Election 2018


The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia

The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.


These Democrats Scored Shocking Victories in Republican Strongholds

The blue wave washed away GOP incumbents in unexpected places from South Carolina to Oklahoma.


Midterms 2018: Historic Firsts for Women, POC, and LGBT People

History was made across the country on Tuesday night as women, LGBT people, Native Americans, Muslims, and people of color achieved political firsts.


Kim Davis, anti–gay marriage Kentucky clerk who took her talents to Romania, just lost her re-election bid

She became a martyr figure to the religious Right after refusing to validate gay marriage licenses.


This MIT PhD Wants to Replace America's Broken Voting Machines with Open Source Software, Chromebooks, and iPads

In 2006, Ben Adida wrote a 254-page PhD dissertation on "cryptographic voting systems." Now, he wants to fix America's broken voting machines.


Here's what's been happening at the polls on Election Day

Long lines, phantom candidates, and Megyn Kelly's still canceled. Here's what you need to know about Election Day 2018.


Gun Control Will Only Happen if Gun Families Make It Happen

"Gun owners have the same value system that all Americans do, which is that we want to keep our families safe."


The Biggest October Surprise This October Is That There's No Surprise

Pipe bombs targeted at prominent critics of the president coupled with a horrific massacre of Jews might normally shake up an election.


GOP nominee for Georgia governor is worried people might vote, leaked audio reveals

Brian Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, was already under fire for other supposed attempts to suppress voters.


This Guy Made a 200-Pound Bomb to Promote His Bizarre Ideology, Feds Say

Paul M. Rosenfeld is accused of an Election Day plot targeting the National Mall in the name of something called "sortition."


Single moms running for office face toxic stereotypes, even in the Year of the Woman

Politicians have long demonized single mothers. This year, they’re taking back the ballot.