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Oct 17, 2017, 3:20pm EDT
  • January 4, 2018

    What Virginia’s drawing-bowl tiebreaker means for the state’s Medicaid expansion

    Democrats fell just short of a Medicaid-expanding majority.

  • January 4, 2018

    Virginia just determined control of its state house by picking a name out of a bowl

    The random drawing to settle a tied race delivered the house majority to Republicans.

  • December 21, 2017

    Virginia will use a random drawing to pick the winner in its tied House of Delegates race

    How do you break an electoral tie? Select film canisters from a bowl.

  • November 11, 2017

    Women defied conventional wisdom to win in droves in Tuesday’s elections

    Can they do it again in 2018?

  • November 9, 2017

    A GOP Virginia lawmaker on why he sees a resistance wave coming in 2018

    A conversation with Rep. Tom Garrett: "Democrats have rightly determined that separating us turns out voters."

  • November 9, 2017

    Meet the group that just put more than 30 local progressives into office

    Run for Something is leading a Democratic wave, one school board election at a time.

  • November 9, 2017

    It’s not just Virginia: Maine has a crucial lesson for Democrats

    Old-fashioned big government can win back (some) working-class whites.

  • November 8, 2017

    Democrats’ prospects in the 2018 midterm elections, explained

    Both parties are gearing up for the first nationwide referendum on President Trump.

  • November 8, 2017

    The women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates who made history in the 2017 election

    Election Day was full of historic firsts.

  • November 8, 2017

    Ashley Bennett was offended by a politician's sexist joke. So she ran for his seat — and won.

    "People want change," said the newly elected Bennett, who had never run for office before.

  • November 8, 2017

    Pollsters missed Virginia by more than they missed Trump vs. Hillary

    But this time, the error was on the side of the Democrats.

  • November 8, 2017

    Democrats’ big win in New Jersey could make the state the 9th to legalize marijuana

    The state’s next governor wants to legalize pot.

  • November 8, 2017

    A simple, boring lesson from Democrats’ landslide in Virginia and beyond

    There’s no microtargeting magic — when you win you do better everywhere.

  • November 8, 2017

    One video that shows how pundits flubbed the 2017 elections

    The day before the election, no one on this "Morning Joe" panel would predict a Northam win.

  • November 8, 2017

    A transgender woman defeated a man who authored a bathroom bill in Virginia in Tuesday's election

    Here’s how she plans to treat him while in office.

  • November 7, 2017

    Ed Gillespie’s loss shows Donald Trump has made Trumpism toxic

    The Virginia governor’s race was a referendum on Trump, and he lost. Badly.

  • November 7, 2017

    3 winners and 3 losers from the surprising 2017 elections

    Democrats won major victories in Virginia. The GOP appears to be in trouble.

  • November 7, 2017

    Democrats picked up 2 seats in the Georgia state legislature, too

    A wave that’s bigger than Virginia.

  • November 7, 2017

    Maine just became the 33rd state to expand Medicaid

    A ballot initiative will allow as many as 89,000 Maine residents to gain coverage.

  • November 7, 2017

    Read Trump’s 280-character analysis of the Virginia governor’s race

    Trump decides Ed Gillespie wasn't Trumpy enough and that's why he lost.

  • November 7, 2017

    Virginia elects Danica Roem, its first openly transgender state legislator

    She won a seat in the House of Delegates against a politician who embraced an anti-LGBTQ agenda.

  • November 7, 2017

    Democrat Phil Murphy wins New Jersey governor’s race — succeeding deeply unpopular Chris Christie

    This is the most powerful governor’s seat in the nation and signals big change for the state.

  • November 7, 2017

    Northam’s win in the Virginia governor race shows the GOP is in big trouble

    A wave is building.

  • November 7, 2017

    Democrat Ralph Northam wins by a big margin in Virginia governor’s race

    The result offers a potentially optimistic sign for national Democrats.

  • November 7, 2017

    What to expect in today’s New Jersey governor’s race

    Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno square off for Chris Christie’s seat.