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Midterm Elections 2022

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GOP to conduct post-election audit after disappointing midterms

The Republican National Committee last commissioned a post-election audit a decade ago. That report called on the party to adopt a more inclusive and welcoming tone.
Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a rally
Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a rally

Arizona secretary of state sues GOP-controlled county over refusal to certify election results

Cochise County has repeatedly refused to certify its results from the Nov. 8 election. The deadline for certification is Nov. 28.
People wait in line to vote in the early morning in front of the American Legion in Tombstone, Arizona on November 3, 2020. - The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump's uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore "our democracy."
People wait in line to vote in the early morning in front of the American Legion in Tombstone, Arizona on November 3, 2020. - The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump's uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore "our democracy."

Maricopa County report rebuffs claims by Republicans who sowed doubt on election integrity

Some prominent GOP politicians and pundits pushed misleading or false information amid issues with malfunctioning vote tabulation machines in the county on Election Day.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates speaks at a press conference at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates speaks at a press conference at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Democrat Mary Peltola defeats Sarah Palin in race for Alaska's at-large House seat

Peltola made history in August, becoming the first Native Alaskan seated in Congress after she won the special election to replace longtime GOP Rep. Don Young, who died in March.
Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.
Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election in Alaska, fending off Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka

Murkowski, one of only seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump at his second impeachment trial, emerged victorious after the race went to a ranked-choice runoff.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski attends a news conference at the Capitol
Sen. Lisa Murkowski attends a news conference at the Capitol

Georgia Supreme Court rejects Republican bid to halt early voting in the Senate runoff Saturday

The state GOP had sought to block a lower court's ruling that allowed voting Nov. 26 in the election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, and challenger Herschel Walker.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, and challenger Herschel Walker.

Maricopa County elections official moved to 'undisclosed location' for his safety following social media threat

Bill Gates, a Republican, has repeatedly pushed back against baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 and 2022 elections.
Bill Gates, Chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, speaks about voting machine malfunctions at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix.
Bill Gates, Chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, speaks about voting machine malfunctions at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix.
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Democrats slam Kevin McCarthy over his vow to remove them from committees

“He will adhere to the wishes of the lowest common denominator,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said when asked about McCarthy’s pledge to remove him from the House Intelligence Committee.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting on Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting on Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas.

After winning the Senate, Democrats' campaign chief warns GOP: Trump will continue to drag you down

In an interview with NBC News, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., reflects on holding his majority in a tough cycle and looks ahead to a Georgia runoff election that could expand it.
Gary Peters at a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington
Gary Peters at a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington

How Georgia's new voting law affects the Senate runoff

SB 202 shortened the time between a general election and a runoff — condensing deadlines for voting by mail and effectively shrinking the early in-person voting period.
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In win for Democrats, Georgia judge allows early voting in Senate runoff on Saturday after Thanksgiving

Judge Thomas A. Cox overruled GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's position that state law barred early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker.