Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats

The new district lines, approved late Friday night, will create pickup opportunities for Republicans and force Democratic incumbents to run against each other.

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Democrats’ Hopes in New York House Races Hurt by New District Maps

The lines drawn by a court-appointed special master would increase competition for seats in Congress, in a blow to national Democrats.

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Court’s Redistricting Plan Erases Democratic House Gains in New York

The lines drawn by a court-appointed special master would increase competition for seats in Congress, in a blow to national Democrats.

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How Two Democrats Fought and Won in Rural America

The only way for the party to regain traction in rural places is by running strong campaigns in districts that usually back Republicans.

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A Minnesota Candidate Went Into Labor During Her Convention Speech

Videos of Erin Maye Quade’s speech ricocheted across the internet, with critics saying the process should have been suspended.

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Judge Keeps New York’s New Electoral Map Intact for Now

The stay by an appellate judge puts on hold a lower-court ruling that New York’s newly drawn congressional and legislative districts were unconstitutional.

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Judge Tosses New York District Lines

The ruling by a Republican judge would send New York back to the drawing board and could delay its primaries. Democrats vowed to appeal it.

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Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill

As Republicans rush to pass a second round of new voting and election rules, a bipartisan group of election officials is fighting back.

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Ohio Supreme Court Intensifies a Redistricting Map Standoff

Years ago, voters created a commission to make political maps fairer. Now the State Supreme Court is blocking maps drawn by the Republican-led commission, saying nothing has changed.

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With Midterms in Mind, G.O.P. Tests Attacks on Democrats in New York

The Republican State Convention gave party leaders a chance to test messages about crime, inflation and Democratic leadership.

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How the Fight Over Abortion Rights Has Changed the Politics of South Texas

In the Laredo region, long a Democratic stronghold, that single issue appears to be driving the decision for many voters, the majority of whom are Catholic.

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How New York’s Redistricting Hurt the G.O.P. and Vax Daddy

Democrats could potentially expand the veto-proof majorities they already have in both the Assembly and Senate, further solidifying New York’s leftward shift.

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North Carolina Court Upholds Republican Gerrymander of Maps

The ruling set up a final battle over the maps in the state Supreme Court, where Democrats hold a slim edge.

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Virginia Democrats Aim to Block Trump’s E.P.A. Chief From State Agency

In Virginia, cabinet nominees are rarely blocked. But the Republican governor-elect’s choice of Andrew Wheeler to be natural resources secretary has alarmed Democrats.

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Michigan’s New Congressional Maps Undo Years of Gerrymandering

A citizen ballot initiative took redistricting out of the hands of partisan legislators. The result: competitive political districts — and an example of how to push back against hyperpartisanship.

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Democrats Say They Are Serious About State Elections. But Are They Too Late?

State-level races are becoming a central focus of American politics as the lasting effects of new congressional maps and election laws raise the stakes.

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Edward Durr Jr.: The Trump Republican Who’s Riding High in New Jersey

“If anything, my election showed nobody’s untouchable,” said Edward Durr Jr., who pulled off a stunning victory to win a New Jersey State Senate seat.

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G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States

Democrats were once able to count on wave elections to win back key statehouses. Republican gerrymandering is making that all but impossible.

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Scams and Slippery Slopes

Swindling has become a respectable institution in America. How?

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Republican Truck Driver Beats Sweeney in N.J. Election

Mr. Sweeney, the second most powerful lawmaker in New Jersey and a Democrat, lost his bid for re-election against Edward Durr, a driver for a furniture chain.

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An Oath Keeper Was at the Capitol Riot. On Tuesday, He’s on the Ballot.

Edward Durfee Jr. is a member of the far-right militia and was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He is running for office in New Jersey anyway.

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How Republicans Are Weaponizing Critical Race Theory Ahead of Midterms

Republicans hope that concerns about critical race theory can help them in the midterm elections. The issue has torn apart one Wisconsin suburb.

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Shontel Brown Is Set to Be Ohio’s Newest Congresswoman

Ms. Brown, who defeated the progressive activist Nina Turner in a bitter Democratic primary for an Ohio House seat, is all but assured of heading to Congress in the fall.

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A.O.C. Had a Catchy Logo. Now Progressives Everywhere Are Copying It.

The slanted text in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s logo, and its break from the traditional red, white and blue color palette, has formed a new graphical language for progressivism. Imitators abound.

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How Democrats Who Lost in Deep-Red Places Might Have Helped Biden

A study by a liberal group found a reverse coattails effect in 2020: Down-ballot candidates may have helped elect President Biden, rather than the other way around.

