Stories tagged: "2022 elections"


FILE—Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks speaks with Sheila Armstrong, 45, who lost her brother to gun violence at House of Glory Philly CDC in Philadelphia, in this file photo from Sept. 19, 2022. Black voters are at the center of an increasingly competitive battle in a race that could tilt control of the Senate between Oz and Democrat John Fetterman, as Democrats try to harness outrage over the Supreme Court's abortion decision and Republicans tap the national playbook to focus on rising crime in cities. (AP Photo/Ryan Collerd, File)
Crime and Recession Coverage Predictably Plummet After Election

With the midterm elections over, it’s a good time to inform people that news coverage related to crime—this election cycle’s “flood the zone” narrative—has nearly vanished, and the coming recession that so many pundits referred to as a certainty, is not certain at all, and never has been.

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters after announcing a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Former first lady Melania Trump is at right. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Donald Trump, Who Incited a Deadly Insurrection, Announces 2024 Presidential Campaign

Trump’s campaign for another term has been long expected, but in the aftermath of last week’s historically bad midterm results, some Republicans are scrambling to find an alternative to their standard bearer. 

FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee speaks to supporters before being endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the Democratic Party nomination for the state's 12th Congressional District during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on May 12, 2022. In Pittsburgh, Democrats were concerned about potential voter confusion because the Republican running against Lee is named Mike Doyle, the same name as the city's longtime Democratic congressman, who is retiring at the end of the year. Lee won the race and will become the first Black congresswoman from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke, File)
Here Are All the Democratic Women Who Were Elected in Pennsylvania

So far, 44 out of the 75 Democratic women who ran in the commonwealth have won their respective elections. The only race that’s still to be called as of this writing featuring a female Democrat is between Democrat Melissa Cerrato and incumbent Republican Todd Stephens in the 151st House district.  

This April 28, 2021, file photo shows the US Capitol building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
We May Not Know Who Controls the US House and Senate for a Few Days—or Even Weeks

Control of the two chambers of Congress will come down to mail ballots that are still being counted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon—and possibly a December Senate run-off election in Georgia.

A poll worker holds a ballot at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Hall polling place in Biglerville, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Republican Party is the Reason Counting Votes in Pennsylvania Might Take a Few Days

If you see the vote count delayed, if we’re still waiting for a winner on Wednesday, if there’s a flurry of lawsuits in Pennsylvania, you can thank state Republicans.

Election workers process mail-in-ballots for the midterm elections in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Beware the Red Mirage and Another Round of Republican Lies About Elections

Because of the way votes are counted in Pennsylvania, we are likely to see another election cycle in which things shift as the counting progresses.

Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election. While President Trump has accused Democrats of fraud, the only cases so far uncovered have all been Republicans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Here’s How to Make Sure Your Mail Ballot Wasn’t Rejected in Philadelphia or Allegheny County

If you’re concerned your mail ballot is incorrectly dated, lacks a signature, or isn’t enclosed in a secrecy envelope, you can check online.