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Tag Archives: Voting and Voters
‘Different from the Other Southerners’: Jimmy Carter’s Relationship with Black America
How a white politician from the South who once supported segregationist policies eventually won the enduring support of Black voters.
Democratic Report Explores Blue-Collar Struggles: ‘Our Brand Is Pretty Damaged’
The report found that the economy was a bigger problem than cultural issues for the party in the industrial Midwest. It also found hopeful signs for Democrats.
Biden Drawing Up a 2024 Playbook That Looks a Lot Like 2020’s
President Biden’s strategy is to frame the race as a contest between a seasoned leader and a conspiracy-minded opposition, while batting away concerns about his age.
Republicans Try to Challenge Trump in 2024, but Barely Say His Name
The former president’s Republican rivals appear highly reluctant to criticize him, and Nikki Haley didn’t even mention him as she jumped into the race this week.
Biden Breaks Ground on a Huge Project: Winning Back the White Working Class
In a State of the Union address that focused heavily on job creation, the president signaled the opening of a yearslong push to persuade white working-class voters to return to the Democratic fold.
Older Voters Know Exactly What’s at Stake, and They’ll Be Here for Quite a While
There were intriguing hints in the November election of a gray countercurrent that helped damp the expected red wave.
Republicans Can’t Decide Whether to Woo or Condemn Young Voters
As Democrats keep winning millennials and Gen Z, Republicans are still debating how to get them back.
Despite Modest GOP Gains, Democrats Maintain Grasp on Suburbs
A New York Times analysis of suburbs surrounding 25 of the largest U.S. cities shows that in the midterms, Republican gains did not roll back Democratic Trump-era inroads.
2022 Review: How Republicans Lost Despite Winning the Popular Vote
There were several reasons Republicans struggled to translate votes into seats, including candidate quality and strength in the wrong places.
Two Groups Quietly Spent $32 Million Rallying Voters Behind Voting Rights
The money largely went to state and local organizations that often focused on turning out young voters and people of color, including with messages about threats to freedom and democracy.
Kari Lake Sues Arizona’s Largest County, Seeking to Overturn Her Defeat
Ms. Lake, who fueled the false claims that the 2020 election had been stolen from Donald Trump, lost the Arizona governor’s race by 17,000 votes.
Turnout Was Strong in Georgia, but Mail Voting Plummets After New Law
An analysis of November turnout data shows that voting by mail dropped as Georgians increasingly cast ballots in person. The shift hints at the possible impact of a 2021 voting overhaul.
Black Turnout in Midterms Was One of the Low Points for Democrats
But the effects of the decrease wound up being muted.
Meet the Voters Who Fueled New York’s Seismic Tilt Toward the G.O.P.
Republicans used doomsday-style ads to prey on suburban voters’ fear of crime in New York, helping to flip enough seats to capture the House.
What Makes Trump Different From DeSantis and Other Republicans
To his supporters, he will still be the only outsider candidate capable of taking on a corrupt system.
Does Fusion Voting Offer Americans a Way Out of the Partisan Morass?
A new push by nonprofit groups hopes to revive the practice in New Jersey and possibly elsewhere across the country.
Kari Lake Claims Her Voters Were Disenfranchised. Her Voters Tell a Different Story.
Ms. Lake’s supporters say in testimonials that they had problems at Phoenix-area polling sites. But a review by The New York Times shows that most of them successfully cast their ballots.
Did Eric Adams’s Focus on Crime Hurt Democrats in the Midterms?
The New York City mayor focuses relentlessly on crime, and critics say he lent legitimacy to Republicans who played up the issue in their midterms campaigns.
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.
Democratic Hopes Rise on Senate Control as Two States Count Votes
In Arizona and Nevada, Republicans’ path to victory appeared to narrow, though both races remain close. The G.O.P.’s odds of success are greater in the House.
Brazil Counted All Its Votes in Hours. It Still Faces Fraud Claims.
A report from the military found no voter fraud — but left room for Bolsonaro’s supporters to argue maybe he’d actually won.
Candy on the Table, an Eye on the Exit: Poll Workers Run a Tense Election Day
Uncertainty rippled beneath the bustling energy as volunteers readied to face voters, monitors and America’s anxious mood. “I hope they don’t punch me out,” one worker said.
