. Election: Unfinished and Up for Grabs

The 2020 presidential race has turned out to be a nail-biter. Millions of ballots are still to be counted, and crucial swing states have yet to call a winner.

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Mark Kelly Defeats Martha McSally in Crucial Arizona Senate Race

The former astronaut ran as an independent pragmatist, flipping a seat vital to Democrats’ effort to wrest control of the Senate in one of the most expensive races in the nation.

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Hickenlooper Ousts Gardner in Colorado, Handing Democrats Crucial Senate Seat

Senator Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican, had trailed throughout the race as his state increasingly tilted toward Democrats.

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Democrat Warnock Leads Loeffler as Georgia Senate Race Heads to Runoff

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, was leading Senator Kelly Loeffler after a race in which she was bloodied by a fellow Republican. The race will be decided in a January runoff.

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Democrats Battle for Senate Control as They Maintain Grip on House Majority

The two parties grappled for advantage in the fight for the Senate majority as Democrats aimed to add to their majority in the House.

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Joni Ernst Wins in Iowa, Frustrating Democrats’ Push for Senate Majority

The first-term Republican overcame a steep challenge from Theresa Greenfield, denying Democrats a crucial pickup in their path to reclaiming control of the Senate.

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What to Watch For as the Polls Close and the Counting Begins

Election Day is finally here. Will a result come quickly, or will it be days, or weeks, before we have a winner? Here are the signs.

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The Election: Full Guide

Election Day is finally here. Will a result come quickly, or will it be days, or weeks, before we have a winner? Here are the signs.

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The Full 2020 Presidential Election Guide

Election Day is finally here. Will a result come quickly, or will it be days, or weeks, before we have a winner? Here are the signs.

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Graham and Harrison Battle Over the ‘New South,’ in Their Final Appeals

As Jaime Harrison called Lindsey Graham a 1950s relic, the Republican incumbent urged voters to re-elect him to help protect a way of life.

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It Was Election Day Eve and All Through the House …

Everyone was pretty much freaking out.

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Voting System in Maine Threatens Collins in Final Days of Close Senate Race

The state’s new ranked-choice system could prove dangerous for Senator Susan Collins, who is running for a fifth term against Sara Gideon, a Democrat.

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Can Raphael Warnock Go From the Pulpit to the Senate?

The pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, is betting that Georgia is ready to send a religious progressive to Washington.

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Trump Has a Women Problem. Susan Collins, Martha McSally and Kelly Loeffler Aren’t Helping.

To be in today’s Republican Party requires a particularly gross form of self-abasement.

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What if America Gets a Divorce? And Other Final Election Predictions

With just days left until Election Day, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat are joined by the Time magazine columnist and senior editor of The Dispatch, David French.

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The Woman President Who Wasn’t

Trump may have beaten Hillary Clinton, but the story doesn’t end there.

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Biden and Cunningham Hold Slim Leads in North Carolina, Poll Finds

Joe Biden and Cal Cunningham both led their Republican rivals by three points, a Times/Siena College survey found. Perhaps most notably, 64 percent of respondents said they had already voted.

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The 2020 Campaign Is the Most Expensive Ever (By a Lot)

The total cost of the races for the White House, the Senate and the House is expected to hit nearly $14 billion.

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Democrats in Many Races Are Moderates. Republicans Cast Them as Radicals.

Democrats chose Senate candidates who have rejected progressive policies. That hasn’t stopped Republicans from trying to paint them as extreme.

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Trump’s Rallies, Red-State Democrats: This Week in the 2020 Race

At the debate, President Trump and Joe Biden were actually able to debate. Offstage, both candidates are carrying on distinctly different campaign styles that suit them best.

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Susan Collins Hasn’t Changed Much, but Maine Has

Democrats are angry with her. Republicans see her as disloyal to the president. Her old-fashioned politics? “I don’t know if people respond as well to that anymore,” said her G.O.P. predecessor in the Senate.

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Lindsey Graham and His Allies Think 50 States Is Plenty

According to the Republican Party, less democracy is better than more.

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Congratulations, You’ve Won the White House. Now What?

If Biden holds on, keeping the Democratic coalition intact will take an unusual level of political skill.

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Democrats Gain in Georgia Senate Races as Presidential Race Remains Tied

Our latest survey shows a shift toward Biden among college-educated white voters, but surprising Trump gains among nonwhite voters.

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