Trump Supporters Are More Likely to Vote Than Trump Opponents
A new analysis suggests that Democrats should be worried about turnout in 2020.
Florida's Governor Limits the Voting Rights of Former Felons
The legislation, which disproportionately affects black voters, will prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from voting.
Republicans in North Carolina Are Accused of Election Fraud—but Not the Kind Voter ID Laws Can Stop
The alleged fraud took place behind the scenes: the work of election officers, not individual voters.
Ballot Initiatives Are Bringing Medicaid Expansion to Some of America's Most Conservative States
The passage of Medicaid expansion in three deeply conservative states is evidence that a less partisan presentation of policy is allowing voters to make decisions based more on their own interests.
2019 Could Be a 'Watershed Year' for Abortion Legislation
If 2018 was a wake-up call, 2019 is set to be a reckoning.
1.4 Million Florida Felons Regain the Right to Vote
On a big day for Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis assumed his new position on Tuesday and, despite his efforts to delay it, Amendment 4 took effect.
Remembering When Jerry Brown Pulled California, and His Political Career, Out of a Nose Dive
As the state's longest-serving governor leaves office buoyed by positive news stories, it's easy to forget the times when his governorship and the state budget seemed doomed to crash.
The 116th Congress Is the Most Diverse Ever. How Will That Affect Legislation?
Research shows that having more women, more people of color, and more LGBTQ people makes for a more productive, bipartisan, and responsive legislature.
Scenes From the Swearing in of the Historic 116th Congress
A total of 127 women were sworn in to the 116th Congress as part of the most diverse class ever.
How a New Congress Could Better Address the #MeToo Movement
Congress has not passed any harassment-related legislation beyond cleaning up its own internal process for handling complaints—but that could change as a result of the 2018 mid-terms.
Some Mid-Term Races Are Still Up in the Air (in Photos)
Nearly two weeks after Election Day, we still don't know who will join the historic 116th Congress in every district.
Viewfinder: Counting Ballots a Week After the Election
Attorneys oversee the ballot process at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Warehouse on November 15th, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Women's Success in the 2018 Mid-Terms Is About More Than a Blue Wave
Media outlets have been quick to attribute women's electoral achievements to Democrats but the reality is more complicated than that narrative suggests.
As Votes Roll In, Fresh Records for Women's Representation in U.S. Government Are Within Reach
By the morning after Election Day, America knew the number of women in the House of Representatives would hit historic highs. Could the Senate and governors' mansions, too?
Only One State Legislature Is Now Under Split Party Control
Here's what that means for policymaking in the U.S.
Mid-Term Voting Disrupted by Humidity and Wet Weather in New York City Polling Places
The five boroughs saw unusually high precipitation on Tuesday, with nearly 100 percent humidity, as New Yorkers trudged through the rain to cast their ballots.
What Do the Mid-Term Election Results Mean for Renewable Energy and Climate Change?
A number of ballot initiatives dealing with environmental issues were rejected by voters across the country, but governors and representatives with conservation bonafides can still pick up the slack.
'It's a Mess': How Barriers to the Ballot Box Marred the Mid-Terms
Across the country, Americans had their enthusiasm to vote tested by problems at polling places including long lines and a shortage of ballots.
What Do the Mid-Terms Mean for Marijuana Legalization in America?
Voters in three of four states with marijuana ballot proposals passed initiatives that loosen restrictions on the substance, but that won't necessarily result in nation-wide expansion of this policy.
The Legal Strategy Behind Alabama and West Virginia's New Anti-Abortion Amendments
Both amendments were patterned after a successful policy change in Tennessee.
Here's Where Voters Rejected Anti-Immigrant Mid-Term Candidates and Measures
In what many see as a referendum on Trump's immigration policies, voters in several states rejected anti-immigrant platforms and ballot initiatives.