The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

At a North Carolina hearing, investigators have laid out in detail an “unlawful,” “coordinated,” and well-funded plot to tamper with absentee ballots in a US House election that remains uncalled more than three months after Election Day — finally bringing clarity to one of the most bizarre election scandals in recent memory. By Thursday afternoon,…
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro scheduled an early election — but only for parliament

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro scheduled an early election — but only for parliament

President Nicolás Maduro, the embattled socialist leader trying to cling on to control of Venezuela, on Saturday responded to calls for early presidential elections — by offering an early parliamentary vote instead. Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in the streets trying force Maduro out and replace him with Juan Guaidó, the head of…
Court dissolves North Carolina elections board with election fraud scandal still under investigation

Court dissolves North Carolina elections board with election fraud scandal still under investigation

For the past few weeks, the North Carolina elections board has been trying to sort out the results of the state’s Ninth Congressional District election, tainted by allegations of ballot tampering. But a court decision will lead to the board suddenly dissolving on Friday because of a prior legal challenge already underway. The elections board…
North Carolina GOP admits a new House election is probably needed after election fraud scandal

North Carolina GOP admits a new House election is probably needed after election fraud...

North Carolina Republican leaders sound resigned to the obvious: Given the evidence of absentee ballot tampering in the Ninth Congressional District, the subject of a state inquiry, a new election will likely need to be called. State GOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse stopped just short Tuesday of formally asking for a new election between Republican…
There’s something very weird going on with this House election in North Carolina

There’s something very weird going on with this House election in North Carolina

North Carolina election officials have declined to certify the winner of the state’s Ninth Congressional District election, after allegations were made suggesting absentee ballots may have been tampered with. Elections officials and Democrats have been careful not to allege any specific wrongdoing so far. But the allegations suggest some kind of scheme, undertaken by people…
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate election

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate election

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday’s Mississippi special Senate election. She will finish retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s current term through 2020, after being appointed to replace him earlier this year. Hyde-Smith is the first woman to be elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate. She survived a flood of negative stories…
Live results for the Mississippi Senate election

Live results for the Mississippi Senate election

The midterm elections are over. Mississippi freshman GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democratic challenger Mike Espy in the year’s final Senate election, a runoff that gives Democrats one last sliver of hope for a shocking 2018 upset. Results, powered by Decision Desk HQ, are below. It was undeniably a long shot for Espy. Donald Trump…
After Florida’s election chaos, the Broward County election supervisor has resigned

After Florida’s election chaos, the Broward County election supervisor has resigned

Brenda Snipes — the Broward County, Florida, elections supervisor who oversaw the recent recounts — resigned from her position on Monday, ending her tenure by saying that she was “ready to pass the torch.” Snipes’s 15 years as supervisor of elections in Florida’s second-most-populous county (and the county with the most registered voters) was stormy,…
Florida is heading to a recount, in a repeat of the 2000 presidential election

Florida is heading to a recount, in a repeat of the 2000 presidential election

Florida, America’s most notorious swing state, is headed for a recount in its major statewide elections for both the Senate and the governorship, where Republicans are narrowly leading. The races between Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson for US Senate and between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum for governor remain too close to call…
Brian Kemp finally steps down from administering the election he ran in

Brian Kemp finally steps down from administering the election he ran in

Brian Kemp is resigning as Georgia secretary of state one day after declaring victory over Democrat Stacey Abrams in the state’s gubernatorial contest. According to the Associated Press, a member of Georgia’s attorney general office announced Kemp’s resignation in federal court Thursday morning. The AP reports that Kemp submitted his resignation to Gov. Nathan Deal…

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