midterm elections

A Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Just Challenged Georgia's Election Process

Stacey Abrams, as it turned out, will not represent the people of Georgia as their governor. However, she has already fulfilled a promise that she made when she finally ended her campaign. Abrams' new organization, Fair Fight Action, is challenging…
By Lani Seelinger

5 Planned Parenthood Alums Won Their Elections — Why They Think The Experience Helped

If you've been alarmed at the Trump administration's continuing crusade to roll back women's reproductive rights, then you know that there's still a fight ahead to prevent that from happening. The 2018 midterm elections did offer a few bright spots…
By Lani Seelinger

A Democrat Just Won A Senate Seat — And Her Victory Is Historic In More Ways Than One

The dust from the Arizona senatorial race has finally settled, and in the end, the Democratic candidate won a come-from-behind victory. Besides just giving the Democrats another seat in the Republican-controlled Senate, though, Kyrsten Sinema's…
By Lani Seelinger

Votes Are Still Being Counted In Several States — And That's Totally Normal

Officially, the 2018 midterms came and went on Tuesday, Nov. 6. However, in several states there are still heated races going on, even though most of the country is basking in the newfound freedom from campaign ads and constant polling updates.…
By Lani Seelinger

There’s Actually One Senate Seat Going To A Runoff Election — Here's What's Happening

Millions of Americans went to the polls on Tuesday, and most of the races that they were voting on have long since been decided. There are a few that are very much still up in the air, though, and one of them is in the great state of Mississippi.…
By Lani Seelinger

When Newly Elected Abby Finkenauer Heads To DC, She's Bringing Her Dad's Old Sweatshirt

In the torrent of new diversity that will soon pour into the House of Representatives, not very many people are talking about Iowa — but maybe they should be. The Hawkeye state elected its first two women to the House of Representatives — and one of…
By Lani Seelinger

Here's What's Going On With Stacey Abrams & The Georgia Governor's Race

A lot of optimism surrounded the campaign of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, who had the potential to become the first ever black female governor in the United States. Now it's two days after the election, and Abrams…
By Lani Seelinger

What The 2018 Midterms Meant For Health Insurance & The Affordable Care Act

There's no doubt about it — both parties made it very clear that health care was on the ballot in 2018. The Democrats ran fiercely on the issue, and later the Republicans picked it up as well. Here's what the 2018 midterms mean for health insurance,…
By Joseph D. Lyons

A Black Reporter Asked Trump About White Nationalism, So He Called The Question "Racist"

After a morning tweet storm, President Donald Trump responded to the 2018 midterm results more officially with a press conference at the White House on Wednesday afternoon. The press conference wasn't without controversy, however. At one point,…
By Lani Seelinger

Abortion Access Just Took A Hit In Some States — But There’s Good News, Too

The results from Tuesday's elections will have enormous impact on the reproductive rights movement. On both the national and local level, the 2018 midterms showed that abortion access is a major issue for voters and set the stage for a continued…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Ivanka Trump Didn't Take Sides In Her Response To The 2018 Midterm Results

In the run-up to the midterm elections, Ivanka Trump stayed fairly quiet on the subject. If you were just looking at her social media feeds, you never would have know that there was an election going on. Now, though, you can read Ivanka Trump's…
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Just Threatened House Dems Over Possibly Investigating Him After The Midterms

Many people who voted in the 2018 midterm elections did so at least in part to express their support of, or disdain for, President Donald Trump. Those who don't approve of the president's actions and agenda won out at least in the races for the…
By Lani Seelinger

Rihanna Encouraged Voting In The Midterm Election With These Powerful Tweets

By now, hopefully everyone who was able to vote in Tuesday's midterm election has already cast their ballots. To all the folks from Georgia: Did you catch Rihanna's 2018 Midterm Election tweets? If you did, then hopefully the star's impassioned…
By Emily Mae Czachor

These Photos Of Chrissy Teigen's Mom Voting For The First Time Are So Powerful

If you weren't already aware or have somehow avoided the internet, Tuesday is the time to vote in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. It's an extremely important day and one that some are partaking in for the very first time. For example, Chrissy…
By Allyson Koerner

Georgia Is Having Problems Voting & Twitter Knows Exactly Who It Wants To Blame

Voter suppression has been a major topic of discussion coming into the 2018 midterms, especially in Georgia's gubernatorial race. Now that it's finally Election Day, the conversation hasn't stopped — primarily because Georgia's facing major voting…
By Lani Seelinger

'Broad City' Dropped A Brand New Mini Episode Just For Election Day

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past several months, you know that Tuesday, Nov. 6 marks the midterm elections, which means it's incredibly important for you to go out there and cast your vote. In fact, this day is so important that…
By Kelly Schremph

The US Has Election Observers And It's Totally Normal — Here's What They Do

When you hear the phrase "election observer," your first thought might go to the people who go to developing — or failing — democracies in order to make sure everything goes smoothly. In reality, though, it's normal to have election observers at…
By Lani Seelinger

This Is How Much Trump's Lied Ahead Of The Midterms, According To A Fact Checker

If you pay attention to what President Donald Trump says, then you might have noticed something in recent weeks. While you've probably noticed that he doesn't always hew exactly to the truth, how much Trump lies during the midterms has reached a new…
By Lani Seelinger

Hundreds Of Millennials Are Running As Democrats In The 2018 Midterms

The enthusiasm for the midterms seems to have bled into every age group — and millennials are no exception. But beyond volunteering and donating, a large number millennials are running for office at federal and state levels. Run For Something, a…
By Caitlin Cruz

Everything You Need To Know If You're Voting Absentee For The First Time

Just because you can't physically be in the place where you're registered to vote on Election Day, that doesn't mean you can't cast a ballot. Thanks to absentee voting, you can have a ballot sent to wherever it is you're living, whether that's in…
By Lani Seelinger