Updated 2:30 pm CST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Democrats picked up at least one seat in this week's elections even as they waited Thursday for additional results that could break the chamber's long-running Republican supermajority. Republicans have held supermajorities of more than two-thirds in both the state House and the Senate since the 2012 election, allowing them to pass bills even if all Democrats boycotted votes. Democrats needed to pick up eight seats in the Senate to break its GOP supermajority, but got only one. The party needed to gain four House seats on Tuesday to break that chamber's Republican supermajority. They picked up one, the Lafayette-area House District 26, and were leading in two other close races — northwestern Indiana's House Districts 15 and 19, both of which have GOP incumbents. Meanwhile, the outcome of the fourth race — House District 4 — and the District 19 race remained unclear … [Read more...] about House Dems await election results, eyeing GOP supermajority
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Ledyard King USA TODAY Published 11:42 AM EST Nov 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — Votes are still being counted from Tuesday's election but a picture of the 2020 campaign is coming into focus. Republicans not only emerged with their majority intact but expanded it by at least two seats. That cushion will make it harder for Democrats to retake the chamber two years from now. Unlike 2018, 2020 is a presidential election year in which Donald Trump will be on the ballot as he seeks a second term. Voter sentiment about the president will play a big role in determining who turns out to the polls and which party they support. Here are six takeaways from the Senate races: The Trump effect key for Senate races in 2020 Not only did Republicans keep the Senate, they outperformed many pollsters' expectations in that chamber by trouncing Democratic incumbents in conservative states such as Missouri, North Dakota and Indiana. The president immersed himself in campaigning for GOP Senate … [Read more...] about Elections Results 2018: What can GOP take from Senate races for 2020?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by A quick look at what happened on Tuesday night. ByJeremy W. Peters, Matt Flegenheimer, Elizabeth Dias, Susan Chira, Kate Zernike and Alexander Burns Nov. 7, 2018 Catch up on all of Tuesday night’s results here. Suburbs defect as Trump’s base holds The divergent outcomes in the House and Senate — a Democratic takeover in one chamber, and Republican gains in the other — exposed an ever-deepening gulf separating rural communities from America’s cities and suburbs. Democratic gains in the House came in densely populated, educated and diverse enclaves around the country, around major liberal cities like New York and Philadelphia and also red-state population centers like Houston and Oklahoma City. The Republican Party’s traditional base in these districts collapsed, with … [Read more...] about Midterm Election Results: 4 Key Takeaways
Mandy McLaren Louisville Courier Journal Published 8:53 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 Two candidates backed by the Jefferson County teachers union easily beat out their competitors on Tuesday to land seats on the local school board. Corrie Shull and James Craig will join the Jefferson County Board of Education in January, filling the seats of two members who chose not to seek re-election. Shull, a pastor, won the District 6 seat and will replace Lisa Willner. Craig, an attorney, will replace Stephanie Horne in the District 3 seat. Meanwhile, board members Linda Duncan and Chairwoman Diane Porter, who both ran unopposed, will retain their seats. CHECK OUT THE ELECTION RESULTS HERE All four candidates that won school board seats Tuesday night had the backing of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, which represents roughly 6,000 educators. The results come just months after the future of the democratically elected board was put in limbo as Jefferson County … [Read more...] about Kentucky election results 2018: JCPS school board races
Peggy Wright Morristown Daily Record Published 11:49 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 MORRISTOWN - Dover Alderman Ronald M. Camacho has alleged voter fraud and misconduct by poll workers in a lawsuit challenging his 12-vote loss to newcomer Carlos A. Valencia in the June 5 Democratic primary election. Filed with Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz in Morristown, the lawsuit identifies 28 ballots cast in the 4th Ward that should be nullified. Those voters either don't live in the ward, received illegal assistance in filling out mail-in ballots, had mail-in ballots brought to the Morris County Board of Elections by a non-authorized person, or received improper assistance by a poll worker filling out a provisional ballot on election day, the lawsuit charges. The lawsuit asks for a hearing where the voters in question would be brought in and asked if they voted for Camacho or Valencia. Other options listed in the lawsuit include a declaration … [Read more...] about Lawsuit claims voter fraud in Dover’s 4th Ward election results