Will Trump Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Election Inquiry?

The House Jan. 6 committee report offered fresh evidence that former President Donald J. Trump was at the center of efforts to overturn election results in Georgia.

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Surprise in Pennsylvania: Republicans Back a (Former?) Democrat for Speaker

Representative Mark Rozzi, long a moderate Democrat, pledged not to caucus with either party as speaker of the closely divided state House of Representatives. Many questions remain.

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How the Worst Fears for Democracy Were Averted in 2022

A precariously narrow but consequential slice of the electorate broke with its own voting history to reject openly extremist Republican candidates — at least partly out of concern for the health of the political system.

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Which Party Controls the Pennsylvania House? It’s TBD.

Three seats won by Democrats in November are now vacant, giving Republicans more House members for now and sowing uncertainty ahead of the legislative session.

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Tied New Hampshire Race Spurs a Redo. Why Aren’t Voters Talking About It?

One race’s final tally: 970 to 970. So two candidates square off again in a city where voters are mostly keeping their politics to themselves.

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Inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s Quest to Win Friends and Influence People

In just three years, the FTX co-founder built a massive operation to woo politicians, regulators and nonprofits to support his crypto goals.

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In the States, Democrats All but Ran the Table

Defying history, Democrats won power in state capitals across the country, while Republicans deepened their control of red states.

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What Congress Must Do Now

Congress can do more to protect the integrity of a presidential election and make progress on other issues before the current session ends.

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What’s at Stake in These Elections

This winners of races at every level of government will play crucial roles in overseeing and certifying the 2024 presidential election.

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Wisconsin Republicans Stand on the Verge of Total, Veto-Proof Power

In a 50-50 battleground state, Republicans are close to capturing supermajorities in the State Legislature that would render the Democratic governor irrelevant even if he wins re-election.

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What to Know About New York’s Midterm Elections

The state has become a bellwether for both parties, with significant congressional seats in play and an increasingly close governor’s race.

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An Alternate History of the 2022 Midterms

In the campaign’s final days, Democratic strategists are already back-seat driving, second-guessing and what-iffing.

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Why Am I Seeing That Political Ad? Check Your ‘Trump Resistance’ Score.

To help campaigns target ads, voter-profiling firms score millions of Americans on issues like guns, vaccines and QAnon.

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Fears Over Fate of Democracy Leave Many Voters Frustrated and Resigned

As democracy frays around them, Republicans and Democrats see different culprits and different risks.

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How the Supreme Court’s State Legislature Case Could Change Elections

Races in state legislatures are often quiet and turn on local issues like roads or schools. But a Supreme Court case could give these legislative bodies nearly absolute power over federal elections.

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Democratic-Allied Group Pours $60 Million Into State Legislative Races

The group, the States Project, aims to help Democrats in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maine and Nevada, as the left tries to make up lost ground in state legislatures.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s (Final!) Primary Night

Republicans are fighting over who will take on Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. Rhode Island and Delaware are also voting. It’s the last primary night before November.

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Trump Lashes Out in First Rally Since F.B.I. Search

Donald J. Trump and President Biden have both made recent appearances in Pennsylvania, one of the key states in November’s midterm elections.

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In N.Y. Primaries, a Fight for the Democratic Party’s Future

The party’s more moderate establishment declared victory, but a closer look reveals the battle for the soul of the party will grind on.

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Deniers, Enablers, Accepters

We break down elected Republicans into three groups, based on their stances toward false claims about the 2020 election.

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What to Know About New York’s Aug. 23 Primary Election

The state’s redistricting woes have created a rare August primary for New York’s congressional and State Senate seats, raising concerns of low voter turnout.

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Moving in With Mom: Redistricting Creates Upheaval for N.Y. Lawmakers

New district maps for the New York State Senate have caused some incumbents to run in neighboring districts and to contemplate new living arrangements.

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Could the G.O.P. Beat Whitmer in Michigan? Party Chaos Has Hurt Its Chances.

A handwritten letter from Betsy DeVos, last seen trying to remove Donald Trump from office, elicited an 11th-hour endorsement. But is that enough to make peace among Michigan’s warring Republicans?

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A Surprisingly Tight Race

Despite Biden’s low approval ratings, Democrats are roughly tied with Republicans in the midterm polls. We explain why.

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N.Y. Assembly Democrats Largely Repel Challenges From the Left

Long-tenured incumbents appeared likely to retain their seats, though an activist was ahead in a Hudson Valley race.

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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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