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The Painful History of the Georgia Voting Law

Republicans today know that blocking access to the ballot has always relied on legal maneuvering and political schemes.

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How a Sham Candidate Helped Flip a Florida Election

The candidate and the man who prosecutors say recruited him to play spoiler in a Florida Senate race last year were both arrested this week.

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Can Andrew Cuomo Continue to Lead?

The governor has lost his political allies and the public’s confidence.

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Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue

It may take 10 years. Do it anyway.

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Why Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Are All-In for Trump More Than Ever

Pennsylvania G.O.P. leaders have made loyalty to the defeated ex-president the sole organizing principle of the party, and would-be candidates are jockeying to prove they fought the hardest for him.

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In Minnesota, a G.O.P. Lawmaker’s Death Brings Home the Reality of Covid

Minnesota Republicans celebrated election victories with a gala party. A state senator’s death from Covid-19 underlined the consequences of the G.O.P.’s rejection of health experts’ guidance.

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The Georgia Runoffs, Part 1: ‘We Are Black Diamonds’

Black voters will be integral to Democratic success in the upcoming Senate races. We speak to Stacey Abrams and LaTosha Brown, two Black women who are leading the charge in mobilizing the vote.

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How Democrats Suffered Crushing Down-Ballot Losses Across America

In statehouse races, suburban voters’ disgust with President Trump failed to translate into a rebuke of other Republicans, ensuring the party’s grip on partisan mapmaking.

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Democrats Claim Veto-Proof Majority in N.Y. Senate, Pressuring Cuomo

Democrats in New York bucked the national trend on down-ballot races, and could pursue progressive initiatives without fear of a veto.

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How ‘Defund the Police’ Became a Flashpoint in Competitive N.Y. Races

Democrats are debating whether the party’s stances alienated moderates, but progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged that narrative.

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What We Know About Election Results in New York

Republicans were ahead in key congressional races in the state, with mail-in ballots yet to be counted.

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Cuomo Blames de Blasio as Strains Mount Over N.Y. Democrats’ Showing

New York State Republicans used images of boarded-up businesses and of Mayor Bill de Blasio to persuade voters to vote for their candidates.

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‘Not a Great Outcome’ for N.Y. Democrats as G.O.P. Gains

Preliminary tallies seemed to dash the hopes of progressives and indicated a resurgence of Republican power in areas across the state.

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Some Suburban Strongholds Swing Back to G.O.P. in N.Y. and Across U.S.

Republicans are ahead in key congressional races in New York State, mirroring a national trend of apparent success in winning back swing districts.

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New York Elections: What’s at Stake

All eyes were on the State Senate, where Democrats are close to a veto-proof supermajority. But results might be delayed because of a torrent of mail-in ballots.

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Voting in N.Y.C.: An Election Day Cheat Sheet

Today is the last day to cast a ballot in the presidential election and other races. Aside from safety measures, the process is little changed.

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Statehouse Seats Are Up for Grabs, and With Them, Great Power

In most states, control of the state legislature comes with the authority to redraw state and federal electoral maps.

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A Chance to Expand Medicaid Rallies Democrats in North Carolina

The legislature in this battleground state could flip to Democratic control, a prospect that is bringing out lower-income voters who stayed home in 2016.

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Democrats Hope 2020 Is the Year They Flip the Texas House

Republicans have controlled the state government since 2003. An anti-Trump surge could give Democrats a crucial boost.

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Can This Billionaire Save N.Y.’s Senate Republicans?

Ronald Lauder is spending millions of dollars to defeat Democratic state senators, whose party is tantalizingly close to a supermajority.

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From School Boards to the Senate, All Politics Is Virus Politics in 2020

The pandemic has inspired new candidates to run, and defined the debate in campaigns up and down the ballots.

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How Could Vote-by-Mail Impact the Election? Look at Michigan

Vote-by-mail has become one of the most contentious issues of the 2020 election. But while battles rage on social media and in the courts, a group of bipartisan Michigan election officials worry they won’t have the time or resources to ensure results on election night.

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The Attack on Voting in the 2020 Elections

The president is harnessing the power of the government, from the Department of Homeland Security to the Postal Service, to disrupt the election. Read the magazine’s five-month investigation.

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Trump Attacked Rochester Protesters. Not All Local Republicans Agree.

In Western New York, the president’s vilification of Black Lives Matter protests has forced candidates to decide whether to line up behind him.

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Would Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Cost the G.O.P. the Senate?

Mitch McConnell has a tricky needle to thread.

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