Across the Country, Voting Issues Are on the Ballot. Abortion and Guns Are, Too.
Ballot initiatives on an array of issues offer an opportunity to take the nation’s temperature, particularly when it comes to voting access.
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.
Americans Flock to Vote Early as Hints Emerge of Republican Strength
Turnout is high in most states, and experts see broad Republican energy as well as Democratic enthusiasm in major battlegrounds. But changes in how people vote have added new uncertainty.
What to Know About Early Voting
Most states allow pre-election voting, which surged in popularity during the 2020 election, although rules vary.
Why Election Experts Are So Confused About the 2022 Turnout Mystery
It’s a unique midterm year, with a Republican-friendly environment, an abortion ruling energizing Democrats, and increased partisanship in how people cast ballots.
In Key Governor’s Races, Poll Finds Sharp Voter Split on Elections
In Arizona, voters are narrowly divided on whether to elect a prominent Trump-backed election denier. In Pennsylvania, they appear likely to reject a similarly minded Republican.
Will the Whole Political World Become a Crime Scene?
New technologies and old scourges are both playing a part in the untethering of American life.
Senate Control Hinges on Neck-and-Neck Races, Times/Siena Poll Finds
The contests are close in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Many voters want Republicans to flip the Senate, but prefer the Democrat in their state.
As Governor’s Race Tightens, a Frantic Call to Action Among Democrats
Democrats and their allies are pouring millions of dollars into late-stage ads and get-out-the-vote efforts to help Gov. Kathy Hochul as she fends off her Republican challenger, Lee Zeldin.
Why Early Results on Election Night May Be Misleading Again
As in 2020, Republican votes are more likely to be reported first in key states, giving the party’s candidates deceptively large early leads that will probably diminish later on.
Inside the Minds of Four Grassroots Conservative Voters
Inside the minds of four American conservative voters, whose political priorities revolve around defending the country.
‘Maybe Gen Z Is Just Kinder’: How America’s Youngest Voters Are Shaping Politics
Three 20-something voters on the issues they care about most this midterm season.
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.
What’s on the Minds of 12 Young Voters
For these Americans under 30, all living in swing states, political priorities ranged from the highly personal to the universal.
‘Politically Homeless Is Not Politically Hopeless’
Voters See Democracy in Peril, but Saving It Isn’t a Priority
A New York Times/Siena College poll found that other problems have seized voters’ focus — even as many do not trust this year’s election results and are open to anti-democratic candidates.
‘Good Hunting’: Right-Wing Leaders Mobilize Corps of Election Activists
Driven by conspiracy theories about fraud, grass-roots groups are inserting themselves in the election process. Officials are on alert for disruptions and a wave of misinformation.
NYT/Siena Poll Is Latest to Show Republican Gains
Is four points the real margin nationally? That’s a good question.
Giridharadas Democracy Crisis Midterm
In the longer contest to tell the better story about America and draw people into that story, there is a great worry among organizers that the left is badly falling short.
Are You ‘Third-Party-Curious’? Andrew Yang and David Jolly Would Like a Word.
Two co-founders of the Forward Party on how the two-party system fails American voters.
Blake Masters Strains to Win Over Arizona’s Independent Voters
Polls and interviews suggest that independents, who make up about a third of the state’s electorate, are lukewarm on the Republican’s Senate bid. More than one called him a “flip-flopper.”
Activists Flood Election Offices With Challenges
Groups fueled by right-wing election conspiracy theories are trying to toss tens of thousands of voters from the rolls. “They are just going to beat the system into the ground,” said one election official.
Italy May Get a Leader With Post-Fascist Roots
With the hard-right candidate Giorgia Meloni ahead before Sunday’s election, Italy could get its first leader whose party traces its roots to the wreckage of Fascism.
Lost Hope of Lasting Democratic Majority
Revisiting an influential book and the notion that demographics are destiny.
Donors Worry About a Cash Crunch for Voter Registration Groups
Rally With Trump? Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren’t Thrilled About It.
Whether he is invited or not, the former president keeps holding rallies in battleground states. It reflects an awkward dance as Republican candidates try to win over general-election voters.