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GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election
GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

Republican officials in a rural Arizona county have refused to certify the 2022 election ahead of the Monday deadline despite no evidence anything was wrong with the vote count.

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York has announced his history-making bid to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress.

Trump 2024 rivals court his donors as primary season begins

Trump 2024 rivals court his donors as primary season begins

Republican 2024 presidential prospects descend upon Las Vegas this weekend as anxious donors and activists openly consider whether to embrace former President Donald Trump for a third consecutive bid.

Pelosi to step aside from Dem leadership, remain in Congress

Pelosi to step aside from Dem leadership, remain in Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will not seek a leadership role in the new Congress.

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages has crossed a major Senate hurdle, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.

GOP wins slim House majority, complicating ambitious agenda

GOP wins slim House majority, complicating ambitious agenda

Republicans have won control of the U.S. House, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden's agenda and spur a flurry of investigations.

McConnell re-elected Senate GOP leader: 'Not going anywhere'

McConnell re-elected Senate GOP leader: 'Not going anywhere'

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has been re-elected as Republican leader, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida.

Dispute averted over special election to fill Kiggans' seat

Dispute averted over special election to fill Kiggans' seat

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and a leader of the Democratic-controlled state Senate have an agreement to hold a special election in January to fill the seat of GOP state Sen. Jen Kiggans.

McCarthy passes 1st House speaker test, but hurdles remain

McCarthy passes 1st House speaker test, but hurdles remain

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has cleared the first major step toward becoming House speaker.

Mormon church comes out in support of same-sex marriage law

Mormon church comes out in support of same-sex marriage law

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it supports efforts underway in Congress to safeguard same-sex marriage rights.

In election, support for abortion rights was about much more

In election, support for abortion rights was about much more

Support for abortion rights drove women to the polls in Tuesday's elections. But for many, the issue took on higher meaning.

Midterms reinforce Christian voter trends on abortion, GOP

Midterms reinforce Christian voter trends on abortion, GOP

Evangelical Christians across the U.S. reconfirmed their allegiance to conservative candidates and causes in the midterm elections.

Youngkin spends time campaigning for other Republicans

Youngkin spends time campaigning for other Republicans

J. Miles Coleman at the UVA Center for Politics explains how the election results may have affected Governor Glenn Youngkin’s political future.

Youngkin: Election results present opportunity and challenge

Youngkin: Election results present opportunity and challenge

On Thursday, Governor Glenn Youngkin suggested that the results from Tuesday represent an opportunity and a challenge for the GOP.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Earle-Sears: 'Time to move on' from Trump

Virginia Lt. Gov. Earle-Sears: 'Time to move on' from Trump

Virginia's Republican lieutenant governor is publicly breaking from Donald Trump, saying if he makes a third bid for the White House, she will not support him.

Future of American democracy loomed large in voters' minds

Future of American democracy loomed large in voters' minds

Two years of relentless attacks on democratic traditions by former President Donald Trump and his allies left the country's future in doubt, and voters responded.

Post-election misinformation targets Arizona, Pennsylvania

Post-election misinformation targets Arizona, Pennsylvania

A day after the midterm elections, misinformation about the results is zeroing in on the states of Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Increased voter turnout in city and county

Increased voter turnout in city and county

Increased voter turnout had an impact on election results in this year’s midterm elections.

Overview of Election Day results in Virginia

Overview of Election Day results in Virginia

Officials say this midterm election is very different when compared to previous years.

GOP nudges closer to House win; Senate could hinge on runoff

GOP nudges closer to House win; Senate could hinge on runoff

Republicans inched closer to a narrow House majority while control of the Senate hinges on tight Arizona, Nevada and Georgia races.

U.S. vote counting unaffected by cyberattacks, officials say

U.S. vote counting unaffected by cyberattacks, officials say

No digital intrusions are known to have affected the counting of the midterm vote.

Kiggans gives GOP 1 of 3 House wins it sought in Virginia

Kiggans gives GOP 1 of 3 House wins it sought in Virginia

Republicans have knocked off one of three Democratic congresswomen in Virginia who faced tough re-election bids in a midterm election season where the GOP sought to regain control of the House of Representatives.

Minor poll problems twisted into false U.S. election claims

Minor poll problems twisted into false U.S. election claims

Voters did not encounter widespread problems on Election Day. That has not stopped former President Donald Trump and other Republicans from falsely portraying minor snags at polling places to undermine confidence in the results.

Abortion supporters win in conservative, liberal states

Abortion supporters win in conservative, liberal states

Abortion rights supporters won in the four states where access was on the ballot.

VoteCast: Inflation top concern, but democracy a worry too

VoteCast: Inflation top concern, but democracy a worry too

AP VoteCast shows that high inflation was the top consideration for voters in the midterm elections, just as Republicans had hoped.

Vega concedes, congratulates Spanberger

Vega concedes, congratulates Spanberger

Yesli Vega tweeted a statement late Wednesday morning, congratulating Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger on her re-election.