Elections

Sore Loser Laws, Explained

Forty-seven states impose restrictions on political candidates who lost a primary election, but how they would apply in a presidential election is not always clear.

Deinstitutionalization

Another bad night for a weak party.

A Banner Off-Year Election Night For Democrats

Youngkin faces disaster in Virginia as abortion boosts Democrats almost everywhere.

Video: Election Night 2023

Watch the video of our weekly livestreamed conversation.

What to Expect When You’re Electing, Off-Year Edition

Contests today in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Mississippi will give us a sneak peek at the 2024 electorate.

Vivek Ramaswamy’s Garbled January 6 Hypothesis, Explained

Trying to perform the vice president’s role ‘very differently’ than Mike Pence would not have gotten very far.

Ron DeSantis Resets

Plus: Hollywood goes on strike.

Sorting Out the Kinks in Ranked-Choice Voting

Arlington, Virginia, is pausing its experiment, but that’s not an indictment of the practice.

An Attempt to Upend the Electoral College, Explained

A push for a national popular presidential vote faces constitutional problems.

Chicago Has a New Mayor

Plus: Wisconsin has a new Supreme Court justice.

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Slugfest

A state supreme court race will determine the ideological balance of the court, with ramifications for the next decade.

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.