The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

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Trump Vowed Vengeance, but Georgia Voters Rejected His Meddling

The president’s endorsed candidates were losers up and down the primary ballot, raising questions about the firmness of his grip on the Republican Party.

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Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Georgia voters rejected Donald Trump’s 2020 fixation, G.O.P. governors proved their strength, and Georgia Democrats backed a gun-control champion on the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas.

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Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention

Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.

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Donald Trump Is Desperate for Vindication in Georgia

If the former president continues his crusade, he will be endangering not only the G.O.P.’s chances in November but also his own political future.

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Pence, Tiptoeing Away From Trump, Lays Groundwork for ’24 Run

The former vice president is part of a group of Republicans who have visited early nominating states as they weigh a challenge to their party’s most dominant force.

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What Donald Trump Didn’t Count On in Georgia

Brian Kemp, the incumbent governor, is at the top of the former president’s enemies list. But to many Georgia Republicans, he is ‘one of us.’

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Perdue Had Trump. In Georgia, Kemp Had Everything Else.

David Perdue challenged Gov. Brian Kemp because of Donald Trump’s fury over his 2020 loss. Thoroughly outflanked and failing to gain traction, he is now staring down defeat.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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In Nebraska, a Trump-Inspired Candidate Cracks Open Divide in the G.O.P.

Charles W. Herbster’s bid for governor has set off a bitter fight for power in a state once known for its genteel politics.

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Georgia Candidates Try to Outdo One Another on ‘Woke Mob’ in Schools

In the Georgia governor’s race, Republicans have made the supposed indoctrination of children their focus.

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Kemp and Perdue Debate, Looking Back at 2020 and Ahead to Abrams

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia and his Republican primary opponent, former Senator David Perdue, bickered over the previous election — and over who would be more likely to defeat Stacey Abrams in November.

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In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters

The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.

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How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia

The governor hailed the factory as an economic boon that would put Georgia at the vanguard of the green economy. Not everyone liked the idea.

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Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset

At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.

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Republicans Want New Tool in Elusive Search for Voter Fraud: Election Police

Republicans in three states have proposed strike forces against election crimes even though fraud cases remain minuscule.

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Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions

A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.

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Will Trump Undercut a Red Wave?

The G.O.P. has experienced hopeful times before — only to have the moment pass.

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The Upcoming Elections That Could Shake Both Parties

Control of the Senate hangs on a few state races.

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Echoing Trump, David Perdue Sues Over Baseless Election Claims

The legal action by Mr. Perdue, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, was the latest sign that 2020 election falsehoods will be a main focus of his bid.

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Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

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Georgia Governor’s Race Puts State at Center of 2022 Political Drama

Former Senator David Perdue, encouraged by Donald Trump, is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp, a fellow Republican who defied the former president.

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Ex-Senator David Perdue to Run for Governor of Georgia

Mr. Perdue, an ally of Donald Trump, will challenge the incumbent governor, Brian Kemp, in a Republican primary.

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G.O.P. Is Energized, but ‘Trump Cancel Culture’ Poses a Threat

The former president, tightening his grip on the party as a haphazard kingmaker, threatens Republican incumbents and endorses questionable candidates.

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A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.

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Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

The announcement came just a week after Mr. Perdue, a former senator and Republican, said he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.

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David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

Mr. Perdue, who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, is taking the first step in the Republican Party’s effort to try to win back a Senate seat in 2022.

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In Georgia, Trump’s Attacks on Election Still Haunt Republicans

In the aftermath of President Trump’s efforts to subvert the election, state officials face harassment and threats, and a district attorney is weighing an inquiry into the president’s actions.

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Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism

Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream helped galvanize opposition to one of her team’s owners, Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has criticized Black Lives Matter. But the Capitol riot underscored the work ahead.

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Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia

Far more people of both parties voted than usual in a runoff, but the Democratic turnout was stronger, largely because of Black voters.

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Trump’s Real Claim to Fame

When it comes to the president, there can never be enough losing.

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Ossoff and Warnock Win in Georgia, Democrats to Gain Control of Senate

Victories by Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, which were overshadowed by violence from Trump supporters in Washington, will reshape the balance of power in Congress.

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What the Georgia Runoff Results Mean for the Markets

Investors react to Democrats’ strong showing in Senate runoffs.

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A Democratic Twist in Georgia

Joe Biden appears close to having a friendly Senate majority: This is your morning tip sheet.

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A Historic Night in Georgia

As the results from two highly anticipated runoff elections roll in, control of the Senate appears to be within reach for the Democrats.

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As Polls Close, Here’s What We Know About Voting in Georgia

Voting has appeared to unfold without any major problems in Georgia on Tuesday. Democrats may have claimed a bigger share of the early vote than they did in November’s election, election data shows.

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‘This Vote Matters More Than Anything’: Ballots Are Cast in High-Stakes Runoffs

The stakes were clear: This vote could help set the country’s direction for the next two years. Some wanted a Senate that would back Joe Biden. Others sought a “balance of power.”

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How Trump Could Affect Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia Race

As the president pursues his own agenda, the fallout could have longstanding repercussions in a state where Republicans have dominated for years.

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Who’s on the Ballot in Georgia?

It’s Loeffler vs. Warnock and Perdue against Ossoff. Here’s a quick look at the candidates whose contests will determine control of the Senate.

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A Full Guide to the Georgia Senate Election Runoff

Control of the Senate is at stake. The candidates have shattered spending records. President Trump hovers over the two contests. Here is what we’re keeping an eye on as voters head to the polls.

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The Georgia Runoffs, Part 2: ‘I Have Zero Confidence in My Vote’

Republicans have typically done well in runoff elections in the state. Will President Trump’s attacks on the electoral system change that?

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What Republicans Might Gain if They Lose Georgia

They have survived Trump for the last four years. But disentangling from him might get easier if his latest sabotage succeeds.

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Has Georgia Reached a Turning Point for Democrats? The Senate Is at Stake

The growth of the Atlanta area and the efforts to protect African-Americans’ voting rights have transformed the state’s political landscape.

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When Do Polls Close in Georgia? Voting Hours, Long Lines and More

The New York Times will provide live coverage of two races in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate.

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Trump, in Georgia Before Tuesday’s Election, Can’t Let Go of the Last One

At a rally that was supposed to bolster the fortunes of two Republican runoff candidates, the president instead turned the event into a lecture filled with conspiracy theories and personal attacks.

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Trump Interference Draws Rebuke in Georgia on Eve of Election

A top election official condemned President Trump’s baseless attacks on voting integrity, as the president and Joe Biden rallied support for their candidates in the crucial Senate runoffs.

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As Georgians Prepare to Vote, Trump Interference Draws Rebuke

A top election official condemned President Trump’s baseless attacks on voting integrity, as the president and Joe Biden rallied support for their candidates in the crucial Senate runoffs.

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How the Republican Party Went Feral

Democracy is now threatened by malevolent tribalism.

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What We Know About Voting in Georgia So Far

Democrats may have claimed a bigger share of the early vote than they did in November’s election, election data shows. Some early votes may be counted more quickly on election night.

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Is It Too Late to Impeach Trump Again?

The president showed this weekend that he still has Georgia on his mind.

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