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Midterm election updates: Latest news with early voting underway

As of Wednesday afternoon, 29,058,443 ballots have been cast nationwide.
Image: A voter fills out a ballot during early voting in Quincy, Mass., on Aug. 27, 2022.
A voter fills out a ballot during early voting in Quincy, Mass., on Aug. 27.Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe via Getty Images file

Latest in 2022 election news

  • NBC's 2022 midterm elections guide: Everything you need to know.
  • President Joe Biden delivered a speech near the Capitol on Wednesday evening about threats to democracy in a final midterms push.
  • A new Wisconsin poll shows GOP Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in a statistical dead heat. The same poll last month from Marquette Law School had Barnes trailing by 6 points.
  • As of Wednesday afternoon, 29,058,443 ballots have been cast nationwide. NBC News is tracking the early vote here. Plan your vote here.

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Trump asks Florida judge to block lawsuit from N.Y. AG seeking re-election

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In final stretch, candidates sharpen their appeals to ‘ticket-splitting’ voters

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Pence stumps for GOP Senate candidate Ted Budd in North Carolina

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Latinos could have record number of seats in Congress following midterm vote

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Biden calls midterms a ‘defining moment’ for democracy amid political violence and voter intimidation

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Abrams campaign sees massive turnout as key to victory in Georgia


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Biden to warn election-denying candidates are putting the U.S. on a 'path to chaos'

146d ago / 9:27 PM UTC

Founder of Arizona ballot-monitoring group complies with judge's order to post election facts on Truth Social account

146d ago / 9:00 PM UTC

In plain sight: House party committees post oppo research online

146d ago / 8:44 PM UTC

Biden to call out threats to democracy, political violence in Wednesday night speech

146d ago / 8:35 PM UTC

Lofgren demands answers from Capitol Police following attack on Paul Pelosi

146d ago / 7:58 PM UTC

New law protects Washington state election workers

146d ago / 7:39 PM UTC

Fed announces another rate hike as GOP makes inflation a key issue

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'First of its kind' database tracks threats against local officials

146d ago / 7:01 PM UTC

'Vet the Vote' signs veterans up to be election workers

146d ago / 6:47 PM UTC

White House press secretary says misleading tweet on Social Security was 'incomplete'

146d ago / 6:30 PM UTC

New Wisconsin poll shows Barnes and Sen. Johnson in dead heat

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More than 100 election jurisdictions waiting on federal cyber help, sources say

146d ago / 5:39 PM UTC

Elon Musk suggests banned people won’t be allowed back on Twitter for weeks

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Voting issues erupt in Wisconsin city

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VP Harris to speak at NYC campaign event for Gov. Kathy Hochul

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Sen. Hassan swipes at opponent Bolduc's promotion of litter box conspiracy theory


147d ago / 4:01 PM UTC

Mother of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick says in new ad that he died because of 'people like Kari Lake'


147d ago / 3:36 PM UTC

New Pennsylvania Senate poll shows not much has changed since Oz-Fetterman debate

147d ago / 3:19 PM UTC

Milwaukee increases security at central ballot counting location


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DeSantis looks to shore up Utah Sen. Mike Lee in new TV ad

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Biden to give speech on threats to democracy

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Judge rejects Giuliani’s request to dismiss election workers’ lawsuit

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Obama rallies for Sen. Cortez Masto, warns of 'dangerous climate' after Paul Pelosi attack

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Democrats go after Tudor Dixon in Michigan for conspiracy theories

147d ago / 11:48 AM UTC

Most candidates for top election posts say no to hand counts 

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Nevada GOP chair says he was interviewed by the Jan. 6 committee

147d ago / 11:15 AM UTC

Split ticket voters could determine winner in state elections

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Highlights from Tuesday