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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Sarah McBride Is Set to Be the Nation’s Highest-Ranking Transgender Official

Ms. McBride, who would be the first openly transgender person to serve in any state’s senate, won a primary for a safely Democratic seat in Delaware.

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Vote Counts Change. Please Don’t Panic.

The “blue shift” is real. Take it seriously.

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Primary Wave May Make N.Y. Legislature One of Nation’s Most Liberal

Among those toppled by progressive insurgents was a Brooklyn assemblyman who was first elected in 1972.

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Mainers Are ‘Disappointed’ Too, Susan Collins

Maybe we’ve been expecting too much of her all along.

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The People Running Campaigns Don’t Look Like Me

Having a seat at the table is good, but people of color need to be able to set the agenda too.

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N.Y.C. Primary 2020: An Election Day Cheat Sheet

Dozens of contests in the State Legislature and the House of Representatives will be decided Tuesday. Here’s what to know before going to the polls.

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Will the Pandemic Slow New York’s Progressive Momentum?

The coronavirus outbreak has hurt on-the-ground organizing tactics that legislative challengers usually rely on when they take on incumbents.

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