The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage

With new census results coming, Republicans control redistricting in key states, while Democrats prepare for legal challenges and look to redraw some maps of their own.

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‘Hell, Yes,’ Republicans Are Headed for a Bitter Internal Showdown

G.O.P. leadership would like to blunt President Trump’s influence over the party. Mr. Trump and his allies want to punish those who have crossed him. A series of clashes looms.

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Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia

Control of the Senate could hinge on Black voters — and on an ambitious effort to get them to the polls in the largest numbers ever for the Jan. 5 runoff elections.

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Swing-District Democrats, Defying Predictions, Poised to Help Keep House

Once regarded as the most vulnerable incumbents, many Democrats who carried Trump districts in 2018 are poised to win re-election, boosting the party’s chances of building its House majority.

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Will Florida, the Recount State, Be Ready for the Election?

Elections supervisors say the hard-earned lessons of the 2000 presidential recount and other messes have taught them well. But the challenges are already apparent.

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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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Democrats Gained These Voters in 2018, and Biden Needs to Keep Them Now

An authoritative new study on 2018 midterm voters shows how despite his strong position, Joe Biden is lagging behind the rates at which some key demographics broke for the Democrats two years ago.

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The Politics We Don’t See Matter as Much as Those We Do

Party strategists pay a lot of attention to redrawing district maps — and hope you won’t bother to think about it.

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What Happened to the Young Voters Focused on Guns?

It’s not their top issue anymore, but many see it as a part of other, larger concerns.

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Trump Claims Credit for 2018 Cyberattack on Russia

The move was intended to deter Russians from interfering in the midterm elections, and serve as a test of America’s capability to protect the 2020 elections.

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A Kennedy Wife and a Professor Compete to Run Against a Trump Backer

Stakes are high in the Democratic primary for a New Jersey congressional seat: The winner will face a candidate who defected from the party to support Trump.

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The New York Times’s Endorsements for New York’s Congressional Primary

Here are our endorsements in the congressional primaries. In-person voting begins June 13.

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The G.O.P. Tosses Steve King Overboard

The Iowa congressman is too much, even for the party of Donald Trump. He still might win.

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Emulating Democrats, G.O.P. Ties House Hopes to Diverse Recruits

“We need candidates other than boring old white people”: House Republicans are betting on a group of diverse candidates with compelling biographies to help them reclaim lost seats.

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The Special Election in California Holds Warning Signs for Democrats

The party needs to figure out how to adapt to post-coronavirus politics to hold on to the seats that it flipped in 2018.

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Will the Coronavirus Crush the Resistance?

Liberal activists rallied, marched and knocked on doors. Now they’re stuck inside.

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Trump Has a Gut Feeling About What Covid-19 Means for 2020

It’s not too soon to wonder whether he’s on to something.

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Why Democrats Are Still Not the Party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In contests for party control between progressives and moderates, electoral and governing results speak for themselves.

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