Elections

Ranked Choice Voting Is Working in Alaska

Results took longer to come in, but the ultimate outcome makes sense.

The Very Online House Majority Logs On

Is politics about fan service or persuasion?

Explaining New York’s Red Wave

Can Republicans build on the pickups they made in the Empire State?

The Sweep: What Just Happened?

Democrats didn’t exactly win, but Republicans definitely lost.

House Republicans Choose Their Fighter

Plus: Will moderates flex any muscle? And a look at Democrats’ debt ceiling calculus.

Be Careful What You Wish For

For Republicans, a narrow House majority might be more trouble than it’s worth.

Stop the Stealers (Mostly) Concede

With some holdouts, losing GOP candidates accept the will of the voters.

The Wave Against Weirdness

Republicans’ massive miss wasn’t for a cause, just an inability to act normal.

In Praise of Competence

The midterms showed that relatively normal Republicans are a better bet than novice Trumpy minions.

Congratulations on a Successful Midterm Election 

DDoS attacks and vote counting glitches shouldn’t shake your confidence in our amazing system.

Election Deniers Denied—Mostly

Voters repudiated many of Donald Trump’s favored 'Stop the Steal' candidates in state-level races.

Donald Trump Built This

He was the prime mover of the GOP’s faceplant.

The Red Wave That Never Was

What to make of Republicans’ failure to notch sweeping gains Tuesday night.